Name: Kenny Lawrence, Congo Team Manager / Pro Rider
Home break: Deerfield Beach, Florida, Reef Road, and “Dumps” Delaware
Years Riding: 26
Board Size: 42″
Favorite thing about Congo Boards: “The boards”, “The Congo Family”
Dream surf trip: Congo Team @ Cabo Mexico
Favorite Quote: “Live Like You Were Dying”, “You never know unless you ask”
Current board: Kenny Lawrence Pro Model
Travels: U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico
Sponsors: Congo Bodyboards, Reeflex Wetsuits, BBR Mag, BC Surf and Sport, Stoked Entertainment, Willie Barrio Photography,
Performance Amulet, Peter Stone, Alpha Campaign
Favorite move: Back Flip
Name: Pat (theviking) Hemenway
Home break: Belmar Bowls
Years riding: since i was little
Board size: 42.5
Favorite thing about congo: everything!
Dream trip: some were with a frame drainers with fat sections and sharing them with the boys!
Favortie quote: Slap Lips Not People!
Current Board: The Viking model
Travels: east coast west coast Pr and many more to come!
Sponsors: Congo bodyboards and Eastern lines surf shop!
Favortie move: All about Drop Knee anything.
Name: Josh Lucido
Home break: Dumps/Bethany
Years riding: 5 years
Board size: 42″ for prone, 46″ for standup
Favorite thing about Congo Boards: The quality of the boards, and the skill/style of all the riders!
Dream surf trip: Indo and some unexplored island
Favorite Quote: “$omehow”
Current board: custom 42
Travels: east coast, puerto rico, Caribbean islands, and California
Fav. surf movie: Shaks n Shakas or Fu Man Chu
This pic is from a hurricane that hit, with some nice swell! I remember walking over the dune praying for good surf and looking seeing perfect barrels with no one out! I paddled out, and got some nice frothy barrels!” In this pic I’m riding a 42″ kl pro model
Name: damian dinham
Home break: ponce inlet
Years riding: 17
Board size: 41.75
Favorite thing about Congo Boards: i get to work with my shape, best custom board maker
Dream surf trip: nicaragua
Favorite Quote: “thats right”
Current board: dinham pro model
Travels: california, phillipines, canary islands, europe, puerto rico, mexico, east coast usa… etc
Favorite move: air reverse
Name: Steve “Action” Jackson
Home break: Jenks (New Jersey, USA), Posto 5 (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
Years riding: 25
Board size: 42″ (currently)
Favorite thing about Congo Boards: The quality, craftsmanship, and performance of the boards are incredible…durable and reliable in critical conditions!
Dream surf trip: After all my years of bodyboarding, I still have not been on a South Pacific boat trip…I need to make that happen sooner rather than later.
Favorite Quote: “Those who dream by day are aware of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” -Edgar Allan Poe
Current board: 42″ Kong
Travels: US east coast, California, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Hawaii, Brasil
Sponsors: Congo Boards
Favorite move: Air Forward 360
Home break: Banyans, Magic Sands
Years riding: 12
Board size: 41″
Favorite thing about Congo boards: its not too stiff so it flexes when needs too
Dream surf trip: would be to surf the Mexican Pipeline
Favorite Quote: “I know I can, be what I wanna be, If I work hard at it, Ill be where I wanna be” a song I sing to myself from time to time
Current Boards: CB Team Edition
Travels: Oahu, Kauai, New Jersey
Sponsors: Congo Bodyboards
Favorite Movie: Surfs Up
Pick your core, PolyPropylene, Polyethylene, Beaded, Arcel
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MADE MY FIRST MAG APPEARANCE IN RIPTIDE MAG!!!!!!!!!!! So stoked!!! Not only is it my first shot ever in the mag but its in between two pictures of Sacha Specker (Spex)!! As if that wasn’t enough my name is also included on the same list as Dave (Winny) Winchester who has been my idol growing up and is one of the biggest names in the sport!! Big Shout out to Sports Camera Australia for the gear to capture this great shot and my other sponsors Congo Boards and Atlantic Shoals Surf Shop along with all my friends and family!!! Without you guys none of this would be possible!! Stoked on life
Name: Pat Cronshaw
Home break: Dumps
Years riding: 5 years
Board size: 44″
Favorite thing about Congo Boards: The stoke factor of the East Coast team!
Dream surf trip: Ireland and Canaries
Favorite Quote: “yeaaa broda”
Current board: custom 44
Travels: east coast, puerto rico, brazil
Sponsors: Congo, Atlantic Shoals Surf Shop, Sportcamera.au
Fav. surf movie: M.I.A (missing in the atlantic)
I caught up with 2x World Champion…and currently ranked #1 in the world…Ben Player at the 2013 IBA Itacoatiara Pro Trials in Brasil over the weekend. Stoked…YEEEWWW!!!