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Kerley Wins Best Trick, Makes Finals

In what was arguably the most stacked contest ever, the Vans Waffle Cup was held this weekend during the US Open of Surfing. Despite nursing multiple injuries, Chad Kerley could not give up the chance to participate in the most fun event of the year (thank god it’s back) with all his friends. Showcasing his tech mastery, Chad made the finals and in the end wound up winning the Best Trick contest with an unreal nose manual up, flat, down on a huge rail.

Congrats Chad and thank you Vans for the hospitality (especially Jerry Badders and Peter Dericks) and all you do for the culture.

Newberry Signs First NIL Deal

UCLA Beach Volleyball’s Devon Newberry has entered the NIL space with her first deal. Devon is now an ambassador for a new strength and training fitness app called Trizzy. Devon will be using the app to rehab a recent shoulder surgery so she can come back strong for the upcoming season. Follow them on instagram – @GetTrizzy

Congrats Devon!!

Jacobellis USS+S Athlete of Year

Congrats to Lindsey Jacobellis who was recently named the US Ski and Snowboard Athlete of the Year for Snowboarding. Lindsey, recognized for her two golds in Beijing, has won this title 4 times.

Great job LJ! Go Team USA.

RPRT Welcomes First NIL Athlete – UCLA’s Devon Newberry

RPRT has signed its first NIL athlete – UCLA Women’s Beach Volleyball stand out Devon Newberry. Hailing from Santa Monica, Devon was a former Jr. US Team athlete and is now #13 for Pac-12 powerhouse UCLA where she is an All-Pac 12 Collegiate Team player. In summer she plays select AVP events and is hopeful to make the US Team and represent her country once her collegiate career ends in 2024.

Devon is going to make a great add to the RPRT family and we are so excited to help this awesome student/athlete navigate the NIL landscape.

Please follow Devin on Instagram @devnewberry.

Christian Vera Returns To Mayans

Christian Vera’s guest role as “Sirena” on Mayans MC (FX) has returned for season 4. Playing a sicario for cartel boss “El Banquero,” Sirena showed up in last week’s episode and might just show up again this season. Watch Mayans on FX or Hulu the day after it airs.

Tia Blanco For FCS Surf

Tia Blanco has signed an exclusive accessories deal with the preeminent provider of fins, leashes and traction to the best surfers in the world., FCS Surf. Tia is stoked to join the best brand and will be continuing to not only ride their fins but now use all their other accessories.

Corliss “Memoirs From The Edge” Out Now!

Jeb Corliss’ long awaited autobiography is finally upon us. Rife with tales almost unbelievable, Jeb’s story starts with a troubled youth dealing with mental illness, bullying, suicidal thoughts, an absent parent and being an outcast. The story is one of finding one’s purpose and thus coming out of the dark and into the light.

To buy the book please go HERE.

Kerley Signature Shoe – Kiy

Chad Kerley has announced his guest signature shoe on cult brand Kiy. The shoe pays homage to San Diego, Chad’s hometown, via a Padres inspired logo and vintage colorway. The shoes will be available in April for a limited time and number. Once sold out, they will be gone for everyone. Follow @kool.kiy on Instagram and @chadkerley for info on the pending drop.

Blanco and Sneed Join Jolyn

Tia Blanco and Elizabeth Sneed have been announced as the latest ambassadors for Jolyn Clothing. Both girls will be brand ambassadors and are currently working on content for the company. Tia is currently in development of both an activewear and swimwear collection due out end of ’22 and Spring ’23, respectively. Elizabeth is in the early stages of conversations about size inclusivity with the Jolyn designers and hopes to have signature product at some point in the works as well!

Elizabeth Sneed Closes Life Rights Deal

Elizabeth Sneed (Curvy Surfer Girl) has signed a life rights deal with Priority Pictures, out of Los Angeles. Priority is an award-winning production company that has worked extensively with HBO as well as many other networks.