Altamont Team Signing at HB

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on July 15th, 2009

Wednesday July 22nd isn’t just the a day for solar eclipse, we also having the Andrew Reynolds and the Altamont skate team coming to Jack’s Garage in HB for a signing.  These guys have been tearing it up, so if you’re stoked on them and their skating, come down and have them autograph some stuff.  We’re also going to have some great deals on new Altamont product if you want to get some new threads.  The autograph session starts at 2 and will end around 4.  So if you’re down at the beach checking out the US Open festivties or just chillin, swing by.

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Jack’s Friends And Family Night July 16th

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on July 14th, 2009

As a way to say thank you to all of our Jack’s Surfboards customers and help out some of the local schools, Jack’s and Hurley have teamed up for a one night only fundraiser. Print out one of the 2 fliers below and bring it into the specified shop and help out your school. You will save 10% on your order and have 10% donated to the school listed on the flier. Also 100% of the proceeds from the limited edition Hurley/School shirt will be donated back to the school. So make sure to come by the Dana Point or Huntington Beach Jack’s Surfboards locations July 16th from 6pm - till close and help out your school and get some savings in the process.

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Pre-Order the Nike 6.0 Stinkween Bratta, Right Here at Jack’s!

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on July 8th, 2009

Nike 6.0 StinkWeen Braata (Click image to Pre-Order) MEN’S!!!blogphoto

WOMEN’S!!!

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Lightweight Performance meets Madcap Illustration

Welcome to a world of vibrant color and madcap illustration, where shoe soles double as art canvases and seemingly subtle details glow electric-green in the dark Meet Madsteez. For our latest shoe collaboration, Nike 6.0 joined forces with prolific street artist Mark Paul Deren (a.k.a. Madsteez) to create something fresh and visually groundbreaking.

In keeping with the welcome-all energy propelling Nike 6.0, the California-based Madsteez mentored up and coming artist Evan Stink Rossell on the project. In a series of all-night, art-fueled brainstorming sessions, they created the character StinkWeena fusion of Madsteezs scrappy cartoon self-portrait Weeneze and a mischievous alter-ego doodle by Stink. StinkWeen represents both me and Stink, much like a Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hyde relationship, says Deren.

Brand new to the 6.0 line, the Braata translates this wonderfully weird vision with easy-wearing innovation. Built with Nike Free technology, the Braatas uber-flex allows the foot to follow its natural movements and provides unprecedented board-feel thats tempered with support in all the right places. The Braatas cold-wrap construction process reduces environmental impact and also allows the insert of a cushioned midsole, differentiating it from traditional vulcanized shoes.

Channeling the Madsteez/Stink split personality, the artists made their shoe in two different colorswashing the mens version in a cool minty green and drenching the womens in delicious grapey purple. Signature StinkWeen artwork graces the sole and insole.

Making a Nike shoe has been a dream of mine since I was young little Ween, says Deren. I couldnt be more pleased with how the shoe came out, and Im insanely proud that the StinkWeen is one part Stink, one part Madsteez, and one part Nike 6.0.

The Nike 6.0 StinkWeen Braata drops July 24th at select retailers including Jacks — (MEN’S) http://www.jackssurfboards.com/products/mens-shoes/546/STINKWEENBRAATA7/nike-60-mens-stinkween-braata-shoes — (WOMEN’S) http://www.jackssurfboards.com/products/womens-shoes/587/384419-5318/nike-60-womens-stinkween-braata-shoes — at Huntington Beach and the Nike 6.0 Motel NoTell in San Clemente.

Tanner Gudauskas Takes A Big Win @ Mr. Price Pro

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on July 7th, 2009

Jack’s Team Rider Tanner Gudauskas Takes The Win at The Mr. Price Pro 6 Star Prime

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Sunday July 5, 2009 – Just hours after celebrating both his 21st birthday and American Independence Day (both on 4 July), Tanner Gudauskas (California, USA) celebrated the biggest victory of his professional surfing career, taking out the ASP WQS 6-Star Mr Price Pro Ballito, today.

Gudauskas defeated Australian James Taipan Wood (Aus) rocketing to World No. 6 on the ASP World Qualifying Series and pocketing R159 000 (US$20 000) as well as 2500 ASP WQS ratings points.

“I just can’t believe it, this is a personal best for me!” said Gudauskas. “Every night this week I’ve been going to bed dreaming about winning this contest and putting myself up there where Pat (Tanner’s brother and WQS No. 10 Patrick Gudauskas) was at, and it came through today so I’m fired up!”

Attacking the 30-minute final with unprecedented determination, Gudauskas rode every lump of swell, snatching an early heat lead with a 6.83 (out of 10.00) for some clean backhand turns, riding out in an explosion of whitewater off his final maneuver.

While his opponent Wood opted to play the patience game catching his first wave at the 11 minute mark, Gudauskas projected fast out of his top turns, maintaining speed and power in the wind affected waves to score a 6.67 and further extend his lead over the Australian, who was left looking for a 7.67.

“I just got into this mindset that when the surf got worse I was going to get better and as the tide came up and it got less consistent, I just got more fired up and more pissed off,” said Gudauskas. “It’s crazy because I can hardly remember half of it now but my priority exchange worked out and it all came together and I’m just super fired up!”

Cloaked in stars and stripes, of the American flag, an emotional Gudauskas was chaired up the beach by his older brother Dane and quarterfinalist Dylan Graves (Pri), surrounded by a sea of adoring fans and media crew all wanting a piece of the newly crowned champ.

“When I came out of the water and saw my brothers and some of my friends all standing on the beach cheering for me I was almost in tears,” said Gudauskas. “We have a really strong crew from America right now and we’re all pushing as hard as we can to bust down the door and make the ASP World Tour and I think this year could be the year.”

Guduaskas is now the highest rated American surfer on the WQS tour, surpassing both WQS No. 7 Brett Simpson and his older brother WQS No. 10 Patrick Gudauskas.

Mr Price Pro Ballito runner-up James Wood, a former U16 World Champion who until today was yet to make his mark on the WQS circuit, joined Gudauskas in posting his career best result, taking home R79 000 ($10 000) as well as a serious boost of confidence.

Both surfers earned R40 000 (US$ 5000) each as well as 1625 ratings points; Wilkinson jumping to WQS No. 12.

Finals:
Tanner Gudauskas (USA) 13.50 def James Taipan Wood (AUS) 8.73

Semi Finals:
Heat 1: James Taipan Wood (AUS) 13.77 def Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 12.17
Heat 2: Tanner Gudauskas (USA) 13.33 def Wade Goodall (AUS) 7.70

Quarter Finals:
Heat 1: James Taipan Wood (AUS) 14.67 def Daniel Ross (AUS) 0.00
Heat 2: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 16.84 def Dylan Graves (PRI) 12.33
Heat 3: Wade Goodall (AUS) 17.83 def Klee Strachan (ZAF) 11.40
Heat 4: Tanner Gudauskas (USA) 15.00 def Nathan Hedge (AUS) 9.90

Get Your 2009 Hurley US Open Gear at Jack’s!

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on July 3rd, 2009

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It’s finally here: The 2009 Hurley US Open of Surfing! Taking place on July 18th-26th at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, the Hurley US Open is where it’s at to see the top surfers from around the world shred it up and try to take the #1 spot…AND a big chunk of change!

The Hurley US Open isn’t just about surfing, either, there’s something for everyone, including Hurley’s Walk the Walk fashion competition, Elite Level BMX brought to you by Nike 6.0, late-afternoon concerts, and an exposition of the best skateboarders around courtesy of Red Bull and Converse.

Surf contests always have cool gear to buy, and the 2009 US Open is no different, with a slew of Hurley tops available right here at www.jackssurfboards.com. We’ve got:

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and Women’s (Click the image to buy):womensusopengroupshot

No cheap contest swag here, only the best Hurley tees, tops, and jackets to choose from, all with killer designs that commemorate the event. Load up your cart, and we’ll see you on the sand!

Become a Part of the Surfing Walk of Fame!

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on July 2nd, 2009

walkoffamebanner3Thirteen years ago, Mike Abdelmuti (the patriarch of the Jack’s Surfboards family) helped Don MacCallister and a group of 5 others form the Surfing Walk of Fame, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and legitimizing a set of standards for which the best and brightest in the Surf industry could be voted #1 by.

Over 200 ballots are sent out each year to the industry as a whole, giving them the opportunity to cast their vote in categories like:

Surf Pioneer
Surf Champion
Woman of the Year
Surf Culture
Local Hero

And also to place one important individual into the Surfing Walk of Fame’s “Honor Roll.”

Now you can become a member by going to the membership page of the Surfing Walk of Fame website: http://www.surfingwalkoffame.com/membership.html

Membership includes perks like a 10% discount at Jack’s surfboards, a t-shirt, a pin, special member updates, and much much more! Check out the rest of their homepage for more details, and become an active member and supporter of Huntington Beach’s amazing surf industry and all the great folks that bring it to you!

Geiselman takes top spot at stop 10

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on July 2nd, 2009

Evan Geiselman took the top spot at last weeks stop 10 of the Monster Energy/Sun Diego Pro Am at the Ocean Beach Pier. Evan was in the middle of quite a tour of California surf comps. His arms have definitely got to be tired from NSSA, The Pro/AM and Pier Pressure. We’re stoked he grabbed the top spot last week. Shaun Ward, another one of the Jack’s Team Riders, took 2nd at the comp.