Sea Walk at the US Open

Here are a few shots of Christian riding his trusty 10`0 Aviso in Huntington Beach over the weekend. Christian surfed a stacked heat on Saturday and ended up coming third to Joel Tudor and Herbie Fletcher. Hopefully next year the waves will be a little more lined up and Christian will really have a chance to show off his freakish noseriding skills. Anyway here are a few pics thanks to our friend Taro…

The waves were solid all weekend!

The waves were solid all weekend!

The Peanut Gallery

The Peanut Gallery

I think this one is Blue Steel

I think this one is called Blue Steel

Tip Time!

Tip Time!

Laying his 10`0 on rail with style and grace

Laying his 10`0 on rail with style and grace

Christian fully committed as always, pushing through the foam

Christian fully committed as always, pushing through the foam

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Sea Walk in Japan

Christian Wach is over in Japan right now hanging out with Naki, Donavon and the rest of the crew.  They attended the Greenroom Festival last week, went to the premiere of Picaresque, hit up the NakiSurf Demo, and yesterday Christian took second place to Bonga Perkins in an ASP sanctioned event!  What a trip so far!!

Now they are going to some remote Island off the coast of Japan to try and score some surf and put the  5`5 New Toy and the  5`1  Cole to the test!  As soon as I hear more I will be back with the full update, but here are a few shots from Naki in the meantime…

Sea Walk with the 10`0 CJ Nelson Aviso

Sea Walk with the 10`0 CJ Nelson Aviso

Tip Time!

Tip Time!

Sea Walk with his signature grin, stoked with his runner up finish!

Sea Walk with his signature grin, stoked with his runner up finish!

Christian with Mikey DeTemple and crew at the screening for Picaresque

Christian with Mikey DeTemple and crew at the screening for Picaresque.

Check it out, Sea Walk has some insane footage on his Aviso`s!

Check it out, Sea Walk has some insane footage on his Aviso`s!

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Sea Walk back in California

Christian just got back from Norway and should be here for the next few weeks before he is off to Japan at the end of the month!  We had a chance to hook up for a bit this afternoon and get some little waves down at the beachbreak. Christian was ripping on his 5`0 Cole Aviso BD3, and was making even the smallest wave look super fun! I am always amazed by his style and grace!!

I rode the 5`10 Cole Aviso Firefly and was blown away by how much speed I was able to get, even though the waves were hardly cooperating!  I was not expecting much from the little two foot peaks but the board worked really well so I ended up having a lot of fun. Here are a few pics, check back tomorrow for more…

Christian and I with our Cole Aviso`s after a quick surf down at the local beachie!

Christian and I with our Cole Aviso`s after a quick surf down at the local beachie!

Running up the stairway to heaven...

Running up the stairway to heaven...

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One more from Norway

Check out this shot Sea Walk sent me this morning, he just did a quick trip to Russia and now he is back in Norway for a few more weeks…

Sunshine or snow, all you need is your 5`0 AVISO!

Sunshine or snow, all you need is your 5`0 AVISO!

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Tip Time

Check out this Video that CWach put together from his recent trip to Noosa.  Christian is riding his trusty 10`0 CJ Nelson Aviso Model, the board he has ridden during his last two big wins in the esteemed noseriding division of the festival.  Check back soon for more…

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Best Noserider in the world!!!

Go CWach!

Sunday, 22 March 2009 

Christian Wach (USA/Cal/San Clemente) was untouchable in the Golden Breed Pro Noserider division at the Global Surf Industries Noosa Festival of Surfing today.
Not even three locals pitted against Wach in the final could contend with the freakish nose riding abilities of Wach who, across his two highest scoring rides, scored 127, equivalent to just over 2 minutes on the nose while second placed Trent Dickie (Noosa) scored a very respectable 84 with Ezra Norris on 79 and Harrison Roach on 70 (both Noosa).
“That was the best heat I have ever surfed in my life” said Wach who has now won this event three years in succession.
“The waves are absolutely faultless and so perfect for Noseriding it’s unbelievable.”
Wach is a Noseriding specialist, probably the world’s best in a discipline that at this stage has no structured ratings.
Wach’s win made it a double for USA surfers in the Pro divisions at this year’s festival following on from Taylor Jensen’s win yesterday.
All finals enjoyed the flawless waves at Noosa’s first point today and there were numerous high scoring win across the array of divisions.
The closing two events to this years festival were the Dupe Women’s Open Amateur which was won by Caloundra surfer Monique Keane (16.05) defeating fellow Sunshine Coaster Sharon Jackson (Alex Head) while the Men’s Classic Malibu Open amateur went to Caloundra’s Justin Healy who posted the days highest tally of 19 points out of a possible 20 to defeat Ben Harworth (UK) on 17.65.
Noosa delivered unbelievable surf again this year and all who participated will be back next year for one of surfing’s classic events.
All final results along with photo gallery and news can be found on the official event website which can be located at http://live.coastalwatch.com/08_heat_draw.aspx?eid=15452&qryL=english

Christian getting his 10`0 ready to go...

Christian getting his 10`0 ready to go...

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In-N-Out

That was the theme of the day… In-N-Out! The waves were horrible down in San Clemente today so CWach and I made the call to rush it North and we ended up scoring at Rincon!  After braving LA in the rain and our first (of two) missions to In-N-Out, we came through Ventura to find the wind howling offshore! After checking little Rincon we headed down to the Queen of the Coast and it was offshore, about 4ft, and only ten or so guys out! Christian and I could not get our suits on fast enough!! We ended up surfing for about three hours until the sun went down and hit the road back down south.  That was our day, we scored In-N-Out, got some in-n-outs, then did it all again!  Hopefully the winds will be kind to us tomorrow, because there definitely should be some swell for the next few days..

Little Rincon

Little Rincon

Driving up to the Queen of the Coast

Driving up to the Queen of the Coast

Right when we pulled into the parking lot there was this perfect rainbow over Rincon!

Right when we pulled into the parking lot there was this perfect rainbow over Rincon!

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Cwach with the 5`0 and 5`2 AVISO BD3!

Cwach with the 5`0 and 5`2 AVISO BD3!

How sick is that painting CWach did on his 5`0!

How sick is that painting CWach did on his 5`0!

Grueling through LA on the way back...

Grueling through LA on the way back...

Cwach on our second trip to In-N-Out

Cwach on our second trip to In-N-Out

Post-surf recovery session..

Post-surf recovery session..

Christian is so classic, he got  a 3x3 (plain) every time we stopped. Thats three patties, three slices of cheese and a bun!

Christian is so classic, he got a 3x3 (plain) every time we stopped. Thats three patties, three slices of cheese and a bun!

3x3!

3x3!

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