“THIS AIN’T FAWKIN SKATEBOARDING”: BRIGGS WINS IN NEW YORK

It’s not skateboarding but Ryan Briggs used a skateboard move to get into the final of the 2013 Unsound Pro and eventually take the win. He did a backside shuvit air in the semi-finals and scored an 8.6 to advance into the finals. The kid is on quit a competitive roll after making the semi-finals at ECSC and the quarter-finals of the OBX Pro and now winning the Unsound Pro on Long Island, New York. Former …Lost riders to win the Unsound include Chris Ward and the late Dustin Ray. Check the full contest wrap up on Surfline.com

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The backside “shuvit f*kin air” that propelled Ryan into the final. Photo: Patrick Ruddy

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All smiles on the podium. Photo: Patrick Ruddy

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It wasn’t all skate moves that got Briggs the win. Photo: Patrick Ruddy

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Long Island’s favorite son Balaram Stack airing it out. Photo: Patrick Ruddy

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Briggs used his Sub-Scorcher II in the small conditions. Photo: Mike Nelson/UnsoundSurf

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