Katin Pro Recap

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on January 21st, 2010

Check out this video clip of the Reef Surf team’s performance during the Katin Pro/Am surf contest.

John John Going Big!

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on January 20th, 2010

Check out Jack’s Surfboards team rider John John Florence and other members of the O’neill team going for it at Waimea Bay.

Chris Waring Takes The Katin Pro/Am

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on January 18th, 2010

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 15, 2010) - Local surfer Chris Waring (Seal Beach, CA), 22, ousted fellow local Brad Ettinger (Huntington Beach, CA), 25, in an action packed Final to win the Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge presented by Primo for himself and Team Reef. Ettinger’s Team Hurley, last year’s reigning Team Champion, claimed the runner-up position.

The historic Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Specialty Event has a unique camaraderie-driven team-based format, with 20 four-man teams competing in an open-draw format. Team results were determined by the placement of individual surfers who received points in each heat (4 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd and 1 points for 4th place). More than $28,500 in cash and prizes was awarded.
Waring battled back to claim his first Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge victory after Ettinger posted the event’s only perfect 10-point ride with a lengthy barrel into the pier. Waring found a barrel of his own to earn a 9.53 out of 10, and quickly followed up with a 6.50 to overtake the goofy-footer, holding on for the win despite a valiant effort by Ettinger to bounce back.
“I just can’t believe it,” Waring said. “I don’t even know what to think right now. Brad (Ettinger) started off with that 10, so to come back and win is amazing. This is a special event for Huntington Beach, and it has such a great history. Now my name is going to be up there with all of the great surfers who have won this event in the past.”
In addition to taking out the personal victory, Waring’s standout performance carried Team Reef to victory over last year’s winner, Team Hurley, who finished second this year.
“I’m stoked that my team was able to win,” Waring said. “Getting the win on top of it for Reef, it just couldn’t have gone any better.”
For event highlights log on to www.katinproam.com.
2010 FINAL RESULTS
Team
1st: Reef (45 points) - Two-page spread in Surfing Magazine
2nd: Hurley (39 points) - Page ad in Surfing Magazine
3rd Surfline (37 points) - Online package in surfingthemag.com
4th: Surfing America (31 points) - Online package in surfingthemag.com
Pro/Am
1st: Chris Waring (Reef) — $4,000 and Kicker Car Stereo System
2nd: Brad Ettinger (Hurley) — $2,000
3rd: Nathaniel Curran (Surfline) — $1,500
4th: Evan Thompson (Surfing America) — $1,000
5th: Andrew Doheny (Surfing America) — $500
6th: Michael Dunphy (Hurley) — $500
Equal 7th: Adam Lambert (Rip Curl), Anthony Petruso (Rusty) — $250
Mike Morgan “Most Futuristic Maneuver”
Andrew Doheny — $500
Kicker Stereo System for High Heat Total
Day 1: Micah Byrne
Day 2: Chris Waring
For complete results, highlights and images log on to www.katinproam.com.
Special thanks to event sponsors: Katin USA, Primo, Jack’s, Surfing Magazine (surfingmagazine.com), Hook-up Wireless, Cushe Footwear, Future Fins, Power Balance, Thumbwrestle Communications, Oceanaire Sportswear, Shorebreak Hotel, Fred’s Mexican Cafe, Wahoo’s, Faction Surfboards, Toyota of Orange, Kicker and official event forecaster Surfline.
About Katin
Kanvas by Katin was founded in 1959 by Nancy Katin in Surfside, Calif., when she and her husband Walter transformed a canvas boat cover business into one of the nation’s first surfwear brands, specializing in high quality surf trunks. Currently a core surf company, today the Katin brand is carried in surf shops and specialty stores throughout the U.S. and worldwide. More information is available at.
About ASP
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing’s undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the ASP World Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the World Longboarding, Junior and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.
About SURFING
Founded in 1964, SURFING Magazine is the global leader in coverage of progressive surfing. SURFING is the official magazine of the National Scholastic Surfing Association and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The magazine’s unique properties include International Surfing Day, Shaper of the Year, Art of Surfing, Heat, Surfing TV, and Surfing’s Annual Swimsuit Issue. The magazine is published 12 times a year by Source Interlink Media’s Action Sports Group (ASG), the dominant force in the action sports and adventure sports arenas, reaching more than 2 million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming

Big Conditions For Opening Of Katin Pro

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on January 14th, 2010

BIG SCORES AND LEGENDARY APPEARANCES IN PUMPING CONDITIONS ON OPENING DAY OF KATIN PRO/AM TEAM CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY PRIMO

Event Concludes Tomorrow on the North Side of the Huntington Beach Pier

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 14, 2010 – The opening day of the Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge presented by Primo, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America Specialty event, was graced with pumping six-to-eight foot surf at North Huntington Beach Pier today and saw Nick Rozsa (Oxnard, CA), 22, lead the front for Team Reef who finished the day in first.

The Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge offers a unique camaraderie-driven team-based format, with four-man teams out to compile their best results in their quest to claim both individual and team results. More than $28,500 in cash and prizes is up for grabs, not to mention bragging rights.

Rozsa, who was a former standout on the ASP North America Pro Junior Series, hasn’t been focusing his time on competition, but seemed to easily find his feet in today’s competition and posted the day’s highest single wave score of a 9.63 out of 10 while helping the Reef team launch out to an early lead.

“I don’t know, that thing just came out of nowhere,” Rozsa said. “There’s a ton of current and it’s pretty scary out there once you get close to the pier. It’s just fun to surf in a team event. It takes the pressure off of you since we all have to do well to win the contest.”

Micah Byrne (Huntington Beach, CA), 28, opted for a change in equipment to negotiate the strong current pushing into Huntington Pier and his choice for a bigger board paid off while he nabbed the second-highest single wave score of the day, a near perfect 9.60 out of 10 with three powerful frontside gouges on a thundering righthander. The Huntington Beach regular-footer tagged another solid score into his score line while clinching the day’s highest heat total as well, a 17.43 out of 20, earning him a Kicker Digital Stereo System.

“There is so much water moving out there with the high tide,” Byrne said. “I rode a bigger board, a 6’3”, and the board still felt small out there. The paddle out is brutal, but I was able to get a couple of good scores.”

Byrne, surfing for Team Matix, is also taking some time to enjoy the long-running Huntington Beach event and the unique team format, which is a rarity in professional surfing.

“This is a fun event with the team format,” Byrne said. “There is a lot of talent in this event and it’s pretty much the same as doing an ASP 3-Star, but even if we’re not on the same team we’re all just cheering each other on.”

Tom Curren (Santa Barbara, CA), 45, who is a three-time ASP World Champion and two-time Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge winner (1982, 1987), found himself back in a jersey for Team Rip Curl at this year’s event and convincingly won his opening round heat more than 27 years after he first won the contest.

“This event brings back a lot of memories, a lot of good ones,” Curren said. “Back in the 80s, this was our (Californians) only chance to surf with all of the professional surfers. It’s nice to be back surfing in the event again.”

After today’s completion of Round 1, Team Reef leads with 16 points, followed by Team Surfline with 15 points, Team Fox with 14 points, Team Body Glove with 13 points, and last year’s reigning champion, Team Hurley with 12 pts.

The Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge presented by Primo will be back on tomorrow morning, January 15, 2010 beginning at 7:30 a.m. local time. A team and individual champion will be crowned by day’s end. The Awards ceremony will occur immediately following competition at approximately 3 p.m. at the Shorebreak Hotel.

For all of the LIVE action log on to www.katinproam.com . To keep up on all of the latest forecast and event information, text “KATIN” to 53137, follow on Twitter twitter.com/KatinProAm or Facebook facebook.com/KatinUSA .
Special thanks to event sponsors: Katin USA, Primo, Jack’s, Surfing Magazine (surfingthemag.com), Hook-up Wireless, Cushe Footwear, Future Fins, Power Balance, Thumbwrestle Communications, Oceanaire Sportswear, Shorebreak Hotel, Fred’s Mexican Café, Wahoo’s, Faction Surfboards, Toyota of Orange, Kicker and official event forecaster Surfline.

Forecast Powered by Surfline:
On Friday the swell will be fading, but there will still be plenty of good size surf showing in the 4-7+ foot range through the morning hours, with a slow decreasing trend over the afternoon. Conditions look excellent: light offshore flow in the morning will turn light/variable in the afternoon and we expect clean conditions all day.”

The Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge Round 1 Results:
Heat1: Brad Ettinger (USA) 10.84, Evan Thompson (USA) 10.50, Drew Snyder (USA) 8.20, Bobby Morris (USA) 6.38
Heat 2: Teddy Navarro (USA) 11.83, Jeff Lukasik (USA) 6.97, Ryan Simmons (USA) 5.83, Brandon Guilmette (USA) 2.43
Heat 3: Dane Gudauskas (USA) 11.00, Quinn McCrystal (USA), Andrew Gahan (USA), Paul Pugliesi (USA)
Heat 4: Jason Harris (USA) 8.17, Adam Lambert (USA) 6.13, Mike Hoisington (USA) 5.07, Dave Lovato (USA) 1.86
Heat 5: Ricky Whitlock (USA) 9.00, Jesse Evans (USA) 8.50, Kalani Jabour (HAW) 7.50, Danny Misken (USA) 3.70
Heat 6: Micah Byrne (USA) 17.43, Bruno Rodrigues (USA) 8.06, Nate Winkels (USA) 6.27, Tom Rezvan (USA) 0.77
Heat 7: Matt Mohagen (USA) 10.10, Jeremy Hansen (USA) 9.00, Ryan Carlson (USA) 7.66, Whatt Simmons (USA) 10.10
Heat 8: Adam Virs (USA) 10.50, Matt Taylor (USA) 9.30, Jake Halstead (USA) 5.17, Jake Halstead (USA) 5.17
Heat 9: Gabe Garcia (USA) 10.33, Pascal Stansfield (USA) 9.50, Timmy Reyes (USA) 6.17, Jimmy Rotherham (USA) 3.04
Heat 10: Chris Waring (USA) 11.84, Anthony Petruso (USA) 6.70, Jake Halstead (USA) 5.17, Shaun Ward (USA) 2.44
Heat 11: Evan Geiselman (USA) 9.10, Derrick Peters (USA) 5.24, Jimmy Harrick (USA) 4.50, Jack Boyes (USA) 4.06
Heat 12: Bright Yves (USA) 8.60, Matt Pagan (USA) 6.70, Riley Metcalf (USA) 3.83, Bobby Okvist (USA) 3.00
Heat 13: Michael Dunphy (USA) 10.50, Justin Rogge (USA) 7.43, Rick Downs (USA) 5.13, Gabe Kling (USA) 2.37
Heat 14: Nick Rozsa (USA) 13.30, Shaw Kobayashi (USA) 6.74, Shayne nelson (USA) 5.23, Sean Taylor (USA) 4.16
Heat 15: Nathaniel Curran (USA) 13.67, Andrew Gesler (USA) 5.60, Evan Kane (USA) 2.57, Brandon Tipton (USA) 1.93
Heat 16: Shaun Burrell (USA) 14.93, Christian Saenz (USA) 8.14, Eddie Elles (USA) 8.00, Pete Mussio (USA) 6.24
Heat 17: Tom Curren (USA) 12.50, Terek Kashoggi (USA) 9.93, Kyle Knox (USA) 5.60, Roberto Mealomo (USA) 0.67
Heat 18: Jesse Merle-Jones (USA) 13.26, Andrew Doheny (USA) 12.17, Jeff Deffenbaugh (USA) 8.10, Duane O’Toole (USA) 2.10
Heat 19: Sean Marceron (USA) 8.73, Che Stang (USA) 3.57, Victor Done (USA) 2.80, Chris Love (USA) 2.16
Heat 20: Damien Fahrenfort (USA) 11.33, Porter HOgen (USA) 6.66, Tyler Stanaland (USA) 4.50, Willie Safreed (USA) 4.33

About Katin
Kanvas by Katin was founded in 1959 by Nancy Katin in Surfside, Calif., when she and her husband Walter transformed a canvas boat cover business into one of the nation’s first surfwear brands, specializing in high quality surf trunks. Currently a core surf company, today the Katin brand is carried in surf shops and specialty stores throughout the U.S. and worldwide. More information is available at www.katinusa.com .

About ASP
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing’s undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the ASP World Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the World Longboarding, Junior and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.

Check Out The Katin Pro Live

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on January 13th, 2010

Looking Good For The Katin Pro

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on January 13th, 2010

For Immediate Release

SURFLINE – OFFICIAL FORECASTER OF THE KATIN PRO/AM TEAM CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY PRIMO – PREDICTS FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR BOTH DAYS OF COMPETITION

Legendary Event Starts Tomorrow (1/14) and Concludes Friday (1/15) on the North Side of the Huntington Beach Pier

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 13, 2010 – The latest forecast from Surfline, the official forecaster for the Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge presented by Primo, continues to look solid for the duration of the two-day event Thurs. (1/14) and Fri. (1/15) on the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier. To keep up on all of the latest forecast and event information, text “KATIN” to 53137, follow on Twitter twitter.com/KatinProAm or Facebook facebook.com/KatinUSA, or visit katinproam.com to watch the live webcast.
According to Surfline: “A solid WNW swell will provide ample surf for the Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge presented by Primo on the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier on Thursday and Friday. Light wind, sunny skies and excellent conditions prevail Friday for the Final; Thursday’s conditions won’t be as good, but are still favorable through the morning hours.

On Thursday we’ll see strong 5-8+ foot faces at the Pier along with some larger sets up to 10 foot. High pressure will be moving back over Southern California and our conditions will be improving with morning offshore flow out of the northeast direction (although still a little lump and bump leftover from Wednesday night’s onshore wind). Afternoon wind will be moderate strength out of the west-northwest direction.

On Friday the swell will be fading, but there will still be plenty of good size surf showing in the 4-7+ foot range through the morning hours, with a slow decreasing trend over the afternoon. Conditions look excellent: light offshore flow in the morning will turn light/variable in the afternoon and we expect clean conditions all day.”
Competition will begin on Thursday morning at 8 a.m., running all heats of Round 1. The first two heats of Round 2 may run depending on conditions. On Friday, competition will begin at 8 a.m., completing Round 2, followed by the Quarters, Semis and the Final. The Awards ceremony will occur immediately following competition at approximately 3 p.m. at the Shorebreak Hotel. The heat draw is available at katinproam.com.

An event webcast will feature live announcing and commentating by Dave Stanfield and Omar Etcheverry, live scoring, special guests, on-beach interviews, online giveaways, instant replays, highlight video clips, and more.
The Shorebreak Hotel will serve as the official event headquarters. Visit shorebreakhotel.com for more information and contact Shannon Eaton, 714-861-4470, for bookings.
Special thanks to event sponsors: Katin USA, Primo, Jack’s, Surfing Magazine (surfingthemag.com), Hook-up Wireless, Cushe Footwear, Future Fins, Power Balance, Thumbwrestle Communications, Oceanaire Sportswear, Shorebreak Hotel, Fred’s Mexican Café, Wahoo’s, Faction Surfboards, Toyota of Orange, Kicker and official event forecaster Surfline.
About Katin

Kanvas by Katin was founded in 1959 by Nancy Katin in Surfside, Calif., when she and her husband Walter transformed a canvas boat cover business into one of the nation’s first surfwear brands, specializing in high quality surf trunks. Currently a core surf company, today the Katin brand is carried in surf shops and specialty stores throughout the U.S. and worldwide. More information is available at www.katinusa.com.

Gudauskas Brothers Video

Posted in Jack's Surfboards on January 11th, 2010

Check out Jack’s Surfboards team riders Dane, Pat, and Tanner Gudauskas in this look behind the scenes with the surf trio.

G-Unit from Kevin Longwell on Vimeo.