Matix is proud to announce the addition of Brian Toth to the team. Toth is a 22-year old charger who hails from Isabela, Puerto Rico. Tothy first gained National attention when he won Explorer Juniors, Explorer Mens and Open Mens at the 2003 NSSA Eastern Championships. Tothy’s hat trick was a first in NSSA regional history. Since that time he has gone on to a career high rating of 55th on the WQS and notched wins at the 2006 Unsound Pro in New York and the 2007 Belmar Pro in New Jersey.
Tothy will be focusing his energy in ‘08 on photo trips and the domestic professional events. “I am super psyched to be with a company like Matix that finally shares my vision of both competing and shooting photos!" Tothy will be charging right out of the New Year’s gate into the WQS 5* at Sebastian Inlet in Florida and then onto some magazine trips. “You couldn’t ask for better qualities in a team rider such as Tothy. You can drop him in all types of conditions from 2-20 ft. and he’ll blow up. Plus he knows how to win heats!" said Brandy Faber, Matix Surf Brand Manager. Keep your eyes peeled for Tothy in 08!
If you weren’t one of the lucky 76,000 people in attendance at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Oakland Raiders game on December 23rd, 2007 then you probably missed Gabe Kling’s moment of glory! If you were like the rest of us armchair quarterback’s who didn’t get to see the coin toss – thanks CBS! – Kling was named honorary team captain and got to take the field with both teams for the opening coin toss during the Jags last home game of the season. “It was probably the best day of my life!" Kling said. Kling, who has been a lifelong Jags fan made it home just in time from competing in the Triple Crown in Hawaii. “I don’t know what to say, it was just a dream come true!" Kling added. You can catch the lost footage on this week’s upcoming episode of Fuel’s Daily Habit, which airs this Saturday and re-airs throughout the week following. Check you local listings for times in your area and set your DVR’s so you won’t miss it!