The 2009 Hurley Walk the Walk Finals proved that some high schools do more than just talk the talk when it comes to original fashion and all-encompassing killer steeze. Hurley’s Walk the Walk is a high-energy, “Project Runway” meets “Battle of the Bands” event that puts high schools around the country head to head. The challenge: to create Hurley fashion showcase that combines creativity and their unique vision to showcase Hurley fashion. The grand prize: $10,000 for their school’s art program and bragging rights for the year.
Held for the first time on the scorching sands of the Huntington Beach US Open of Surfing, the pressure of 100,000 surf fans added an intense element to the grand finale.
This year’s returning victors: Dana Hills, San Clemente, Lincoln, and Fountain Valley. Huntington Beach High was awarded the wildcard spot, but the fierceness of the competition trumped their hometown advantage.
The $10,000 winner: Lincoln High School form San Diego! Not only did their show serve-up a synchronized prom dance that could give any 80’s teen movie a run for its money, but they proved to have brought it on when it came to hyping up the crowd basically and blowing judges’ minds.
All the excitement was hyped up by musical artist and dread aficionado, Murs. Followed all up by a concert from Shwayze. Other noteworthy highlights included a Speedo-clad flags stand of questionable age and an MJ prodigy in the making.
See the winning design from last year’s Walk the Walk HERE
Go to our Flickr page to see more pictures of the event and the Hurley US Open.
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