how we’d like to remember the u.s. open of surfing

No Mas NYC - U.S. Open of Surfing - Tank Top

No Mas has released their “inaugural celebration of the sporting life aquatic” — a reinterpretation of the jersey from 1963’s U.S. Surfboard Championship in Huntington Beach, CA. Designed in collaboration with Brooklyn’s Pilgrim Surf + Supply, these tops are how we’d like that event to be memorialized. Instead of, you know, YouTube vids of bros tipping over portable toilets.

the aussie edition

Patrick Rafter at the Salem Open in Hong Kong
As you may already know, Mark Philippoussis aka the Scud gave up surfing — along with his digs in Carlsbad — to concentrate on his tennis. (His base is now Las Vegas).

So Patrick Rafter yesterday took the steps to fill the void as the country’s tennis player/surfer. He entered a competition at the Noosa Festival of Surfing. You can see a photo of Rafter hanging ten on the Sunshine Coast Daily website.

He placed third, and attributed his lack of poise to decades of playing tennis:

“I’ve got to stick my arse back in – I sort of stick it out too far when I surf – sort of a balance thing you know. It’s like I’m returning serve,” the Eumundi-raised Davis Cup hero said with his usual candour.

We’ll keep you posted of his future surfing activities.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on this:

athens - mark philippoussis

Yeah experience the height of visual gluttony with this photo taken from the ITF website. That’s what Australia made their athletes wear to the Olympic ceremonies in ATHENS?