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Salad Days Magazine | December 1, 2022

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Volcom’s VQS Blowfish Surf Series – Oceanside, CA

The Blowfish portion of the VQS tour kicked off this past weekend in Oceanside, Ca. We reached the beach early in the dark and weren’t sure if we should cancel, thinking no one would show due to the weather. When the sun began to creep through the clouds we saw that there was solid 4-6 ft surf with perfect offshore winds and nearly 200 competitors waiting to sign up, the decision was a no brainer! The rain broke in the morning and we sent the Juniors into the pumping conditions and we were off and running! Check out the whole days events below.

Although the forecast called for rain and south winds, the conditions stayed favorable for a better part of the day!

After surfing through 72 competitors in the Pro-Am division, Gabe Garcia took the victory for the second year in a row!

Once again the VQS Blowfish event was blessed with fun waves!

Even with strong SE winds, there were still plenty of punts going down.

With over 200 competitors showing up for the event, there were still plenty of waves to go around for everyone.

The usual Grom antics kept the beach crowd amused!

Luke Rife clicks off a clean front side air on the North side of the jetty.

The winners with just a few of the many prizes they received.

David Suhadolnik prefers the South side of the jetty.

The rain held out for most of the day, but unloaded in the afternoon as the finals rolled around.

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

Christian Saenz demonstrating good form.

RESULTS
PRO-AM
1. Gabe Garcia – $500.00
2. Doug Van Merle
3. Micheal Dunphy
4. Shawn Burns
5. Brent Reilly
6. Balaram Stack

JUNIORS
1. Taylor Clark- $250.00 Muscle Milk
2. Brendan Taylor
3. Ryan Croteau
4. Nelson Kingery
5. Kyle Timm
6. Kent Nishiya

GROMS
1. Aurelia Preto
2. Hiroto Ochaia
3. Colt Ward
4. Eithan Osborne
5. Jake Davis
6. Thellen Worrel

GIRLS
1. Kulia Doherty
2. Meah Collins
3. Alexa Frantz
4. Danielle Wyman
5. Samantha Lamirland
6. Danny Dean

SQUIDS
1. Cole Houshmend
2. Noah Hill
3. Bobby Gavin
4. Griffin Foy
5. Dylan Hord
6. Noah Hohenester

Electric Volt Thrower
Alexa Frantz – $100.00

All photos courtesy of Kenny Morris.

Volcom
1740 Monrovia Ave.
Costa Mesa CA USA 92627

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