Surf Expo is like a spiked hair style- really gay (meaning happy- let’s face it… You gotta be pretty damn happy to willingly make it look like you are wearing a porcupine on the top of your head). That happy-fest that is expo means three days of business meets party, party meets business, and waking up to drink a coffee, trying desperately to convince yourself you’re not hungover the next morning- a cycle of gayness. Beckoned by business, the perennially happy ERGO sales team came out to expo for the fun and games (and sales). Accompanying the sales team was a sturdy mix of happy folks from various other branches of the ERGO tree. I don’t want to get too into detail now, so I’ll let 6000 words worth of pictures do the E-talking:
The somewhat small, (but soon to be bigger) ERGO surf team has scored a couple photos on the internet over the last week. Enjoy!
Here is Tommy Ihnken on Surfline. This was shot by ERGO’s own Ryan Mack, Aka Edmund, Aka ERGOmund. If you want someone to like every single post that you put up on facebook, make sure you add him HERE.
Josie Graves on Surfline showing off the new team sticker.
Buck setting up for broken board #3 with a sweet EURO MULLET in PR.
This is the OG ERGO intern, Brian Robinson, AKA Slob, who actually just walked in the door for his first day of actually paid work.
This Friday… Starting on the trade show floor at ASR, ERGO will make its debut in the TRANSWORLD SURF CALI RALLY. Thats right… We have precisely assembled a team of 8 guys (4 competitors, 1 alternate, 1 photog, 1 filmer and 1 driver) that on paper should demolish whatever the competition can throw at us.
Shea “The Professor” Lopez
As a family man, we do not see Shea getting too crazy, but with years of experience and an iPhone contact book that would choke a small horse, it wasn’t a question. Every team needs a dad and someone to catch dinner.
Brendan “Buck Naked” Buckley
We brought this kid along to do all the gnarly stuff. With a name like Buck Naked, I promise he will not let anyone down. If you look up Cali Rally in the dictionary it shows a picture of him.
Josie “Gringo loco” Graves
This crazy gringo has the eye of the tiger and will do everything he can to make sure ERGO wins.
Corban “Everyone’s Friend” Campbell
Corban is the newest guy to the ERGO team and has more energy then everyone else put together. This guy knows everyone and we needed a place to stay in SD, so we put him on… not to mention… he rips!
Tommy “The Jaded Grom” Ihnken
This shit grom is naturally talented at everything and made the team because he has the knowledge and wisdom of a 40 yr old… all at the ripe age of 18. This grom will pull chicks and is guaranteed to prosper in any weird challenge or situation.
Photographer – Pat “Tupat” Eichstaedt
Not really sure why Tupat is the photog since he never really gets photos… I guess he’s just a good time to have around.
Filmer – Carmen “Dude Their 18 I Swear” Vicari
We figured that if we had to bring a filmer… it might as well be one that blacks out on the reg.