The Chosen Few

posted by / Video / July 21, 2011

At the end of this month, Nike’s “Chosen” video contest starts zeroing in on its lucrative conclusion. Damn, everything they do is lucrative. Below we’ve curated four of the leading surf contenders. If one of them gets “Chosen,” it’ll mean $40,000 in cash, closets of Nike gear, a mad surf trip with the Swoosh team, and unofficial brand ambassador status all year long. For the win…




Who: Jason Harris, Matt Payne, Sean Oates, Ryah Arthur
Where: Newport Beach, CA
What: Three rippity swingers and one talented filmmaker living beneath the Orange Cloud.


Who: Hank Gaskell, Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Dege O’Connell
Where: Maui
What: Former child stars turned underground stars in the process of turning just plain stars.


Who: Austin Smith-Ford, Matt Myers, Kyle Thiermann, Kyle Buthman
Where: Santa Cruz, CA
What: Loveable party boy surfers with a do-good streak.


Who: Noah Snyder, Bryce Humphrey, Raven Lundy, Colin Herlihy
Where: Outer Banks / Virginia Beach / Delaware
What: East Coast bro-us maximus armed with smiles, Jet Skis, and a lot of pride.




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  • Michael Jackson

    Get Rad Crew is Classic! They get my vote!

  • kyle thiermann

    We would like Laura Enever and Monica Byrne-Wiki to be our traveling pros… GET RAD!

  • Turiya Blanchette

    GET RAD CREW #1 !!!!

  • charlie johnson


  • satchel d

    I Got Rad with that video it was funny had good surfing and none of that hipster crap DIRTY HARRY & THE BANDITS had…

  • jimmmmyy

    GET RAD CREW!!!!!!

  • James Sclar

    GET RAD CREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • T MOney

    GET RAD or GET OUT!!

  • Simon

    why arent these guys in??

    sickest video by far!

  • The sky

    Get Rad is definitely the most solid film hands down!!!

  • Karen

    Get Rad rocked!

  • SheShe

    Get Rad Crew get my vote. Awesome!!!!

  • albee

    i liked the video with me and my friends the best :)

  • Matt myers

    Thx everyone for the support. With your help we can get radder than ever! Psyching. Thanks surfing mag boys!

  • Wyatt

    Hey, in that one video it looks like the guy is masturbating but then it turns out he is just using that thingy from the infomercial!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL (two years ago).

    This and other things (Sterling Spencer comes to mind) is why I sometimes feel I would rather be “a person who surfs” than an actual “surfer.”

  • anna turner

    Great movie, GoodL luck guys from the UK you will have to come and try some surfing in Fistral Bay here in Cornwall.