Muniz, Andino & Moore ride ...Lost boards to victory
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 31 July, 2013 : - - Lost Surfboard Co. celebrates victory in the aftermath of a very successful 2013 U.S. Open of Surfing, the largest surfing event in the world. The company's surfboards carried team rider, and San Clemente native, Kolohe Andino and Brazilian Alejo Muniz into the men's final of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Prime event, where Alejo emerged with a 16.23 to 14.54 heat win and the U.S. Open of Surfing men's title.
On the lady's side of the ...LOST roster, current ASP World Women's Tour Leader Carissa Moore, from Hawaii, aimed her Mayhem toward a second U.S. Open women’s championship victory (her first was in 2010.)
“Well, I must admit that when we ended-up with both competitors of the men’s final on Mayhems, I was rooting for Kolohe," said Matt "Mayhem" Biolos, ...LOST co-founder, himself from San Clemente.
"That said, when the judges awarded Alejo the victory, it was of course rewarding, but also the most bitter-sweet win of my shaping career. Thanks and my congrats to Alejo and huge proud props to my main man Kolohe Andino for stepping-up on the biggest stage in surfing and showing the world the future of the sport.”
Biolos continued: “I am so elated and proud of Carissa. We set out to win the title back this year and things have been going as close to as planned as could be expected. To be here on the beach while she wins the event and regains the ratings lead was special"
Muniz was on a new prototype 5’10" V2 Shortboard, which will be released soon. Andino, the only American to go beyond the men’s quarterfinals, was riding a 5’10" EPS/Epoxy SubDriver. Moore rode a 5’8" Sub Scorcher-2 squashtail.
Source: Shout Public Relations
Author: Melody Althaus
Tags: Lost Surfboards, Mayhem, US Open