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May 08 Archive

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Meet Kalle Carranza


Name: Kalle Carranza

Age: 22

Place of Birth Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Height: 6'

Weight: 160

Sponsors: Reef,Von Zipper, Steve Boysen Surfboards, freestyle,Pacific Drive Surfshop ,da kine, HeadHunter

Stance: Goofy

Type of board that you ride 6´2" - 18" - 2 1/16"

Favorite Spots to ride: Mexico secret spots

Training: Surfing Puerto without a leash is training enough.

Interests: Traveling! Reading as well.

Residence: Puerto Escondido,Oaxaca,Mexico

Athletes you look up to or admire: The Irons Brothers, The Coolie kids, Hobgoods

Most embarrassing moment: I have never had a Beer

Things you love: Traveling, good friends,good waves, beautiful women

Things you hate (besides these stupid questions): Attitudes, egos, anger, hatred, selfishness and shitty waves.

Most recent victories or achievements: Mexican National Champ 04-05 - Cover of Surfers Journal - Cover of Surfer mag

Secret of your success: Trying hard to do good and treating people the way i would like to be treated

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Boysen in TW Surf Travel Issue


Check out the new Transworld Surf Travel Issue. Were super stoked on all the shots of the boys on SB boards!! Pages: 61 - 80 - 123 - 143 - 145 - 156 - 157 - 194

Art Show May 15th


SB Surfboards is hosting The Collection Art Show on Thursday May 15 at the showroom in Oceanside, California. This will be our second art show since we opened last December. Come by and check it out!!!

SB Sponsors the VQS!


Today Daniel Terry from Volcom came and picked up a 5'8" G-Minor for a giveaway at the Volcom Totally Crustaceous VQS Championships at 54th Street in Newport Beach. The Contest is May 9-11 and the board is going to the winner of the 14 & under division.

Thanks for including us Terry!! Some lucky grom is gonna be fired up!! Maybe it will be our own team grom Kyle Galtes - he's in town from Kaui to compete in the VQS Championships.

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Koastal Kaos Invitational


May 6, 2008

The Koastal Kaos Invitational and $10,000 WQS 1-Star Take Over Oceanside This Week

The 2007-2008 Koastal Kaos Surf Series’ sponsored by SB Surfboards will
pull out all the stops, closing out the season with back-to-back
events at Oceanside Harbor’s North Jetty this week.

First up, will be the KK series’ top qualifiers in all six divisions
going head to head and elbow to elbow in the Koastal Kaos
Invitational in pursuit of cash, prizes and divisional championship
bragging rights. In addition to the $800 cash payout for the winner
of the Open Men’s division, the top two finishers in the Open Men’s,
as well as the Junior Men’s division champ, will earn seeds in the
$10,000 Koastal Kaos WQS 1-Star event which will go off Saturday and
Sunday —also at Oceanside Harbor—immediately after the Invitational.

“We’ve seen some mind-blowing surfing from our competitors throughout
the series…in all divisions,” said KK Contest Director Phil
Antonopoulos. “So it’s definitely going to be exciting to watch all
these surfers going for broke with even more cash and prizes on the
line. You can always count on groms like Taylor Clark (Encinitas),
and Kanoa Igarashi (Huntington Beach), as well as the bigger guns
like Brent Reilly (Carlsbad), Macy Mullen (Hawaii) and so many others
to put on a clinic of high-performance surfing.”

Heading into the weekend — May 10 – 11—up and coming pro surfers will
take the stage, vying for a share of the $10,000 purse and precious
ASP ratings points in the Koastal Kaos WQS 1-Star sponsored by No Fear.

”We’ve linked the Koastal Kaos Invitational to an ASP sanctioned WQS
event to help our amateur surfers earn QS points and make the
transition into the pro ranks,” said Britt Galland, No Fear’s VP of
Marketing. It’s going to be a lot of fun to see if any of the three
amateur seeds from the Invitational get steal some of the prize money
from the pros.”

According to Antonopoulos, the series’ sponsors, including No Fear SB
Surfboards, GFH Boards, Future Fins, Sambazon, HangAir, Spy, ProLite,
Bubble Gum Surf Wax, Ogio, Osiris, and BL!SSS magazine—have been very
generous at every event, pumping competitors with tons of prizes and
products. “I think we may need an extra trailor for this week’s load
of prizes and products.”

For more information or to view photos and videos of the Koastal Kaos
events after their completion, surf over to

Sea Bass Wins!!!!!


SAN CLEMENTE, California (Saturday, May 3, 2008) – Sebastian Zietz (Hanalei, HI) has claimed the 2008 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge North American Qualifier in firing three-to-four foot (1 metre) surf at Lower Trestles over fellow finalists Jason Harris (Huntington Beach, CA), Travis Beckmann (Vero Beach, FL) and Dusty Payne (Lahaina, HI).

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Grade-2 Pro Junior event culminated a week’s worth of competition this afternoon as performance levels went through the roof, with some of the highest scored waves of the event being logged in during the hard-fought final.

Zietz, who proved the form surfer of both the Oakley Pro Junior and the ASP WQS 4-Star 6.0 Lowers Pro (only knocked out with a last-minute interference), absolutely dominated the final, seamlessly blending beautiful rail work with explosive fin-free maneuvers to net the highest-scoring heat total of the Oakley Pro Junior, an 18.40 out of a possible 20.

“I was surprised when I heard that first score because I didn’t think that it was that good of a wave and then I got that second wave and I finally started to relax a little bit,” Zietz said. “I surfed about 11 heats in this contest, and I’m bummed to lose out in the quarters of the men’s event because of an interference, but it made me want to go out and smash it in this heat that much more. It’s always a big breakthrough to win an event and take home some money.”

As the opening event of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series (an ASP North America Specialty Series), Zietz’s win also sees the young Hawaiian take the ratings heading into the second stop in September.

Harris, who advanced through the field relatively unnoticed, rocketed from third to second in the dying moments with a blistering forehand assault on a roping Lowers righthander. The score netted in at an 8.27 out of a possible 10 and upped Harris into runner-up position.

“I knew it was a battle for second and when that wave came through at the end, I just focused on surfing top-to-bottom and not falling,” Harris said. “This is the best result of my career and it definitely helps in terms of ratings and qualifying for the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships is definitely a goal this year because it’s my last season as a junior.”

In finishing 1st and 2nd respectively, Zietz and Harris have qualified for the Oakley Pro Global Challenge, which will run October 7-17, 2008.

“It’s unreal,” Harris said. “I’ve never been to Bali. I’ve been to the Mentawais, but never to Bali and I think it’s great that Oakley is putting money into junior surfing.”

Beckmann, who was one of the form surfers of the Oakley Pro Junior, looked in solid position throughout the final, but was unable to stave off the onslaught of Harris towards the end.

“It’s really tough to have second locked up and then lose it at the end,” Beckmann said. “3rd is still a pretty good result and it will help my rating this season as I aim to qualify for the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships.”

Payne, who consistently picked off the highest scores in both the 6.0 Lowers Pro and the Oakley Pro Junior, seemed to run out of energy towards the end of the day, but his impressive performances put the entire globe on notice.

“I was just out of rhythm I guess, and I just couldn’t get any good ones out there in the final. I just couldn’t get into a rhythm,” Payne said.

All Oakley Pro Junior action is available at

The next stop on the 2008 ASP North America Pro Junior Series will be the Arnette Pro Junior from June 7-8, 2008 at 54th St. in Newport Beach, CA.

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Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge ASP North America Qualifier – ASP Grade-2 Pro Junior

Final 1 – Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 18.40 2 – Jason Harris (USA) 14.94 3 – Travis Beckmann (USA) 14.17 4 – Dusty Payne (HAW) 13.40

Semifinals: 8 surfers remaining (1st and 2nd advance) SF 1: Dusty Payne (HAW) 15.06, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 11.77, Adam Wickwire (USA) 10.47, Austin Smith-Ford (USA) 10.34 SF 2: Travis Beckmann (USA) 15.16, Jason Harris (USA) 10.93, Blake Jones (USA) 7.84, Nat Young (USA) 6.33

Quarterfinals: 16 surfers remaining (1st and 2nd advance) QF 1: Dusty Payne (HAW) 16.57, Austin Smith-Ford (USA) 12.67, Nick Rupp (USA) 5.20, Andrew Doheny (USA) 8.13 QF 2: Adam Wickwire (USA) 14.17, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 12.96, Bruno Rodrigues (USA) 10.46, Dillon Perillo (USA) 10.36 QF 3: Travis Beckmann (USA) 11.00, Jason Harris (USA) 10.00, Brent Reilly (USA) 10.00, Sean Poynter (USA) 8.20 QF 4: Nat Young (USA) 14.67, Blake Jones (USA) 13.16, Matt Mohagen (USA) 12.60, Cody Thompson (USA) 8.86

Remaining Round 2 Heats: 32 surfers remaining (1st and 2nd advance) Heat 5: Travis Beckmann (USA) 11.17, Matt Mohagen (USA) 8.28, Mike McCabe (USA) 5.76, Rudy Palmboom (USA) 5.33 Heat 6: Brent Reilly (USA) 15.10, Nat Young (USA) 13.50, Fisher Heverly (USA) 9.60, Kyle Ramey (HAW) 8.86 Heat 7: Blake Jones (USA) 11.42, Sean Poynter (USA) 9.94, Marshall Alberga (USA) 4.20, Philip Goold (USA) 9.93 Heat 8: Cody Thompson (ZAF) 16.17, Jason Harris (USA) 13.10, Daniel Shea (USA) 11.40, Kento Takahashi (JPN) 8.60

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Sea Bass is blowing up the WQS 4 star Nike 6.0 Event at Lower Trestles in San Clemente California.

In the main event Sebastian started out in round one and has already blazed through 7 heats to find himself in the quarter finals! In his seventh heat of the contest he earned a perfect 10 on a board he got just two days ago, I guess he likes it!

If thats not enough success for one guy he is also in the quarter finals of the junior too!

The contest wraps tomorrow with the quarters, semi's and finals of both divisions.

Seabastian is gonna be busy tomorrow! GO SEA BASS!!

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