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
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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!!!
Take Congo to the Streets this summer! A variety of Congo Tees are now available in the online shop. All tees are Hand Screen printed on Next Level Apparel, 60% Cotton 40% Poly, Machine wash cold, Tumble dry low. Available in M, L and XL.
DK all day with Team Rider Pat “TheViking” Hemenway. Here he is taking the Gorilla 42.5″ Custom PP with Rocker Nose on a test run through a solid East Coast tunnel.
Sao Jorge Day session in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Steve “Action” Jackson at Copacabana Shorebreak. Don’t let the name of this place fool you. It actually breaks over a super shallow, razor sharp reef! GoPro photo by Felipe Watson.