The day was finally here and the with 160 competitors on the beach frothing from their upper lips to sign up, it was time to kick off another beautiful year of the Totally Crustaceous Tour. The Starfish Surf Series was the first event ever for the VQS so it is only appropriate to kick off the season with it. This year would prove to be one of the best of all time.
With shredding going on in the water and shenanigans going on all day long on the beach, the energy was at an all time high. This year's season brought the addition of the 10 & under Squids Division. These little dudes were so excited to have their own division and show of their skills in front of a packed beach of spectators. Huge props go out to little Kade Matson who wrapped his board around the pier piling. Standouts for the day in the Girls Division was Jenna Balester who took out Sarah Taylor in the final for the win. Taylor Clark took out the pack in the Groms Division and snagged a heap of prizes and Custom BMX bike. Taking the Muscle Milk $250 Juniors first place prize was Ian Crane and winning the Electric Volt Thrower award and the Pro-Am final was Ryan Carlson who walked away with $550 and grip of goodies! Congrats to all the Starfish winners!
Ryan Carlson with his checks after winning the Electric Volt Thrower move of the day and the Pro-Am final to take home a combined total of $550.
Alex Gullet blows out the tail and picks up 3rd place overall in the Pro-Am division.
HB is always a hot spot in the summer months, especially with the ladies.
Freshly added to the VQS tour, the Squids division (10 & under - everyone wins!) attracted all kinds of funny little dudes.
HB local Duane Toole
Lani Doherty put on a great performance all day and finished off in 4th place in the Girls division.
Ian Crane snagged the Juniors division win and $250 from MUSCLE MILK for his efforts.
The increasing surf throughout the weekend made for some rippable conditions on the south side.
Every competitor was subject to a mandatory VQS delousing!
Teddy Navarro was on fire throughout the day and found himself in a solid second place in the Pro-Am final.