If there’s one thing that sets the Pacifico Belmar Pro apart from the other East Coast events, it’s the presence of greatness. For the past two years, the Legends Division has attracted not only East Coast and California icons, but Hawaiian royalty. This year, Mark Lidell, Reno Abellira and the influential Larry Bertleman are all committed to surfing in Belmar, thanks to our good friend and competitor, Jerry Mathews.
Bertleman is credited as being the surfer that the Southern California “Dogtown” skaters looked to for style, translating his low, aggressive technique to skating, immortalizing his style in both surf and skate to this day.
The first of these events was in 2012, when Abellira and Buttons Kaluhiokalani surfed the Masters Division. It was Buttons last event, as he sadly died of cancer a year later. In 2013, the Legends Division was added, and a little known surfer named Tom Curren made the final. Robert Weiner of Roberts Surfboards took first, followed by WRV shaper Jesse Fernandez and Manasquan legend, Scotty Duerr. Catch all these amazing watermen in the highly anticipated Belmar Pro Legends event this year.
We are stoked to present this years “Official” Event Poster with artwork painted by our good friend and world-renowned artist Jay Alders. You will be able to pick up one of these posters at Eastern Lines Surf Shop in Belmar, or if you would like to purchase a print of the painting itself visit shop.jayalders.com.
We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Belmar Pro/Am sponsored by Summertime Surf
SEPTEMBER 6th, 2014 (No Wave: September 7th)
Location: TBA Sponsored by Summertime Surf
Open to Boys & Girls, using STS Team Format.
Team Draft Thursday Sept 4th at Stay Gold 7pm
Am Party Saturday Sept 6th, Don’s Pizza King 7pm
** CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM PDF **
For further information call Eastern Lines at 732-581-6405
Wow. New Jersey has been pumping lately. A week ago it was Hurricane Bertha just offshore and this Wednesday was a powerful windswell that lit up the entire coast. There’s a palpable excitement in the air for the Pacifico Belmar Pro this year. You can tell by not just the energy around Eastern Lines, the Belmar Boardwalk, and the beach, but by the talented international surfers who have already signed up for this year’s Pro event.
In 2012, Michael Dunphy of Virginia Beach repeated his 2010 victory to be the first two-time winner of the Foster’s Belmar Pro. Photo: Stockdale
Topping the list is, of course, Michael Dunphy, of Virginia Beach. Dunphy is a two-time Belmar Pro champ and is currently ranked No. 18 on the ASP’s WQS, which means he could be looking for big results in the second half of the year to get himself in the possible qualification mix for the ASP World Tour!
After that is Brian Toth of Puerto Rico, a perennial powerhouse and 2007 Belmar Pro winner. Then you’ve got such notables as Cam Richards, Taylor Clark, Phillip Gould, returning champ, Ben Bourgeois, Asher Nolan and a host of hopeful Jersey boys. We’ll update as the event gets closer. Plus, we’re trying to get one more session out of this swell when the tide drops today.
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