Part 3 of 4 in a series by Tanner Guduaskas.——I feel so attached…

Part 3 of 4 in a series by Tanner Guduaskas.
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I feel so attached to the stories of these guys throughout this year, really stoked on the way these Polaroids came out. Tomas Tomas Hermes and Ana Romanio
are the epitome of a dream team. Tomas was inside the qualifying bubble
last year, got injured freesurfing at Rockies, then had to watch his
spot slip out from under him. To see him come back with the full steam
and qualify was so damn inspiring. We call him the tomahawk because when
he hits the lip his hands always go up just like a hawk coming in for
it’s prey!

Mikey Feb is the most rad. Supernatural is a word that I feel fits well. Reminds
me of Jimi Hendrix cause he is so mellow as a person, then when he
stands up on a surfboard he transforms from a mild demeanor to
FREESTYLE! Mikey is my favorite surfer to watch surf a heat I really
hope he gets the call up on one of the alternate spots next year.

And
then Pat Boy!
I love this shot because we were training a lot this winter and Pat was
putting in the time on the grind to get the shine. Beach runs, crawls
and swims, Pat was hammering it. Being in his corner, it was cool to see
his hard work pay off. So fricken stoked to see him back on tour!

We are fired up to see this on WSL Championship Tour next year!…

We are fired up to see this on WSL Championship Tour next year! For the backstory on Patrick Guduaskas’ re-qualification, head to Stab.

📷 Jimmicane

The Vans family crushing it on Day 3 of the Vans World Cup of…

The Vans family crushing it on Day 3 of the Vans World Cup of Surfing.

It started out slow with Nathan Florence who unfortunately suffered an interference, cutting his second wave score in half, and becoming too much to overcome.

Next up was Mikey February who pulled some late heat heroics biting into a clinical railgrab carve. If Mikey advances one more heat and into the quarterfinals, he will officially secure a spot on the 2018 Championship Tour. Go Mikey!

Maui’s Imai DeVault was the next Vans team member to paddle out and went straight into domination mode scoring a 9.17 of his second wave. Imai also took the heaviest wipeout of the day on a committed end section assault. He easily could’ve opted for a stand up barrel but harnessed his inner Larry Enticer and decided to send it instead.

The last heat of the day paired Patrick Guduaskas with former Vans World Cup champion Jordy Smith, upcoming local Barron Mamiya and Australian Mitch Coleborn. Patrick took the lead early and never looked back, landing a gigantic floater on the end bowl.

After three straight days of competition and slowly diminishing swell, it’s looking like they’ll make it four and finish the event tomorrow. The following wave event comes with abnormal onshore wind and likely isn’t worth risking.

Check back tomorrow for our event final recap.

📷 Jimmicane

It’s been a rainy, windy season here on the North Shore. That…

It’s been a rainy, windy season here on the North Shore. That hasn’t deterred Patrick Gudauskas from paddling out in front of the Vans house.

📷 Daniel Russo

Wishing a huge Happy Birthday to our favorite twin brothers,…

Wishing a huge Happy Birthday to our favorite twin brothers, Patrick Guduaskas who will be surfing in Round 4 of the Hawaiian Pro, and Dane Gudauskas who’s hosting a Facebook Live on Surfline, today at 2pm HST (4pm PST).