Governor's Cup & Gromfest 8/29/07 McKevlin's Team just completed competing in the SC Governor's Cup (the State Championships) as well as the D.J. McKevlin Gromfest. The Cup was held August 4 & 5 at the Washout. In 3A Boys Evan Tanner represented with a second place finish. Bryant Thomas also took second in 3A Jr. Men while Holly Nettles garnered a fourth in Women's shortboard. Glenn Tanner continued his winning ways with a second in Legends longboard, a first in Grand Masters shortboard, and he won the Iron Man award. Daughter, Kristin, not to be outdone, captured third in Women's shortboard, second in Women's longboard, first in the Women's Open, and took the prestigious Jr. Iron Woman award!The D.J. McKevlin Gromfest was also held at the Washout on August 25. McKevlin's represented by sponsoring their two under 18 surfers - Bryant Thomas and Evan Tanner. Bryant took home fourth place in the 15 - 18 division. Evan took first in every heat in capturing first place in the 14 and under division. Congratulations to all!
ESA Contest #2 7/4/07 Finally, after a couple of cancellations, the second contest of the season was held on June 23 & 24. Team McKevlin's took home plenty of awards. Evan Tanner captured first in 3A Boys and even made it to the semi-finals of the Open. Kristin Tanner won the Women's shortboard division and took home second in Women's longboard. Holly Nettles finished with a third in Women's shortboard. Bryant Thomas, riding his under-volume board in wimpy waves, took sixth in Jr. Men while brother, Ellison Thomas, captured fourth in Men. Finally, Glenn Tanner anchored the team with his second in Legends longboard, first in Grand Masters shortboard, and first in the Open division. Congratulations!
Welcome The Bing Family 5/26/07 Put Monday, June 11 on your special events calendar. Matt Calvani, Bing's owner and head shaper, as well as Margaret Yao, general manager and team rider, will be visiting. Matt and Margaret will be hanging at the shop from 1:00 PM until ?. They'll demo some new shapes out in the water as well as field your questions at the shop. Local shapers - you can learn more in ten minutes from Matt than you can from a lifetime of videos and books. Bing owners - now's your chance to thank Matt for providing the best rides of your life. Check out the Quad, Silver Spoon, Gold Standard, Bonzer, Karma, Lotus, and more here or on their site. See you there!
Mid-Atlantic Regionals 5/26/07 Our ESA regional championships were held May 18 - 20 in Nags Head, NC. From McKevlin's Team, Bryant Thomas finished fourth in Boys and Glenn Tanner scored a second in Legends longboard and third in Grandmasters shortboard. Other surfers from our SSC district who made the finals include Rick Anson, Jenny Brown, Patti Noe, Alfred Noe, Boyd Hinton, Chris Costa, Francis Saladin, Kai Dilling, Rob Schneider, and BH Rader. Congratulations to all!
ESA #1 4/7/07 The first contest of the '07 season was held at the Washout on March 24 & 25. Our biggest bread-winner, Glenn Tanner, missed the event due to work, but his family definitely made their presence known. Evan Tanner, despite being ill, took home third place in 3A Boys. Kristin Tanner went an impressive 2 for 2 by winning both Women's longboard and 3A Women's shortboard. Holly Nettles chipped in third place in the same division. Bryant Thomas, in his first crack into the 3A Jr. Men division, captured second place. It's a great start for a great group!
SSC District Points 4/6/07 The final point totals have been announced for the just past 2006 ESA season. The results speak for themselves: Evan Tanner #1 3A Menehunes, Bryant Thomas #1 3A Boys, Kristin Tanner #2 3A Jr. Women & #2 Women's longboard, Holly Nettles #1 3A Women, and Glenn Tanner #1 Grandmasters & #1 Legends longboard!!!
Thanks Again, Charleston 2/14/07 We just received a call from The City Paper - McKevlin's Surf Shop has been chosen as the Best Surf Shop in the Charleston area! In all the years that the publication has been awarding their Best Of's, we've been picked every time. We feel very honored and very thankful for all of your votes. We'll do our very best to earn your support.
Locals Score! 12/5/06 The Christian Surfers Cold Water Classic was held at Oceanic Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC on December 2. McKevlin's Team member, Bryant Thomas, took second in his Grom (14 and under) division. Bryant recently picked up sponsorships from Sharp Eye, Matix, DaKine, and Sanük! Other notable locals' results were Anthony Osment (3rd, Pro) and Eric Kirby (3rd, Jr. Men). All profits from this contest went to the Hope From Helen Fund.
ESA #5 11/26/06 The season's final district contest was an abbreviated one - Saturday's events were held, but Sunday's divisions were cancelled. Evan Tanner continued his winning ways with a first in 3A Menehunes. Bryant Thomas also racked up another win in 3A Boys. The only other McKevlin's Team Rider competing, Kristin Tanner, finished with a third in Jr. Women's shortboard and a second in Women's longboard. Congratulations; it's been a great year!
"Just Cause" & Team Challenge 11/6/06 Joe's "Just Cause" Longboard Classic, a charity fund-raising contest in memory of Joe Hiller, was held at Folly Beach this past Saturday. In the Men's 40+ Division, our own Glenn Tanner came out victorious. Congratulations. The next day, The John Kalagian Memorial Team Challenge was held in cold, side-shore conditions. McKevlin's Open Team consisting of Brett Crosta, Ian Riggs, Evan and Glenn Tanner, Bryant Thomas, and Ellison Thomas took home fourth place. In the Men's Longboard heat, Ian, Glenn, and Brett captured third. In the Wahines division, Perng Chen, Holly Nettles, and Kristin Tanner received a first place trophy. Plus, Kristin won the award for Hottest Wahine Wave.
New Blog Spot 10/12/06 New! McKevlin's now has a blog where you can find all sorts of "up to the minute" information including photos and descriptions of the newest board arrivals as well as a place for comments and intellectually stimulating discussion (or just regular discussion for that matter). There's a link to the Spot under "Surf Links".
Condolences 10/9/06 The Staff at McKevlin's wishes to extend its most sincere sympathies to the family of Paul Stohlman, who passed away October 5 after a battle with liver cancer. Paul was a former employee at McKevlin's and will always be our best friend. He was best known for his brilliant artistic talent, his sharp wit, his love of the ocean, and his creative sense of humor. No one can ever take his place. At only 28 years, truly the good do die young. We love you Paul.
A Memorial Paddle Out for Paul will be held at the Washout on Saturday, October 14 at 4:00 P.M. All are welcome.
Glenn Takes Two 9/25/06 The Eastern Surfing Association Championships were held at Cape Hatteras last week. Guess who was named East Coast Champion in two separate divisions? Glenn Tanner took the crown in Grandmasters shortboard and Legends longboard defeating a host of the very best surfers from Maine to Florida. In addition, he was once again invited to join the elite ESA All-Stars Team. Glenn, thanks for representing the SSC District and McKevlin's; you truly deserve the title!
ESA Contest Sweep! 9/10/06 In the SSC District's 4th contest of the 2006 season, McKevlin's Surf Team scored a 1st in every member's primary division. Glenn Tanner received a first in Grandmasters shortboard and in Legends longboard. He also took fifth place in the Men's Open. Kristin Tanner aced her Jr. Women's shortboard division and captured second in Women's longboard. Holly Nettles kept the winning tradition alive with a first in 3A Women's shortboard. And, the two newest team members represented in style. Bryant Thomas slew all comers to take first place in his 3A Boys division. Evan Tanner contributed to the sweep by taking first place in 3A Menehunes. In fact, 10-year-old Evan shocked the crowd by taking a second in his very first heat of Open Mens just behind local pro Anthony Osment. Congrats to the team; they make us proud.
2006 Governor's Cup 8/11/06 On August 5 & 6 the SC State Championship, now known as the SC Governor's Cup, was held at the Washout. Alongside South Carolinians, North Carolinians, Georgians, and Floridians; McKevlin's Surf Team represented well. Glenn Tanner took first in Legends Longboard, fourth in Grandmasters Shortboard, and third in Iron Man; Holly Nettles captured fifth in 3A Womens Shortboard; and Kristin Tanner earned a second in Jr. Iron Woman, second in Jr. Womens Shortboard, and second in Womens Longboard. McKevlin's newest two team members also excelled. Bryant Thomas earned a third place finish in 3A Boys and Evan Tanner took second in 3A Menehunes.
International Go Surfing Day 6/18/06 Help us celebrate! For International Go Surfing Day (Thursday, June 21), we're bringing a truckload of brand new surfboards to the Washout for everyone to try out. Ever been curious about the Neilson Stringerless Coil Technology or the Bing Silver Spoon longboard? Want to try a Lost Round Nose Quint or a Teqoph Battail Quad? Here's your chance. Plus, local shapers - you're invited to bring out and show-off your boards as well. We'll be at the covered boardwalk promptly from 4:00 to 6:30. Immediately following the board demo, the Charleston Chapter Surfrider Foundation will be having a cook-out feast (you bring it, they'll grill it) and movie (Sprout) showing.
Wahine Classic Results 6/7/06 The Folly Beach Wahine Classic was held at the Washout this past weekend. Three ladies representing McKevlin's took home a fair share of hardware and accolades. Team rider, Kristin Tanner, captured first place in Girl's Shortboard and second in Girl's Longboard. Kristin's team mate, Holly Nettles, took third in Women's Shortboard. And, last but not least, in her very first contest, McKevlin's counter jockey, Perng Chen, strutted away with third place in the Novice division. Way to go, ladies!
Glenn Takes Two 5/8/06 McKevlin's Team rider, Glenn Tanner, aces the Regionals. On May 5 - 7 the ESA Mid-Atlantic Regionals were held at the Washout on Folly Beach. This contest pits the best amateur surfers from Delaware south through Georgia plus Puerto Rico. Glenn captured first place in both of his divisions - Grandmasters Shortboard and Legends Longboard. Congrats!
ESA Contest #2 4/27/06 This one was held at the Washout on April 22 and 23. Congrats go out to Kristin Tanner. Kristin took first place in the increasingly competitive Jr. Women's Shortboard division. Next stop for the team is the ESA Mid-Atlantic Regionals. This year's qualifying contest will be held at the Washout on May 5, 6, and 7.
ESA Contest #1 3/12/06 The first contest of the new season was held at the Washout on March 11 and 12. McKevlin's Team riders Glenn and Kristin Tanner (Holly Nettles is currently in Costa Rica) represented the shop with their usual outstanding results. Kristin captured second place in both Jr. Women's Shortboard as well as Women's Longboard. Glenn scored a perfect #1 in Grandmaster's Shortboard and Legend's Longboard. Well done!
Condolences 2/18/06 We'd like to express our sympathy to the family of Peter Beck. Peter was a local Charleston attorney as well as President of the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. A Memorial Paddle-Out will be held at the Washout on Folly Beach at 3:00 PM on February 25.
Best Surf Shop Award 2/14/06 McKevlin's Surf Shop has been voted by the Charleston City Paper readers as the Best Surf Shop once again. McKevlin's has won this honor every year since the Paper's readers' poll began. Thanks to all for your votes and support.
Condolences 1/6/06 Our sincere condolences to the family of Joe Hiller, especially his wife, Dana, as well as Joe's mom, dad, and sister. Joe passed away yesterday. He was a former manager at our Isle of Palms shop as well as owner of Liquid Motion Surf Shop. More importantly, he was a great human being and a genuine friend. If you knew Joe at all, chances are - you loved him. He'll be sorely missed.