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New York’s own Balaram Stack has been granted the first of two wildcards to compete against the world’s top surfers in the Quiksilver Pro New York. Hailed as the most talented surfer to emerge from the New York surf scene, Balaram joined the Quiksilver Pro Team at the age of 14. He is now 19 and pairs his supremely smooth surf style with a repertoire of crowd-wowing, gravity-defying aerialantics. Balaram won the coveted New York UnSound Pro title in 2010 and is also a multiple NSSA East Coast champion.

The second and final wildcard will be determined through the Quiksilver Pro NewYork ASP World Tour Trials, presented by UnSound Surf, supported by vitaminwater. This trials event will be held between September 1-3 at the National Boulevard event site.

See you at the beach!

Invited trialists:

Craig Anderson (Australia)
Masatoshi Ohno (Japan)
Garrett Parks (Australia)
Clay Marzo (Hawaii)
Fisher Heaverly (USA)
Tyler Newton (Hawaii)
Marc Lacomare (Europe)
Alain Riou (Europe)
Aritz Aranburu (Europe)
Leif Engstrom (USA, winner of the Empire State Championships, Trials of the Trials, presented by Quiksilver)
Ryan Carlson (USA)
Sam Hammer (USA)
Asher Nolan (USA)
Jeremy Johnston (USA)
Keanu Asing (Hawaii, winner of the UnSound Pro Junior)
Ian Gentile (Hawaii, vitaminwater selection)