Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 in Puerto Rico!

by Danny Cruz| Follow Danny @sixstringsensei on Twitter HERE

Update November 7, 2010: This event ended up being one of the greatest events of the year and the best Puerto Rico has seen in decades. It was specially historical at both ends of the spectrum, the good and the bad. The fact that Kelly Slater not only won the event, but clenched his 10th world title in Puerto Rico is something that will not soon be forgotten. On the other hand, the contest also marks the point in time when the surfing world lost one of its greatest, Andy Irons. Many mourn his death and I personally send my prayers to his family during this time of incredible loss. May God be with you. -Danny Cruz

In my efforts to bring you more than just news about graphic design here’s a neat little number that talks about two of my biggest interests.  Most of you know I’m a surfer.  It makes me pretty darn proud to find out that Rip Curl has chosen Puerto Rico as the venue for their 2010 Pro Search.  The Rip Curl Pro Search is a professional surf contest that changes venues every year.  Not only that, but once the host country is chosen, they don’t specify exactly where the event is going to be held at in order to “search” for the best spot with the best conditions.

This year could also be of even more significance.  As of this writing, Kelly Slater is ahead of Jordy Smith in the race for the World Title.  This would be Slater’s 10th world title!  Looks like he’s so far ahead that any podium position will seal the deal.  In fact, even if Kelly Slater gets a 25 in Puerto Rico, Jordy needs at least a 5th place in order to stay in the game.

You’re making a Puerto Rican surfer really proud!

Apart from the fact that the event is in Puerto Rico, what caught my eye was the wonderful artwork created for the event.  The artwork was created by surf artist Tyler Warren.  I was not familiar with Tyler’s work until now, but I can tell you I’m now a fan as I’m truly impressed.  Since I’m Puerto Rican, I can see stuff in that painting that I immediately relate to.  Like the three kings, the Puerto Rican “cuatro” guitar, and the “Garita del Morro.”  Tyler, if you run in to this article, let me tell you, “Good job!  You’re making a Puerto Rican surfer really proud!”

You can see more of Tyler’s work on his website:

Rip Curl Pro Search Poster


Win a New Sanyo Eneloop Pedal Juice Guitar Effects Pedal Rechargeable Power Supply

by Danny Cruz| Follow Danny @sixstringsensei on Twitter HERE

Sanyo Pedal Juice Power Supply Contest

Update: November 7, 2010: The contest is over. The winner has been picked and I will be announcing who the lucky person is soon. To be fair, I used an automatic chooser software that shuffles entries and picks a random name. Three runner ups were also chosen just in case the winner cannot accept the free power supply.
Update: November 13, 2010: Announcing the winner of the Pedal Juice™ power supply… Roberto Valdez from Novi, Michigan! It took a bit of time to get a hold of Mr. Valdez, mainly because he couldn’t believe he had won. But, there you have it folks! One stoked winner of the first contest ever on!

Sanyo Pedal Juice Giveaway Winner

Pedal Juice™ Giveaway winner, Roberto Valdez of the band Stroller Goat, at Hard Rock Café in Detroit.

This is it!  I have a brand spankin’ new Sanyo Pedal Juice™ guitar effects pedal rechargeable power supply to give away to one lucky reader!

The giveway is for 1 Pedal Juice™ in original box with it’s charger, patch cables, polarity conversion cable and carry pouch.  I will include free ground shipping anywhere in the continental USA.  If you are in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or anywhere else but the contiguous 48 states, you can still win it but you must pay shipping.  I’m not making any money out of this, so those are the rules.  If you, the winner, cannot accept the prize for whatever reason then it will go to the runner up… and so on and so forth.

Pedal Juice FeatureTo sign up: Simple.  Just fill your email, first and last name into the form below and you’re entered!  Is there a catch? Yes, by doing that you are signing up for my email newsletter for updates on new blog posts.  That’s what I get for giving this little prize away ;)  But, don’t fear! I do not sell or give away your addresses, so don’t worry about spam.  Oh yes, and don’t forget to click on the email confirmation you’ll get after signing up otherwise I won’t be able to get your email to draw for the prize.

That’s it.  This is a grassroots, close-to-home little contest.  There are no complicated rules or fine print.  Good luck and have fun! -Danny

Sign up right now!

Sanyo Pedal Juice Contest

I'm not giving away any of the pedals, just the power supply!

The contest is open from now until November 5, 2010.  I will do the draw that same weekend and I’ll announce the winner the following week.  I’d like your name and city in order to make a good enough announcement. That should be fair enough, right?

For more on more on the Sanyo Eneloop Pedal Juice™ check out the review here.

Pedal Juice Power Supply

Again, I'm not giving the Phaser away, just the Pedal Juice!