ESA # 2 Fiesta de Shred contest photos

Here’s some photos from the Fiesta de Shred/ ESA #2 contest on Sunday. Real tough conditions for the competitors with small waves and mostly closeouts. They made the best of it though. Here’s some 400 photos from as well.

Attention Surfers and Watermen. We need to unite to help Jon Hammar!

A South Florida family is fighting to get their son, a Marine veteran, released from a prison in a dangerous area in Mexico while facing charges that he carried across the border a shotgun with a barrel that’s an inch too short.
Jon Hammar and his friend were on their way to Costa Rica in August and planned to drive across the Mexican border near Matamoros in a Winnebago filled with surfboards and camping gear. Hammar, 27, asked U.S. border agents what to do with the unloaded shotgun, which his family said belonged to his great-grandfather. Read More

We need to get 6,500 more signatures for the president to listen to
our request to free him out of the jail.

Here is the link:

He needs all the support from everyone, but specially our surfing
community that he has been part of it forever.

Stolen 12′ Hypr SUP

12 ft. Hypr SUP. Stolen on the night of 4/24 from Coral Ridge area in Fort Lauderdale.
 If you have any information on this missing board please contact us at

Cease and Desist Order to shut down beach renourishment project

Amid reports of massive silt plumes and coral reef burial the US Corp of Army Engineers, on Friday (April 1, 2011), issued an order to the Town of Hillsboro Beach to immediately cease beach renourishment activities. A copy of the order can be viewed at:

Environmental groups have been gathering evidence since the project began in mid-March of daily permit violations that have resulted in silt plumes traveling for miles beyond compliance requirements. Cleanup and mitigation costs for project environmental impacts could exceed many millions of dollars.

via Feds issue Cease and Desist Order to shut down beach renourishment project « Reef Rescue – Coral Reef Blog.

Coastal communities welcome active beachgoers and the business they bring

Public beaches save a spot for enthusiasts of watersports

It means more than fun; it means business

The welcome sign is out at South Florida’s public beaches as skimboarders, kiteboarders and other enthusiasts of watersports produce a ripple of activity for coastal businesses trying to stay afloat in a turbulent economy.

While communities from Delray Beach to Hollywood must heed the concerns of island residents seeking a quieter lifestyle, many have also shown an increased willingness during the recent economic downturn to work with companies that cater to active beachgoers and to promote the beach culture they represent.

Alley Oop, a skimboarding shop that opened in December in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, hopes to turn that town’s beachfront into a destination point for skimboarders by offering camps, competitions and free lessons.

A group of standup paddleboarders have found a home in Pompano Beach for their competitions — sponsored in part by the local Surf World — that have turned into daylong fests. The Sunshine SUP series has even drawn approval from the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, which has offered to help promote the events.

via Beach businesses: Coastal communities welcome active beachgoers and the business they bring – South Florida

Stolen RRD SUP

RRD Stand Up Eleven SUP  stolen from the Hillsboro Beach Club.

Please be on the lookout for a stolen RRD SUP. This board has a unique graffiti style graphics on the deck and is a convertible Windsurfer.

NO questions asked!

Please contact Matt at

Festival of the Arts – Jan 29 & 30

Festival of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday

Jan 29 & 30

10am – 5pm

Join us at the Festival of the Arts and see Mike from Bird Surfboards as he shows us how he shapes a surfboard. We will also have surf photographer, Ben Hicks, selling prints from his collection.

The Cultural Committee sponsors various events throughout the year to raise money to fund scholarships which are awarded to one or two qualified and deserving Deerfield Beach graduating seniors whose focus is continuing their education with a goal of a career in the arts.

Our major fund raising event is the Festival of the Arts, a juried art show that features artists from across the country exhibiting their work in a broad range of artistic mediums. This year’s festival returns to the beach location and takes place on January 29 and 30, 2011.

For more information visit:
Bird Surfboards

Boca Raton Photography

Festival of the Arts

via Island Water Sports -Festival of the Arts – Jan 29 & 30 | IWS Blog- surf & skate store, surf apparel.

The Birth of Reeson!

The Birth of Reeson!

Rhee and Dawn Polhamus had a baby boy on January 17th.

Reeson Logan Polhamus weighed in at 7lb 10 ounces and 20 inches long. Now that’s a nice largemouth bass!

Without a Doubt there is a reason for Reeson.

Reeson had some obstacles to overcome to make it in this world but he made it in with flying colors.

Be on the lookout for Reeson in the lineup. Probably sooner than later he’ll be our next Local Ripper!

Welcome to “Slave to the Wave”

OK, here it is, The NEW evolution of Shrimp Creole Surf “SLAVE TO THE WAVE”!!!

Shrimp Creole will be updated for awhile until the day that Slave to the wave is ready to fully take over the legacy.

Slave to the wave is nothing more than an  evolution of Shrimp Creole.

Basically , if you are a fan of shrimp Creole then you are a “Slave to the Wave”.

Trust me, I am going to miss the name Shrimp Creole and I am deeply indebted to Lance (the originator of Shrimp Creole Surf) for passing on the torch to me years ago. It’s been a lot of fun and a great compliment to the sport I love.

Slave to the wave is in the beginning of its development so browse around the site as we add new features.

I’ve been updating Slave to the Wave for a little while now during the development of the site. You can find the archives of the Slave report here.

Attention. I am looking for some Good Artist  who would like to contribute artwork for the site. You can tell by the header and logo, I aint no Artist.
I’d like to change things up every so often with some new art from local artist. In return for your contribution you’ll get plenty of exposure from the site. Hit me up on the contact page if you’re interested.

If you are Interested in Sponsoring Slave to the Wave Please Contact us HERE.