Cinco De Mayo Pro Longboard Contest SPI team

Cinco de Mayo Longboard Pro/AM

Texas Long boarding Contest takes Center Stage

Happy Cinco De Mayo weekend!

For many South Texans, the holiday might be celebrated remembering the Battle at Pueblo, a famous Tejano leader, or a great margarita special at a local dive, but for local Texan long boarders, the weekend is usually marked by a special event called the Cinco De Mayo Pro/AM.

In 2015, a man named Kevin Greer aspired to produce a Pro/AM Event in Texas for the surfing community and beyond. With Kevin's ambition and mad production skills, Kevin produced the event that included: Long boarding Contest, Pro Nose riding Contest, Volleyball Tourney, Paddle boarding Long Distance Race, Paddle boarding Night Time Sprint Races, and Horse Shoe Battle. Sadly, we lost Kevin in 2020 to Lung Cancer.

Fortunately, Kevins peers and committed team members knew it would be necessary to carry on Kevin's vision. The Texas Longboard Surf Club, led by one of Kevin's former and faithful surf team members, Zach May, was formed with inspiration to keep the contest alive. Last year, the Cinco Pro/AM was well received and supported. South Padre Island was represented by SPI SESSIONS Surf Team members, Chris Green, Soren Kayser, Tristan Green, Gavin Del Rio, and head honcho, Ms.Aarin who dominated the contest long boarding line-up with numerous 1st place trophies and wins!

2021 Results:

Chris Green : 2nd Place Mens Longboarding
Tristan Green: 1st Place Boys Longboarding
Soren Kayser: 3rd Place Menehue Longboarding
Gavin Del Rio: 1st Place Jr. Longboarding AM
Aarin Hartwell: 1st Place Womens Longboarding Pro

We want to wish the best of luck to our team that will once again representing SPI SESSIONS and South Padre Island this weekend in Corpus Christi, Texas! Ms.Aarin is cheering you on from her nursery! Click here to follow the Texas Long boarding Surf Club or the Cinco De May Pro/AM on Facebook.  Exceptional Aloha to our friends that have put some much effort in producing the event year-again in honor of Kevin Greer.

 

 

Cinco De Mayo Pro Longboard Contest SPI team
Kevin Greer Cinco
Coach Aarin and Soren Kayser Cinco Pro
Aarin Hartwell Longboard Cinco Pro
cinco surf soren
cinco surf tristan

Checklist for Paddle Boarding Parents

We love paddle boarding, but we especially love safe paddle boarding. Follow this simple Checklist for your guide to being an awesome and prepared paddle boarding parent!

We are always happy to share great resources for parents, especially when it comes to safety!

Check out Inflatable Boarder.com’s “Checklist for Paddleboarding Parents”: (Image)
1.) Avoid spots with waves and strong currents
2.) Make sure your child is accompanied by an adult
3.) Wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
4.) Use a SUP Leash
5.) Review Proper Paddling Technique
6.) Don’t forget the sun protection
7.) Bring along plenty of water and snacks