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Salad Days Magazine | August 19, 2019

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VQS Starfish Surf Series – Huntington Beach Pier

Volcom Stones Starfish Surf Series Huntington Beach Pier

The VQS kicked of its California portion of the tour on Saturday at Huntington Beach Pier. The weather was perfect all day, the waves were a fun 3-4 feet and the beach was packed with spectators. Over 210 competitors flocked to the beach to get their hands on the cash, prizes and valuable points towards 2012 VQS Champs. It turned out to be an amazing day of fun and craziness, here are some highlights and recap from the day’s shenanigans.

Kei Kobayashi has been doing VQS events almost his entire life and has grown into a full fledged ripper in the Groms Division.

There’s never a shortage of strange things at HB Pier, including Volcom Stones falling from the Sky!

The waves were a fun 3-4 feet all day and made for some ideal air sections!

Lots of stand out surfers in the Squids, Groms and Juniors. Including Griffin Colopinto who won the Grom division and took home a GOPRO!

Billy Hopkins trying to splash the pier crowd with a classy turn!

Jay Christenson getting air born on his way to a respectable 2nd place finish in the Juniors as well as earning a ton of prizes which included KICKER, FUTURE FINS, GLOBE SHOES, CREATURES OF LEISURE and many more!

Pat Curren, “PureFun” Block Heads, and High fives. Just another day at a VQS!

Jay Christenson laying it down for the GOPRO shot!

Tom Curren snuck down unnoticed to support his sons Frank and Pat.

The Passaquindici brothers had a great showing by both making their finals, here younger brother Matt lights one up.

Billy Hopkins battled his way through 48 Pro-Am competitors to take first place and 500 bucks in cold hard cash!

RESULTS
PRO-AM
1. Billy Hopkins – $500.00
2. Chase Newsom
3. Michel Flores
4. Matt King
5. Marco Passaquindici
6. Jeff Lukasik

JUNIORS
1. Breyden Taylor – $250.00 Muscle Milk
2. Jay Christenson
3. Matt Passaquindici
4. Josh Benjoya
5. Colin Richardson
6. Kent Nishiya

GROMS
1. Griffin Colopinto
2. Kei Kobayashi
3. Jade Morgan
4. Noah Collins
5. Micheal Gumina
6. Tyler Killeen

GIRLS
1. Lulu Erkeneff
2. Lani Doherty
3. Wes Noble
4. Danielle Wyman
5. Shelby Detmers
6. Samantha Cendros

SQUIDS
1. Cole Houshmend
2. Trevor Sutton
3. Crosby Colapinto
4. Noah Hohenester
5. Sebastian Mendez
6. Cooper Sutton

Electric Volt Thrower
Jeff Lukasik – $100.00

The Squids finalists all walked away with tons of prizes and Cole Houshmend took home first and a brand new TEAM ASSOCIATED TRUCK!

Lulu Erkenoff earned a heap of prizes for taking first in Girls, which included a bad ass KICKER Ipod dock and headphones!

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

Frank Curren fell short in the repo charge heat, but with turns like this we will definitely be seeing him in some finals this season!
All photos provided by KENNY MORRIS

Volcom
1740 Monrovia Ave.
Costa Mesa CA USA 92627

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