Recent Surf News
Surf City’s sets may have been at two-to-four feet. But Connor Coffin was positively massive at the US Open of Surfing Pro Junior. With a dominating performance throughout the contest – racking up a 17.10 out of 20 heat total to claim the biggest victory of his career at the ASP 4-Star event. “I can’t even put this in to words,” Connor said, rocking his Oakley eyewear. “I’m just so happy. I used to struggle out here and I’ve been working hard on that and I’m just glad that Final went my way.” But the path to victory was no walk in the park, of course. O’s young ripper clipped Kanoa Igarashi, Cooper Chapman and Filipe Toledo of Brazil to plow through to the Final.
J-Bay: Brazilian Surf Star Andriano De Souza Steals South African Thunder With Billabong Pro Victory
South Africans have been faring well at their ‘home break’ the past couple years at Billabong Pro J-Bay. But this year, a full on International free-for-all unfolded. It was Oakley’s Brazilian Bomber, Adriano Souza, however – who’d top the talent stacked field with an impressive 16.00 Final Heat score over Frenchman Joan Duru. Riding a set right over the rocks – snapping one of his fins out – our ASP World No. 4 pocketed US $25,000 for his triumph over a list of riders through the final four rounds that represented Brazil, Australia, Spain, Hawaii, California, France, South Africa and Portugal.
Cabo San Lucas and Oakley bikinis? Yes, please. Spending America’s Independence Day south of The Border, PussyCat Dolls Star (recording artist) Nicole Scherzinger, The B**** in Apt 23’s (ABC sitcom) Krysten Ritter and the Hurt Locker’s (film) Brian Geraghty dropped into the Cabo surf with Oakley for its famous Learn to Ride program. Nicole and Krysten, fresh off Teen Choice Award nominations, took turns cheering for one another as they employed their newly-acquired surfing skills taught by Oakley Surf Team Manager, Luke Walsh, and his brother (big-wave pro surfer), Ian Walsh.