Congrats to sometimes Catalyst team rider Aaron Cormican for taking out this year’s King of the Peak at Sebastian Inlet. Gorkin ended up winning eight skins to take the win over Jax beach’s Evan Thompson. Along with eight skins worth of prize money ($200 a piece this year….we think), he also pocketed another $3000 for the taking the overall win. Details are still rolling in at this point, so we’ll have more for you tomorrow. In the mean time, here’s a few pics of the red headed step child himself from the event courtesy of Mama G.
Our neighbors up the street at Eastern Surf Magazine just recently did a cool little profile on Catalyst team rider Eddie Guilbeau. It’s entitled “E.C. Riders: Eddie Guilbeau” and is definitely worth a look. Eddie’s a freak talent that we’re stoked to have on the team and definitely deserves the recognition. To check out the profile, click on the pic below or CLICK HERE.
Yesterday, we posted up a pic of Catalyst team rider Stephen “Special K” Kaltenbach from ESM’s recent web feature Igor-Aphobia: Part II. Well, we totally blew it by not mentioning that Catalyst teamer Blake Jones also scored the shot below in the very same feature. Blake’s even got the sticker placement down for his typical high-flying antics (check the Catalyst diamond between the fins). To see the entire feature, CLICK HERE.
Catalyst skate team rider Rich Payne has been on it lately. Check out this recent interview with him, done by the folks at True Skateboard Magazine. To see the original article, check out TrueSkateMag.com
“One Man, One Dream, To Bring Vert Back
Rich Payne is an old friend of mine and an OG St Pete, Florida skateboarder. Rich now resides on the east coast of Florida and just went pro for Florida’s own Demon Seed Skateboards. I caught up with Rich last weekend at Orlando Skatepark for stop #2 on Demon Seed’s 3 skatepark mini-tour promoting the release of Demon Seed “Brewery” pro model decks. I had not seen Rich in at least 15 years!
A belated congrats to Catalyst team rider Eddie Guilbeau for making the final this past weekend at the NKF. Eddie came in 4th, taking home $750 for his efforts. Eddie was, of course, humble as always about his success, as exemplified in this Facebook posting shortly after:
“somehow made the final at the nkf this weekend. pretty stooooooked. I think everyone could use an extra $750. Now I have to realistically sit down and handle some school. Good bye for a little while facebook.”
We couldn’t find a photo of Eddie from the event, so we decided to put up the photo below of Eddie recently unwrapping his new custom Kelly Slater shaped CI. If you recall, Eddie took out last year’s King of the Peak, and in the process also won the “Most Experi-Mental Maneuver” award for a gnar backside varial something rather which earned him said board by Jimmy Slade.
Congrats to Catalyst skate team rider Rich Payne on the release of his own model deck with Demon Seed Skateboards. To celebrate, the crew at Demon Seed are putting together a skate jam series. Click the flyer below for a larger size and the details.
Here’s a few quick clips from a session at Cocoa Beach this past Saturday straight from Rich’s wedding down the street. It was filmed with an iphone and thrown together in a few minutes, but at least its sumthin.. Check out Frank’s proper layback grind!