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Fun with the Russell Step-Deck

Recently, I have been riding a 10'1 Russell Step-deck given to me by my friend Nick from Santa Barbara. The board is fun to look at and fun to ride, the cut-backs are really fun because of the reduced swing weight in the nose. It noserides well and it is fun being up front. Since my surfing looks like a gorilla ice skating for the first time we posted a movie of Alex Knost doing a Russell step-deck justice, From the movie one can conclude that this model is a lot of fun and works just fine. Russell Surfboards is one of the core-surf shops/board builders in Newport Beach, check out their website at

U.S. Open Pacifico Noseriding Invitational

Saturday I ventured down behind the Orange Curtain to check out the U.S. Open. I would describe the U.S. Open as a three ring circus but that doesn’t nearly describe the how busy this event really is. More like a ten ring circus but the clown cars are lifted pick-ups plastered with huge decals on the rear windows. In the midst of the chaos and the hype was the Pacifico Nosriding Invitational. The event boasted a lineup that included the who’s who of noseriding. I gotta say Tyler Warren was working it! Here are a few photos from Saturday’s semi-finals.

Joel Tudor making it look oh so easy.

Tyler Warren liesurely shoots the pier.

Tyler again with five up and streaking.

Herbie Fletcher

Uh, Mr. Hatzikian, this is a noseriding contest! Tyler taking his 10'7" noserider above and beyond.

Cody Simpkins

Alex Knost getting critical.

Alex Knost making the best of the inside section.

Christian Wach

David Nuuhiwa bringing some original classic style and showing the kids how it’s done.

Here is some footage of the event.