Super Slater Bros.

It’s October – which can only mean two things here at Cushe HQ: we’re finalizing our Halloween costume (sexy shoe maker… duh) and we're looking forward to hanging with the Slater brothers at their invitational surf and skate comp next weekend!

For the past few years we’ve been proud to be a part of the Slater Brothers Invitational down in Cocoa Beach, FL. The three days of competition has always been great, and you can catch some of it on the live web stream when things kick off on October 27th. The entire event benefits the World Skin Cancer Foundation, which we can all get on board with.

If you are lucky enough to be in the area, or you’re heading to the competition, stop by and say hi to us. We’ll probably be passing out some swag, and we’re really good at putting sunscreen on your back.


ISA and Slater Brother's Recap

We just had an amazing October featuring two great pro surf events the Cushe team was proud to be a part of. Let’s recap, shall we?

The ISA World Masters in El Salvador bounced back from a bout of terrible weather to deliver the goods. Team USA, who made their debut in the ISA World Masters, did it up in style and took the gold! We’d call that a pretty successful start. Not only did they win the team trophy, but the USA had some stellar individual performances by Tom Curren, Jim Hogan, Allen Sarlo and Alissa Cairns as well.

Puerto Rico and Cushe team member Gustavo Betancourt had a solid showing too, taking the copper and 4th place! All in all, a great tournament with top kick competition. Hats off to all the riders and champions from the 2011 ISA World Master Surfing Championship.

Bonus – Cushe got to leave its mark on one of the most legendary surf spots in the world, Punta Roca! Check out the amazing graffiti mural in the picture below.

After the ISA's, we dropped in on Cocoa Beach, Florida, to set up shop at the Slater Brother’s Invitational. This event doesn’t just provide some great entertainment; the proceeds benefit the World Skin Cancer Foundation, so it was awesome to be in the company of our friends at Volcom, Oakley, Quiksilver and Go Pro supporting the cause.

Mitch “All the way from the UK” Corbett and Nolan Tyler were both representing for Cushe, and both had great showings. Mitch went on to the quarters in the longboard, while Nolan matched him and made it to the quarters in the shortboard. We’re definitely looking forward to the 2012 Slater Brother’s Invitational!


Cushe Hits the Road to Waves

October may not seem like a big surf month if you don’t live near a coast, but trust us, it is. Cushe is a proud sponsor of two events on the waves this month – the ISA World Masters and the Slater Brother’s Invitational.

The ISA World Masters Surfing Championship is scheduled to start October 18th at Punta Roca El Salvador. The start of the event was postponed from the 16th due to the monster storms that hit El Salvador with several days of torrential rain. The ISA and the teams involved are committed to helping out the town of La Libertad, as Mauricio Funes, President of El Salvador, declared a State of Emergency.

This is a seriously stacked event with talent streaming in from all over the globe. In fact, a record 124 competitors signed up before registration closed. Our own sales rep, Gustavo Bentancourt (pictured below), will be representing Team Puerto Rico! We’ll be supporting Gus, Team USA, and hoping for better weather not just for the comp, but for El Salvador as well. You can check the live stream and catch all the action as soon as the event kicks off here.


Now onto the famed Slater Brother’s Invitational. This is our second year sponsoring this great event, which takes place October 28th – 30th in sunny Cocoa Beach, Florida. The Slater Brother’s don’t just put together a kick-ass competition; they raise awareness and money for the World Skin Cancer Foundation. That’s all kinds of cool we at Cushe are proud to be a part of. We’re bringing in our very own Team Cushe rockstar Mitch Corbett for the event, so if you are anywhere near Cocoa at the end of this month, don’t miss this.

Can’t make it to Cocoa? Don’t sweat it – you can tune in to a live webcast and see Kelly, Skippy, Sean, and all the competitors once the event starts. We’ll be hanging out taking some photos for your ocular pleasure as well, so stop by and see us!



See us at Slater Brother's!

What's up guys and gals? We hope your 2010 has been packed with good times so far, but while summer is technically on the wind-down, there is still an event that is a must-attend occasion. At Cushe, we get pretty stoked about the combination of beach time, surfing and music. To us, they go together like an ice-cold beverage and a hammock; otherwise known as the perfect marriage. It almost makes us want to sing a remixed version of "Favorite Things"...

People in board shorts and band members singing,
Sand below our feet and cool people mingling,
Surfboards in pipelines and bonfire flings,
These are a few of my favorite things!

You sang it out loud didn’t you?
Well memorize that catchy jingle so you can belt it out at the 2010 Slater Brother’s Invitational. Not only is it a super rad (Aquabats anyone?) event, but also there will be free skin screenings provided by the World Skin Cancer Foundation. (Free skin screenings Sat. 9-1 and Sun. 11-1) As you know, Cushe is all for fun in the sun; but let’s be safe out there yeah?

We will be in Cocoa Beach, FL for this awesome event that features some of the world’s best surfers including C.J. and Damien Hobgood, Rob Machado, Shea Lopez and 9-time ASP World Champion, Kelly Slater. Come check us out, we will have three booths set up throughout the event area and of course we have some free stuff to throw your way! *HINT There may even be a Cornhole Contest to win a free pair of Cushe shoes.

The weekend kicks off on Thursday, October 21st with a street party and live music around Rusty’s at the Port. Save some energy for the rest of the weekend though because it only gets better. Friday night you can come party with us from 7-11 with raffles through out the night and tunes provided by Hayley Sales at Coconuts on the Beach.  Saturday night you can catch "Scratching the Surface"-The Julian Wilson movie to get pumped for the finals of short and longboard on Sunday.

So stop by, say hey, and we may just have to throw a free hat, shirt, stickers or shoes your way. Keep up to date with where we are at by following us on Twitter and fanning us on Facebook. Our fans are our friends and we like to take care of our friends… dig?