Tuesday, August 30, 2011

BG Crew Baja Norte Bound

Baja Norte, recently known for banditos, drug warfare, and sketchy situations, but let's not forget all the greatness for what this area still brings. Body Glove team riders Cheyne Magnusson and Justin Quirk, BG videographer Scott Smith and the rest of the "shenanigans-crew" certainly haven't. We rallied down past the border for a fun filled weekend getaway to Las Gaviotas, Mexico. For those of you who have never been there it's definitely gringo friendly and less than an hour drive south of the border. The waves were perfect for longboarding and tandem riding and the cerveza is always cold. Not to mention the best "cabo-dogs", tortas, and tequila money can buy.

Taco Surf... the Torta palace!
How many people can you fit in your truck?
Cheyne and Lindsay getting ready to Tandem
Gorgeous View

Wave... Paddle Paddle Paddle

photos by Justin Quirk "Quirky"

Monday, August 29, 2011

Alex Gray's Teahupo Bomb!

Alex has the first wave of the video. Check out how insane these waves are!

AND for more photos of Alex....

The 5th Annual Malibu Invitational

2 X defending champions Timmy Curran & Allen Sarlo
WIN The 5th Annual Malibu Invitational!
A Shortboard Invitational Surf Contest To Benefit Jimmy Gamboa's TheraSURF, Lyon Herron, & Babette Ho.

Body Glove VP of Marketing Scott Daley attended The 5th Annual Malibu Invitational. It concluded with chest to head high surf with beautiful surfing, perfect conditions, and all around great vibes. With close comeptition all weekend long the last two men standing when it was all said and done were 2X defending champions Timmy Curran (Pro) and Allen Sarlo (Legend) making them both 3X Malibu Invitational Champions. Both champions whole heartedly contributed to this weekend's festivities and in the end Timmy Curran donated his entire winning's to his champions Babette Ho, Lyon Herron, and Jimmy Gamboa.

  1. Timmy Curran
  2. Quinn McCrystal
  3. Nick Rozsa
  4. Mike McCabe

  1. Allen Sarlo
  2. Donnie Wilson
  3. Gene Rink
  4. John McClure
Timmy Curran
Timmy Curran
Nick Rozsa
Jimmy Gamboa
Alan Sarlo
Allen Sarlo

photos by Ian Zamora, Pat Huber and Blake Richards

Friday, August 26, 2011

Rusty Malinowski Video from Alliance Wake Shoot

We joined Alliance Wake and took our wakeboard team on a RV roadtrip around the Orlando region. Here is a little Rusty teaser to wet your appetite!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

2011 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race Presented by Body Glove

The Battle For the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race Is On!

The 32 mile Catalina Classic Paddleboard Marathon Race presented by Body Glove is bursting with talent from all over the world, ready to fight it out for the most coveted title in the sport of paddleboarding.

The race on Sunday August 28, 2011 boasts 90 entrants with competitors flying in from France, Australia, the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and the East Coast. The race is wide open this year with Joe Bark being the only returning champion, many have come close but none have won the title in the past. Some of the top contenders this year in the Unlimited division are: US Champ Brad Thomas, 2010 runner up Brian Rocheleau of Hawaii, 2010 3rd place finisher Anthony Vela, San Diego’s George Plesek, and Australian legend Mick Porra making his first appearance in the race. The race is just as close in the Stock division. Keep an eye on two time and current 2011 Molokai 2 Oahu record holder Eric Abbott, perennial contender Jay Scheckman of San Diego and first time paddler and 2011 Rock 2 Rock champ Jack Bark who is hoping to follow in his father’s huge footsteps.
Start of the Race at the Isthmus on Catalina Island

“We’re expecting great conditions,” said Kyle Daniels, former champion and race director, “with a potentially large Southern Hemi heading our way, rising water temps and recent sightings of both Blue Whales off Point Vicente in Palos Verdes, Mako Shark off Santa Monica and the ever present tanker ships. It should be fun!”

In a first for The Catalina Classic, two father-son duos are hitting the water. Follow Austin and Dan Bates and Jack and Joe Bark as they make the harrowing channel crossing.
2010 Winner Adam Buckley

In addition to cheering on your favorite stock and unlimited division racers, come down and show support for an honorary relay team competing to raise money for the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation Wounded Warriors Ocean Therapy Program. The team is made up of wounded Marines from the Afghan and Iraq wars along with Catalina Classic veterans and JMMF volunteers Kyle Daniels, Aaron Mellman, Ron Roebuck, Kathryn Tubbs, Gene Boyer and more. There are also groups of paddlers raising money and awareness for the Ocean of Hope/Sarcoma Alliance and for ALS.

The grueling 32-mile marathon begins at 6 a.m. on August 28th on the Isthmus of Catalina Island. The lead boat, The Disappearance captained by Body Glove co-founder Bob Meistrell, will escort the paddlers. They are expected to finish around 11 a.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Be sure to follow the race live on the Catalina Classic Twitter at http://twitter.com/CatalinaClassic and you can watch the finish line live on ustream.tv.

This year the Catalina Classic and Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball tournament fall on the same day for the first time since 1960. So come down and cheer on your favorite paddlers as they come up the beach and enjoy some professional beach volleyball. It will be an eventful summer day at the Manhattan Beach Pier
The Lineup at the finish at the Manhattan Beach Pier

About Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race
The Catalina Classic Paddleboard race was officially started in 1955 by Los Angeles County Lifeguard Bob Hogan. The first Catalina crossing was actually paddled in 1932 and was won by legendary waterman Tom Blake, beating out Pete Peterson and Wally Burton in just under 6 hours. The Catalina Classic paddleboard race starts at the Isthmus on Catalina Island and travels 32 miles across one the Pacific's deepest and busiest channels and finishes at the Historic Manhattan Beach Pier. The paddlers will paddle boards between 12 and 19 feet long, using only their hands to propel them through the water. Swells, currents, and winds conditions play into what is notoriously one of the most grueling endurance events in the world. Legendary watermen such as Ricky Grigg, Mike Bright, Tom Zahn, Gregg Noll, Bob Hogan, Kemp Aaberg, Mike Doyle, George Downing, Joe Quigg, Mikey Munoz, Mike Eaton, Buzzy Kerbox, and Laird Hamilton have helped make the Catalina Classic paddleboard race the premier and most historical paddleboard race in the world.

All photos by bkingston.com

Media Contact & For More Images:
Sarah Lalau
Body Glove

Bob Meistrell celebrates his 83'rd birthday

The Co-Founder of Body Glove turned 83 this year and we celebrated with a Gilligan's Island themed party. Equipped with a taco truck, a giant cake and life size cut out of Mary Ann and Gilligan for pictures.

Bob and Patty Meistrell posing with the cake

The Meistrell Family

A collection of party guests posing with the cut out of Mary Ann and Gilligan

Vote for Body Glove

It is that time of the year for everyone to cast their votes for this year's SURFER Poll awards. Vote for the top 10 men, top 5 women, and movie of the year by clicking here. Need some help with ideas... Jamie O'Brien, Anthony Walsh, Cheyne Magnusson and Alex Gray.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Drop Zone Fiji Available on iTunes!

Drop Zone: Fiji produced by Body Glove, PADI, Air Pacific, Sport Diver Magazine and TransWorld SURF and featuring Holly Beck, Cheyne Magnusson, Alex Gray, Maria del Mar and WCT surfer Bede Durbidge, aired in over 100,000 homes on Fuel TV is now available via iTunes for download on your desktop, laptop, iPad and smart phone. To purchase the DVD click here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Holly Beck August Update

Another great update from Holly Beck. We dare you to find someone in the surfing world who is doing anything as exciting and unique as Holly. Body Glove is so stoked to have her part of our family.
Hola Amigos,

It's been a very exciting and busy month! I started building an eco-friendly cabana at El Coco Loco resort to temporarily solve my homelessness issues. Check out the following blog post and videos for the beginnings of the process:

Building a home in Nicaragua blog post:

Shopping for Eucalyptus posts in Nicaragua:

I finished up two more successful Suave Dulce retreats. See below for highlight videos (the first is more silliness and lifestyle, the second is more surfing):

Suave Dulce Learn to Surf, Yoga, Adventure Highlights :

Suave Dulce Surf Coaching Session Highlights:

In between it all I scored some waves myself captured with my GoPro
camera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZhk-szuBOk

In September i'll be in El Salvador helping Surf for Life to build a high school. More fundraising is needed and for $5 donated you'll be entered into a drawing to win a custom Danny Hess surfboard! All the info is available here: http://www.surfforlife.org/

I hope your summer is going well!


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Legends of Diving- Portgage Quarry

The sixth annual Legends of Diving Festival series continues at Portage Quarry near Bowling Green, OH the weekend of August 12-14, 2011. The legends who crafted the sport and profession are honored each year the second weekend of August. This year Ronnie Meistrell stopped by with the Body Glove RV.
Ronnie with Jerrie Struble (Raffle Organizer) pulling ticket for BodyGlove wetsuit winner
The winner of the BodyGlove wetsuit is Jim McDeavitt from Pennsylvania
Jeff Rice, Jerrie Struble (Diver's Paradise) and Monica Lynn (Legends Event Coordinator)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Body Glove visits technology licensee

Ronnie Meistrell stopped at Body Glove mobile licensee, FELLOWES, to host a lunch for its Body Glove Team. Ronnie and the RV were joined by Hill Kane and Tracey Meistrell.

It was a perfect Illinois day and the break was extended as the Fellowes group toured the motor home [Ronnie keeps in immaculate] and stocked up on BG hats and stickers. It took a little prodding but Tracey finally utilized a sharpie and signed posters.

Fellowes has been manufacturing, marketing and selling Body Glove mobile and technology accessories for many years and are a huge factor in Body Glove’s continued success.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Alex Gray Tahitian Bomb

Kailua Canoe Club Race

The Kailua Canoe Club has been rocking Body Glove boardshorts the last two years. The clip below is the novice b men's race at the oahu championships on July 24 ,2011, these guys are first year paddlers!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Body Glove sits in with Jason Ellis live on Sirius XM

On Thursday, July 28th, Body Glove's Scott Daley & I, Jenny Lane, went out to Los Angeles to Sirius Radio to hang with Jason Ellis on his radio show....

Scott Daley being a fan of the Jason Ellis Show and the ultimate waterman, invited Jason Ellis to get certified to dive with Body Glove so, we got invited out to his show to talk about it...

We came barring gifts i.e. BG hats, tee's, board shorts and of coarse, some Body Glove wetsuits...There was a lil catch, Jason & I had to race against each other to get the wetsuits on, and the loser had to "pee" in his or her "dry not in the ocean" wetsuit...

Jason Lost...c'mon we're the wetsuit pros!!!

After the wetsuit race, we got him in Vapor Boardies!!! 

Jason: "bodyglove.com"

Check out the replay of our visit  these next 2 weeks on Sirius XM Radio, as we will be on the "best of Jason Ellis shows" while Jason's on vay-cay!

Nate Yeomans US Open Feature on ESPN

ESPN followed Nate Yeomans for day one of the Nike US Open of Surfing. Take a look and enjoy! Full story available at espn.com.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Body Glove Stops at TSA Headquarters

Body Glove International was super stoked to stop by TSA in the BG Motorhome and serve lunch to all of the TSA employees!