There is so much to be said about yesterday, but for the sake of all interest, let's cut right to it.
Joel let his troops loose on the shores of Salinas and the crowds began to gawk with excitement. The boys and girl, Kassia Meador of course, kicked things off proper with shuffle-free noserides and 60's-esque style. Unlike those beaches where showing up with a log gets you more dirty glares than smiles, the people of Salinas welcomed leashless singlefins to their lineups with open arms. Giving the locals a big show and advancing for their performances was Robbie Kegal, Justin Quintal, Alex Knost, Clois Donizetti, Tyler Warren,James Perry, Harrison Roach and Jared Mell. Rumored rides of the day involved the names Robbie & Harrison, but come to think of it, Knost scored a perfectly peeling right and so did Tyler Warren. With picture perfect waves and breezy offshores throughout the day, good vibes flowed smoother than the endless supply of Amstel Light until the night's end.
Words Jenna Klein & Photos Todd Glaser