Another Folly Beach Wahine Classic is in our rear view mirror. This year's event, like its predecessors, was filled with smiles, fun, sun, and . . . small waves.
The all-women event was held at the Washout, Folly Beach on June 2 & 3. The McKevlin's Crew was out in full force and scored several impressive victories:
Hampen Thomas captured 3rd in Girls Longboard, Sylvia Windham took 2nd in Girls Shortboard, and Kristin Tanner posted a 6th in Womens Longboard, a 4th in Womens Shortboard, and was awarded the Hottest Longboard Ride with an 8.1 out of 10 score!
Meanwhile, Perng Hutson, the shop's assistant manager, and Kate Barattini, our ambassador of stoke management, went home with the most hardware! Perng received 4th in Ladies Shortboard, 2nd in Ladies Longboard, and a 3rd in Pro Longboard, giving her a $300 check. Kate Barattini won the Pro Longboard division (and a $1,000 check) and took home 3rd place in Womens Shortboard and 1st in Womens Longboard.
This contest always draws competitors from all over - not just little South Carolina. Thanks to Co-Directors, Liz Chirles and Patti Dawson as well as all the hard-working judges, tabulators, volunteers, contestants, and sponsors. We're already looking ahead to the 2019 Classic!
The Folly Beach Wahine Classic will be held this weekend (June 2 & 3) at the Washout on, where else?, Folly Beach, of course. This is truly a contest where the fun is contagious. If you haven't signed up yet, you may be out of luck! The entry deadline has passed, but if there happens to be room in one of your division's heats, you might get lucky and sneak in.
Whether you're competing or not, you don't want to miss this event. Drop by and visit us under the McKevlin's tent. Many of our surf team members (Sylvia Windham, Kristin Tanner, Kate Barattini, Hampden Thomas) will be attending as well as a few of our shop staff (Perng Hutson, Megan Coker, Heather Wall). To read more about these ladies, go: HERE.
And, on your way to the Washout, be sure to drop by the shop to enter the 2018 D.J. McKevlin Gromfest. That contest's for 18 and under only and is set for July 7 & 8.
The Southern South Carolina district of the ESA held their second contest of the year on May 19, 2018 at the Washout on Folly Beach. This contest was held in better-than-usual contest waves and less than perfect weather conditions! Great for competitors/not so nice for everyone else. McKevlin's Surf Team posted 4 competitors. Sylvia Windham took home the 1st place trophy in Girls U-16 shortboard and in Jr. Women U-18 shortboard. She also scored a 2nd place in Jr. Women longboard. Hampden Thomas managed a 4th in Jr. Women U-18 and a 3rd in Jr. Women Longboard. Also, Kristin Tanner won the Women's division.
Representing the male side of the team, Griffin Jackson took 2nd place in Boys shortboard U-16, a 4th in Jr. Men U-18, and a 4th in Jr. Men Longboard.
The next contest scheduled is the Folly Beach Wahine Classic on June 2 and 3.
Thanks to the readers of the Charleston City Paper. We've been named again your favorite Surf Shop. That's 21 years in a row - every year they've run this poll. We are not worthy! But, heck, we'll try to be. Thank you a million times.
The first ESA contest of the new season was held at the Washout on April 14 in small conditions. Team McKevlin's managed several impressive results: Sylvia Windham took 1st place in Girls U-16 Shortboard, 3rd in Jr. Women U-18 Shortboard, and 1st in Jr. Women U-18 Longboard. Kristin Tanner scored a 3rd in Women's Shortboard. The guys were successful as well. Griffin Jackson garnered a 2nd in Boys U-16 Shortboard, a 4th in Jr. Men U-18 Shortboard, and a 2nd in Jr. Men U-18 Longboard. Big brother, Mchenry Jackson, dominated with two 1st place wins in both Jr. Men U-18 Shortboard and Jr. Men U-18 Longboard. To find out more about McKevlin's Surf Team, you can go right HERE.
The collaborative surfboard company of geniuses like Ryan Lovelace, Gerry Lopez, and Rich Pavel has finally landed in South Carolina - at McKevlin's Surf Shop. Phil Browne from Glide Surf Co., Trimcraft's east coast distributor, just dropped off the first of what will be many batches of beautiful and functional works of art. These boards are all 100% hand-shaped and come from, literally, the Heavens, Trimcraft's shaping and glassing facility in Asbury Park, NJ.
This year's D.J. McKevlin Gromfest competition will be held on July 7 & 8 at the Washout. This is, as always, an 18 and under contest. All competitors get a FREE contest t-shirt designed by Chris Kemp as well as a chance to win a new, McKevlin's Corndog model Surfboard! All finalists receive a prize bag full of goodies, and the top 3 in every division also get trophies. Throughout the weekend we'll have Swag Tosses, Food, and Games. Don't miss it.