Vitale Profile

Current Board: Congo 42’’
Contests or Free surf: Free Surf, still compete though (FBA/USBA)
Movies: Tahiti Skins, The Road
School/Degrees: Flagler College (Philosophy/Religion/Political Science)
Work: Personal Trainer, Hospitality Industry
Hobbies: Boog, Meditation, Exercise


Sandy Beach Pro

Congratulations to Congo Boards Bodyboards team rider Liana Carson for winning the Women’s Pro at the 2013 USBA Sandy Beach Pro! Way to go, Liana.. YEEEWWW!!!  —  at Sandys Beach.


Marshall Orr
Age: chronological 47 biological 32 When I am surfing 12
Home Break: Hakalau, Kolekole, Honolii
Years Riding: 26
Board Size: 42.5
Why Congo Boards? I am able to hit some nice ramps for back flips on Congo Boards as well as getting some deep barrels and coming out!
My dream surf trip would be to go to Indonesia, Tahiti, Australia, and New Zealand.
Favorite Quote: You are successful the moment you start to work towards a worthwhile goal.
Current Board: 42.5 Congo Team Edition
I have surfed all over the US including, ME, MA, NJ, DE, MD, NC, FL, TX, CA, WA, Hi, as well as Fiji, and Mexico.
My favorite move is the backflip.


Lawrence Profile

Name: Kenny Lawrence, Congo Team Manager / Pro Rider
Age: 35
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


theViking Profile

Name: Pat (theviking) Hemenway
Age: 22
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.


Lucido Profile

Name: Josh Lucido
Age: 15
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


Dinham Profile

Name: damian dinham
Age: 33
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



Steve Jackson Profile

Name: Steve “Action” Jackson
Age: 38
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