So Gorkin got word via Twitter from Kelly Slater that he was in the trials for the Quiksilver Pro New York. Seeing as how he was also entered in the ECSC in Virginia Beach the week before the NY event, Gorkin decided to make a road trip up the coast to both events. Surfing a contest and staying in a powerless hotel in Virginia Beach when Irene hit, getting waves in New Jersey after the hurricane passed, making occasional stops at drive thru liquor stores, and surfing in the trials of the first ever World Tour contest in New York, it’s safe to say that this was an interesting trip. Although he didn’t make it to the main event of the Quiksilver Pro, Gorkin did manage to win the most innovative maneuver in the expression session with a heavy backside tail blow. We posted these photos to give you a look into an East Coast road trip through the eyes of Gorkin.