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Volcom Stone’s VQS Starfish Surf Series – River Jetties, Newport Beach

Volcom Stone’s VQS Starfish Surf Series – River Jetties, Newport Beach

The Volcom Qualifying Series made its 7th stop of the West Coast tour in beautiful Newport Beach, California! We pulled up in the morning and the waves were anything but stellar, but with nearly 230 kids and their families flocking to the tents it was go time! We set up the compound, took a shot of water from the river and sent the Juniors into the surf!

A beautiful day in Newport Beach, California!

While the early heats were in the water we realized we wouldn’t have enough daylight to finish! So we broke out the back-up judges and double beached it all day! With the day rolling along smooth as eggs, and the children’s bellies stuffed with delicious burritos from CHIPOTLE it was time to get the finals under way! Check out a recap below from the unbelievable event!

Kent Nishiya, a VQS veteran at the age of 15, gets ready to unload on one of the bigger ones of the day!

The morning was a little chaotic with 230 competitors but when things settled down it was game time!

Adam Lambert‘s smooth style would earn him 1st place in the Pro-Am and the Electric Volt Thrower award.

The waves were smaller then usual, but that didn’t stop these knuckle heads from ripping!

Alexa Frantz laying into one on her way to a solid 6th place finish!

The Squids had their work cut for them with 48 competitors in the event!

Kilian Garland took a respectable 2nd place and with a victory at this years Butterfish he locked in a spot at VQS champs!

VQS game time means down and dirty fun!

Taylor Clarke earned $500.00 from MUSCLE MILK the hard way, winning two events in a row, in seven days!

The winners all walked with tons of prizes from KICKER, GOPRO, RIVIERA SKATEBOARDS, and many more. They also all received a healthy flower shower from the other finalists!

Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors:
ELECTRIC VISUAL
MUSCLE MILK
TRANSWORLD SURF
KICKER
GLOBE SHOES
GOPRO
TEAM ASSOCIATED
CHIPOTLE
RIVIERA SKATEBOARDS
CREATURES OF LEISURE
FUTURE FINS
FAMOUS WAX
CLIF BAR
SPECK PRODUCTS
BUELL WETSUITS

Sakea Otsuka surfed well all day but fell short in the quarters.

All the finalists bags were packed to the brim with prizes from GLOBE SHOES, FUTURE FINS, CREATURES OF LEISURE and many more!

With turns like these there was no question why Adam Lambert walked home with $600.00 on the day.

RESULTS
PRO-AM
1. Adam Lambert – $500.00
2. Kilian Garland
3. Michel Flores
4. Gabe Garcia
5. Spencer Regan
6. Teddy Navarro

JUNIORS
1. Taylor Clark – $250.00 Muscle Milk
2. Trevor Thorton
3. Brenden Donoven
4. Colin Moran
5. Kent Nishiya
6. Ian Simmons

GROMS
1. Kanoa Igarashi
2. Jake Marshall
3. Nolan Rapoza
4. Hiroto Ohara
5. Tyler Gunter
6. Tyler Killeen

GIRLS
1. Meah Collins
2. Avalon Johnson
3. Jenna Balester
4. Marrisa Shaw
5. Sayuri Kameda
6. Alexa Frantz

SQUIDS
1. Noah Hill
2. Cole Houshmend
3. Griffen Foy
4. Dagan Stagg
5. Trevor Sutton
6. Ben Seaberry

Electric Volt Thrower
Adam Lambert – $100.00

All photos provided by KENNY MORRIS.

Volcom
1740 Monrovia Ave.
Costa Mesa CA USA 92627

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