Thursday, June 17, 2010


As the official, first day of summer approaches on June 21st, Ability's photogenic, team, skate guy Jeff Myers has been blowing up like usual this entire Spring.

Jeff Myers ready to make the
transiton between Spring and
Summer in Richmond, VA
PHOTO :: Brent O'donnell

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Ability helped sponsor an epic game of SK8 this past weekend between Dare County's most talented skaters! Organized and hosted by Honorable Music and Skateboards, DJ Bruce J//ABILITY laid down 2 hours of classic hip hop tracks, followed by a live performance by Fuzz Jaxx(Wilmington, NC) and DJ Drop D . Meanwhile Derik Wineland aka Habs//Honorable was floating 360 flips to give his own crew a run for their money!!! "Yessir, yessir!" Other sponsors that helped flow the event were Savage Rips and 158 Surf and Skate// Matt Price and Mike Rowe, who deserve a MASSIVE THANKS and BIG UP as well! Just another fun, hot, humid, Southern day in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina!

Derik Wineland aka Habs/Honorable
Bruce J/Ability

Bruce J/Ability

Derik Wineland/Honorable

Dare County skate legend, Mikey Weeks
and Courtney

preparing for battle

youth division winner!

Savage Rips decorativ
e addition

Mikey Weeks living up to his expectations


After reading this month's issue of ESM(Eatern Surf Magazine), I stumbled across Matt Pruett's(head-honcho editor of ESM) review on the surf film entitled "Modern Collective" by Poor Specimen Productions. Pruett's take on the film encompasses the modern direction in which surfing is moving, which is very much what the surf film portrays. Pruett starts out his review in these exact words, "There's this grom at our local beach who cops a lot of flak from us rednecks for his somewhat metrosexual fashion sensibilities(tight jeans, bird-chest teasing V-necks, fruity hats) and his musical tastes(dancehall and electronica). But everyone knows the kids name, because he refuses to blend in on land, not to mention his backfoot-driven aptitude in the water sets him even further apart from the rest of us old farts. Picking up speed in the barrel or alley-ooping four feet above the lip, this kid is not just another teenage hipster wannabe. He's the best young surfer in town". In this review, "the young surfer's" name remains anonymous, but I think it's safe to say that Matt Pruett is referring to the young, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina surfer, Sterling King... AKA 'Batboy'. Ability picked up Sterling at the age of 14, along with Matix, Electric, DVS, Whalebone Surf Shop, and a slew of other sponsors because of his blossoming talent, which I'm not even sure he was aware of at the time. A few years later, to date... Sterling has recently graduated highschool and grommit-hood, although he'll always be a grom to us "older farts" and will carry the torch of Outer Banks surfing to a level in which his unique "back-foot driven aptitude", "speed in the barrel", and "alley ooping four feet above the flip" will compliment his unique "metrosexual fashion sensibility" because as Matt Pruett states, "The kid's synthesizers and fedoras might take some getting used to, but all that wrap is forgotten once he gets to his feet. Because like it or not, this is what surfing is now. Adapt or die anonymous".

Sterling in all his glory courtesy of's
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age 14

age 15

age 16 - Whitney photo

age 17 - feature - 2m photo



STILLLLL capturing media, teamrider Jeffrey Myers finished up with a 3rd place finish in the "Steel Pier Classic" contest that took place in Virginia Beach earlier this month! Not only did Myers land a backside hack, photo on the feature, he reported and wrote the review in it's entirety! You can check out the full feature here on

Myers ripping on his home field in VB!
photo :: Wright ::

Friday, June 4, 2010


Team rider Jeffrey Myers and Outer Banks based photographer, Matt Lusk land one on's feature, "Late Drop"! Not sure what made me smile more... the fact that Matt Lusk captured such a great photo, or the fact that Myers scored on such a fickle wave in Southern, NC- or maybe it was the caption, "There are no chicks, no bar tabs, and no cabs at Raleigh Bay, NC. So what was Jeff Myers doing there"?

Check out the full "Late Drop" feature here on!

Team rider Jeffrey Myers - //

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Myers nails one on again!

This past week, the East Coast received another Spring swell to tie things off before Summer... Team rider Jeffrey Myers and legendary, East Coast, surf photographer Mickey '2M' McCarthy teamed up and captured a perfect air shot that landed on! Check out the full feature on

Jeffrey Myers // 2m photo //

The Weather Channel //