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210 COMPETITORS BOMBARD VOLCOM'S BLOWFISH SURF SERIES IN SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
The best way to start off a great contest weekend is with a good ole fashioned pre-event signup party, which we got underway in usual Volcom TCT style. Friday afternoon the crew rolled into Hansens Surfboards in Encinitas and before we knew it the BBQ was fired up, the Groms were playing games of skate, and the good times were a plenty. After signing up half of the overall competitors in 2 hours everyone was amping and couldn’t wait for Saturday. Especially after taking a peep at the swell forecast. Yeah, so it was this good... The next morning bright and early we rolled in the Seaside Reef parking lot to see what we already expected, really fun looking, consistent surf. The day was looking up from the start. Right behind our convoy was a plethora of frothing Groms ready to help get the event site set up and get the heats in the water! First up was the Juniors division, and they made it known theirs was an act that was going to be tough to follow. There was such a great turnout we ran double beach heats from the first one almost all the way through the day. Seaside Reef always brings a multi-talented group of frothing Groms, Levi Slawson and firecracker hair are in the category! We pushed on through the day with tons of great waves throughout, and equally high scores to match. One thing can be said about the Blowfish Surf Series at Seaside Reef, it lacks no showing of great surfers chomping at the bit. Mother Nature blessed us with calm winds, bright sunshine, and consistently good surf all day just to help. The surf continued to pump all day, Griffen Foy... Little dude big turn! Moving into the end of the day spectators lined the seating area by the guard tower and packed the beaches to see what the remaining competitors had left in the tank. This was surely going to be an action packed finals all the way around! The Reef was firing and Palli’s was pumping as well, everyone was frothing. The rocky beach setup at Seaside always make for a great viewing arena. When it was all said and done Evan Gallen left with the grape juice shower for the crowd favorite Squids division, while Griffen Foy took top honors in the shredding Groms divison. Moving on Kirra Pinkerton snagged a win in the highly contested Girls division. Our final two divisions saw an always ripping Kei Kobayashi come over from Hawaii to snag the top honors in Juniors to seal up a seat at champs, and a very elated and ever deserving Kevin Schulz drenched in sparkling grape juice with a cool $500 to take home for the win in the Pro-Am division. Jonah Carter fins out and giving the right the ole "going over." Many thanks go out to everyone for coming down and making this years Volcom TCT Blowfish Surf Series, yet another great event. Thank you to our sponsors and also Hansens Surfboards for the continued support and we look forward to what’s next! Our good friends at Wienerschnitzel provided lunch for all 210 competitors and then some! When the surf is this good it's fun to see the groms using their power game. Jack Boyes on the backhand. Hair-reverse anyone?? So he was going really really fast. Carlos Carpenter hits the e-brake. The groms at Seaside are so rad we had to Watermelon Award them twice! Isiak Day and Cal Corn smiles for miles. How can you not love the Squids division, these kids are the future! Here are you Blowfish Surf Series Squids division winners, full froth. You mind surf, Griffen Foy will make it reality. If this spread doesn't make you want to reach the finals, nothing will. The end sections of a Seaside Reef wave provide a perfect canvas for any finishing maneuver. Kadin Panesi showing us the ropes! Kei Kobayashi, Griffen Foy, Kirra Pinkerton. Winner, Winner, Winner. Chicken for dinner. Kevin Schulz, sweet turn, sweet lighting, sweet victory. Let it rain sparkling cider gods, let it rain. Kevin Schulz reaping the rewards. Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors: NEW ERA CAP REV'D WIENERSCHNITZEL PENNY SKATEBOARDS SURFING MAGAZINE KICKER GOPRO FUTURE FINS WATERMANS SUNSCREEN That right there is a big batch of finalists! Congratulations a plenty.   RESULTS PRO-AM 1. Kevin Schulz - $500.00 2. Tommy Wehsener 3. Wyatt Brady 4. Danny Berk 5. Jonah Carter 6. Bronson Wheeler JUNIORS 1. Kei Kobayashi 2. Curran Dand 3. Colin Deveze 4. Connor Dand 5. Gunner Day 6. Jonah Pierce GROMS 1. Griffen Foy 2. Noah Hill 3. Levi Slawson 4. Kade Matson 5. Jackson Butler 6. Ryan Martin SQUIDS 1. Evan Gallen 2. Bane Corbett 3. Cal Corn 4. Gavin Frank 5. Harrison Gardner 6. John Bro GIRLS 1. Kirra Pinkerton 2. Alyssa Spencer 3. Samantha Lamirand 4. Tiare Thompson 5. Alexxa Elssevi 6. Kiana Fores WATERMELON AWARD Isiak Day and Cal Corn Raymond loves to hear his voice, and everyone loves the product toss!! All photos provided by: Kenny Morris Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM @VOLCOMTCT
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The TCT Seacow Brings the Holiday Cheer to New Smyrna Beach, FL!
The Totally Crustaceous Tour brought the Holiday cheer to the beautiful city of New Smyrna Beach, FL this past weekend for the annual TCT Seacow. With the freakish high tide that has been plaguing South Florida we were forced to move the event to Flagler ave in the heart of New Smyrna Beach. We moved the event from The Inlet to Flagler Ave due to the freakish full moon high tide. We rolled up the night before the contest for our annual pre-party extravaganza at Red Dog Surf Shop just up the street. We signed up 60 kids and shoved delicious hot dogs down the throats of all the screaming children. The night came to a close and with the thought of sugar plums dancing in their heads the children called it a night. Chauncey Robinson showing of just how playful the waves at Flagler are. The next morning we were greeted with fun 2-4ft surf and another 100 kids waiting to sign up. We ran through the day without a hitch and before we new it was time crown our Holiday Seacow Champion. Thanks to all who made this such a special event and Happy Holidays to everyone! Through the dunes the compound over looks the super fun 2-4 ft surf. Noah Schweizer is the local favorite looking for his 3rd consecutive win at the Seacow. Kids getting into the Christmas spirit with a little dizzy race. Float the Seacow boat. Corey Howell showing some super style though a Flagler section. The annual Flagler blessing take place before every event to make sure there are no little shark bites throughout the day. Matt Zaccaria letting the tail go a on his way to the finals. Even the contest directors get in the way of the mess every once and while. The waves stayed fun all day even through the extreme low tide. Chauncey again on his backhand attack. Young TCT legend in training teaching the kids the ins and outs of a proper crab walk. The sections at New Smyrna provide plenty of opportunity for high scoring airs. Squids had a talent packed day in more then epic conditions for them. It wasn't just airs going down, there were plenty of meaty turns to be had. The Watermelon winner could barely hold all of the prizes and still get a big taste of that sparkling cider. Daniel Glenn during his early round heats, he would go onto take the qualifying 3rd place spot. The winners from the 2014 TCT Seacow! Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors: NEW ERA CAP REV'D PROLITE PENNY SKATEBOARDS SURFING MAGAZINE KICKER GOPRO FUTURE FINS WATERMANS SUNSCREEN RESULTS PRO-AM 1. Noah Schweizer - $500.00 2. Jake McGuire 3. Daniel Glenn 4. Josh Burke 5. Corey Howell 6. Mathew Zaccaria JUNIORS 1. Chauncey Robinson 2. Luke Marks 3. Chase Elmore 4. Evan Brownell 5. Charlie Current 6. Jacob Burke GROMS 1. Tommy Coleman 2. Blake Speir 3. Zander Venezia 4. Noah Doven 5. Blake Elmore 6. Owen McAllister GIRLS 1. Caroline Marks 2. Jazamine Dean 3. Emily Rupert 4. Braidyn Cunningham 5. Grace Muckenfus 6. Storm Porhman SQUIDS 1. William Hedleson 2. Ryan Huckabee 3. Solon McLaughlin 4. Carl Burger 5. Morgan Weaver 6. Evan Reynolds WATERMELON AWARD: Cade Spear  All photos provided by: Patrick Ruddy Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM @VOLCOMTCT
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Great Scott! Volcom's Greatwhite Event Hits The Lane!
One thing has come to be constant at The Lane for the Volcom TCT events, the surf is always there with bells on. This past weekend in Santa Cruz for the last stop of the Greatwhite Series was no different than the previous trip. The surf was pumping all day, and the competitors took full advantage of the gift from Mother Ocean. Aesthetically pleasing to say the least. The Lane has plenty of eye candy. We showed up dark and early on a chilly Saturday morning and started to unload the truck and get the event site set up before the sunrise, with the help of a grip of frothing competitors ready to get the battle going.  There is always a lot of talent in the Greatwhite Series and we were eager to see what the Groms had up there sleeves that day. They did not disappoint. With a dropping tide all day the level of surfing just continued to rise as the surf continued to improve. Up, up, and away. Sam Coffey in controlled flight. Couple of Squids about to take the plunge. Top to bottom. Take notes kids, Johnny Gunn, teaching class. Happy people, colorful backdrop. Free surfers getting a lesson in "This is how it's done." Like we said, eye candy for days. The Lane offers many different spectator viewpoints. The cliffs are getting a particularly special view of this one. Progressive maneuvers killed the power game, we think not. We had to move into our usual daylight savings time double beach format and the competitors took full advantage of the slot and center peak, battling and advancing into the later rounds where the surfing just seemed to improve all day. When it was all said and done we had another back to back winning performance and a sweep of the Greatwhite series by Willie Eagleton in the Pro-Am. Willie is a local Grom in Santa Cruz and you can easily tell he surfs these waves regularly. Following up behind him was Tyler Gunter making the long drive up from OC to snag the juniors title with solid surfing all day. Riaru Ito had a great showing at The Lane and took home his second win in a row in the Groms division, with Jack Conti owning everyones favorite Squid divison, and the very talented Ashley Held talking home the title for the Girls. And to the victors go the spoils. Tyler Gunter in winning form all day. Who won?? Who won!!?? Come on tell us! Winner winner chicken dinner. Back to back winner Willie Eagleton straight up and in the money. Sparkling grape juice, acceptable substitute for a shower. Izaiah Hansen Style for miles. Squids Winners! Your Greatwhite winners! We had a blast in Santa Cruz this year for the Greatwhite series and a huge thank you to all the competitors and families that came out to support their groms and the Volcom TCT!! As always a special thanks to our sponsors that make this all possible, Volcom, New Era Cap Co., Rev’d Bars, Surfing Magazine, and especially Trevor from Penny Skateboards for making the trek up with us and hanging out running games with the Groms all day putting countless smiles on countless faces! See you next year Santa Cruz!! Sticky grape juice Squids. Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors: NEW ERA CAP REV'D WIENERSNITZEL PENNY SKATEBOARDS SURFING MAGAZINE KICKER GOPRO FUTURE FINS WATERMANS SUNSCREEN RESULTS PRO-AM 1. Willie Eagleton - $500.00 2. Wilem Banks 3. Ben Coffey 4. Brandon Mitchell 5. Xica Hansen 6. Johnny Gunn JUNIORS 1. Tyler Gunter 2. Richie Schmidt 3. Sam Coffey 4. Shane Borland 5. Parker Cohn 6. SJ Murphay GROMS 1. Riaru Ito 2. Santiago Hart 3. Katsuto Takeuchi 4. Korey Svardal 5. Colton Jeffery 6. Soloman Doherty SQUIDS 1. Jack Conti 2. Lucas Owsten 3. Marley Sapp 4. Adam Bartlett 5. Connor Carr 6. John Paul Henderson GIRLS 1. Ashley Held 2. Eden Edwards ** 3. Shelby Detmers ** 4. Autumn Hayes ** 5. Selah Bartlett 6. Shelby Robinett **Score Change After Awards** WATERMELON AWARD Ryder Bartlett All photos provided by: Tim Denham Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM @VOLCOMTCT
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The Starfish Surf Series goes off in near perfect conditions at River Jetties!
The Frog House was packed, but with free food and games no one was worried. Wooly stopped by to take some photos with the local celebrities! TK the owner of Frog House and Wienerschnitzel lover getting the Groms all fired up! The Sandman family doing some shopping for the Holidays! You know you want that sweater. River Jetties never disappoints, we can always count on fun surf and tons of screaming kids! If for some reason you weren’t in Newport Beach this weekend you may have missed out on yet another incredible Starfish Event at River Jetties…not to mention the signup pre party at the Frog House with TK dressed as a Weinerschniztel throwing shrimp on the Barbie. Wooly was there, Balaram Stack was there, and of course a small Army of amped Grommies were there, frothing and ready to get signed up for Saturdays event When the tide dropped out the waves began to crank!  Kevin Shulz took full advantage. Saturday morning brought early light with the recent time change and also our first view of what looked to be very contestable surf. As always the crew was there and so were the Grommies ready to help set up and get the Starfish event under way. We fought a high tide for the first part of the morning but the kids made the best of it and as the tide dropped the River Jetties sandbars came to life! Through the middle of the event and into the later rounds we were witness to some of the most insane surfing Southern California has to offer. You have to stay on your toes during TCT events, you just never know when the flour is coming. When it was all said and done Jake Kelley took home the coveted Pro/Am division, the giant check, and the $500 smackaroos. Also taking top honors was Connor Dand shredding his way though the Juniors, Rairu Ito grabbing the top spot in Groms, Dane Matson slid into the squids leading role, and Meah Collins winning out for the Ladies. It was a great day of surfing and we can’t thank our sponsors Penny Skateboards and Rev’d Bars for coming down and hanging out with us all day and giving us a break from the screaming children, also New Era Caps, Surfing Magazing, and of course Wienerschnitzel for keeping us feed all weekend. As always thank you to all the competitors and families that made this event so special! Gunner Day is no stranger to letting his tail loose in perfect River Jetty conditions. Games and fun went pretty much all day! Kevin Shulz shredded all the way to a 3rd place finish in the Pro Am division. Hoola hooping down the beach for the win! The Pro Am division didn't have the most kids, but it was by far the most talented. Jake Kelly show of how to make it through your heats! Penny was down on the beach all day making sure the Groms stayed stoked! I'm leaving on a "Jett" plane! Jett Schilling spreading those wings on his way to the finals! This young lady walked away arms full! With the Squids having 8 first round heats we knew we had the best ten and unders from the entire state. Cole Houshmand took down a respectable 3rd place finish in the Groms division. You can never go wrong with a 20 Grom deep sack race! The talent was second to none and you can bet Newport will have a fighting chance to take the win at TCT Champs. Top three finalists in every division scored a brand spanking new Penny skate deck! At one point during the day every single wave had an air section and the competitors were taking full advantage. Pro Am and Juniors finalists showing off all their winnings! Jake Kelly battled through an extremely close final just nudging out Newport local Colin Moran. Groms and Girls trying to wipe the flour out of their eyes. Let us know if you can name this competitor in blue and we will give you a brand new LTKRF New Era Cap! Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors: NEW ERA CAP REV'D WIENERSNITZEL PENNY SKATEBOARDS SURFING MAGAZINE KICKER GOPRO FUTURE FINS WATERMANS SUNSCREEN RESULTS PRO-AM 1. Jake Kelley - $500.00 2. Colin Moran 3. Kevin Schulz 4. Jack Boyes 5. Clay Pfaendler 6. Jordan Kudla JUNIORS 1. Connor Dand 2. Sam Neiger 3. Gunner Day 4. Jonah Pierce 5. Curren Dand 6. Jordy Collins GROMS 1. Riaru Ito 2. Griffen Foy 3. Cole Houshmand 4. Kade Matson 5. Sage Burke 6. Jett Schilling SQUIDS 1. Dane Matson 2. Lucas Owstan 3. Evan Gallen 4. Patrick O'Connor 5. Brayden Burch 6. Kadin Naber GIRLS 1. Meah Collins 2. Darsha Pigford 3. Julie Hernandez 4. Alyssa Spencer 5. Samantha Sibley 6. Sidney Johnson WATERMELON AWARD Stella O'Connor The TCT team getting into the Holiday spirit...... in early November. All photos provided by: Kenny Morris Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM @VOLCOMTCT
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RESULTS | Totally Crustaceous Tour 2014-2015 | Mulletfish, Hossegor, France
Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour (TCT) Mulletfish surf series is a classic event in Hossegor, celebrating its 13th edition in Les Culs Nus last weekend. It has changed quite a bit but keeps its roots stoking the kids out. With an European tour of events to qualify directly to the global TCT Champs in California this season, some of the Portuguese, Spanish and Basque surfers made it to Hossegor, bringing an international taste to the comp. Check out the photos for the recap of this good day down the beach, and stay tuned for a complete video highlights at the end of the tour! Don’t miss out next stop in Lanzarote for the Lavafish Surf Series on the 29-30 of November 2014 (1000€ prize money). Check out the complete Totally Crustaceous Tour European schedule, rules and overall placing HERE.   With south winds and crap waves in the morning the first rounds were difficult. Justin Becret finding a corner to help him pass his first Groms round. The future looks bright! Early morning check in Global Champs Juniors division semifinalist Quentin Grenard is one division up this year and couldn’t pass the Round 1 at the Mulletfish, no worries, you've got 3 more stops to qualify! The Squids division is always great to watch, from 6 year old rippers being pushed by their father to 10 year olds like Alfonso Antunes surfing on the rail, drawing perfect lines on the waves like a veteran Noa Dupouy is the local talent in the Squids division, this small air during the finals wasn’t enough to take down Alfonso Noa and Alfonso post Squids finals fair play after a great battle Meanwhile, Juniors were lighting up the second podium with massive hacks such as Erwann Blouin here Halloween on the beach with Mullets and Monsters Joao Moreira from Portugal throwing a bucket of water. He ended up in 2nd place in the Juniors division Here is Lens Arancibia from Biarritz, not sure if he’s claiming or frustrated because of his last turn on this righthander, he took home the trophy in the Juniors division and 100€ cash! Ariane Ochoa claimed the win after a Girls final with no locals. Camilla Kemp is a powerful surfer from Portugal, she finished 3rd in the Girls division. Skullcandy brought DJ Mike Rock to play on the beach in the afternoon, lots of prizes for the kids and organized a great party at Cafe De Paris (not pictured here) The surf kept on getting better during the afternoon with the wind fading and the tide going down. Here is Charly Quivront taking advantage of the fun ramps, going for a bs air reverse. Kids are always frothing around the beach games Jordan Oueslati finished at the 3rd place in the Pro Am finals after a Marathon day. William Aliotti kept on putting massive scores heat after heat in the Pro Am division, here he is flaring during the semis Thomas Delplace was stopped in the Pro Am semis but not without a fight Nelson Cloarec finished runner up in the Pro Am division despite landing a varial in the finals William Aliotti about to land a massive fs air reverse to pass the section of the wave and take home the victory in the Pro Am division, and 400€ in cash! The day ended in the dark! Reminding everyone it is November. William going bananas during the semis (he didn't land that one though) Thanks a lot to Hossegor city council, SkullCandy, Dj Mike Rock, Surf Lab Alex Lesbats, Pierre and Julien Thouron, Tom, Cedric Minjoulet and all our staff! RESULTS: SQUIDS 1. Alfonso Antunes 2. Noa Dupouy 3. Adur Amatrian 4. Alexandre Marque Squids division winners GROMS 1. Justin Becret 2. Hugo Moulia 3. Iker Amatrian 4. Kylian Guerin Groms division winners JUNIORS 1. Len’s Arancibia (100€) 2. Joao Moreira 3. Patrick Mainston 4. Indhy Paya Junior division winners GIRLS 1. Ariane Ochoa 2. Ainara Aymat 3. Camilla Kemp 4. Lucia Martino, Girls division winners PRO AM 1. William Aliotti (400€) 2. Nelson Cloarec 3. Jordan Oueslati 4. Charly Quivront Pro Am division winners   100% recycled material custom trophies Happy winner William Aliotti Lifestyle Kids on the beach Kids Charly Quivront Squids final Set up Ambiance Noa Dupouy
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FUGETABOUTIT, THE TCT HITS THE JERSEY SHORE FOR THE ANNUAL JELLYFISH SURF SERIES!
The Totally Crustaceous Tour made its way to the Garden State for the annual Jellyfish Surf Series at the world famous Manasquan Inlet! We met up with out friends at Inlet Outlet surf shop for the Pre event sign up party. When we pulled into the parking lot we were greeted to the sounds of tons of frothing Jersey groms ready to get their hands on the free pizza and get there names entered into Saturdays event. The night was amazing, the Groms built a makeshift skatepark out of loose wood and skated till there legs were Jello. Mike Gleason signed his recent cover of Eastern Surf Magazine for all in attendance and before you could you say Pork Roll Egg and Cheese the night was over and it was time to rest up for Sundays event! Great turnout at Inlet Outlet for the Pre-Party event!! Thanks guys! Sundays event was one for the books in New Jersey. We had one of our largest turnouts in Jellyfish history and fun 2-4 ft waves. The gremlins stormed the beach like a Bruce Springsteen storms the stage! We got the late beach entries in the books, cleared the peak, and sent the Juniors out to start the day! The day was perfect, we brought out the Leaf Blower, showered some lucky children in flour, and ran around in diapers.... Ohh yeah we also crowned a champion, Pat Schmidt! Volcomgratulations to all the Golden ticket winners, who will be heading to TCT Champs in April and a very special thank you to all who made this event such a special one! #NJALLDAY If you don't recognize these rocks, you've missed one of the best waves in Jersey. Mike Vanaman cutting up a slice of Jersey pie! He's a big fluffy bear, who loves his home and the groms that rip there. Mike Gleason. Jude Clark small seed, big tail slide. Bacon, before joining the pizza. Pat Schmidt and what I'm assuming isn't a "you're my favorite shredda" hand signal. Things got a little windy mid day. Coordinated color schemes look so good when your rail work is this fluid. Spot the biggest grom in this photo.....Dizzy Race, GO! Tommy Inhken taking a break from his judging duties to have a casual surf in a full body blue man suit! It's all fun and games, until Stone Man gets tackled. This kid has a future with Da'Bears! When I'm done with my Pork Roll I don't go throw my fins out like Mikey Vanaman Saddle Bags. Enough said. Another great display of fancy fin work from these Jersey Groms. The Squids division is always my favorite. They are always the most excited bunch! Holy cannoli! Chase Leider about to lay down a hefty turn on his way to qualifying for TCT Champs! Special thank you to all of our sponsors and all the groms that made the Jellyfish amazing! Dry hair don't care! Jude Clark joining in on the fins free fun at the Inlet. Winners with all their goodies! Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors: NEW ERA CAP REV'D PENNY SKATEBOARDS SURFING MAGAZINE KICKER GOPRO FUTURE FINS FAMOUS WAX WATERMANS SUNSCREEN Pat Schmidt counting his winnings while the Promo Toss goes down in the background. RESULTS PRO-AM 1. Pat Schmidt - $500.00 2. Sean Taylor 3. JD Porter 4. Cooper Forthey 5. Pat Parenty 6. Tyler Sanky JUNIORS 1. Andrew Rooney 2. Spencer Bridges 3. Nick Giunth 4. Paul Fransisco 5. Jake Christian 6. Shane Kerfest GROMS 1. Mike Vanaman 2. Syman Hetrick 3. Jude Clark 4. Ethan Jackson 5. Jake Dematteo 6. Pat Taylor SQUIDS 1. CJ Mangio 2. Chase Lieder 3. Charlie Wiemer 4. Matt Vanaman 5. Ethan Smith 6. Jesse Hulsart GIRLS 1. Emma Krasowski 2. Sara Hegna 3. Alexa Muss 4. Dakota S. Ejnes 5. Morgan Iglay 6. Anissa Maimone WATERMELON AWARD Riley Schmidt All photos provided by: Carter Mccoy Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM @VOLCOMTCT