Monday, April 30, 2012

Check out this sick wakesurfing video of Keenan Flegel. We get lost trying to count his spins!


Garrett McNamara Nominated For Biggest Wave of the Year

Last November off the coast of Portugal, Garrett McNamara arguably rode the biggest wave anyone has ever surfed.  He is now nominated for Ride of the Year and XXL Biggest Wave category at the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards on May 4th. Check out Body Glove's highlight video of Garrett McNamara including his most impressive wave at Nazare, Portugal.

Surfride's Cinco De Tryo

Hola Amigos and Amigas. Come celebrate El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla with Body Glove at Seaside Reef this weekend for Surf Ride’s “Cinco De Tryo”.  

APSS Event Huntington Beach

What a great weekend for the launch of the American Pro Surfing Series in Huntington Beach. The event had great surf, from the 3ft to 5ft range with light winds. Team Body Glove showed up with Gabe Kilng, Matt Pagan, Jamie Meistrell, Colton Sarlo, Demi Boelsterli, Dane Anderson and Gaven Gillette. 

 Gabe took us all the way to the final placing 4th!!!

Gabe Kling

 Matt Pagan

 Colton Sarlo

 Jamie Meistrell

Friday, April 27, 2012

Who is JOB 2.0- Episode 8

Jamie O'Brien buys a foam board to ride at Pipeline. After breaking his board, Jamie enters the Sunset Pro, his first ever Stand Up Paddle competition.

Any Hand / Any Where Contest Starts May 1st

Redondo Beach, CA (26 April, 2012) – 2011’s successful Any Hand / Any Where contest put on by Body Glove is starting again on May 1st, 2012. The contest will go for 6 months and end in October. The contest revolves around an inflatable hand, being taken with participants where ever they go; on vacation, to sporting events, etc. and getting an epic shot with the hand. Like last years contest there will be 2 winners each month, one for best location shot and one for best action shot. Those monthly winners will receive a Body Glove prize package and be entered to win the grand prize at the end of the contest. In October, one grand prize winner will be chosen from the 12 finalists. Body Glove will choose the winner but they will take into account the feedback from social media. The grand prize includes the Ultimate Body Glove Prize Pack: a Method wetsuit, VaporSkin boardshorts, Body Glove t-shirt, snorkel set, a towel, sunglasses and best of all a trip for two to Kona, Hawaii!

 Last years submissions included pictures from Viet Nam, Mount Everest and someone even included the hand at their wedding. Action shots involved skyboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, and diving with the hand. Contestants this year are going to have to step it up in order to win. The inflatable hands are sold online and are given out at Body Glove events. To enter the contest please send your photos along with your full name, date of birth, phone number, address and a short description of what is going on in the photo to For complete contest rules go to To check out Any Hand // Any Where submissions and winners, go to

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Maria Del Mar Surfing Puerto Rico

Check out this video that Body Glove team rider Maria Del Mar put together of her home breaks.

Alex Gray Describes Nathan Fletcher's Teahupoo Wave

On August 27, 2011 the notorious heavy wave spot Teahupoo flexed her muscle bigger than ever seen before.  And the result, some of the heaviest waves ever surfed were ridden that day.  On wave in particular is Nathan Fletcher's wrecking ball of a wave which is going down as the heaviest wave ever ridden in the history of surfing.  Body Glove team rider Alex Gray describes the day in this video piece created by SME.

Jamie O'Brien Coachella Shenanigans

What happens when Body Glove team rider Jamie O'Brien goes to Coachella? Well besides listening to some awesome music he decided to try to jump a blow up whale and land it in a kiddy pool. Check out the photos below.

Body Glove Team at the American Pro Surf Series

This weekend Body Glove team riders Matt Pagan, Colton Sarlow, Jamie Meistrell, Scott Werring, Gabe Kling and Peter Mussio will battle it out the American Pro Surfing Series. 

The American Pro Surfing Series, also known as the APSS, will bring together some of the country’s most esteemed surfers to Huntington Beach, California for this non-ASP domestic surf trifecta. Held on the South Side of the Pier, the contest harkens back to the time when homegrown surf series reigned supreme in the US. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Demi Bolsterli Surfing Rincon

Check out Santa Barbara’s Demi Bolsterli’s patent hack at Rincon on display on

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Photo by Seth De Roulet

Monday, April 23, 2012

Scholastic Surf Series High School Championship

What a great weekend for the Scholastic Surf Series High School Championship!!!

 Body Glove team rider Brennon Aubol takes his team to the semi's

 The SSS event took place at the Oceanside Harbor this weekend, with fun 2 to 3 foot surf all weekend

Friday, April 20, 2012

Body Glove Wetsuit Shoot

Check out a few shots of the Body Glove surf team in torrance. Thanks Jamie O'Brien, Alex Grey, Cheyne Magnusson, Nate Yeomans, and Matt Pagan coming out to shoot the 2013 suits.   

Jean-Michel Cousteau Heads Beach Clean-Up for Earth Day

Join Jean Michel Cousteau at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel to help clean up Salt Creek Beach on Saturday, April 21.

Who is JOB 2.0 Episode 7- Surf and Harpoons

Jamie O'Brien escapes to the Big Island for a camping trip with his buddies. During the two week trip, Jamie lives off the land providing fish for his group and hiking through beautiful forests to remote waterfalls.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Drop Zone South Bay- April 2012

Check out the first edition of The Drop Zone South Bay! On the cover is Natalie Anzivino and the story of her Pipeline adventures. To view the featured articles, go to

 If you would like to view the flip book version, showing the magazine in its entirety, go to 

Sean Herman NSSA Eastern Champs

This past weekend Body Glove and South End Surf Shop Rider Sean Herman along with the UNC Wilmington Surf Team traveled down to New Smyrna Beach, Florida for the NSSA Eastern College Men’s Division.  It was extremely competitive with tons of professional surfers but the UNC Team pulled through again and won our 4th Consecutive East Coast Title.

Individually Sean Herman placed the highest for the team and got 2nd Place overall for NSSA EASTERNS COLLEGE MENS Division.  Big Ups Sean!

Team Body Glove- Rusty, Bob, Jeff, Josh and Trever

After a few phone calls and a "good to go" from the Body Glove team, Trever Maur and Josh Twelker made a trip from the west to the east for a quick meet up with the cream of the crop, Rusty Malinoski, Jeff McKee and Bob Soven. Nothing less than a good time was in store for the Body Glove team as they hit the water and shredded their faces off.

Video by Trever Maur

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

South Bay Surf Series Contest #5

The 5th contest in the South Bay Surf Series will take place on April 21st at El Porto presented by Surf Concepts. The deadline to enter is April 19th at Midnight. Follow the link below to sign up!

To view pictures from Contest #4 presented by Body Glove, go to this link below.

Congratulations to the Contest #4 winners!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Harley Clifford Lands First-Time Move At Wake Games

Harley Clifford & Rusty Malinoski
In the "Expression Session" contest at Wake Games on April 14, Harley Clifford landed the sport's first wake-to-wake 1080 (without the use of a double up) from a switch toeside approach. Rusty Malinoski landed the move off the double up in Reno, Nevada two years prior. Harley took home $5,000 for his efforts and shared the podium with Olivier Derome, who also landed the same move right after Harley -- a true moment in wakeboarding history.

Also, congrats to Bob Soven for taking 3rd in the Pro Men Final as well as Josh Twelker, who landed in second in Junior Pro Men.

Watch Harley's 1080 here:

Dayton Silva 1st Place Win

Congrats to Dayton Silva from winning the 2012 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge. For winning the team event all four guys won a  free trip to Bali. Sounds like an amazing win to us!

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For more information on this event, visit

SurfStream Wave Pool Video- Peru

Body Glove heads to Lima, Peru to surf the SurfStream wave machine. Using shorter versions of normal short boards, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, and kids of all ages, master two types of standing waves. Just some good ol' fashioned fun on modern technology.

Surf Stream Wave Pool - Peru from Body Glove on Vimeo.

Who is JOB 2.0 Episode 6- Fun at Pipeline

In Episode 6 of Who is JOB 2.0, Jamie O'Brien shows off his unimaginable and unique surfing maneuvers on one of the worlds deadliest waves.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nate Yeomans-Volcom Pipe Pro Video

Check out Nate Yeoman's highlights from the Volcom Pipe Pro. See if you can spot Yeomans in his Body Glove PR1ME Surf Top.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wake Games Preview

Rusty & Balzer's low-stress training sesh
Orlando is buzzing right now with anticipation, as the King Of Wake Tour is ready to kickoff at the Wake Games. All the pro riders are back in town, including TransWorld's "Best Wakeboarder" Harley Clifford as well as crazy Canadian wakeskater James Balzer. And the locals like Rusty Malinoski, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee are as fired up as ever.

Harley has been absolutely shredding through the off-season in Australia and has been doing what he does best -- landing new moves and having fun. He will be one of the team captains at this year's Wake Games. "I'm looking forward to the whole team vibe and to see the level of riding after the offseason," Harley said. "My riding is also feeling really good and I have a couple new tricks that I will throw because they're getting consistent."

Rusty, another team captain is in the best shape of his life and is ready to put all his hard work into contest runs. "Everything's just feeling really good." Rusty said. "I'm anxious to get back out there and have a fun season."

Bob will also be a captain and has prided himself on being able to pick the stars, no matter if they're from Pro Men or Amateur Veteran Women. Almost all of his time has been spent in front of MTV cameras, and he's been getting in a lot of shred time.

Also keep an eye on: Josh Twelker, Noah Flegel, Freddie Wayne and Paulie Koch (photo below).

Body Glove Sponsors Local Surf Camp

Redondo Beach, CA  (10 April, 2012) – Body Glove announces its sponsorship of Campsurf, a local surf camp in the south bay.

“Body Glove is excited to partner with Campsurf because we can lead our consumer to the best surf instruction out there. They are the leading institution for surf education from the youth, 8-10 years old, to the older adult. They provide all aspects of surf lessons to all ages, both private and weekly, public summer classes,” says Scott Daley, Body Glove, VP of Marketing.

Campsurf, Los Angeles’ Premiere Surf School, annually introduces thousands of residents and visitors of the Los Angeles area to the surfing community through a variety of surfing programs. Their crew of instructors includes the areas top surfers who provide each of their students a solid foundation in surfing and the knowledge to safely and confidently ride waves on their own. Campsurf is also partner with the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, which works closely with the Veterans AssociationWounded Warriors Battalion and local organizations for at-risk youth. Promoting the healing of mental and physical illness through surfing and ocean related activities.

To learn more about Campsurf check them out online at 
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Holly Beck Update

The words of Body Glove's Holly Beck herself:

hola amigos,

it's been a while!
i'm currently in el salvador scoring really good waves along with a bunch of amigas at a Suave Dulce womens surf and yoga retreat. see youtube vid of my favorite wave from yesterday morning:

we took a boat up from nicaragua across the honduran bay of fonseca instead of flying in a plane. shorter travel time, cheaper, and much better view!

speaking of el salvador.... a cool article with great photos just came out in Western Civ mag from my first trip to el salvador back in Sept when we started building a high school for the kids of El Cuco. Check it out here:

The Womens Surf and Yoga retreats are going really well. I had a really cute mother/daughter duo recently. Their story is here:

in between travel and retreats we've been enjoying the simple life in our thatch-roofed home, 
making chocolate :
homebrewing IPAs :
and planting bamboo:

good fun! 
off to yoga....
: )

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vans Pier Classic

Vans Pier Classic Nate takes 2nd !!!!!

He boosted the biggest air of the event, getting a 9.17 and came within .02 of taking the win on his last wave at the closing seconds of the final. Great job by the boys everyone was looking strong!!!!!

Meet Team Rider Mo Freitas

Mo Freitas is one of the newest members of the Body Glove Team. He has competed and excelled in many Stand Up Paddling competitions, but also has a passion to surf. Growing up in Hawaii, one thing Mo has lots of is great waves.  Below you can see pictures of Mo charging some big waves on his SUP and surfboard. Check out his bio page to see more photos of Mo Freitas in the future.