Check out this short look into the life of Rusty team rider Josh Kerr as he takes you on a day trip with him. He is one of Our Kind, find out what makes him tick...
The top 12 Punt Of The Year finalists have been announced, and the $10K winner will be crowned January 28th 2013 on Surfline.com. The P.O.T.Y. judges panel includes air pioneers Jason "Ratboy" Collins, Erin McHenry, as well as ASP world tour competitor Josh Kerr.
Who will win the $10K grand prize? Entries include mind melting airs from the likes of Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Kelly Slater, Alan Fendrich, Cory Lopez, John John Florence, and Gabriel Mendina. Congratulations to all the finalists, Check out their winning clips here
Far south of the border in Mexico, Josh Kerr and Chippa Wilson teamed up on tow-in nuggets.
Our athletes & ambassadors are aspirational and inspirational of the surfing lifestyle. They live OUR KIND.
Josh Kerr he of the Kerr-upt flip was christened on a bodyboard but graduated to a surfboard at age eleven and was winning air shows by 16. He has won two Airshow World Titles in 2001 and 2003 and for the last few years has cemented a place on the World Tour. Kerr grew up on the Gold Coast and honed his skills on the long point breaks, surfing all day and partying all night, he now resides in the US with his wife and 2 groms and lives a hop skip jump away from Rusty Presindorfer surfboard factory down San Diego way. Big heart, big smiles how can’t you love him..
Jay Davies is as big as Western Australia (his homeland). He is strong. He is powerful. He is big, tanned, dark.Yet, he surfs like a fleet-footed pixie. He tosses himself to the air, spins, and doesn’t come down. Or when he does, he comes down fins first and tweaked. He has travelled the world based solely on his surf skills and he claims to have no other skills, “I don’t have any other skills,” besides drinking beer. “I like to drink beer but it doesn’t pay.” And he does like to drink beer. He likes to drink beer and party. He once led an entire dance club in a wild and sudden acapella version of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance (including dance moves). Women swooned.
If you were to compile a list of pro surfers with the weirdest haircuts, Noa Deane would be the yardstick. Look closely; it resembles the mushroom character from Super Mario Brothers. Rad. Weird. It’s certainly one of the most awesome manes to ever slide inside a Snapper Rocks chamber. When Noa’s not blowing fins at D- Bah you can find him tapping into the left-hand side of his brain getting creative with his 35mm camera, painting & drawing dinosaurs with crooked limbs.
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Check out Josh Kerr's final day of competition in this years 2012 Pipe Masters, Josh battle his way to 2nd place with some amazing rides and heavy wipe outs. Josh even had a trip to the hospital during the day for an x-ray after a heavy wipe out during his rd 4 heat.
Rusty team rider Josh Kerr finished 2nd place behind newly crowned World Champion Joel Parkinson at the Pipeline MastersBillabong Pipeline Masters and capped off the year ranked 8th on the World Tour.
It wasn’t an easy day at the office for Josh as he feared the worst after the Banzai Pipeline spat, hissed and threw him onto the reef in round four. Alarm bells rang for Kerr when he felt pins and needles thru his neck and shoulders and tingling fingers followed by a loss of movement down the left side of his body. Kerr with injury still won the heat and before his next heat being the 1/4 finals he was rushed to hospital for X-rays to see if any serious damage had been done to his neck.
"It was so scary", Kerr said. "It was like my whole left side was paralysed. I had pins and needles, tingles every where, it was insane. They told me I needed to get to hospital immediately and have an X-ray to make sure my neck wasn’t fractured".
Kerr returned to the beach in time for his 1/4 final and progressed to the semi's where he would end Kelly Slaters 12th World Title hopes.
The final could of gone either way but the newly crowned world champion Joel Parkinson was on a roll winning both a world title and the Pipe Masters in one day.
Congratulations Kerrzy on your 2nd place at the Pipeline Masters and your 8th place on the World Tour for 2012.
View Kerrs Pipe day here - vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com
Josh Kerr Jay Davies & Noa Deane short sharp OUR KIND of clip from Hawaii.