September 03, 2010
– 8.29.2010 – 1st Street Jetty Virginia Beach, VA – What a day as the surf came on for the ECSC finals today. Chris Del Moro competed in the Semi Final of the Duck Tape Vans Joel Tudor Invitational which would have been a Final anywhere else. The best surfing that Virginia Beach has ever seen hands down. Chris Crockett won both the Shortboard and Longboard in the Amateur Divisions for his age group. Drake Courie came in 2nd in the Longboard Pro behind the winner of both the Longboard Pro and Joel Tudor Invitational, Justin Quintal from Jacksonville, FL.
Text: Mike Kretvix
Photos: John Wright
March 15, 2023
An Interview with Christian Marcher of Progressive Surf Academy
You’d be hard pressed to find someone more stoked on surfing than our friend and local ripper Christian Marcher. Big boards, small boards, soft tops, surf mats, hand planes, you name it and this guy rides them all at a very elite level. The best part about Christian is that he is always the nicest guy in the water and he pushes the boundaries of what you think is possible on a surfboard every time he paddles out.
With over 30 years of surfing experience, Christian has built Progressive Surf Academy into one of the most well-respected surf schools anywhere on the West Coast. He and his team use a very unique approach that dives deep into ocean safety, technique, and ethics in the lineup that you don’t see anywhere else. Christian delivers a premium surf experience for all ages and has been a part of the Bing family for a few years, so we sat down to chat and learn a bit more about the man and his love for the ocean.
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