In what’s either a powerful showing of East Coast pride, a concerted get-out-the-vote effort from Florida to the Carolinas, pure coincidence, or evidence that Right Coast resin artists reign supreme, it’s gonna be an all-Atlantic affair in the Resin Roundup Finals.
Fighting out of the, oh, let’s say greenish-blue with grey swirlies corner, we have WRV’s Austin Walker, who took down Son of Cobra, representing Lost/Catalyst, in a nailbiter that saw the winner squeak through to the main event by less than 200 votes. Out of the orangey-red-green spiral-y corner, it’s Heritage’s Brian Wynn, who knocked out Faktion’s Mark “Petro” Petrocelli.
WRV and Heritage are two of the most storied and respected East Coast surfboard brands, so it shouldn’t be a shocker that they thumped their way into the final heat. Lotta flat spells over there for them to practice their craft (*West Coast joke as we try to save some face).
The final vote will be on Tuesday 7/28, so check our Instagram stories and vote, vote, vote away.
SEMIFINAL 1 RESULTS:
HEAT 1: BRIAN WYNN (HERITAGE) DEFEATS MARK PETROCELLI (FAKTION/PILGRIM)
FINAL VOTE: 53.3% / 46.7%
SEMIFINAL 2: AUSTIN WALKER (WRV) DEFEATS SON OF COBRA (…LOST/CATALYST)
FINAL VOTE: 52% / 48%
[Be sure to head to SURFER’s Instagram Tuesday to watch the finals of Resin Roundup. For artist profiles, click here for Brian King for T&C and Brian Wynn for Heritage, here for Jasper Heyne for HIC and Mark Petrocelli for Faktion/Pilgrim, here for Austin Walker for Wave Riding Vehicles and Mike Hurrin for Hansen Surfboards, and here for Son of Cobra for …Lost/Catalyst and Dustin Bernard for SurfRide. The Resin Roundup was created by SURFER and Dragon to celebrate the artistry that inspired Dragon’s Resin Collection of sunglasses.]