Butterfish Surf Series – Mandalay – Oxnard, CA
Volcom Stone’s Butterfish Surf Series Mandalay, Oxnard
The first Butterfish Surf Series of the year went off this past weekend in beautiful Oxnard, California. When we pulled up to the beach the waves were a solid 3-4 ft and nearly 230 competitors poured over the dunes to try to get a spot in the event. Once everything was ready to roll we got the Juniors division in the water, blew the horns, and kicked the day off.
Kilian Garland came down from Santa Barbara and left with $500.00 and the win!
The day rolled along perfect and by the time the kids were done covering each other in chocolate syrup and a chugging pickle juice the Chipotle burritos arrived and it was time to grub! The mid day high tide filled in heavy and the squids got their first taste of chest high shore pound tubes and they loved every second of it. As the tide dropped the waves turned on and it was time for the finals and the end of the day. Check below for full recap of the day’s event.
The Squids were so awesome we bought them all ice cream from the local push cart vendor.
Kent Nishiya makes the best of the high tide finding a little section to float!
The Groms took a pounding in the early heats but loved every second of it!
Victor Done was one of the last Pro-Am entries and made it all the way to the final.
That Squid is leaking chocolate syrup from his nose, while Liam Osborne pulls in and his brother Ethian cheers him on!
Bobby Okvist getting loose in the Pro-Am Final!
I have never seen this at a VQS???
Bummy Koepenick slashed his way to a respectable 2nd place!
Chocolate syrup makes children crazy!
Bobby took 6th place in the final earning him some valuable points towards VQS Champs!
Liam got worked on this one and came up with a bloody face then turned around and went right back in the water!
Victor took 3rd place and tons of prizes from Future Fins, Speck, Kicker, and many more!
The Squids had to battle through 31 competitors, that’s almost 6 times as many as there were last year!
Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors:
Kanoa Igarashi showing us a text book turn on a nice right hander!
1. Kilian Garland – $500.00
2. Bummy Koepenick
3. Victor Done
4. Jeremy Carter
5. Chase Wilson
6. Bobby Okvist
1. Parker Coffin – $250.00 Muscle Milk
2. Colin Moran
3. Ethan Carliston
4. Jonah Carter
5. Jake Kelley
6. Ryan Croteau
1. Mickey Clark
2. Kanoa Igarashi
3. Kei Kobayashi
4. Alex Schwarzenbauch
5. Connor Lundy
6. Eric Ronning
1. Tia Blanco
2. Demi Bolsterli
3. Meah Collins
4. Kasey Eldridge
5. Frankie Seely
6. Kloee Openshaw
1. Griffen Foy
2. Noah Hill
3. Ben Seaberry
4. Sebastian Mendez
5. Dylan Hord
6. Sam Reichel
Electric Volt Thrower
Parker Coffin – $100.00
The winners got prizes from Muscle Milk,Team Associated, and GOPRO!
Photos courtesy of Blake Hill and Josh Gobbell.
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