Monday, February 27, 2012

Who is JOB 2.0 Episode 3

Check out the latest episode of Who is JOB 2.0 featuring Jamie O'Brien

Harley Clifford Surfs Manhattan Beach

Sunday afternoon Harley Clifford joined the Body Glove crew for a bike ride downtown Manhattan Beach as well as a surf sesh just south of the pier. Although Harley was in much colder water than he's used to, he proved wakeboarders can shred on a surfboard as well.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Anthony Walsh in his PR1ME Short Arm Slant Zip

Check out some photos of Anthony Walsh ripping in his PR1ME Short Arm Vapor Slant Zip. To check out our complete line of wetsuits visit our website.

Photos by Brandon Bowden

Monday, February 20, 2012

Wake Riders Josh Twelker & Trever Maur Ripping

Check out the latest photo gallery of these two shredders ripping the chilly NorCal Delta waters. Photos: Spencer Smith

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jean Michel Cousteau Exclusive Appearance at Dive N Surf this Saturday

Body Glove is extremely proud to host the world renowned Jean-Michel Cousteau at an exclusive appearance in the South Bay!! The dive legend and ocean conservationist will be on hand at the South Bay’s oldest dive and surf shop, Dive N Surf, on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from noon to 4 pm to sign copies of his memoir My Father The Captain, answer questions and shake hands with his Southern California fans.

Signed copies of My Father The Captain will be available for purchase for $50, $25 will go directly to Ocean Futures Society as a donation. Also available for purchase and autographs will be Explore SE Sanctuaries and Explore West Coast Sanctuaries for $25 each.

Dive N Surf is located at 504 N. Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Store hours are Monday-Sunday 9am to 7pm.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Demi Boelsterli Ripping Rincon

Check it out!

I am Demi: An afternoon at Rincon from Demi Boelsterli on Vimeo.

Bob Soven Wakeboarding With NASCAR's Trevor Bayne

Bob Soven recently had the opportunity to hang with Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne on race day in Homestead, Florida. Check out this video of the boys taking a few rides behind the Nautique and have a glimpse into the life of a race car driver.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kirk Weissinger wins the Sea View League Championships

Body Glove rider Kirk Weissinger wins the Sea View League Championships at pumping south-side HB Pier. The only freshmen to ever win the league ending contest. He scored two perfect 10s in his first heat.

Kirk also won his division at the Seal Beach Surfing Championships the weekend before. Big Ups Kirk

Friday, February 10, 2012


If you are a local along the California coast from Orange County to San Francisco check out our tour dates below. Anthony Walsh, Cheyne Magnusson, Jamie O'Brien, Alex Gray and Nate Yeomans will be in the Body Glove RV stopping at all of the shops listed below. Stop by your local shop for a free BG hat, shirt... who knows!

Alex Gray's Surfer Profile Video

Check out this insane video of what Alex Gray has been up to!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hunter Roland Getting His Groove On

Body Glove Surfer Hunter "Carrot Cake" Roland getting his groove on!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Harley Clifford Wins Best Wakeboarder and Best Trick

Congrats to Harley Clifford, who cleaned up at Boarder Magazine's Rider's Choice Awards in Sydney by winning Best Male Wakeboarder and Best Trick with a wake-to-wake backside 1080. "It was a super fun night," Harley said. "We had a great turnout since it was right after the Liquid Force Boardstock event. Overall, it was amazing to be recognized like this in front of all my Australian friends, family and all the other riders I've looked up to since I was a kid."

BearBack Surf Contest 2012

The 5th Annual Bearback Surf contest took place last Saturday. I am not sure what was more unusual to see.. 30 guys surfing with no wetsuit or a handful of them either nude or in girls bikinis. The photos and poem below will tell it all!!

Getting ready to brave the cold water...

True Style points...

Jack Daley finishing his heat.
Scott and Jack Daley
From the beach...

Winner Greg Browning getting showered with Champagne.
Trophy in hand.

Ode to the Bearback 2012
(Fifth Annual)

The ocean kisses my toes.
My brain says, "NO!"
but my body goes.

I cringe, look around,
Too late to back out now.
What is wrong with me?
Can I fake an injury?

The ocean kisses my knees,
I start to chatter, I start to freeze.
Jimmy and Greg are staring me down,
Too late to back out now.

The ocean kisses my balls,
I see Chyo go over the falls,
I wonder aloud,
Is it too late to back out now?

These other guys can't be as cold
As my old bones,
I could be warm at home,

Why, why do I do this?
The lips hit like cold, liquid bricks
I can't breathe, now up to my hips,
I should just dive and get it over with!

I duck dive.

And then it's me
And some friends,
Shivering in the medium tide,
Surfing bearback at the pier.

57 degree water
51 degree air

Founders & participants:
Jimmy Young
Greg Browning
Jeff Browning

Matt Walls- Last year's champion
Kevin Cody
Matt Singley
Aaron Osten
Bill Sanders
Connor Beatty
Rob Kalafut
Elias Shepherd
Chyo Baldocchi- Past champion
Kieran Walls- Youngest competitor
Davey Latter
Conrad Scouton
Jani Lange
Sean Larned
Scott Daley
Jack Daley
Ron Roebuck
Tom Bowlby
Frank Mazzotta
Scott Smith
Cheyne Magnusson
Garrett Quon
Steven Stanley Kiwi
Justin Quirk
Scott from Pitcherhouse
Adam Buckley
Jex McCartney
Satchel Roebuck- 10 years old

Jimmy surfed every heat!

Seal Beach Surfing Championship

The 14th annual Seal Beach Surfing Championships ran last weekend (2/4/12 – 2/5/12) on North Side of the pier. This year contest directors added the all new Body Glove Best Trick Heat. 20 of the most talented OC surfers paddled out for a no holds bar 30 minute heat. When it was all over Alex Gullet stuck a prefect front side air reverse and took home the giant check.
Mike Vavak
Sam Wickwire
Shaiah Vavak... getting super sandy!
Menehune group
Early Morning Set Up
Winner Alex Gullet!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

An Update from Holly Beck!

The words of Holly Beck herself...

Hello Amigos and Happy New Year!

It's been a while since I sent out an update and there's almost too
much info to cover... The waves in Nica have been super fun as usual. I did a bit of filming both with my GoPro and during the retreats, and put together a little video with a few waves and fun.
Check it out here:

I had an incredibly rewarding week of 17 high school kids from High Tech High in San Diego who came down for 10 days to participate in all the normal retreat activities but also helped to build a new classroom onto the local school. They surfed in the morning, then learned to mix cement, dug trenches, and painted, then participated in fun activities in the afternoon. I made a fun video about the experience here:

The following week I had a group of 10 for a Suave Dulce surf yoga retreat where we finished up the painting on the school and scored the bay about as good as it gets. Check out the video below and stay tuned to the end to see some clips of me surfing it.

I've been on a mission building schools lately. I just got back yesterday from El Salvador where I was helping to complete the High School project that we started in September with Surf For Life. I haven't gotten to editing the footage from that experience yet, but hopefully will soon!

Thanks for the support! Hope to see you in Nica sometime!
: )

Monday, February 6, 2012

DjJamesZ during the off season

Top Wake Skater, DjJamesZ, doing what he does best during the off season. 

Jason Jackson from Transworld gets a new PR1ME

Jason Jackson from Transworld came to the Body Glove offices on Friday to receive his brand new PR1ME wetsuit..... stoked!!