MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
Mick Fanning Posts Equal 3rd at Billabong Pro RioRead more...
After nearly 10 down days in a row, the Billabong Rio Pro has wrapped. With tons of Brazilians flying everywhere, Mick Fanning and Ace Buchan still managed to crush their way through a few heats and pull in some solid results. Mick, who now sits in third overall, made his way to the Semi-Finals before taking a loss to eventual winner, Jordy Smith.Mick wasn't the only one who made it through a few rounds, and Brazil saw Ace pull in an equal 5th and his best result of the year. Whether he should have lost to Medina is another story, but that's an entire debate in itself. Relive the magi... [ more ]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 08, 2013
Dragon Unveils The Floatable CollectionRead more...
Dragon Unveils New Floatable Sunglasses H20 Floatable Collection Includes Top 5 Styles with Performance PolarCarlsbad, CA (May 8, 2013)- Dragon has seamlessly blended fashion with function to create the H20 Floatable Collection—its first ever line of floating sunglasses. Made for men and women who enjoy an active lifestyle in and around the water, the H20 Floatable Collection pairs 5 of Dragon’s most popular styles— including The Jam and the Double Dos—with a specially formulated injected frame designed to stay afloat in the ocean, pool or lake. Arriving just in time for summer, Dragon's... [ more ]
MONDAY, MAY 06, 2013
Shane Dorian and Keala Kennelly Go Big at XXL AwardsRead more...
Every year, Shane Dorian, Reef McIntosh and Keala Kennelly catch a lot of big waves, the ones that us mere mortals wouldn't even consider touching. Lucky for them, they are recognized for the size of their...waves, and honored at the Billabong XXL Awards. We suspected Shane would clean up for his performance at Jaws, and he did, taking home a check for Tube of the Year and Ride of the Year. Also on the podium was Keala, who grabbed a well deserved Women's Performer of the Year award for her backside barrel at Jaws. [ more ]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 01, 2013
Shane Dorian, Mick Fanning and Beau Foster in "Anything Sing"Read more...
Reef gathered their vagabond team of surfers for their newest film "Anything Sing," a gritty new flick which happens to feature Dragon riders Beau Foster, Mick Fanning and Shane Dorian. Check the boys out as they score perfect barrels in Morocco and Dorian's ender section at Jaws.Watch Anything Sing in its entirety over on What Youth. [ more ]
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Taylor Clark Tears Lowers ApartRead more...
Local grom Taylor Clarke has been turning heads for a while now, but this recent video on Surfline is making us reevaluate our choice to call him a grom...I mean, have you seen those man turns? http://www.surfline.com/video/webisodes/taylor-lately_95563 [ more ]
During his rookie year, he was able to get four podium finishes, a win at St. Louis Supercross. During 2011 season, Blake suffered with shoulder problems throughout the year and therefore had to take the Outdoor National Season off to take care of the injuries. In 2012 he was able to finish 3rd overall in East Coast Lites, including a win in Indianapolis. With the support of the team, Blake has high expectations for the coming year.
"You learn so much every time out," Wharton said. "I've been working really hard on some great things, practicing a lot, working on my speed and endurance too. I know whenever we show up to a race it's going to be game on and I want to show up ready."
Wharton will be competing in the AMA Supercross East Coast Lites and AMA Motocross Nationals this season.
1st AMA Supercross East Coast Lites, Indy
3rd AMA Supercross East Coast Lites, St. Louis
3rd AMA Supercross East Coast Lites, Toronto
3rd place East Coast Supercross Lites Series
7th place Lucas Oil AMA Motocross 250 Class
5th place East Coast Supercross Lites Series
10th place East Coast Supercross Lites Series
10th place Lucas Oil AMA Motocross 250 Class
Rider Name: Blake Wharton
Rider Nickname: None
Resides: Pilot Point, TX
First dirt bike: Kawasaki 60
Age started racing: 7 years old
Inspiration:God and my family
Hometown:Pilot Point, TX
This will be year two for Blake with the Rockstar Energy Racing squad and look for him to build on his success from his first year with the team. Wharton should be one of the contenders for the AMA Supercoss 250 class contesting the east coast this season