Thursday, December 22, 2011
Sean Herman rides for South End Surf Shop in Wrightsville Beach, NC and gets flowed suits from Body Glove. This picture is in the new Local Sessions December / January Mag, that will be at the Orlando Surf Expo. He is also in the South End Surf Shop add in the same magazine.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Body Glove’s PR1ME wetsuit has gone global and the surfers of Portugal are dubbing it the season’s best. Pitted against suits from Billabong, Hurley, O’Neill, Quiksilver, Rip Curl and Xcel, the PR1ME was crowned with top honors.
Surf Portugal found that in this modern time even though all of the wetsuit makers had quality materials, it was the PR1ME’s ease of entry, top of the line EVOflex neoprene and advanced Pyrostretch insulation that sealed the deal.
A big thank you to the surfers and shop owners who tested the suits. Glad we were able to supply you with killer suits!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Survey Available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BodyGloveTwitter2
Everyone involved with the South Bay High School Surf League is talking about Noah Collins. They say the Mira Costa High freshman is better than Costa alum Dayton Silva, currently the number one ranked college surfer in the NSSA. He’s being compared to Palos Verdes High alum Alex Gray, an alternate to this year’s Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational.
At 5-foot-4, 120 pounds, the 15-year-old goofy-footer looks like Hawaiian pro Derek Ho. Collins lives in Manhattan Beach and surfs everyday, no matter what the waves are like. His favorite local spots are 26th Street and Rosecrans where he and fellow Costa team members Cody Stamos, Kyle Brown and Wyatt Boyd work on their progressive styles.Collins rides 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-5 surfboards made by Roberts in Ventura. He’s already sponsored by Body Glove, Spyder, Free Style Watches, Sanuk Shoes, Waterman’s Sun Screen, Sector 9 Skateboards, Waxy Wax and Dakine.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Ratopia Surf Classic is an annual surf contest created to raise awareness and funding for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). From the 1st Annual Ratopia Surf Classic event back in 2005 to present day, the Ratopia Charity Fund has raised over $62,000 in donations to the LLS. For the past 6 years, the contest has successfully hosted over 120 surfers each year. Surfers from all skill levels (amateur to professional) are in attendance, traveling from California, Hawaii, and Australia to compete for great cause. If you surf... sign up for this amazing event. If you are in the area stop by and show your support!!
The 7th Annual Ratopia Surf Classic will be held on December 17th, 2011. Sign up online at: Eventbrite
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
30 Days of PR1ME
Body Glove is celebrating 30 Days of PR1ME by giving away a free Body Glove Trucker Hat for anyone who walks into one of the core surf shops listed below and tries on a PR1ME Fullsuit. We know that it is the most comfortable and warm wetsuit in the market and we will give you a hat just for trying it on. Walk into one of the shops below and ask for the PR1ME Fullsuit Wetsuit.
- Arrow Surf & Sport / Santa Cruz, CA
- Brave New World / Pt Pleasant NJ
- Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Company / Hampton, NH
- Dive N Surf / Redondo Beach, CA
- Esteem Surf Company / Pismo Beach and San Luis Obisbo, CA
- ET Surfboards / Hermosa Beach, CA
- Glide Surf Company / Normandy Beach, NJ
- Katin / Huntington Beach, CA
- J7 Surfboards / Santa Barbara, CA
- Jack’s Surfboards / Huntington Beach, CA
- Luminate Surf Shop / Marshfield, MA
- Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Shop / Ocean Beach, CA
- Republik of Kalifornia/ San Clemente, CA
- Santa Cruz Surf and Skate Shop / Santa Cruz, CA
- South End Surf Shop / Wrightsville Beach, NC
- Spyder Surfboards / Hermosa Beach, CA
- Surf Ride / Oceanside and Solana Beach, CA
- Vec Surfboards / North Eastham, MA, CA
- Waterbrothers Surf and Skate / Newport, RI
It is that time of the year. Some people are stressed out about holiday shopping... but not our team. The Body Glove crew made their annual trek to the North Shore of Oahu and this year they are getting killer waves. Team Riders Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray, Cheyne Magnusson and Matt Pagan are bunking up with VP of Marketing Scott Daley, videographers Greg Browning and Scott Smith and Team Manager Matt Chernega for probably the best 10 days of their December. Body Glove's native north shore resident and pipe line charger Jamie O'Brien is competing in this years Pipe Masters. Stay tuned for updates!
Results from the first day:
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
While a lot of riders are using the off-season to rest, play video games and drink, Rusty is taking the opposite approach. The guy is in the gym with a personal trainer almost every day, cutting a little weight and riding every chance he gets. Yes, he has taken some time away with his wife on trips to Vegas and Hawaii, but there is no way Rusty is heading into next season out of shape. Check out the recently-released video of his stalefish double back roll from the Wake Awards, a move that's never been done before with this grab. http://wakeboardingmag.com/videos/2011/11/24/2011-oakley-wakeboard-move-of-the-year-videos
The last month has been a great opportunity for Jeff to finally chill out and make some plans for the off season in Orlando. He's been busy building rail set ups with the Slingshot team, shooting for Lipsmack, and also producing tech videos for the new Sligshot products including one for his signature board called "The Response" (http://vimeo.com/30803277). Of course there is never a dull moment with this guy. "I also rode naked for the first time in a quest to accomplish all the tasks printed in the Response board graphic, and have been wake surfing a bunch in my new PR1ME team suit," McKee said. "Now I'm sitting here in Hawaii with the Body Glove crew getting ready to head over to Jamie Obrien's house and watch all the BG surfers practice at Pipeline for the Pipe Masters event this weekend."
This man of action has been in his homeland of Canada where the lakes are 45 degrees and his winching spots freezing over at night. That hasn't stopped him, because Balzer is a true waterman, and you can't keep those guys out of their element no matter what. Last week, he needed a break from the cold and made a trip to Body Glove headquarters. "It's always nice in Redondo Beach, so I flew down to hang with the boys and get my winter wave count up." Balzer said. "Everyone was getting ready to head to Hawaii to shoot all the new gear with the surfers. It was a quick, but fun trip." On his way home, he stopped in Northern Cal to ride with Grant Roberts for a few days on the Delta. "We got some shredding in, but it was so windy and all those Delta guys just want to play beer pong." Now he's back in Vancouver getting ready for Christmas. "Big thanks to Body Glove for letting my swing by and for keeping me warm all winter in their sick suits."
Happy Birthday to Bob, who recently turned 20. "Anti-climactic." He said. "The one year countdown begins." Bob's been staying warm in the water with his PR1ME full suit, and commented randomly that he really misses Balzer.
Trever Maur This rider/videographer shows you how to easily mount your GoPro video camera onto a "wand" to get some creative and smooth shots. http://www.wakeworld.com/news/feature/how-to-make-a-wand-for-your-gopro.html
Harley Clifford After scoring the cover of Australia's WAKE Magazine, here's a look at Harley shredding on his home turf in Oz. http://vimeo.com/32847079 Check out TransWorld's Wake Awards digital publication, highlighting Harley's win as "Best Wakeboarder" for 2011 http://wakeboardingmag.com/dpub
15-years-old and riding way ahead of his age, James dominates in Pro Men's events and won his first title at the International Rail Jam in Penrith last year, before recently finishing second in a pro men's competition in Germany. He is one of those really nice kids who just loves to ride. http://vimeo.com/31855027
James is an absolute shredder at the cable park he always throws down. He has built up a solid rep both in Oz and overseas as one of the best cable riders to come out of Australia. After being off the water for six months with an injury, James is fully recovered and hungry, riding beter then ever. http://vimeo.com/16744403