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Volcom Stone 2013 European VQS Champs!

Volcom Stone 2013 European VQS Champs!
Salad Days

Volcom Stone will host its 6th Annual European VQS Championship Cup « Get In The Hole » on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1st 2013 in Hossegor, France.

The invite only tournament will see the qualified surfers from each European VQS compete for 7000€ prize money, and the winner of the Pro-Am division receives an invite to the VQS World Championships in Fiji (during the Volcom Fiji Pro, June 2013). An addition of 500€ will to the Electric best pu(nt) of the cup. Come down to the beach to watch the action or practice your swing, there will be also tons of prizes given away in the afternoon. Beach location and full schedule will be announced the week before the event at Ocean&Earth, Superbrand, Electric, Drift, Vitamin Water and Seventyone percent will partner with Volcom at this edition for a perfect “hole in one”. Volcom Stone’s VQS Surf Tour Europe 2012-2013 kicked off the last weekend of June 2012 and will end May 2013 with the European VQS Championships. The VQS consists of 7 separate surf contests in areas such as Canarias, England, France, Spain, and Portugal. Each event has 5 divisions to choose from: Squids (10 and under), Groms (13 and under), Juniors (16 and under), men’s Pro-Am (20 and under), and Girls (20 and under), age is based off August 1st 2012. There is some cash prize for the Pro-Am winner and Junior at every contest, and an Air division (all ages) will be run at some locations depending on the conditions. Every finalists and best Squid at each stop qualify for the European VQS Champs in Hossegor, France (30 april, 1st May 2013)


European VQS Tour 12-13 dates:

30 June-1 July- RUMBLEFISH -Praia do Amado- Algarve- Portugal
25-26 August- ANCHOAFISH -Somo, Spain
8-9 September- MULLETFISH – Hossegor, France
16-17 March, LAVAFISH – Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
23-24 March, KARRAMARROFISH – Anglet, France
13-14 April, SIDFISH – Porthtowan, UK
20-21 April, KARRAMARROFISH – Zarautz, Spain
30 April 1st May, EUROPEAN VQS CHAMPS, Hossegor, France

Watch all VQS videos, results and photos on
Volcom’s VQS Surf Tour is a grass roots effort that has infiltrated local and regional areas with FREE surfing contests. These events are for the kids of all the ages to express their talent, gain contest experience, have a good time, get some FREE grinds, and walk home with a ton of FREE product for a day of surfing. The purpose of the VQS European Tour is to create a unique surfing environment, not a typical contest, but more like gathering. It is where people can come together and hang out, without all the fees, rules, stipulation and a lack of camaraderie of a normal surfing event. These events are about giving back to the communities and making it possible for kids without sponsors or money to compete along with some seasoned competitors. Surfers of all ages are able to express their talent at a local, national, and international level and will push the next generation to become something better than the last.


The VQS Surf Tour is a worldwide free contest series that spreads through America, Hawaii, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, Europe and Brazil. Europe is still a « young » territory in terms of surf competition culture and this was the right time when it all started ten years ago back in 2000 or 2001 with the Volcom Qualifying Series in Europe. These contests are now the oldest ones of their kind running in the continent, staying true to its origins with a good amount of fun and gathering a whole local surf scene from the grommets to the pros. From its fresh and underground beginning, the tour consolidated the last 4 years, having a European VQS Champs closing the last seasons, leading now to the World VQS Champs in Tavarua during the Volcom FIJI Pro! The Tour is now matured with more and more attention from the regular competitors but groms are still frothing around and don’t want to miss the closest stop even if it includes driving a couple hours and jumping on a Ferry. The European VQS Surf Tour includes this season one stop in Canary Islands, three in France, two in Spain, one in Portugal and England.
Volcom Europe Surf Dept.
Baia Park, Anglet, 64600


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