Monday
Sep152014

Aloha Lopez wins the Coco Nogales Surf Challenge

  

Photo: Edwin Morales

 

We are excited to announce that Stalk it team rider, Aloha Lopez, wins the Coco Nogales Surf Challenge at Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

 

Aloha spent the month of July traveling in Southern Mexico. Her first stop was in Acapulco where she watched the final day of the ASP Acapulco Surf Open. 

After watching Luke Davis win the ASP contest, Aloha paddled out for a session at Playa Princessa where the waves were small but fun. The following day she headed south to the Cocoleoco Surf Camp at La Bamba near Salina Cruz. Her stay at La Bamba was spent searching the local breaks for waves and playing with two tehones (a badger like animal) named Solo and Luna. After five days of exploring the Salina Cruz region, she headed to the coastal town of Puerto Escondido for the Coco Nogales Surf competition. She spent three weeks, in Puerto Escondido, practicing for this year’s contest.



The women’s division was a mix of local and international surfers including big wave charger Jahmila Starr and Brazilian, Claudia Gonclaves, a seasoned ASP competitor.

By end of day one, Aloha had made it through her first heat placing 2nd behind Claudia Gonclaves.  Round two was held one day later and waves at Zicaleta were barreling with approximately four foot waves. The second heat was comprised of three surfers including Jahmila.

Photo: Edwin Morales

Aloha made it out of the quarters and into the semifinals. The semifinal heat was blessed with super consistent, perfect waves.   Aloha said, “It was really fun because the waves were amazing and she was stoked to surf Zicatela with just one other person for twenty minutes”. 

Just before the finals, select surfers including Aloha paddled out at Zicatela with flowers in honor of the surfers that have passed away at Zicatela including Ron Cassidy, a surfer from the island Maui where Aloha lives. 

The final included a Puerto Escondido local, Valeria Peconi and Claudia Gonclaves from Brazil and Aloha.  Aloha had a slow start to the final but was able to find two good waves in the last four minutes to boost her score. At the conclusion of the final, her friends from Puerto came down to the water and sprayed her with cans of Redbull.

The scores were announced at the awards ceremony and as they called the results, Aloha realized she won the women’s open at Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido. Aloha rejoiced, saying, “it was an amazing feeling”!  She loved her stay in Puerto Escondido and wanted to thank Coco Nogales and the event sponsors Hurley, Redbull, Skull Candy and AHAVA for hosting the event, the McGraw family at Hotel Oasis and the local surf crew that helped her learn the break and win.  Congratulations Aloha on a well deserved win!

 

Friday
Jul252014

Telluride Welcomes Stalk it Inc As Official Board Sponsor Of Resort

 

Telluride Ski & Golf announced the resort’s latest partnership with Stalk It Inc. The StalkItTM brand is an innovative eco-driven board company that uses CornBoardTM in the construction of its products. Dedicated to sustainability, Stalk It Inc. manufactures high performance snowboards, skis and surfboards, standup paddleboards and long board skateboards. Stalk It Inc. will be the official board company of the year-round resort located in Southwest Colorado.

“From the minute we met with Lane and the Stalk It Inc. team we knew we had a great partner and wanted to be involved. Our conversation revolved around sustainability rather than how great their snowboard is. We are proud to be associated with them and their products,” said Greg Pack, CEO - Telluride Ski & Golf Resort.

“We are thrilled to partner with the world class destination resort, Telluride Ski & Golf Resort. Not only does the mountain have fantastic skiing and snowboarding, but provides summer activities such as paddle boarding and long board skateboarding and this is a perfect fit for what we represent,” said Lane Sergestrom, CEO –Stalk It Inc.

Through this partnership, Stalk It Inc. will have a large presence in Telluride. Snowboards will be easily accessed by employees, used for prizes and giveaways during TSG hosted events, and will be available to demo during peak times at the resort. Telluride Ski & Golf recognizes the need for eco-innovation, especially in the outdoor industry, and believes Stalk It is a great partner based on their commitment to sustainability through eco-friendly products.

Every Stalk It Inc. board is made using CornBoardTM wherever possible while maintaining the highest quality product. Stalk It Inc.’s parent company, Corn Board Manufacturing Inc. (CBMI) produces CornBoardTM from corn stalk husks and leaves that remain in the field after corn is harvested. This by-product is commonly referred to as corn stover. Corn stover is combined with a resin and bonded under heat and pressure to create CornBoardTM, a renewable and eco-friendly alternative to pressed wood products.

An abundant and renewable by-product of commercial corn production, corn stover is not fully utilized. Yearly corn production in the U.S. is increasing, creating over 580 billion pounds of corn stover annually. Removing corn stover from the field and bailing it stops decomposition and reduces CO2 emission by 1.5 tons per acre. Harvesting corn stover and turning it into CornBoardTM can help save millions of trees by reducing the need to harvest forests for pressed wood products. It can be utilized as a replacement for pressed wood products in thousands of applications from building materials to consumer products; If it can be made from pressed wood, it can be made from CornBoardTM.

In addition to partnering with eco-friendly companies, such as Stalk It Inc., Telluride Ski & Golf’s green initiatives include updates to their snowmaking systems for the second year in a row to help reduce their carbon footprint. The new highly efficient equipment consists of 38 new Snowlogic snowguns that use 10 times less energy to blow snow. They are also installing a “gravity water line” that will transfer water from the snowmaking pump house to lower areas of the resort using just the force of gravity and eliminating the usage of an electric pump. Committed to the environment, Telluride Ski & Golf works to partner with companies who share this same value. -

 


Thursday
Jul242014

Stalk It Inc. is the official Snowboard sponsor of Telluride Ski and golf resort

As the official snowboard sponsor of the Telluride Ski and Golf Resort StalkIt Inc. is having a snowboard giveway after the NASCAR Nationwide race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Thursday
Jul172014

DEJAVU 2 - Official Video - StalkIt™ Longboards 

The second short film of the series "Dejavu Longboard Downhill Trip" follows some of the top riders during their stop in Brazil to race the last event of the IDF World Cup Series.

 

 

Monday
Jun162014

DEJAVU 2 - Teaser - StalkIt™ Longboards

 

 

 

This is the result of bringing together some of the best downhill skateboarder in the world. Follow Alex Tongue along with several other professional riders as the skate in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and put their talents to work. The full video will be released on the Stalk It youtube channel later this month. Subscribe to the channel here and keep an eye out for its release: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=stalkitboards