Monday, August 30, 2010


While most of the Outer Banks portion of our team was repping at ECSC in Virginia Beach over the past weekend, Seth Barrick was blowing up here in Kill Devil Hills!

'Wally' giving the word "fins free" a whole
new meaning!
photo: Mickey '2M' McCarthey

Another 'Wally ooop"!
photo: Mickey '2M' McCarthey

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Ability welcomes 2 new team riders to the family! Evan Runion from Pawley's Island, South Carolina will be holding it down for us on the surf end as our youngest team rider and first South Carolinian on the team. Trevor Lampton from the Outer Banks will be holding it down on the skate end in Wilmington, North Carolina aside from doing "school" work at UNCW. We're stoked to have some new blood on the team!

Evan Runion

Trevor Lampton

Monday, August 16, 2010

"Colin's Cadence" feature on Surf Magazine's online website) had a great feature on the Tropical Storm Cadence swell covering ground and displaying photos from South Florida to the Northeast! "Like they say, every dog has his day"... Ability was the dog who had his day in this feature! Team rider's Christian Kane and Jeffrey Myers BOTH plugged amazing shots in the "Colin's Cadence" feature!!! The Pruett'esque editorial captions were right on the money as well(as always)! Be sure to check out the full photo/editorial feature on!

Team rider Christian Cane has been getting a
ton of skate photos and skate media during the past
year. Most everyone thought he was kind of done
surfing, including Ability. A new Mike Rowe custom

and a few sessions later, Kane grabs the spotlight as his
natural talent and surfing ability would have him do.

PHOTO CAPTION: "Upwelling be damned- Ability
Boardriding Systems / 158 Surf & Skate teamer

Christian Kane isn't gonna let a little cold water
cramp his style". PHOTO Mickey 2M McCarthy

If you've been keeping up with our news blog lately,
which we hope you have! Team rider Jeffrey Myers has
had an insane media run, and it doesn't look like
he's going to stop any time soon! Photo number 1, 001
from the Tropical Storm Colin swell! CAPTION:
"God help Jeff Myers' incoming call list when the
lovely ladies of the Mid-Atlantic catch sight of
Myers flexing through this radically tweaked-out
backside fin throw". PHOTO: Mickey 2M McCarthy

Not to mention, good friend Sean Martin blowing

up on the cover image to the "Colin's Cadence"



Shaper Jesse Fernandez got a great editorial "Shaper Series" feature in the Aug/Sept issue of "Local Sessions" Magazine. Being an avid rider of Fernandez's boards, team rider Jeffrey Myers was sure to show up in a photo(and he did). Be sure to pick up Local Sessions in your local Surf Shop or check out

Myers and Fernandez in the shaping room
formulating th
e next magic board

"Local Sessions" Aug/Sept cover

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Team rider Jeffrey Myers was literally on fire this past weekend during the TS Colin swell! Finishing up with an impressive 5th place and $900 purse at the Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am in Wilmington, NC last month, a photo trip to the Caribbean over the winter producing photos in several publications, and a huge run of media over this past Spring, Myers is just warming up for the storm season!
All photos captured by Mickey '2M' McCarthy

Tropical Storm Colin meets Ability.

Ground swell from Tropical Storm Colin started pushing in early last weekend and the boys were there to greet it!

Jeff Myers... need I say more?

Matt Joyner reverse'ing

Bradley Cockrill on a new Ability custom

Christian Cane is back!

told ya.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ability 2010 Summer in stores!

Aside from our online store, Ability mens tees and ladies tees/tanks/v necks are available in Outer Banks Boarding Company, Whalebone Surf Shop, Freedom Surf Shop, Duck Village Outfitters, 158 Surf and Skate, Turnstyle, and Wave Riding Vehicles. Be sure to stop by and check out these shops for Ability gear and all your other surf-skate-apparel related needs!

ladies "Tsunami" tee and "Freedom Cruiser" v neck at Freedom Surf Shop

Mens "Off Shore Window" tee along with many others at Whalebone Surf Shop

Mens "Off Shore Window" and "CapeAbility" tees along with many others in Outer Banks Boarding Company

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


All photos captured by Ashley Lackore

Brent McCoy

Jeffrey Myers

Seth Barrick

Jeffrey Myers

Seth Barrick

Sunday, August 1, 2010



Seth Barrick - 2M photo

Jeff Myers - Traybo photo

Sterling King - 2m photo

Matt Joyner - 2m photo

Jeff Myers - Traybo photo

Sterling King - 2m photo