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Austin Nichols: Surfin' for a Good Cause!

Austin Nichols: Surfin' for a Good Cause!

Austin Nichols hangs loose while attending the Surfrider Foundation‘s 5th Annual Celebrity Expression Session last weekend in Malibu, Calif.

The 30-year-old One Tree Hill star later swapped his casual clothes for a wetsuit before jumping into the water to show off his surf skills.

The event was hosted by Christina Applegate and her fiancee Martyn Lenoble and raises awareness and funds each year for the non-profit organization, which aims to protect the beaches.

Next up for Austin: Marrying girlfriend Sophia Bush…on the small screen! Their One Tree Hill characters, Brooke and Julian, are getting married, according to E! News.

“I don’t know that [Brook having a child] is a direction that we’ll go, but never say never,” says creator Mark Schwahn. “Ultimately I do root for Brooke’s happiness and [right now] Julian is a big part of that.”

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Credit: Paul Archuleta; Photos: Film Magic, PatrickMcMullan
Posted to: Austin Nichols, Shirtless, Sophia Bush

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  • redvelvet

    Looking very cute! And he can surf ;)

  • Dasha

    Random and off topic but BRUCAS FTW!!!!!

  • Bridge


  • http://InesDavisScott Ines

    I’m In Love !! <3

  • jen


    still waiting on him to finally come out the closet and tell us all that he has been using Sophia as a way to put gay rumors to rest

    *fingers crossed*

  • Michelle


    HAHAHA couldn’t agree more. And who the hell still watches that awful show, they need to cancel it. Obviously it reached it’s peak at season 3.

  • Lawrence

    Damn he’s cute!.

  • Michelle

    Wow…..Austin is sexyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
    Love him!!!!

  • http://@darthgault darthgault

    one tree hill is still on TV? Why?

  • Jamie

    Michelle, a good number of people still do actually. Their diehard fans are the reason it got renewed for an 8th season to begin with. It’s on its way out after this year anyway. I used to watch it, but stopped around the beginning of season 7. The show hasn’t been good in years, but I’d hardly call season 3 its peak. Aside from the school shooting episode, I found most of those episodes pointless and boring.

  • Michelle


    really, because from what I know season 3 has the highest number in dvd sales till this day. and imo out of all oth seasons it showed great acting, believable storylines, and wonderful cast chemistry which makes me believe season 3 oth reached it’s peak. I also wouldn’t say 2.1 million viewers is a good # of people who watches when same said show used to have 5 to 6 million viewers (S2). OTH is still on because CW had nothing to fill it’s spot, they were scared of losing that 2.0 Women demographic, that sadly half of CW shows make. Take oth away then they go under that half mark, what people are watching now is CW trying to milk an awful show more than it’s worth.
    I Think they should of just ended the show while it was on top, you know before it became a punch line on The Soup.

  • Jamie

    I agree with why they kept OTH, which is pretty sad because they have other shows that are getting much higher ratings than OTH. The problem is that those shows are not on in that timselot. They’re on different nights with a different lineup. I disagree. I wasn’t impressed whatsoever with the acting during season 3 and I didn’t think any of those storylines were believable at all. The cast chemistry was great, but I found most of the episodes that year completely ridiculous.

    Well, the problem was that they were in a contract until season 6, renegotiated for 2 more years (thus, seasons 7 and 8) after the end of that season and thus that brings us to season 8. This is the last season anyway.

  • Michelle


    Ha, well if this is their last season then thank god for that :D

    Now let me ask you, if you didn’t think season 3 was believable then what season was for you?

    I mean lets see could it be s1 where one 16 year old gets emancipated from his parents and married his HS girlfriend of a couple of months with the consent of her parents who barely spoken to him. Or Season 2 where 1 16 year old character owns half of a bar and another gets to go on tour with Michelle Branch. OMG or how about season 4 with the ghost of keith and stalker psycho killers. Then don’t get me started with season 5 where a best selling author, a CEO of a famous clothing line, and a record company owner all came from the same small little town. and lets not forget the other 2 main characters who are now an NBA bball player and a comeback music artist. Plus not to mention the return of psycho killers for the last 3 seasons. Hmmm…. I guess 16 year olds getting married is more belivable then the Supernatural stuff going on in season 4, 5, 6, 7, ect.

  • Dasha

    Michelle totally agree with all you said, season 3 was the best season, amazing storylines, amazing cast, amazing chemistry, after that it’s just crap after crap.

  • Paul K. Dograma

    Looking very nice and cute!

  • ….

    I just wanna punch his face really hard idk why. Maybe it’s his annoying grin.

  • Michelle


    hunny that ship ended when the real oth ended. Nobody cares because really who watches oth anymore. Stop acting like Austin is this amazing actor when in reality anyone can play his 1 dimensional character. How bout you “get a life”, and stop defending actors who don’t even know your alive. I’ll admit I don’t like the dude, but that’s because he’s a liar and won’t admit his romantic relationship with Jake G lol j/k….. or maybe not.

    oh man I can’t wait for this show to end so we don’t have to see these half ass actors again….except on lifetime of course. Which I won’t be watching.

  • Taylor

    God, I can’t even begin to list the amount of times I’ve heard random idiots on the internet claim how Brad Pitt is gay or that George Clooney is gay. How about those rumors a few years back when people were like “Omg!!! Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are secretly dating!!!” I don’t think there is a single guy in Hollywood who hasn’t been rumored as being gay so unless people start pulling out some SOLID proof to back up there little claims or theories, I suggest you all shut the hell up because all it does is make people laugh at YOU.

  • Brooke

    it’s kind of funny how people with no lives come on here all day and make fun of people that actually did things with their lives and are extremely successful. and OTH is still on because it’s amazing.

  • Michelle


    You speak the truth, season 3 pawned. But from my perspective, OTH has been an all around BIG FAT FAIL. When I saw it on The Soup this weekend I was actually pretty embarrased that I used to watch the show. HAHAHA, my sisters got on me pretty bad saying that can’t be the show you used to watch.

  • Brooke

    @Michelle i have an idea…stop watching it ? seriously it’s annoying how many people comment and bash on Austin or Sophia or OTH…if you don’t like them and the show then why would you waste your time reading this article? i’m pretty sure when you open up your internet it doesn’t come straight to this page.

  • Michelle


    Oh hell NO! They did not call Brad Pitt Gay, I would of totally defended him if I knew lol. Hey I’m just saying, when two men look cozy on bball court and wear matching outfits it’s kinda sketchy. It’s not a bad thing if he’s gay you know he should just wear it proud. LOL ok don’t freak out people it’s just my opinion.

  • Michelle


    Actually I don’t watch the show anymore, hence me saying that I saw it on “The Soup which embarrassed me because I used to watch it”. and yes when I came on JJ yesterday it was on the front page. I agreed with someones comment and then someone else commented me back. I’m just stating my opinions about the show/actor so if you don’t like it skip over my comments. and I’m not bashing OTH, I’m stating facts but yes I AM bashing Austin.

  • jen


    Don’t worry about these crazed stans. Austin isn’t a great actor no one really knew of him until he got on OTH ( wait nvm LOL him being Jake’s boyfriend ) , these fans of Sophia jumped on the band wagon of ” Austin Nichols is so HOTTTTT , OMG ” when really he is not hot. His grin is so odd and weird and his acting SUCKS. I have watched a couple episodes of OTH last season and just couldn’t do it because Austin and his gay character are so annoying. Mark&Co kept him around because of Sophia’s wants. Fans follow her lead and just because she is dating him they all love him. He is one creepy guy. Maybe him and Jake didn’t date but Austin is a flaming gay and there is no denying that. Good front on his and Sophia’s part though, props to them.

    Also to one of the comments above, Austin’s ugly face was on the front page of JJ which is why I even commented. Just because I and many others don’t like the dude doesn’t mean that I can’t put my two cent in. Don’t like it? Don’t read my comment, it’s simple.

  • jen


    No lives? What about you hun? Didn’t you come and leave a comment on here just like the rest of us?? Yeah I think so, please think before you type:)

  • Michelle


    LOL, WORD!!!!

    Oh and I know the only reason he’s on OTH is because of Sophia, she confirmed yesterday on twitter that she “talks to the writers”. Funny how during the first 4 seasons she said she is professional and doesn’t have any input on her character, she just does what they tell her to. But of course that was said in an official interview while “talking to writers” was said in a heated arguement with a fan. I used to like Sophia but her crazy stans kinda killed it. Hey maybe when she dumps douche bag Austin then I’ll start liking her again. OMG I know what you mean about his grin, eww he looks so creepy. I thinks it’s probably just a huge overbite but he’s still weird.

  • Vena

    Wow. Haters are always so damn amusing and hilarious.
    I mean, you gotta LOVE the freaks who claim that they don’t watch OTH anymore and how its a waste of time and then proceed to bash certain characters/actors, yet they certainly don’t think its a waste of time, when you bother leaving such long, stupid comments on an article about a person you supposedly claim to not like. Especially two losers in here who’ve written several comments that consisted of pathetic shittt.
    Its times like these when the words “Haters are your BIGGEST fans” come to mind. They give those who they claim to not like, SOOOOO much attention.

  • Arya

    Laugh out loud at the few morons here saying Austin is supposedly “ugly.”

    The man is f*cking GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

    I’d kill to have a man who looked even half as hott as him.

    And his smile is just epic. He’s too f*cking beautiful for words.

    Enough said.

  • Jamie

    LMFAO Taylor, you’re so right. For years, there have been gay/bi rumors about Ian Somerhalder as well. The funniest was when I was on TWOP a few years ago and on some thread, some girl claimed that her friend who worked at a talent agency in L.A. said SMG was a lesbian. I cracked up laughing and rolled my eyes, since that was the first and only time I’d ever heard gay rumors about her.

  • Jamie

    @ Michelle: None of the seasons are believable for me at all, actually. That’s my point. The only thing believable to me about season 3 was the school shooting. That’s it.

  • what???

    I dont know why but he seems gay….

    but he is gorgeous looking guy