Seems like all of our riders are enjoying the Summer South Swells! Here’s Bam, Batz, Gregg, Jake, Joel, Keale, and Kekoa having their summer fun in Honolulu, Fiji, El Salvador, and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Kekoa grew up surfing the humble waves of the South Shore at Barber’s Point with good buddy Joel Centeio. At a very young age everyone could tell already that Kekoa had the skills to make it to the big show (ASP World Tour). Kekoa was the smaller of the Menehunes growing up but his personality [...]
Here’s some Instagrams from Team Riders: Gregg Nakamura, Teppei Tajima, Joel Centeio, Kekoa Bacalso, Brett Simpson, Taylor Knox, Mick Fanning, and Shane Dorian!
Yesterday I lost my main sponsor not long after getting knocked off the World Tour in 2010. That wasn’t easy, but I’m really proud of how I handled it. For a while there, I literally had almost no money. Read More at: http://www.surfermag.com/features/kekoa-bacalso-continuum/
PHOTOS: @kekoabacalso and @bennyboosh in Puerto Rico during the Rip Curl Pro from Surfing Magazine’s feature
Photos courtesy of Surfing Magazine’s online feature: http://www.surfingmagazine.com/photos/what-the-‘cane-saw-2013-rip-curl-pro-puerto-rico/
Here’s some Instagram photos of our Vertra riders. Check out what they’ve been up to and follow them on Instagram.
Mick’s new Signature Trunks. Shane-O’s Lifesaving Wetsuit Testing. Taylor and his son and son’s friend. Benny B getting slotted. Joel & Bam supporting their boy, Fred’s Final Finish at Haleiwa. Jake Halstead going upside down. Kelia Moniz = WORLD CHAMP! Kekoa Uemura camping with the Westside boys on his 30th Birthday!
Solid performances from all the boys today! Bam, Josh, Ian, Joel, Torrey! Here’s some photos of all the boys from the Vans World Cup of Surfing website: http://vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com/vansworldcupofsurfing2012 Video Link: http://vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com/vansworldcupofsurfing2012/video-view/day-1-highlights#ooid=ZmMzdhNzoMSJRS6G4ZU_o_xF5mmOT7OR
Bam ripped his way into the Round of 64! He’s looking VERY GOOD and he’s been surfing Haleiwa since he was a kid, so he’s ready for any type of conditions! Joshua Moniz did unbelievable out in the 6-8 ft waves today and showed the world what he’s made of! He lost in the Round [...]
VIDEO: 2012 Reef Hawaiian Pro Trailer. Wishing all the boys Good Luck in the First Jewel of the Triple Crown!
The Reef Hawaiian Pro could possibly start either Today or Tomorrow, Friday as there’s a Swell coming! Check out this link for Contest Updates: http://vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com/reefhawaiianpro2012/?utm_source=asp&utm_medium=280×150&utm_content=rhp&utm_campaign=vtcs Good luck to all the Vertra boys in Round 1! Smash em!
Bam and Joel are getting shacked in this Part 2 of 2 of a recent trip to the Carribean! Looks like they had fun. Thanks to Transworld Surf we get to watch the video within weeks! Here’s the link: http://surf.transworld.net/1000153358/videos/hurricane-leslie-in-the-caribbean-part-2/
Joel and Bam recently joined their boys in Puerto Rico, Dylan Graves and Alejandro Moreda to get some Hurricane Swell! Transworld Surf put together this clip. There’s another one coming soon. That one should be sick as well! Here’s the link: http://surf.transworld.net/1000153282/videos/hurricane-leslie-in-the-caribbean-part-1/
Ian took a gnarly wipeout a few weeks ago in Puerto and had to get some stitches. Follow Ian: @ianwalsh4 Bam took a recent trip with fellow Vertra rider and buddy, Joel Centeio. Too bad Bam and Photog Zak Noyle were too excited with the waves and forgot to put Vertra on. “Wear your @vertra peeps!! Or [...]
Follow Bam and Joel on Instagram at @kekoabacalso and @joelcenteio to see what a Day in the Life of a Pro Surfer is like. Here’s more photos that we got from Kekoa’s personal PHOTO ALBUM of the Trip: Bam getting SHACKED! We can’t show you too much, but you can see the waves were firing!
We call him Bam for one reason. He smashes waves with no mercy! Video Courtesy of Lancifervisual and T&C.
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The likes of Torrey Meister, Ben Bourgeois, Dillon Perillo and Kekoa Bacalso were among the hot list of professional surfers whom were invited to the Bud Light Lime Surf Series Oceanside Invitational event. With fun waist to head high waves on offer the boys went to town at the Harbors playful peaks. Bud Light’s unique [...]
Rip Curl Re-Signs Hawaiian Powerhouse Kekoa ‘Bam’ Bacalso Costa Mesa, CA (May 7, 2012): 2009 ASP Rookie of the Year, former ASP World Junior Champion, and Hawaiian standout, Kekoa Bacalso and Rip Curl have reunited for a multi-year deal. A fixture on RC’s program for a number of years, Bacalso and Rip Curl went separate [...]
Thanks to the crew at Surfline.com for an update on the Nike Lowers Pro warm up session yesterday. Vertra athletes Kekoa Bacalso, Taylor Knox, Joel Centeio and Brett Simpson have been looking in form according to reports. You can watch them LIVE at the Nike Lowers Pro. Heat Schedules are below.
Here is a sick rip clip by Andrew Oliver that he made for good buddy Kekoa “BAM” Bacalso in an effort to expose how hard BAM rips and to get this kid back on tour!!! Check out www.watertobrine.com
Watch BAM explode in Indonesian perfection! Thanks to Shagga for the footage and Andrew for the edit!