Day 1 of the Katin PRO/AM

So that's that then, day 1 of the Katin PRO/AM is over and saw a Cushe Team, buoyed up with schoolboy confidence bow out proudly to a field of world class surfers and tricky weather conditions. After waking up and looking out my window to the sight of thundering surf and a beautiful blue sky on Huntington Beach, the stage was set for out first foray into the a truly core and international surf event.

To say the conditions we're challenging is an understatement, 6-8ft waves with a current so strong it probably pulled the Island of Catalina a little closer to mainland California and the vicious pylons underneath the pier looming and ready to chew up anyone who was unfortunate to stray into its jaws. A Cushe team of 4 valiant individuals, Jimmy Rotherham, Tom Rezvan, Bobby Okvist and Roberto Palomo stood up to be counted and paddled out to take their place in the line up for their respective heats...

This occasion though saw the conditions get the better of each of our guys and one by one, even after their best att empts to tame the swell, we're picked off and sent back to the shore empty handed.

It was touch luck for us, but in this, our first foray into a straight up, core surf event, we weren't expecting a win and in true Cushe fashion, that was never the intention. Our team was out there to take part and have some fun, and I think I can speak for all of them and say that we achieved that.

Thanks to one and all of you guys, you did us proud...