Some highlights from the 2012 “Right Coast Cup” presented by Quiksilver
unsOund is happy to announce that the Atlantic Surfing Federation will be running the amateur divisions of the Unsound Right Coast Cup presented by Quiksilver. The amateur divisions will run on Saturday September 8, 2012 and will be part of the ASF’s 2012-2013 competition season. The Unsound Right Coast Cup presented by Quiksilver pro contest will run during a waiting period of September 5-9, and will run in a “skins” format. If you are interested in competing in the pro division, please visithttp://unsoundsurfskatesnow.com/ricocupproen.html to register.
for ASF amateur entry ENTER HERE http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2054908
unsOund surf “RIGHT COAST CUP” PRESENTED BY QUIKSILVER
EAST COAST PRO-AM EVENT ARRIVES ON LONG ISLAND
Top East Coast Surfers Set To Compete In Long Beach, NY
The unsOund surf “Right Coast Cup” presented by Quiksilver is set to run at National Boulevard in Long Beach
on Long Island, New York on Wednesday, September 5th through Sunday, September 9th. The 5-day waiting
period for this 2-day event is strategically placed at the peak of the atlantic hurricane season with the
hope for the competitors of capitalizing on the summer’s best surf conditions. The unsOund surf
“Right Coast Cup” presented by Quiksilver will showcase 64 of East Coast’s best young surfers competing in
the event’s new “skins” format while battling for their share of the $20,000 prize purse.
“Quiksilver is really excited to be the presenting sponsor for the Unsound ‘Right Coast
Cup’ this year,” said Quiksilver’s Director of Marketing Luke Watson. “It is an awesome
event, and we’re looking forward to seeing some of the best young East Coast surfers
shred the Long Island coast!”
For pro division entry click here http://unsoundsurfskatesnow.com/ricocupproen.html
unsOund pro 2012 dates announced …. the 14th instalment of the unsOund pro is set to take place on September 3rd thru 9th 2012 in Long Beach NY. Check back soon for full event details and sponsor line-up..
The unsOund pro was established in 1999 and has grown to become the biggest surf event on the East Coast every year.
unsOund pro 2011
keanu asing has just won the 2011 unsOund jr. pro ASP 1 star!! congrats on the win.
April 27th jr pro round of 96 @ national blvd 8am to 4pm
April 28th jr pro round of 64 @ national blvd 8am to 4pm Welcome party at The Saloon 6pm-10pm free food and free Red Bull. Sponsored by Red Bull, Oakley and Skull Candy.
April 29th jr pro round of 32 @ national blvd 8am to 4pm Surf movie night @ the Allegria hotel. Free Kids buffet from 5:30-6:30pm and Skull Candy casino games for give-a-ways from 6-8 pm. Surf movie “Who is JOB” brought to you by Red Bull @8pm Ripcurls film “Seven Ghosts” brought to you by SMASH @9pm This night is sponsored by Red Bull, Skull Candy, SMASH and The Allegria hotel.
April 30th jr pro round of 16 thru finals @ national blvd 8am-4pm unsOund surf 2nd annual surf art auction 6pm-10pm Featuring photographers and artwork from New York’s best artists. Includes free food provided by Swingbelly’s and DJ presented by Red Bull and Skull Candy. All proceeds to benefit JDRF and the “Tommy Brull Foundation”. After party and Live music from “Escape Route” at 10pm-till you drop at The Inn.
Live web cast of the contest at www.NYSea.com/unsOundprolive
Special thanks to Red Bull, Skull Candy, Oakley, NYSea Productions, SMASH, Escape Route, Swingbelly’s, The Saloon, The Inn and Allegria Hotel.
EVERYTHING GOES WRIGHT AT QUIKSILVER PRO NEW YORK
LONG BEACH, Long Island, NY (Sept. 9, 2011) – After four consecutive days of world class competition that drew 100,000 new fans to the beach, and a day of surfing that will go down in history, it can safely be said that everything went right at the inaugural $1million Quiksilver Pro New York Supported by vitaminwater. Owen Wright, the 21-year-old rookie from DownUnder took out 10-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater (USA) to write the sport’s greatest underdog tale: A kid from the Aussie sticks making it big in New York to take home a record $300,000 and move to No.2 in the world
The Quiksilver Pro New York Final marked a rematch between the pair from the previous stop on the ASP World Title Series in Tahiti. But today belonged to Wright and the monumental nature of the moment was not lost on the New York crowd who passionately rooted on a kid they’d never heard of before this week.
Wright wasted no time in the Final, belting a 7.00, a 9.23, and an 8.00 in the opening minutes of the heat against Slater with a savage forehand attack on the clean left-hand walls. Slater never made it off the ropes, unable to tap back into the brilliance that blinded opponents Josh Kerr (Australia) and Taj Burrow (Australia) in his quarter- and semi-final heats – heats that were worthy of being finals in themselves.
As the clock counted down, Slater made one last push, throwing everything he had into a last ditch effort that ended in a broken board.
“Firstly all my friends and family came to mind,” said Wright. “I’m just as stoked as they are. It just overwhelmed me thinking of them.
“The conditions were perfect for me. I knew I’d do everything I could to get to the final with Kelly and I knew he’d be there anyway. Once I got the final I went, no, this is payback for last week! But I’ve watched Kelly my whole life. He’s been a huge inspiration to me.
“I walked for six hours one day in the city just looking around. I’ve seen nothing like it before. I went to the top of the Empire State building and looked down and I was thinking Central Park was just some small park, but it’s like central forest! It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever seen. But that’s just New York. Everything’s huge. Huge prize money, hell trophy and perfect surf.”
Prior to the final, Slater was in deadly form. His ultimate loss was taken graciously and he seemed to revel in the opportunity to share the moment with Wright. It was 20 years ago that Slater stood in the place that Owen stands today. Wright was 1-year-old that year.
“Owen’s first win – this is going to be a memory for his whole life and I’m stoked to be in that final with him. I’m a hundred per cent confident that he’s going to at least one world title. He’s basically still a rookie and in my opinion he’s probably the most well-rounded guy on tour.
“I felt off from wave one. I took off on the first wave and just misread it.”
On his heat with Taj: “It’s funny, because I get nervous until somebody gets a good ride and then I know what I need to do. I almost enjoy it more when somebody gets a big score because it brings you to a level. It opens the flood-gates for you.”
In his semi-final heat against Burrow, Slater was in need of a near-perfect ride in the dying minutes. Of course, he rose to the occasion like no-one else could, launching the event’s only perfect 10-point ride with a gigantic frontside full-rotation slob grab on a closeout section. It was a hard defeat for Burrow, who had the crowd in his corner with a ballistic display of both tail-busting power turns and sky-scraper aerials.
“Even with my 9 and a 7.8, I still didn’t feel safe because Kelly’s capable of (a perfect 10) and he did it,” said Burrow. “He tried lots of wild airs and the wind wasn’t cooperating with him… and I was like, I hope he doesn’t stick one of these things. But sure enough, he gets a big wedge and I let him have it. It looked too big and dumpy. But he did the best air of his life! I don’t know how he does it. It won’t even do it justice explaining how freakish that actually is, what he just did. That’s the best air he’s ever done in his life and he did it when he needed, with a minute to go, and it had to be against me. It hurts. It’s awful.”
Josh Kerr leaves New York as another sentimental favorite. He came here with no expectations, hot off a performance in Tahiti that marked his true arrival to the top ranks. Third place today solidifies him in the top 10 – now 6th in the world.
“It’s a little frustrating…but maybe it was fate, because what happened with him and Taj was meant to be,” said Kerr. “That’s good for our sport what just went down. I was stoked to see it. Still bummed on losing, but bitter sweet.
“Being in the big city and getting a big result, and getting good waves… there’s a lot of people watching this. Having heats verse Kelly is obviously a good thing because people will wake up in the middle of the night to watch those.”
Alejo Muniz (BRA), 22, currently competing in his rookie year on the ASP World Title Series, was in impressive form throughout the entirety of Quiksilver Pro New York competition, but was unable to trump Wright in their Semifinals heat. Muniz’s equal 3rd place finish marks his career-best result.