R.COLLECTIVE SURF

Image description

Surf

Yeeew!!

Welcome to San Clemente

P764

Crazy crowds in NY

P758

Live from hotel

P752

Every competitor in the NY event got free accommodation at the main hotel across from beach, the athletes can chill in their rooms too and watch event live on their TV's.

Quik Pro NY finals day

P745

Kerr Love

Kerr Oopy

Kerr Smashed Slater

 

Josh Kerr flys into 1/4's

LONG BEACH, LONG ISLAND / New York (Thursday, September 8, 2011) – The world’s best surfers tore through a marathon day of competition with some incredible performances at the Quiksilver Pro New York to decide the event’s Quarterfinalists in pumping three-to-five foot (1.5 metre) surf compliments of Hurricane Katia.

Stop No. 6 of 11 on the ASP World Title Series, today’s Quiksilver Pro New York competition saw non-stop action, as the ASP Top 34 put it all on the line in Long Beach while chasing the ASP World Title, the historic US$1,000,000 prize purse and crucial points to secure their position amongst the elite prior to the midyear rotation following the event.

Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, clawed his way back in to his Round 4 heat after Kelly Slater (USA), 39, took a commanding lead with a 9.37 for a big frontside alley-oop. The progressive Australian answered with two airs of his own, first launching a massive backside varial to the tune of 9.57 and immediately caught another wave, this time lofting a gigantic alley-oop for a 9.70 to overtake the reigning 10-time ASP World Champion and advance directly through to the Quarterfinals.

“I can’t believe it just happened like that,” Kerr said. “I didn’t expect to make that varial and when I did I thought, ‘it’s time to go now.’ Then I got one straight after it. I couldn’t have planned it any better. The fans are really cool and it’s great to be in New York with everyone screaming, it’s great. I definitely gained confidence from that heat. I’ve never beaten Kelly (Slater) and I’m just so stoked right now.”

 

Kerrzy Quiksilver Pro

 

JOSH KERR'S TEAHUPOO SLAYER

Last week’s CT event in Tahiti at the infamous "end of the road' wave Teahupoo saw Josh Kerr not only spend more time in the tube than anyone else, but also scored himself a career best result on the WCT with a 3rd place finish. Kerr more well know for his flair above the lip, let his tube style do the talking in some of the heaviest barrels surfed in a WCT event.

Josh laid testament to his Rusty Preisendorfer shaped "Slayer" model board's performance throughout the event helping him excel to the finals.
Kelly Slater & Josh Kerr where the only two competitors to ride alternate crafts, crafts that where designed for hi-fi vanishing acts behind the curtain and tight radical turns, look at their results Slater won it and Kerr narrowly lost to Slater in the semi’s, nuff said. Kerr was riding a 6”0 & a 6”2 which you would consider being more suited to your local beach break. The "Slayer" proved itself in the ultimate testing ground of Teahupoo’s gnarly barrels.

Click here to watch Kerr talking about the Rusty Slayer model he rode at Teahupoo.


 

Back to top