Posts Tagged ‘Chris Ward’

August 23rd, 2012 | By | 3,598 Comments

Lost Presents: War(d) Stories

Raw talent, train-wreck, hell-man… we’ve all heard bits and pieces of the Chris Ward chronicles, now Lost has immortalized the legends with the video series, WAR(d) Stories .  Fellow Lost chargers including Mason Ho pick the brains of surfing’s top names as they try to explain the enigma of Wardo.

Watch as Wardo defies conventional tour surfing and enjoy the tales told by his bros, including the opening account by the late Andy Irons.

WAR(d) STORIES – “THE TOUR” from WARD STORIES on Vimeo.

Born and bred in San Clemente, Chris Ward sparked a new breed of libertine animals in the Lost Surf team. Wardo became the first pro team rider for Lost at age 15, and turned down 6-figure contracts to leave Lost at 17. His psycho-ward mentality has since been a major influence on the Black Sheep motif of Lost products, and pushed the limits of surfing.

He’s the ultimate journeyman who seems intense, but will usually stop and for an autograph…just don’t expect him to spell your name right, or not to make a pass at your chick.

The Mayhem surfboards are undoubtedly the premier weapon of choice for anyone blowing up at Trestles. Get Lost in Wardo approved gear that has been tested from the Nullarbor Plains to Indo barrel benders.

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June 27th, 2011 | By | 2,225 Comments

San Clemente HS Surf Team Claims National Title

The Swell proudly sponsored another year of San Clemente High School Surf Team dominance. We watched our champs complete an undefeated season at Salt Creek Point, after many considered this a “rebuilding year.” They solidified San Clemente as the breeding ground for progressive surfing, and we’re excited to watch this young team mature over the next couple years.
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Press Release:
Top ranked San Clemente High School marched to their eleventh National title in a decisive 111-103 victory over Edison High School. Both San Clemente and Edison came out of the gates with tremendous momentum in the first two rounds jumping to a huge points advantage over the rest of their opponents.

San Clemente led throughout the contest but Edison was still in the game until the semifinals when they lost their remaining Mens team competitors. San Clemente’s Breyden Taylor battled hard with runner-up Blake Davis in the hotly contested High School Men’s final. Taylor sealed it when he detonated on a heat high 7.5 wave score which was enough to edge Davis for the win and take home his first career National title. Taylor has become one of the standout surfers this season clinching his first NSSA conference in the Southwest Explorer Juniors division. He will be one of the leading contenders for a National title when that tier of the 2011 National Championships continues in Huntington Beach June 26-July 3.

Laguna Beach’s Taylor Pitz claimed her first National Championship in the High School Womens. Pitz, who was also a Southwest Conference Champion this season, will eye another title in the prestigious Open Womens category when the Nationals hits southside of the HB Pier next week. Huntington Beach’s Tony Bartovich took the Longboard title.

In the National Junior Varsity competition, Huntington Beach took a close 53-51 decision over Edison. This was HB’s first trip to the winners podium at the National Interscholastic Championships since their Varsity team’s victory in 1998. Edison’s Dylan Aragon took the Junior Varsity Mens title while Huntington Beach’s Paige Ortiz and Taylor McDole claimed victories in Junior Varsity Womens and Longboard respectively.


HIGH SCHOOL TEAM
1. San Clemente 111
2. Edison 103
3. Newport Harbor 90
4. Huntington Beach 64
5. Malibu 57
6. Laguna Beach 55
7. Kamehameha 50
8. Mira Costa 45
9. Jupiter 41
10. Melbourne 38
11. Palos Verdes 17
12. Marina 11

Press release courtesy of Janice Aragon, NSSA