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Santa Cruz surfer and filmmaker Kyle Buthman’s third installment in the Get Rad series, “Get Rad 3,” is scheduled to premiere at the Rio Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.

Buthman’s “Get Rad” films use comedy to break the traditional surf-film mold, while highlighting local talent at area breaks. Nat Young, Austin Smith-Ford, Noi Kaulukukui, Darshan Gooch, Noah Wegrich, Kyle Thierman, Bud Frietas, Adam Replogle, Shaun Burns, Miles Clanton and Nic H’dez all show off their surfing — and also some stellar acting as they perform short skits — in “Get Rad 3.”

See the trailer here.

“I’m really stoked to make another episode of the ‘Get Rad’ series,” Buthman said in a press release. “I wasn’t sure if we were going to pull it off this year, but it all came together.”

Tickets are $8 at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Children 8 and under are free.

A year after he made the final of the Vans Would Cup of Surfing, Santa Cruz native Nat Young failed to make the quarterfinals of the same event at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Hawaii on Tuesday.

Young scored a 9.67 two-wave point total to land behind heat winner Perth Sandlick [17.23], of Australia; runner-up Ricardo Dos Santos [13.43], of Brazil; and Hawaii’s own John John Florence [11.44], who was third and also eliminated in the Round of 32.

The World Cup of Surfing is the second stop in the Triple Crown of Surfing. Up next, the holding period for the Billabong Pipe Masters, in memory of Andy Irons, is scheduled to run from Dec. 8-20.

Santa Cruz resident and pro surfer Nat Young dominated his Round of 48 heat this week to advance to the Round of 24 in the Azores Pro12, an Association of Surfing Professionals-sanctioned event in Portugal.

In the Round of 48, Young scored a 7.67-point wave and a 6.87-point wave (on a 10-point scale) for a combined total of 14.54, which effectively gave him the win. Brazil’s Hizunome Bettero was second [12.93], and both Brazil’s Alan Donato [10.17] and Spain’s Gony Zubizarreta [7.67] were eliminated.

Up next, Young will take on Puerto Rico’s Brian Toth and fellow American Eric Geiselman in the Round of 24.

Results in this report are from the event’s website.

Santa Cruzans Nat Young and Nic H’dez were knocked out of the 6-Star Coastal Edge ECSC Vans Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals event, at Virginia Beach, Va., over the weekend.

Young advanced as far as the Round of 48 before being eliminated from the competition by Santiago Muniz and Jeremy Johnston, according to results on the event’s website. With the top two surfers in each heat advancing, Young’s two-wave combined score of 10.87 in small waves wasn’t enough to contend with Muniz’s 13.24 total or Johnston’s 17.30 total.

“I want redemption.” Young tweeted later.

H’dez was eliminated in the second round, after just making it through the first round by 0.04 points. H’dez scored 10.67 in his heat to finish fourth. Muniz [13.10] and Romain Cloitre [13.00] advanced.

Brazil’s Jean Da Silva won the Vans Pro, beating fellow countryman Filipe Toledo 14.76-14.50.

Santa Cruz native Nic H’dez was knocked out of the Coastal Edge ECSC Vans Pro Junior at Virginia Beach, Va., this week but managed to advance in the 6-Star Coastal Edge ECSC Vans Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals event.

In the Vans Pro, H’dez fought his way to a two-wave point total of 7.07, with the next closest finisher, Ryan Croteau, coming in with 7.03 points. Hunter Lysaught won the heat with 11.10.

In the first round of the Vans Pro Junior, H’dez settled for an 8.23, which was good enough for third in his heat. Keanu Asing and Sidney Guimaraes advanced.

In the Round of 96 of the Vans Pro event,  fellow Santa Cruzan Nat Young faces Dane Gudauskas, Brad Ettinger and Koa Smith in heat 1, while H’dez faces Romain Cloitre, Jano Belo and Santiago Muniz in the second heat.

Wednesday was called as a lay day.

Results included in this report are from the Vans Pro website.

Santa Cruz resident and pro surfer Nat Young brought up the rear in the Nike U.S. Open of Surfing’s “No Loser” Round of 24 early this afternoon in Huntington Beach.

Young scored 9.27 points based on a his best two wave scores to finish behind Brazil’s Gabriel Medina, who won the heat with 19.03 points, and Hawaii’s Granger Larsen, who earned a 15.20-point score.

Medina advances to the Round of 16, while Young and Larsen move on to the elimination Round of 24. There, Young will face Australian Mitchel Coleborn, who earlier topped Young in the Round of 48. Heats in the Round of 24 are a man vs. man elimination format.

The event continues this weekend and streams live on the U.S. Open site.

Santa Cruz resident and pro surfer Nat Young placed second in his heat to advance from the Nike U.S. Open of Surfing’s Round of 96 this morning in Huntington Beach.

Young earned a two-wave heat score of 12.27 to make the Round of 48, where he will face Josh Kerr, Willian Cardoso and Mitchel Coleborn.

Young’s heat in the Round of 96 was won by 2009 champ Brett Simpson, who earned 13.67 points, and both Jano Belo [9.60] and Heath Joske [5.27] were eliminated.

Results included in this report are from the US Open of Surfing website. The event streams live here.

Another Santa Cruz native, Raven Tershy, who won X Games gold in 2011, will also compete this week in the event’s skate portion of the event. To keep track of when he’s up, you can sign up for an athlete heat alert.

Nat Young (USA) (pictured), advanced into the Quarter Finals of the Mr Price Pro Ballito at Willard Beach, Ballito, South Africa today. In Round 5 Young posted a heat total of 14.20 points (out of a possible 20.00) to defeat Alex Ribeiro (Brasil) and advance into the Quarter Finals when competition resumes. Kelly Cestari/Mr Price/Contributed

Santa Cruz native and pro surfer Nat Young had one of his top performances in competition this year, making it to the semifinals of the 13th annual Mr. Price Pro Ballito at Willard Beach in South Africa.

Young eliminated South African Jordy Smith — former Mr. Price champion and No. 13 surfer in the world  according to the Association of Surfing Professionals — in the quarterfinals. Young scored a even 15 points based on his best two waves (each is scored on a 10-point scale). Smith scored a 12.00.

In the semifinals, Young was ousted by Ireland’s Glenn Hall by just a fraction of a point. Young scored a 14.50 heat total, while Hall scored a 14.67 heat total.

“Semis is good, but ain’t good enough,” Young tweeted afterwards.

Hall went on to be crowned Mr. Price Pro Ballito, beating American Nathaniel Curran in the final 15.00-13.67.

Results included in this report were from an ASP press release. The Mr. Price Pro Ballito is an ASP-sanctioned event.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Santa Cruz native and pro surfer Nat Young was eliminated by a fraction of a point from the Nike Lowers Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals event at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, over the weekend.

Young scored a two-wave combined point total of 16.30 to Jeremy Flores’ [France] 16.70 in the second heat of the round. All waves are scored on 10-point scales. Young captured the highest point total for a wave — a 9.63 — in the two-man elimination heat, but he ultimately lost to Flores’ two eight-plus point waves.

Brazil’s Gabriel Medina eventually won the contest, scoring 15.67 points in the final heat vs. Ireland’s Glenn Hall [10.87], according to results from the Nike Lowers Pro website.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Nat Young, of Santa Cruz, Calif., surfs during his heat of the Nike Lowers Pro on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Lowers Trestles near San Clemente, Calif. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire)

Santa Cruz pro surfer Nat Young ripped his way into the Round of 16 by winning an non-elimination round of the Nike Lowers Pro at Lower Trestles in San Clemente on Thursday.

Young came bursting out of the gate so to speak, capturing a nine-point wave on his first ride in his Round of 24 heat against Hawaii’s Sebastien Zietz and Brazil’s Tomas Hermes. He didn’t look back from there, catching 10 waves in the heat with his top two combining for a 17.17 total (which was a win by 3.31 points).

Zietz placed second with 13.86 points and Hermes placed third with 13.26 points. They will advance to the second Round of 24 heat, which is a man vs. man elimination heat.

Young’s win secured him a spot in the Round of 16, where he will go head-to-head against a surfer to be determined.

The event streams live at the Nike Lowers Pro site. The Nike Lowers Pro is an Association of Surfing Professionals-sanctioned event.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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