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Kerley Makes Forbes 30 Under 30

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Forbes_logo_smallChad Kerley has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in their annual “30 Under 30″ list. Joining the likes of Nyjah Huston, Chloe Kim, Adam Rippon, Blake Griffin and more, Chad was recognized for being the only person (at the time of print) to defeat Garrett Reynolds in the X Games (twice).

Chad has had a fairytale career and we are so excited for him to receive this well deserved accolade. To see the full list you can go HERE.

Congrats CK!

Keegan Palmer Takes Bronze at World Championships

Monday, November 5th, 2018

23916056_1512882565414947_903331207745302346_nKeegan Palmer took the bronze medal at the first ever World Championships of Skateboarding in Nanjing, China. Skating for Team Australia, Keegan showed the whole world he is the future of the sport. The youngest on the podium, Keegan will be setting his sights to qualify for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo during next year’s qualifying events.

RPRT to Produce Series with Outside Television and Jeb Corliss

Monday, October 15th, 2018

imagesRPRT is partnering with Outside Television to create a series created by founder Matt Meyerson with world famous BASE jumper Jeb Corliss. The show will center around Jeb’s purchase of a new RV and will be an ultimate “on the road” adventure starring Jeb and Matt. The two will drive from the RV factory in Iowa and through Middle America seeking adventure along the way.

The show is being supported by TCL and GoPro and will be produced by RPRT and Outside as a joint production. The show will be available on VOD, web, ROKU and cable platforms in early 2019.

Tia Blanco Wins Second Corona PR Pro Stop

Monday, October 15th, 2018

44131144_2220977491280915_5860883359617515520_nTia Blanco traveled to Puerto Rico for another stop of the Corona PR Pro series. Tia won every heat and dominated the landscape to come up with the top spot on the podium and $10,000. Great weekend for Tia and yet another great contest finish for her.

Next stop Japan and then Australia for the WQS.

Tia Blanco Takes Second in Costa Rica

Monday, October 8th, 2018

5a2c7a4e0dfb60d9e1818537818c732dContinuing on her contest tear, Tia Blanco went all the way to the final at the Costa Rica Essential Pro. Dominating her heats throughout the rounds with some of the highest waves scores of the day, Tia landed in the final. The surf was anemic and unfortunately she came up short in the final but her dominance throughout the contest shows she is mentally back on track to win contests again. This finish should jump her up 10-15 spots in the QS rankings.

Go Tia!

TCL USA Adds Tia Blanco to Family

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

ac1890c8-ec74-414f-a2ac-65f5e9fffa1a_1.e251f8bb57db1e53f522f503ffdae8d4Today it was announced that TCL, makers of fine HD televisions, has brought on Tia Blanco to be part of the family joining the likes of soccer legend Neymar Jr. and basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. To announce the partnership, TCL took Tia down to a remote spot in Mexico to make a beautiful film.

To see the piece you can go here.

Kerley Wins Gold at X Games MN

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

xgamesepsChad Kerley has done it again. This past weekend Chad had two flawless runs in the X Games Street BMX contest to take the top spot. Down to the wire, Chad’s last run one upped his previous tech mastery and it came down to the only man who was capable of removing Chad from the top spot – Garrett Reynolds (9 time Gold medal winner). Garrett had an amazing run but a late bauble led to his falling on the next trick giving CK the guaranteed win. In a complete display of sportsmanship, Chad immediately went to hug his idol and Garrett returned in helping Chad celebrate his second gold.

So hyped for you CK! Congrats to you and Garrett and to our friend Devon Smilie for their silver and bronze medals. All the riders were amazing to watch.

In skateboard park, Keegan Palmer made a go at his first pro X Games and wowed the crowd with his bag of tricks. Unfortunately he didn’t make a complete run but he definitely won the fans over with the maturity of his skill level given he was the youngest competitor in the field. Great job KP!!!

Meet Keegan Palmer at Otter Pops Village 6/30 2 P.M. – Dew Tour 2018

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

nfIIK4gs_400x400Keegan Palmer will be at the Otter Pops Village during Dew Tour on Saturday 30th at 2 p.m. Come by the booth to meet Keegan and get his autograph and try the new coconut water Otter Pops while you are at it!

Dew Tour takes place from 6/29-7/1 and Keegan will be skating in the Team contest for Flip as well as the pro park contest.

Keegan Palmer Re-Ups with FCS

Monday, June 25th, 2018

fcs-ii-performer-pc-carbon-medium-tri-finsKeegan Palmer has re-signed with longtime surf accessory sponsor FCS. Keegan will continue to exclusively ride FCS fins, leashes and deck pads while surfing.

FCS is the leader in removable fin technology and makers of the finest surf accessories on the market.

Mancino and Blanco For Upper Deck Goodwin Champions 2018/19

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Goodwin-Champions-555x395Tia Blanco and Roberta Mancino have been tapped to have authenticated signed trading cards for the elite Goodwin Champions by Upper Deck series. Every year Upper Deck identifies athletes who have met great accomplishments and create a commemorative series of cards. The cards are hand signed by the athletes and contain a swatch of fabric used in competition from the athlete.

For this series, Roberta donated a T-shirt from a skydiving competition and Tia gave a singlet from her ISA competition.

The cards will be out towards the end of the year.