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Balaram Stack

Balaram Stack

From: Point Lookout, NY
Age: 23

@_balaram on Instagram!

Birth Date - 9/5/1991

Currently Living - Point Lookout, NY

Height - 5'9

Weight -145

Sponsors - Skullcandy, Rockstar, Vestal Watches and Sunglasses, Freak Traction Lost Surfboards Sector 9 Skateboards Unsound Surfshop Moskova

Volcom rider since - last friday

First board - dont remember the name but it was like a 511 from my older brother

Warm Ups - a surf check

What gets you motivated to surf? - friends

Side Tracks - friends girls partys skateboarding

Music/Bands - a lil bit of everything a$ap rocky

Videos/Movies - year zero, kids

Best style - your own

Random Information - michael dunphys farts are the worst of all time

Favorite Volcom Jeans - vorta

Favorite Boardshorts - Mod Tech Pro

One thing you can't leave home without - my mind

Special Thanks - everyone at volcom and mom

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RELATED NEWS + VIDEO

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Volcom Presents The Unsound Pro!

http://www.unsoundsurf.com/ New York’s premier surf store, is proud to announce that professional surfing is alive and well in the Empire State. UnsOund Surf Shop, New York’s premier surf store, is proud to announce that professional surfing is alive and well in the Empire State. This fall, the 2014 UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom will storm the shores of Long Beach, Long Island, offering the same unrivaled display of postmodern shredding that’s made this event an East Coast staple for 17 years now. From September 18-21st, the hallowed beachbreak of Lincoln Blvd. will be the hottest place in the world to be for anyone who froths over solid waves, remarkable surfing and enigmatic characters. UnsOund Surf Shop co-owner and professional surf photographer Mike Nelson and longtime partner and resident ripper Dave Juan have fought tooth-and-nail to keep the UnsOund Pro alive for nearly two decades. Now, with Volcom’s support, they’ll bring some of the best surfers in the world to compete in New York during the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Past winners of this illustrious event in its many incarnations include: Volcom alumni Balaram Stack, Blake Jones and Kyle Garson; current or former WCT competitors Kolohe Andino, Danny Melhado and Timmy Reyes; current WQS scrappers Brian Toth, Keanu Asing and Jeremy Johnston; New Jersey superpowers Randy Townsend and Sam Hammer; Californian pros Dustin Ray (R.I.P.) and Tommy Acosta; Floridian veteran Asher Nolan and his hometown buddy, defending 2013 champion Ryan Briggs.” As it stands, Briggs, Nolan, Stack, Jones and Johnston are already confirmed entrants. They will be joined by former WCT veterans Ben Bourgeois and Gabe Kling, as well as talented East Coast pros Rob Kelly, Michael Dunphy and Noah Schweizer. Hawaiian pros Dylan Goodale and Kalani Robb will make the trip to Long Beach, as well. The timing couldn’t be better for local export-turned-international sensation Balaram Stack, who just signed with Volcom last year. The 21-year-old has been a treasured UnsOund teamrider since he was 9 and would like nothing more than to grab another victory right here at Lincoln Blvd. in front of his friends, family, childhood mentors and his main sponsor. To show his appreciation, Balaram will once again throw up a four-figure cash prize for whoever throws up the biggest punt in the “Balaram Stack Strong Island Big Air.” “Hell yeah, can’t wait!” Balaram exclaims. “Every year, the UnsOund Surf Pro is one of my favorite contests. Not only is it in my backyard, it’s the most fun week of the year — maybe even better than the U.S. Open of Surfing, which I thought would be impossible. It’s just a good time with great friends — pretty much all I could ask for in a contest.” The first day will ignite the “Strong Island Lifeguard Challenge,” where West End local Balaram Stack will lead an East End lifesaving team against TJ Gumiela’s West End squad in a 30-minute team-style surf-off/ jetty sprint. The winning team will receive a $500 check benefiting the local charity of their choice. In addition, longtime shop and event supporter Spy will lend their distinctly “happy” element to the event in the way of myriad festivities and attractions including retail tents, activity booths and a surf photography art show — all of which are certain to send this stoked crowd into a frenzy. And speaking of which, Spy’s “STOKED Expression Session” goes down on Saturday. This mentoring session where beach interaction and water assistance go hand-in-hand will pair a dozen kids ages 14-18 from youth-focused nonprofit STOKED with a dozen pros including Cody Thompson, Pat Schmidt, Balaram Stack, Quincy Davis and Alex Gray for a lighthearted team competition where feel-good criteria include “best soul arch” and “best maneuver.” Official “Volcom UnsOund Pro” product from hoodies to tees to hats to re-useable water bottles will also be available for purchase on site at Volcom’s retail pop-up shop, on the Lincoln Blvd. boardwalk, as well as UnsOund Surf Shop up the street and at Wednesday’s Event Kick-Off Party at the store, 4-7pm. Free food and drinks will be provided by Swingbelly’s BBQ, and Montauk Brewing Co., respectively, as partygoers will be treated to a showing of Volcom’s new movie, True To This, as well as a Volcom Surf Team Meet & Greet and a Prize Raffle from the event sponsors to benefit “The Long Beach Christmas Angel.” Other gracious sponsors include MIZU, Drop Global, Rev’d, Mamma Chia, Skull Candy, The Inn at Long Beach, Gentle Brew Coffee. In other words, if you’re craving it, it will be here at the UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom. As for the surf, the groin-gutted beachbreaks of Long Beach are strategically positioned to go off — facing south to welcome any long-range energy that may be stirring up in the tropics this time of year, the historic peak of Hurricane Season. In other words, Long Beach is a wave magnet, a tube lab, and therefore the ideal stage for what could be the most captivating show of high-performance surfing the East Coast has seen since the first, and last, time the ASP World Tour landed here in 2011 (the Quiksilver Pro New York). In fact, given the potential this place has to blow cannonballs of spit and break surfboards like parking ordinances — the 2014 UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom could be even more exciting. For the Competition Hotline/ Event Run Day Updates call 904-382-7333 or visit Volcom UnsOund Pro on Facebook… https://www.facebook.com/events/647119328699323/?ref=br_tf Social Media Handles: @UnsoundSurf @Volcom_East @Volcom #VolcomUnsoundSurf #TrueToThis To check the event forecast provided by Surfline, visit http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/lincoln-mid-atlantic_4269/ For Surfline’s coverage of the 2013 UnsOund Pro, click here… http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/ryan-briggs-wins-unsound-surf-pro_101470/ For more on the UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom, visit… http://www.unsoundsurf.com/ www.volcom.com For more on the UnsOund Surf Pro NY presented by Volcom, visit… http://www.unsoundsurf.com/
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#GoSurfAlready

#GoSurfAlready http://www.volcom.com/boardshorts Surfers in order of appearance: Andrew Doheny Carlos Muñoz Parker Coffin Zeke Lau Dusty Payne Alex Gray Balaram Stack Directed & Edited by Ryan Thomas Principal Camera by Matt Shuster Music: "Ripped at the Seam" performed by Hot Lunch Courtesy of Tee Pee Records
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Volcom Surf - A Day At Lowers!

The Newport500 got us all fired up this past weekend, and we wanted to keep the vibes going! With a little bit of South Swell in the ocean, there's was no better way to spend our Monday than a Lowers session with our best buds… Featuring - Balaram Stack, Finn McGill, Noah Schweizer, Brogie Panesi, Quinn Bruce, Guy Sato, San Neiger, Kobi Clements, Cole Sandman, Tai Van Dyke & Coach Bemrose! Thank you Matt Tromberg AKA METAL NECK for this killer edit!