• Billabong linked up with the Orion Music and More Festival last weekend to put on the "Seek and Destroy" Atlantic City All Out Air Assault

 

Metallica puts on a hell of a show!!!

Fire and Brimstone photo credit: Trevor Moran

photo credit: Trevor Moran

Saturday featured sixteen of Jersey's best surfers battling it out representing their local shop. The waves were not very big, but with the help of Red Bull's jet skis all the surfers were stomping huge airs. After a tough battle it was 7th St.'s Rob Kelly that took home the win. After the comp it was off to Bader Field where Metallica was headlining. Sunday's surf comp featured nine invited Billabong surfers and Ian Bloch (highest placing surfer from the shop battle).

Pat Schmidt was a standout all day, narrowly losing to Rob Kelly in the final (photo credit: Trevor Moran)

photo credit: Trevor Moran

Rob Trujillo and Kirk Hammett setting up to take a few practice runs behind the skis before hitting the waves

photo credit: Wild Lyfe

While it was the actual surfers in the event that were taking to the air, the hightlight of the comp was definitely when Rob Trujillo and Kirk Hammett from Metallica came down to the beach to get their turns getting whipped into a few waves.  The conditions were tough, but both Rob and Kirk put on a show for the couple of hundred die hard Metallica fans that came out to the beach to watch.

Seek and Destroy Atlantic City All-Out Air Assault

photo credit: Wild Lyfe

Billabong team rider Bryce Humphrey

photo credit: Wild Lyfe

Atlantic City was a great back drop for Rob Kelly to lay down punts like this (photo credit: Trevor Moran)

photo credit: Trevor Moran

It was a close fought battle, but eventually it was Virginia Beach's Bryce Humphrey that took home the win.  After the comp it was back to Bader field again where after a signing at the Billabong tent the surfers all joined the crowd, jumped in the Snake Pit and watched Metallica put on another amazing show.  It was only fitting that on their 4th encore Metallica ended the Orion Music festival with "Seek and Destroy".


Seek and Destroy Jersey Shop Battle Contestants (photo credit: Wild Lyfe)

Shop Battle Finalist Pat Schmidt and Winner Rob Kelly

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Shop Battle

1. Rob Kelly - 7th St. Surf Shop
2.Pat Schmidt- Inlet Outlet
3. Ian Bloch-Heritage Surf and Sport
4. Matt Keenan- Kona Surf Shop

All Out Air Assault Contestants (photo credit: Wild Lyfe)

photo credit: Wild Lyfe

All Out Air Assault

VA Beach local Bryce Humphrey stoked to take his trophy home

photo credit: Wild Lyfe

1.  Bryce Humphrey
2.  Ian Bloch
3.  Lucas Rogers