Good People. That’s what we think of when we hear Kill Devil Hills, NC mentioned in our presence. So when we decided to kick off the Volcom Totally Crustaceous Tour for the 2015/2016 season in NC, with the Cooterfish Surf Series, this guy was smiles for miles. KDH is a slow cooker filed with all the essentials of place made for surfers and water enthusiasts, and if you have not been to the place there isn’t a person that can accurately describe how ridiculous the surf can be, and how much better the locals are at surfing those waves. This trip was going to be action packed with a Pre-Party at Outer Banks Boarding Co, the TCT Cooterfish Surf Series event, and the much anticipated premier of Volcoms newest surf film Pychic Migrations in just over a 24 hour span. Everyone was amping to get the good times going.
The Pre-Party at OBBC went off!
We pulled into Kill Devil Hills with the Volcom East crew Friday afternoon to OBBC for the pre-event signup party, and by the time we set our tents up everyone was starting to flow in. It were shaping up to be a fun afternoon. We had a ton of cheese pizza, played RJ’s signature Simon Says’esqu hand in the air game, and a sweet little dog that could run like the wind and catch Frisbees wayyyy in the air! Not to mention, among all that signed up close to 100 kids for the following days TCT Cooterfish surf contest. We cleaned up the pre-party and retreated back to our amazing hosts The Hume family for some good-ole-home-cookin and much need rest.
Zach Beaudion throwing a little BBQ sauce on a chunky inside section.
Saturday morning came and we were down at dawn to Hayman Street where we could tell there was contestable surf, but the sandbar just wasn’t right. So we made the call to move just down the street to 8th Street, which we noticed had a much better sandbar the day before. 8th ended up being a great call with a fun sandbar and building surf all day.
All KDH Cooterfish events come standard with pirate flag and clown haired kid.
Once the site was set up we got the Cooterfish started with the Juniors divison. There was no lack of talent in there, the crew was ripping! Bo Raynor ended up taking the title with an impressive display of surfing all day. The Squids and Groms divisions were a battle all day as well, Blayer Barton snagged the win in every ones favorite Squids division while Laird Myers took the win in a ripping Groms division. The Girls division at this years TCT Cooterfish was impressive to say the least, there is some serious talent in this area and Grace Muckenfuss took the win at the end of the day. Last but not least was the Pro-Am division and as usual these guys kill it, all of them. After a fun day of building wind swell Knox Harris ended up with the win and $500 in pirate bullion for his efforts.
Laird Myers, textbook top turn. Kudos sir.
The event was so incredible and it was topped off by Volcom Surf team riders Alex Gray, Mike Gleason, and Balaram Stack being on hand for the day because of that nights premier of Volcoms new surf movie Psychic Migrations. They boys guest MC’d the event and the kids were so frothed to have the team on hand, it really made for a special TCT Cooterfish, amazing premier, and fun evening. Saturday was a day for the record books that’s for sure!
You can run StoneMan....
A huge Thank You goes out to everyone involved, our staff, the venues that hosted us, and most importantly the good people of Kill Devil Hills for having us. We can’t wait to come back and do this again next year! Keep the BBQ warm for us NC.
Gabe Morvil putting it all together on his way to a second place finish and a spot in the Global Champs at Lowers!
....but you can not hide StoneMan. You can not hide.
Said it once and will say it again, the Squids division is the best.
There isn't enough room in the caption box to explain the awesome in this photo.
William "Will-I-Am" Deane. The Squids are the best.
Here a Squid, there a Squid, everywhere a squid squid!
The squids winner Blayr Barton with a nice cutback.
The Squid winners!!
Zach Beaudoin with a nice cutback.
Gabe Morvil knew a thing or two about finding sections.
Will-I-Am being interviewed by Alex Gray and Dane. That face though.
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Katt Neff was in good form all day in KDH.
The Groms getting ready to do it up.
The champions of the day.
1. Knox Harris - $500.00
2. Tyler Faulkner
3. Zach Beaudoin
4. Jesse Raynor
5. Quentin Turko
6. Grady Kenner
1. Bo Raynor
2. Gabe Morvil
3. Simon Hetrick
4. Evan Puma-Mall
5. Logan Kaymen
6. Noah Barnas
1. Laird Myers
2. Kyle Tester
3. Stefan Turko
4. Hunter Clark
5. Luke Byrum
6. Cameron Goodman
1. Blayer Barton
2. Chase Lieder
3. Kanoa Wong
4. Kai Westcoat
5. Mason Miller
6. Dylan Waters
1. Grace Muckenfuss
2. Rachel Presti
3. Kat Neff
4. Leah Thompson
5. Nicole Fulford
6. Storm Portman
Will-I-Am the Watermelon Winner!
All photos provided by: Jon Carter @joncarterphotography
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Posted on 09/21/15