The 5 Greatest Hits for 2011 on Adrenaline Sun
From failed world’s end predictions to Rebecca Black, 2011 was definitely an interesting year. Although, we still had to roll our eyes at the usual celebrity divorces and it was yet another year where Barbados and Trinidad still can’t finalize a damn fishing agreement, we still enjoyed every second.
2011 was also the year when Adrenaline Sun kicked opened its virtual doors and invited you junkies to shamelessly vandalize our walls with the passion, energy and excitement of Caribbean Action Sports.
Now that we’ve studiously moved on to 2012 (ironically with another world’s end prediction in the works), we can’t seem to shake off that 2011 fever.
So to begin this momentous year of adrenaline pumping action sports from the Caribbean, Adrenaline Sun is tearfully looking into the rearview mirror and reminiscing our greatest hits of 2011. These are all based on website hits, so this list has actually been chosen by you.
Barbadian Josh Burke is the newest surfer to sign with the apparel giant Billabong Surf Team! The 14 year old St. Winifred’s school student has been having a very successful year in the waves, showing world class potential with his “textbook ” technique that prominent stake holders in the Worlds surfing industry cannot ignore! Click to read more.
Honorable Mention (Best Feature): Bikes and Babes Pon de Scene
It was a night of big bikes and beautiful babes in Barbados at the Pon De Scene TV Pre-anniversary partyat the Sunset Lounge, Worthing. About 50 bikers and ATVs riders came out for this annual event which ended a Sunday. Click to read more.
What do you get when you mix an irie blend of Trinidadian flair with a mosaic of Canadian skateparks? If you said “Awesomesauce” you would definitely know how it feels to be Matthew Stollmeyer.
Matty is unique in so many ways, from being a Trinidadian who skates in Canada and arranges poker tournaments to his wide range of No Comply variations that even the pros take notice… His wicked passion for skating (and roti…lol) shines in every direction. Click to read more.
Honorable Mention (Best Interview): Woods paintball player: Dameyon tells us all about the action filled sport
Woods Paint Ball is quickly picking up to be an addictive adrenaline filled sport among die hard paintballfans in Barbados. We had a chance to talk to paint ball junkie Damian “Dameyon” Hall about his passion as a woods paintball player and where he expects the the sport go in the Caribbean. Click to read more.
The Irie One Skate team took a trip to do some 5-star shredding along the South Coast of Barbados. As a mecca of touristy hot spots, the South Coast gets even hotter when the Irie One Team arrives and member Simon “Juicy J” Joosten wastes no time in blasting a clean treflip, with added swag. Click to see more.
Honorable Mention (Best Photo Armory): Crooked by Nature
Not many skate spots in Barbados put you as deep into the heart of nature as the Foundation (F-spot).Movement WSB Skater, Luke Cox pictured here bareback and killing it with this sublime Crooked Grind. We call this Utter Butter!. Click to see more.
Honorable Mention (Best Adrenaline Motion): Race 1 Tv Presents
Race 1 TV roars onto Adrenaline Sun giving us a heart-racing view from inside the cockpit with Trevor Manning. Click to see more.
If you think this article is just a means to shamelessly exploit the current wave of Rihanna-mania sweeping across the Caribbean and convert it to website hits for Adrenaline Sun… Yes, you would be absolutely right, but that’s not the only reason I’m doing this.
I had actually planned to ride on Rihanna’s elegant coattails long before there was any mention of the LOUD concert coming to Barbados, but due to other demands, the article had to be placed on hold along with my piece about “Why Willow Smith dresses like a deranged midget skater”. Click to read more.
Honorable Mention (Best Adrenaline 5): 5 Things I learnt about women from attending a Mud Dogs Safari
Because Adrenaline Sun is an action sports website, that doesn’t mean we can’t delve into matters of the heart. Now, I’m not some pretentious, know-it-all jerk who’s about to whip out a 10-step programme on how to date Eva Mendez.
No, I am just a regular guy whose heart has been broken, head-butted, clothes-lined and pimp slapped. I spent so much time checked-in the Heart Break Hotel that they started giving me special discount rates with myMasterCard. But through all of that, I’ve learnt that advice on women doesn’t come from dollar-store books. It can actually be found in the most unexpected places… like a Mud Dogs Safari in Barbados. Click to read more.
Adrenaline Sun wishes all you Junkies out there a Happy New Year! Keep logging onto Adrenaline Sun for your favorite Caribbean Action Sports! Check out more Adrenaline 5 action right here!