Thursday, October 25, 2012

VIDEO: Delta Force Mash Up! Wakeboarding w/ Trever, Josh and Melissa

All your favorite wakeboarders from the West Coast mashed up into a highlight reel of style. Featuring Body Glove team riders Trever Maur, Josh Twelker and Melissa Marquardt.

Ben Seaberry Salt Creek

Huntington Beach, Ca
Sowers Middle School-6th grade

Body Glove, Jacks, Cobian, Kid Creature, Hamboards

Ben owned it at the Salt Creek Explorer taking his first win in two years with a victory in the Menehuenes. He also posted the top wave score of the event crushing a left in his quarterfinal heat earning an excellent 9.0 from the judges. He's been on a tear lately making the Seaside Open Boys final a couple weeks ago! Ben's fave thing about Salt Creek:"It's a really fun long left and I like going backside here." Fave surfer: Julian Wilson. Goal for the year: To make a Westerns & Nationals final

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Body Glove Works With "A Walk on Water"

Body Glove is proud to be working with A Walk on Water. Please enjoy these photos from the first AWOW event held on Saturday, Oct 6 2012 at the Hollister Ranch. A Walk On Water provides water therapy through guided surf instruction to special needs children. Surfing is used as a tool to gain self-confidence skills and promote the therapeutic benefits of the sport’s positive effects. 

Events are dedicated to the children having a safe day experiencing the oceans healing qualities. Children will experience the “stoke” of surfing and sense of accomplishment as family and friends cheer them on from the beach. Founded by Josh Froley and Pat R. Notaro III the inspiration began 12 years ago at the 1st annual “Pat Notaro Day Malibu Surfers Healing” hosted by Variety Club The Children’s Charity. The event is a tribute to Pat’s late father who was an avid Malibu surfer, member of the Variety Club and Sony Executive. Over 200 autistic children experienced surfing at this years event! 

Donating time as instructors and ambassadors for different surf therapy charities both Josh and Pat felt it was necessary to serve all special needs children and their families. Through these experiences they were inspired to do more— create a movement.  With the intent to approach “giving back” just like surfing, is cool and fashionable.  Creating a brand and a platform to help benefit all surf related charities.

These one day events are free to the families.  Donations are welcome and can be made out to “The Pat Notaro Memorial Fund” represented by Variety Club The Children’s Charity of Los Angeles.  These donations will be appropriated to hold A Walk On Water events and support other surf therapy related children’s charities.  

Body Glove's 2012 Fall Wetsuits

Using the latest technology we have insulated the entire lining of the suit with our Advanced Pyrostretch composite material from the chest down and added Glideskin neck lining for ultimate comfort. The entire suit features Vaporlock seams covering every inch of which is locked tight with our Fluid seal lining. Nano Tri-tech kneepads and an easy-entry slant zip make this the easiest suit to get in and out of. 

The Vapor is the most tried and proven wetsuit in existence. Approaching its tenth year on the market, it remains second to none. It sets the standard for warmth, flexibility, and comfort. Its unique  100% Vapor Stretch water repellent technology is often copied and never perfected. The Vapor also features 100% Vapor-lock seams, Thermofiber from the chest down, and Nano-tritec kneepads. This wetsuit is available in 5/4/3, 4/3, and 3/2. 

The CT wetsuit is for the competitive surfer, who needs the lightest suit available to help make those fast sections and keep those airs lofty. With 100% Magna Flex, this is Body Glove's highest performing stretch material and is 10% lighter than standard neoprene. The CT comes in a slant zip chest entry with a concealed left shoulder bib cinch for reduced water flushing. It also features vapor lock seams, an interior Thermolite chest panel, and Nano Tritec kneepads.

The brand new Legends wetsuit was made in honor of Body Glove founders Bob and Bill Meistrell and designed for the more mature surfer. You'll have no problem getting in and out of this suit, and here's why. The Legends wetsuit has a fuller torso cut and extended back zip, for maximum ease of entry and exit. It is made of 100% Eco Flex, the purest form of non-toxic material on the planet, environmentally friendly non-petroleum Bio-Stretch rubber, with anti-microbial properties. 

The Legends also features Vapor-lock seams with 100% exterior fluid seal, an interior floodgate to keep that chill off your back, plus Nano Tritec Kneepads. Its equipped with an unfinished collar, wrist, and ankle cuffs helping to eliminate a major point of water entry and a right arm exterior zip key pocket. If you're an old guy that still rips, you deserve the best product and the Legends wetsuit was designed for you. 

Anthony Walsh in GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition Video

How many times can you spot Anthony Walsh in GoPro's new video?

Click here to check out Anthony Walsh's YouTube channel!

Follow Anthony_Walsh_ on Instagram to view his amazing photos everyday!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Stokes Me- Surfers Helping Humans

Help Body Glove support the "Stokes Me" SIMA Humanitarian Fund! There are 12 days left in the event that will raise money for 10 surf related charities including Best Day Foundation, Outdoor Outreach, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Stoked Mentoring, Jimmy Miller Foundation, Surfaid International, Keep a Breast, Surfers Healing, Life Rolls On, and Waves for Water.

If you would like to contribute to the "Stokes Me" fund, please follow this link to make a donation:

Rachel Tominaga WSA Pismo Beach 1st

Results for Rachel Tominaga from WSA Pismo (Event #3) - October 14, 2012:
  • First Place - Girls U16
  • First Place - Girls U18
Such a fun weekend.  Great weather, fun surf and good friends.  It doesn't get any better!!

Photo taken by Kurt Steinmetz from the Pier. 

Noah Collins

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mo Freitas Wins Youth of the Year Award

Finishing 13th overall at Pacifico's 2012 Stand Up World Series Final at Turtle Bay, Mo Freitas moves up to 12th place overall in an impressive year for the 15 year old from Haleiwa. This success has earned him the Youth of the Year Award at the 2012 World Series. Great job Mo!!!

Anthony Walsh Surfing the Mentawais

Anthony Walsh captures amazing footage from the Mentawais on his GoPro Hero2!

Click here to view more videos on Anthony's YouTube Channel

Follow anthony_walsh_  on Instagram for daily pictures of incredible surf photos

Ezekiel Lau places 2nd at the Oakley ASP World Jr Championship's

Body Glove team rider Ezekiel Lau places 2nd at the Oakley ASP World Jr Championship's  

Jack Freestone (AUS) 13.83 def. Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 13.77

SF 1: Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 15.20 def. Andrew Doheny (USA) 7.50SF 2: Jack Freestone (AUS) 19.53 def. Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 2.17
QF 1: Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 16.37 def. Wade Carmichael (AUS) 10.26QF 2: Andrew Doheny (USA) 14.77 def. Cooper Chapman (AUS) 12.67QF 3: Jack Freestone (AUS) 15.0 def. Conner Coffin (USA) 14.27
QF 4: Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 14.00 def. Frederico Morais (PRT) 8.37

For full results, event videos and more check

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Santa Barbara Body Glove and J7 Demo Day

If you are in the Santa Barbara area on Saturday October 13th make sure to stop by Leadbetter Beach for a J7 Board and Body Glove Wetsuit Demo. Proceeds go to the support of the SBCC Surf Team!

Noah Steinmetz WSA Menehune 9 & Under

 Noah Steinmetz won the season Opener WSA Menehune 9 & Under
Congratulation!!! for more info on events check out WSA

Monday, October 8, 2012

James Harold Wakesurfing a Barrelling Wave

James Harold has pushed his boat to the weight limit and has made his wake barrel!!! The industry is claiming that James has the biggest wake in the industry... someone get out a ruler!

Oakley Surf Shop Challenge

Body Glove team rider Matt Pagan joins forces with Bobby Okivist, Vance Smith, and Chris Waring forming Team Jack's Surfboards. After qualifying in July, and earning themselves an all expense paid trip to Bali, Team Jacks took first place claiming the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge National Champs! 
 Team Jack's came out on top as the best surfshop in the nation. Locking in a ad in the next Surfer Magazine

 Team Jack's splits $10,000.00!!!!

All photos by Lowe-white

Holly Beck Building a School in Nicaragua


My partners at Waves of Hope have been working for over a year to secure the proper permits to build a high school for students in Nicaragua. We finally have them! Now it's time to raise the money to give the opportunity of an education to a community that desperately needs it. See attached .pdf for more info or click here for the video version:

 If you are interested in helping either with donations, time, or putting a group together to come down and build the school with us, please let me know!

The waves have been awesome of course. See attached photo from a session a few days ago. For the full sequence, click here:

We have begun improving our lot up on the ridge, starting with clearing weeds, planting trees, and installing a living fence:

We also started construction on our storage shed/garage/workshop building called a bodega down here.
check out the beginnings of the project here:

We're off to El Salvador for a couple of retreats next week, then back to Nicaragua for prime time retreat season. I added an option for guys in Feb. Check out info and dates at


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mo Freitas Wins 18 Under Battle of the Paddle

Congratulations to Mo Freitas for placing 1st in the 18 Under division at Battle of the Paddle in Dana Point, CA. The 15 year old Hawaiian grom also placed 6th in the Mens division. Check out some pictures from the event!

DJ Jamesz Wake Surfing

Check out these rad pictures of DJ Jamesz Wake Surfing behind his Centurion Boat!!!