Billabong Bloodlines // Part 2 of 4: Pro Junior Squad

posted by / Photos, Video / March 10, 2011

Creed McTaggart following in the flight-steps of another WA wonderkid called Taj Burrow. Photo: Pat Stacy

Creed McTaggart following in the flight-steps of another WA wonderkid called Taj Burrow. Photo: Pat Stacy

Play Creed perfecting his Rocky Point creation. Photo: Pat Stacy

Creed perfecting his Rocky Point creation. Photo: Pat Stacy

Creed “soooothing”. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Creed “soooothing”. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Beach Park fun with Creed McTaggart. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Beach Park fun with Creed McTaggart. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Creed, OTW gem. Photo: Pat Stacy

Creed, OTW gem. Photo: Pat Stacy

Ryan Callinan’s progressive single-finning. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Progressive single-finning from Ryan Callinan. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Ryan’s craft. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Ryan’s craft. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Ryan Callinan, afternoon delight. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Ryan Callinan, afternoon delight. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Peterson Chrisanto taking his spandex to new heights. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Peterson Crisanto takes his spandex to new heights. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Ryan Callinan, style for days. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Ryan Callinan has style for days. DAYS. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Rocky Point test pilot Creed. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Rocky Point test pilot Creed McTaggart. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Blake, Creed and a new friend. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Blake, Creed and a new friend. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Kaimana Jaquias, all smiles. Photo: Pat Stacy

Kaimana Jaquias, all smiles. Photo: Pat Stacy

Program Mentor Laurie Towner displays his rail surfing for the kids. Photo: Pat Stacy

Program mentor Laurie Towner displays his rail surfing for the kids. Photo: Pat Stacy

Peterson Chrisanto is a freak. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Peterson is a freak. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Peterson Crisanto enjoying enjoying the fruits of his labor at OTW. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Peterson enjoying the fruits of his labor at OTW. Photo: Hilton Dawe

Ryan doing what he does best. Photo: Pat Stacy

Ryan again, lofting like he do. Photo: Pat Stacy

Getting artsy with Ryan Callinan. Photo: Pat Stacy

Ryan getting artsy. Photo: Pat Stacy

Fun in the Sun with Ryan Callinan. Photo: Pat Stacy

Fun in the sun with Ryan Callinan. Photo: Pat Stacy

Ryan, pre-flogging OTW. Photo: Pat Stacy

Ryan, pre-flogging at OTW. Photo: Pat Stacy

 

 

Upon arrival, the Bloodlines pro juniors were greeted with a fading yet clean 4- to 6-foot NW swell as they hit the landing strip. Unlike the ISA crew that preceded them, the older juniors — having previous North Shore experience — came to Hawaii with a different approach, aiming to recharge before resuming their extensive travel and competition schedule for the New Year. With Hawaii’s late season providing mellow crowds and a consistent influx of swell, the squad couldn’t have asked for a more facilitating environment. From the Rocky Point playground to sandy slabs at OTW, the guys pushed to one-up each other every session. Striving to progress their own surfing and nail the best clip, the surfers put on a show for the North Shore’s visiting tourists. Here’s some of the action… Cheee hooo fo da boys! —Blake Pettit

 

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  • hugo coli

    I LOVE SURFING ”””””””