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Kevin Cortez wins snapt4 wildcard

And the winner is…..
Kevin Cortez wins the Snapt4 Wild Card spot!!! With 8,000 total votes submitted and a class of heavy hitters including Kevin Schulz, Anthony Fillingham, and Jacob “Zeke” Szekely, Kevin was able to secure the bag with a huge amount support from friends, family and fans around the world. Its no wonder why Kevin got the call, the insanely talented Nicaraguan has been dropping clips almost daily for the past two years on his IG showcasing his abilities as well as the amazing support from his Playa Colorados community. Excited to see what is in store! Congrats Kevin!!!
Kevin Cortez now has a year to collect clips for his chance at a grand prize of $40k or a 2nd/3rd place winnings of 10k. Winning the Wild Card spot from “Zeke” seemed difficult with Szekely’s recent NBD’s coming out of Waco but going up head to head against the likes of Parker Coffin, Jack Robinson, Seth and Josh Moniz will be the true test and sight to see. Don’t count Kevin out, with his love for progressive surfing and a newly lit fire under himself, you can count on the Playa Colorodos community to back their local hero to the top. Cheers Kev -Stretch Family

 

“UNLOCKED” Eimeo Czermak

Time flies when you are having fun. Eimeo Czermak has made a name for himself the past few years with contest bombs and praises from surfings elite. Still at just 17 years young the sky is the limit. With Teahupoʻo as his backyard and one of the best surfing communities at the end of the road supporting and pushing him, the next few years will be a blast to watch. Sit back and enjoy the future!

After several weeks of “lockdown”, the game plan change… No contest this year? No travel? … Ok! Let’s do some free surf at Home!! Hope you’ll like this!!!
Huge Maururu to Uncles @tahuraihenry and @veteadavid for Rescue and lifesaving !
Huge Thanks to photographers and filmmakers:
@lh.prod
@timmckenna
@keanu.moux
@timpruvost
@tereopaoscar
@j.czerm_photography

Music: ZHU and Nero-Dreams

WILLY & VICKY- ROAD TRIP IN CALIFORNIA

 

WILLY & VICKY – ROAD TRIP IN CALIFORNIA S01E01 It is a new concept of episodes mixing cartoon and real surf action. Something different showing my routine when I travel. Followed by a special and unique friend a DINOSAUR. This is this is first episode: Road trip in California . STARRING WILLIAM ALIOTTI AND VICTOR PELLEGRIN SPECIAL GUEST WILLIAM “STRETCH” RIEDEL DIRECTED BY MANUEL CLAUDEVILLE MORELL DRAWINGS BY LAURE HELENE VAUDIER & ROCH TASTET AN ORIGINAL SERIE BY WILLIAM ALIOTTI & MANUEL CLAUDEVILLE MORELL SOUNDTRACKS: DRIVE PERFORMED BY MUNICIPAL DAMOS DAYS PERFORMED BY SLOW SEASON COURTESY OF RIDINGEASY RECORDS

WHAT YOUTH – FAIRLY NORMAL FEAT. WILLIAM ALIOTTI

Be sure to head over to www.WhatYouth.com and check out the entire article and feature! Cheers Willy!

Boards

Stretch Asym – 6’0/5’6 x 18.4″ x 2.25″

Stretch Skate – 5’8″ x 18.65″ x 2.25″

Twinny & Finless – Ryan Lovelace @ryanlovelace

Watch and enjoy.

What Youth

Filmed & Edited – Clem McInerney @clemmcinerney

Additional Footage – Sara de Frutos & Manuel Claudeville-Morell

Music –

  • A Typical Ride out – Noir Et Blanc Vie
  • Tape Deck – Endless Love
  • California Wind – Bruno E.

Special Thanks: Guillaume Dartenuc

http://www.stretchboards.com

Nic Von Rupp’s New Edit “INDO DREAMS” + Q&A

2X4 LEAGACY – 5’10 X 18.65 X 2.38 PHOTO:@MENDODORNELLAS

 

 

Hey Nic! How is it being back home prepping for the upcoming big wave season?

“Yo Yo! The Boys! I feel like during winter time its a hassle here in euprope running around, cold water, heavy beatings”

 

Happy to trade in the big boards and wetsuits for some warm water barrels?

“Feels good to go to Indo, I have been going since a young age and just feels awesome to go to Deserts get barreled, not have a single worry, surfing in board shorts and just frothing out!”

 

What boards did you use during your recent trip in Indonesia?

“I was using the 2×4’s. I used the 5’10 on the smaller days as a 3 fin and the 6’2 on the bigger days. Boards felt really amazing! I really enjoyed how it rode in the barrel with speed and how fast it would pump through those sections”

 

Happy with the equipment and overall trip?

“It was a dream trip! I had never really “scored” Deserts and it was like two swells in a row. Epic waves, just as good as it gets. I was super stoked with the equipment”

 

How do you like the WSL’s idea sending surfers on more “strike mission” type of trips for coverage?

“With the tour their was only three events so we would appear only three days in the whole year so I think its great the WSL is sending people on strike missions and trying to promote the big wave scene. I think its positive you know, WSL always does a great job and I think its going in the right direction.”

 

You are pretty familiar with the whole “get up and go” type of travels this past year filming for “ON IT” and staring in your movie “RAIL ROAD”. Seems like this platform might be perfect?

“Thats it man, big waves, slabs and chasing swells. A contest just doesn’t do justice what our life is so its exciting times! I feel like their needs to be a tour as well as the WSL doing content around us is also really good. To have WSL support is awesome. Even though there is no event at Mavericks I see Mavericks as one of the biggest challenges. Thats my goal, I wanna push it out there, try and ride bigger barrels on the left, I feel like Mavericks is gonna have an impact on my career and thats where I want to put my efforts into.”

 

Thanks so much Nic! Hoping for yet another successful year for you and even though Mavericks will not be on the BWT schedule we hope to see some epic free surfs to come!

“Having you guys in Santa Cruz and having Stretch’s support for example giving me that 9’9 and all the insight its definitely one of the places I want to base myself and push the limits. Yeeewww!”

2X4 STEP UP – 6’2 X 18.65 X 2.45 PHOTO: @MENDODORNELLAS

 

Nic Von Rupp in “BRUSCO”

 

Nic Von Rupp has had a BIG year. He has endured cold water, heavy poundings and big barrels from Nazaré, Mavericks, Mullaghmore to Jaws. His ability to travel and surf anything is what sets him apart from the crowds. Making a huge push towards why he should be included on the 2019 WSL Big Wave Tour roster. Cant wait to see what is in store for next year! Enjoy!

Watch Nic and his 2018/19 XXL campaign below in “BRUSCO”. Music by Mars Red Sky – Strong Reflection
Edit by Felix Gansicke

Brusco from Nic von Rupp on Vimeo.

Nic’s 2018/19 XXL Quiver

CompGun – 9’0 x 20 x 2.65 – Vol: 69.4l.

CompGun – 9’6 x 20 x 3.5 – Vol: 70.8l.

CompGun – 9’9 Nathan’s Mav’s Knife

CompGun – 10’4 x 20.75 x 3.7 – Vol: 84.5

BuzzGun  – 9’6 x 19.25 x 3.5 – Vol: 70L.

BuzzGun – 10’4 x 20.25 x 3.8 – Vol: 85.7l.

 

NIC’S Nazaré 9’6 AND 10’4 BUZZGUN’S

9’6 AND 10’4 COMPGUN’S

NEW DFT 9’0 KNIFE

The 2×4 is the Ultimate Travel Board

“The 2×4 will increase your top speed, no doubt about that. There is a particular flex that you get when you are projecting down the line. A sensation that I obsess about” – @noamizuno

‘If you know, then you know’ is basically how word gets around about our 2×4 model. Without much exposure, it has continued to become surfers top choice of equipment for the hopeful mysteries of waves like Skeleton bay, Teahapoo, Pipeline, Honolua Bay, Kandui lefts and pretty much any wave on earth that one must push the limits of what’s possible.

Noa Mizuno’s 2×4 Legacy – 5’7 x 18.5 x 2.25 Vol: 25.1l.

With Koa Smith and Benji Brand both winning big paychecks from GoPro on matching equipment in Namibia, this board has been put to the ultimate test in stamina barrel riding and has came out victorious.

“I definitely couldn’t have made that wave without that board” – Koa Smith

Koa’s $35,000 GoPro winner Photo: Alan Van Gysen

“This thing helped me get drained all over the globe… 20 second barrels in Africa, 10ft Newport Beach, Nicaragua, Tahiti, Mexico and Hawaii. I need copies of this “2X4″ asap” – @koasmith

Koa Smith’s 2×4 Legacy – 5’9” x 18.65” x 2.3” Vol: 26.4l.

Koa Smith Photo: Alan Van Gysen

Benji Brand’s $20,000 GoPro Winner

“Fastest board around.” – @benjibrand

Brand brothers. 2×4 Legacy’ – 5’8″ x 18.5″ x 2.3″  Vol: 25.9l.

This past year Noa Mizuno and Nate Behl put on an absolute show at Kandui Lefts riding none other than their trusty 2×4’s. Again making it a tried and true choice of board for the “unknown” that surfers are faced with when traveling to places with no idea what to expect.

“I’ll never ride anything else ever again at Kandui Left.  Boards are literally like cheating out there compared to anything else I’ve ridden in 12 years ” – @justisstjohn

 

“That board as a quad seriously felt like a Tesla on autopilot cruising a foam ball.” – @natemcnasty

 

Noa Mizuno in the drivers seat. Photo: Justis St John

Nate Behl on a nasty one. Kandui Lefts Photo: Justis St John

Nate’s 2×4 CFT round pin – 6’0 x 19 x 2.3 Vol: 28.7l.

 

“Want to make own your own?”

order a new custom board with 3-5 week turnaround time*

$750 = EPS/EPOXY (2.0pcf Marko foam core glassed with EPOXY resin)
$830 = CFT (eps/epoxy with deck channels, bamboo stringer, bias weave S-glass)
$985 = DFT (eps/epoxy with deck channels, vacuum bagged bamboo inlay stringer, bias weave S-glass)
$1190 = LEGACY (CFT with cork deck/rails and bamboo bottom)

 

Contact: info@stretchboards.com for orders/questions

 

William Aliotti in “Rumble Fish”

 

William Aliotti and crew run a muck of Portugal in the new Volcom film “Rumble Fish” produced by Wasted Talent. Filmed and edited by Guillem Cruells starring William Aliotti, Charly Quivront, Gony Zubizarreta, Joao Moreira, Baptiste Gaud, Alex Botelho, Maud Lecar, and Harry Timson. Enjoy!

 

RUMBLE FISH from WASTED TALENT on Vimeo.

 

William’s 2018 Quiver

2win Fish – 5’4 x 19 x 2.1 – Vol: 27.3l.

5150 Sk8 – 5’4 x 18.63 x 2.1 – Vol: 27.5l.

2win – 5’7 x 18.5 x 2.25 – Vol: 26.8l.

Fletcher Four – 5’8 x 18.875 x 2.375

Skate – 5’8 x 18.8 x 2.3 – Vol: 27.5l.

2×4 Legacy – 5’8 x 18.65 x 2.25 – Vol: 25.78l.

Lil’ Buddy – 5’9 x 18.35 x 2.2 – Vol: 25.3l.

S10 Double – 5’9 x 18.38 x 2.25 – Vol: 26.4l.

Lil’ Buddy – 5’10 x 18.875 x 2.375 – Vol: 27.3l.

Thing – 5’10 x 18.25 x 2.25 – Vol: 26.6l.

Square One – 5’10 x 18.3 x 2.25 – Vol: 26l.

Lil’ Buddy – 5’11 x 18.63 x 2.3 – Vol: 26.9l.

2×4 Bruce – 6’2 x 18.25 x 2.35 – Vol: 27.7l.

2×4 Step Up – 6’2 x 18.25 x 2.35 – Vol: 28.8l.

 

William on his 5’9 Lil’ Buddy Photo: @rebosolasanta

 

“What’s he riding?” Willy Aliotti’s blacked out quiver

Check out what models William Aliotti regularly packs into his bag for travel.

height/weight:
1.75m  by 70 KG
(5’8″ 165lbs.)

 

All boards built with:
CFT medium construction
  • 4oz. RWG + 4oz. bias S-glass bottom / 4oz. bias S-glass + 6oz. RWG deck
  • 2.1pcf Marko Foam EPS core
  • 1/8″ bamboo stringer
  • deck channels

3k uni-directional carbon fiber tail strip reinforcements

Future ILT fin system with Jordy Smith Medium HC 4.54″ height by 4.59″ base

Whether threading through gutting tubes on his frontside or wafting tail-free drifts in small points on his backhand, Willy finds the Lil Buddy as his “go-to” board. photo: david aumentado

 

Lil Buddy squash tail – 5’10” x 18.187″ x 2.13″ vol. 24.3L

“personally the Lil Buddy is the board for me that i can take on any trip ! for any kind of condition like proper barrel 4 to 6 ft and in normal and mellow waves from 2 to 4 ft ( the lil buddy model will be the first one in the board bag”

Willy cracks a frontside ollie on his 5’8″ skate. photo: @laurentpujol

Skate swallow tail – 5’8″ x 18.25″ x 2.187″ vol. 24.5L

“the second board that i will always take on a trip is the Skate ! when the wind swoop on shore this board become amazing and really skatey on shity waves”

thing v2 CFT 5’9″ x 18.187″ x 2.13″

Thing v2 squash tail – 5’9″ x 18.187″ x 2.13″ vol. 24.8L

2×4 step up round pin – 6’4″ x 18.25″ x 2.4″ vol. 29.5L * modified nose outline and tail rocker

“…and to finish my perfect  last boards of the quiver on barrel destination i will always the 2X4 step up and normal short board”

aiming for the cosmos on his cosmic color lam thing v2. photo: @chroniclesofchristie

 “i trust stretch surfboard more then any other! i just thinks they are super solid and so performance! they stay magic forever and never get old”

Willy has switched from his rocket red airbrushes into the dark side. Apparently Stretch didn’t get the memo when he decided to surprise Willy with this neon twinnie!