Image 1 for Surf Relik Trestles and Duct Tape Rockaway . . . what gives?

Kirra Seale in the Duct Tape at Rockaway Beach NY. Photos: Jimmy Wilson

Image 2 for Surf Relik Trestles and Duct Tape Rockaway . . . what gives?

Harrison Roach taking the blokes.

Image 3 for Surf Relik Trestles and Duct Tape Rockaway . . . what gives?

Image 4 for Surf Relik Trestles and Duct Tape Rockaway . . . what gives?

Image 5 for Surf Relik Trestles and Duct Tape Rockaway . . . what gives?

Kirra Seale and Harrison Roach.

Surf Relik Trestles and Duct Tape Rockaway . . . what gives?

9 October 19


We’ve had a string of people contacting us throughout this week wondering if we know what happened and who-won-what at the two big longboard comps running simultaneously on opposite coasts of the US last weekend. But like most everybody else we weren’t finding it easy to get hard news on the Surf Relik in California and the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape in New York either.

Neither run updates of the events on their websites, and they don’t send out news releases to the media - surf or otherwise - so unless you have the time to watch the (often sketchy) live broadcasts on Facebook, you pretty much have to trawl competitors’ Instagram posts to try to find out what happened.

So it seems we’re not the only ones who think that’s a bit odd. Like, they’ve gone to considerable effort in all other areas - both belong to established series (the Duct Tape is in its ninth year and Relik its third) and they’re really well run events, with solid infrastructure, and they’re popular with the competitors, and they put up a fair slab of prize-money to boot, and both feature outrageously great longboarding . . . so what’s with the stealth promo angle? (If that’s what it is.)

One surf writer we know reckons they are being “deliberately obtuse to chase an element of cool”, like you’ve got to be ‘in the know’ to keep up with what’s going down – so maybe they are deliberately keeping it kinda underground as opposed to the shouty, saturation promotion coming from international shortboard events. And fair enough if that is the case I guess, but longboarding is already cool however you look at it, right? So it seems a lot of interested people out there are finding it tiring trying to simply get some news on these unique events . . . go figure.

Anyway, here’s what we’ve gleaned so far. At the Duct Tape, the surf was small and the party was huge, and the Women’s Final saw three young Hawaiians in Kirra Seale, Kelis Kaleopaa and Haley Otto up against the Brazilian star Chloe Calmon, with Kirra taking the win and the 8,000 big ones. The Men’s saw the sole Australian Harrison Roach roll Kevin Skvarna, Kaniela Stewart and David Arganda for his US eight grand.

 Meanwhile over on the West Coast, Trestles cranked overhead and glassy-as for the Relik, and I actually managed to finally find a breakdown of the placings and scores under a tiny tag on their site marked “Heat Sheets”. They weren’t in a downloadable format so I went and typed them up (and gave myself finger cramps) – and this is about as much light as we can shine at this point in time.

And big congrats to Eduard Depero, Harley Ingleby, Sally Cohen, Natsumi Taoka, Steve Sawyer and Tyler Warren for shinning all the way through to the finals!

 - from JB at PLB

SURF RELIK, TRESTLES

WOMEN’S DIVISION (US$37,800 Purse)

Round 1 – 1st to R2, 2nd = 17th $750

HEAT 1: Avalon Gal (9.43) def. Natalia Smith (9.07)

HEAT 2: Natsumi Taoka (14.33) def. Kirra Molnar (9.74)

HEAT 3: Candra Jordan (11.07) def. Crystal Walsh (9.7)

HEAT 4: Kaitlin Mikkelsen (14.27) def. Nava Young (7.16)

HEAT 5: Megan Godinez (13.8) def. Roisin Carolan (12.33)

HEAT 6: Kat Hughes (10.53) def. Jazmine Dean (10.16)

HEAT 7: Sally Cohen (11.27) def. Ophelle Ah-Kouen (9.06)

HEAT 8: Tully White (13.23) def: Mahina Aka (12.56)

Round 2 – 1st to Quarter Finals, 2nd = 9th $850

HEAT 1: Ashley Ahina (11.43) def. Avalon Gal (9.4)

HEAT 2: Natsumi Taoka (13.1) def. Maria Fernandez Reyes (11.43)

HEAT 3: Candra Jordan (12.33) def. Atalanta Batista (12.16)

HEAT 4: Kaitlin Mikkelson (14.27) def. Alice Lemoigne (10.87)

HEAT 5: Soleil Errico (16.4) def. Megan Godinez (14.6)

HEAT 6: Jen Smith (14.87) def. Kat Hughes (8.83)

HEAT 7: Sally Cohen (12.63) def. Hiroka Yoshikawa (12.33)

HEAT 8: Lindsay Steinriede (16.57) def. Tully White (11.17)

Quarter Finals – 1st to Semis, 2nd = 5th $1500

QF 1: Natsumi Taoka (13.74) def. Ashley Ahina (13.27)

QF 2: Kaitlin Mikkelson (9.44) def. Candra Jordan (9.03)

QF 3. Soleil Errico (12.0) def. Jen Smith (11.76)

QF 4. Sally Cohen (12.6) def. Lindsay Steinriede (12.4)

Semi Finals – 1st to Final, 2nd = 3rd $3000

SF 1. Natsumi Taoka (16.6) def. Kaitlin Mikkelson (12.0)

SF 2. Sally Cohen (15.87) def. Soleil Errico (13.0)

Final

1st $8500 - Sally Cohen (14.0)

2nd $4500 – Natsumi Taoka (13.77)

MEN’S MODERN DIVISION (US$31,800 Purse)

Round 1 - 1st goes to R2, 2nd = 9th $850

HEAT 1: Piccolo Clemente (15.33) def. Jeferson Silva (13.53)

HEAT 2: Eduard Delpero (16.63) def. Cole Robbins (14.46)

HEAT 3: Ben Skinner (13.8) def. Jack Entwistle (10.83)

HEAT 4: Taylor Jensen (16.77) def. Julian Schweizer (10.53)

HEAT 5: Tony Slivagni (13.34) def. Taka Inoue (11.1)

HEAT 6: Phil Razjman (12.06) def. Nelson Ahina (11.73) 

HEAT 7: Harley Ingleby (13.27) def. Kai Sallas (12.26)

HEAT 8: Rodrigo Sphair (14.53) def. Adam Griffiths (10.36)

Quarter Finals – 1st to Semis, 2nd  = 5th $1500

QF 1: Eduard Delpero (16.1) def. Piccolo Clemente (15.83)

QF 2: Taylor Jensen (16.0) def. Ben Skinner (12.43)

QF 3: Tony Slivagni (13.23) def. Phil Razjman (12.67)

QF 4: Harley Ingleby (17.4) def. Rodrigo Sphair (15.6)

Semi Finals – 1st to Final, 2nd = 3rd $3000

SF 1: Eduard Delpero (17.66) def. Taylor Jensen (17.0)

SF 2: Harley Ingleby (11.93) def. Tony Slivagni (9.44)

Final

1st - $8500 - Eduard Delpero (17.66)

2nd $4500 – Harley Ingleby (16.07) 

MEN’S CLASSIC DIVISION (US$37,800 Purse)

Round 1 - 1st goes to R2, 2nd = 9th $850

HEAT 1: Tyler Warren ((12.77) def. Mike Lay (11.13)

HEAT 2: Nathan Strom (13.2) def. Zack Flores (7.2)

HEAT 3: Kai Ellice-Flint (11.24) def. Ben Considine (9.77)

HEAT 4: Christian Wach (16.33) def. Jared Mell (10.37)

HEAT 5: Tommy Witt (15.33) def. Kyle Perez (8.34)

HEAT 6: Nic Brewer (11.4) def. Alec Rockrise (10.66)

HEAT 7: Josh Seerman (16.93) def. Noah Simabukuro (11.8)

HEAT 8: Steve Sawyer (15.04) def. Calo Teixeira (11.67)

Quarter Finals – 1st to Semis, 2nd  = 5th $1500

QF 1: Tyler Warren ((14.94) def. Nathan Strom (14.46)

QF 2: Christian Wach (16.77) def. Kai Ellice-Flint (12.14)

QF 3: Tommy Witt (16.07) def. Nic Brewer (10.74)

QF 4: Steve Sawyer (17.77) def. Josh Seerman (14.0)

Semi Finals – 1st to Final, 2nd = 3rd $3000

SF 1: Tyler Warren ((16.77) def. Christian Wach (14.74)

SF 2: Steve Sawyer (14.84) def. Tommy Witt (13.53)

Final

1st - $8500 – Steve Sawyer (16.6)

2nd $4500 – Tyler Warren ((14.16)

Facebook


<< Previous   Print   Next >>

Please choose your region

Australia | US / Rest of the World

(Changing your region, will clear your cart)