Volcom Qualifying Series
Welcome Volcom... Texas's best Bushfishers have been eagerly waiting your arrival.
Texas. What can you say about the Lone Star State other than it is the Heart of America, second to none, and hands down some of the best people on the planet. The annual Bushfish event went down on Saturday the 27th and it was nothing short of a breathtaking 8 second ride. We moseyed on into Benjamins Surf and Skate on Friday afternoon dodging rain clouds and lassoed us up a good ole fashioned preparty with live music from and friendly families chomping at the bit to sign up for the Bushfish contest at Bob Hall Pier. With smiles everywhere a Honky Tonkin Texas time was had by all the friendly faces new and old.
Flowing locks normally mean mellow vibes, not in Texas. Mathew Lee laying down a big TX sized hack!
Saturday morning brought us exactly what we expected, BBQ grills fired up before dawn, and enough kids and families to fill a Friday night lights football stadium. We had a great start after checking the local radar, getting all set up, and mother nature sent some really fun waves our way to boot! The smell of slow cooking and the yew’s a plenty for the solid surfing all day lead us right up to the finals, where we were met by a big ole Texas squall.
The calm before the storm? Not in Texas my friend.
That wasn’t going to hold these Texans down. Everyone battened down the hatches, rode it out, and we knocked out the finals in tough but very contestable conditions. After all was said and done we set up the awards presentation in the safety and hospitality of Mikel May’s restaurant up on the pier. The competitors and their families piled in as we crowned our champions to the hoots and hollers of a southern charged packed crowd. Texas, you are something else, and one thing is for sure, we can’t wait until next year when we can 2-step our way back into one of the most fun events of the year!
Once the storm passed the wind switched and chunky went tubey, Winston Phillips taking full advantage of the bounty.
Mess with Bull, you get the horns. Nathen Marney not exactly the full 8 second ride!
The kids in Texas are second to none, Bradley Blades showing you can also put it on rail in the LoneStar State.
Lunch line? Not in Texas, everyone in there has BBQ rib in hand waiting on a New Era Hat!
Remember that aforementioned squall... Shane Wiggens ain't scared.
Everything is bigger in Texas...right?
Always the favorite, The Squids. Little stature big surfing, with Carl Holm, big mustache.
Bradley Blades surfing was hotter than a fox in a forest fire.
And to the victor, goes the spoils. The crew getting ready to stoke out the kids!
Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors:
NEW ERA CAP
Here are your finalists. A big Texas thank you from us here at Volcom for making the Bushfish so fun year after year.
1.Daniel Norton $500
1.Nathan Floyd $250
2. Nathaniel Marney
All photos provided by: G-SCOTT and Rob Henson
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Posted on October 9, 2014