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June 22, 2015

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MAKAHA HOSTS THE FINAL TCT PUFFERFISH OF THE YEAR!
Hawaii. So much you can say about the magical place, but Makaha, for the Volcom Totally Crustaceous Tour’s Puffererfish Surf Series is an absolute blessing. The vibes on the West Side are incredible, they are so stoked to be part of the event and see the kids so amped and ready to compete for a spot at Champs. When we rolled up Saturday morning the whole crew was there ready to go but unfortunately the ocean had other plans for us. With stiff offshores and smaller inconsistent surf we decided to hold off for the hopes of better conditions on Sunday. So we passed out entry forms, exchanged shakas and stories, packed up and got ready for Sunday. Noa Mizuno on a sick Makaha runner! The local crew could not have been more right about the call, Sunday morning we pulled up to postcard weather conditions with already fun surf that was forecast to only get better through the day.  We got all set up and in no time the Groms were out there showing everyone why they should be the days winner. Wheelbarrow race?? Definitely. One of the most impressive girls divisions we have seen, Moana Jones upping the ante. There is so much surf history and lore attached to Makaha, and if you get the chance to come down and be part of  the Volcom TCT event there you will be encompassed in greatness and aloha. Russ-K is there, with all of his world surfing titles. The whole Kealauna family is there, it's nuts to see.  The only event all year where we never have to clear the lineup, not with the boys at Kanaka Solutions around. Not to mention the Volskwagon sized grill they pack with them, the grinds are all time. Got to keep the kids fueled for all that ripping! Kanaka Solutions, Tai Van Dyke, Grill. Match made in heaven. And rip the Groms did. The surf continued to get better all day, as projected, and so did the surfing. The divisions were stacked with representatives from all over the islands, mainland, and at least 3 different countries….it was reminiscent of a mini champs. As the day started to wind down we saw one of the favorites, Jackson Bunch, take home the win in one of the best squids divisons all year. Then another favorite Brissa Hennesy with a solid win in one of the best girls divisions all year. Nick Marshall over from the mainland for some North Shore practice with his brother Jake, trekked over to the West Side and floated back with a Groms win. The Juniors were ripping all day and Barron Mamiya snagged a tough win in Makaha to take 1st place honors. Jackson Bunch, off the top, down the line, right into a Squids win. Secret SAUCE!   The winds stayed light all day which made for some solid air sections, Barron Mamiya air drying them fins. West Side. Grown man turns for grown man groms. Bots and Tai, eyeing the merchandise. Josh Moniz. Game over.   Groms frothing on a spread of delightful goodies for the winners. Jake Marshall knows about getting shots with fisheye lenses, Jason Shibata is happy he does. Last but not least was the pro division, all day these guys were incredible to watch. When the final started it was pretty clear to anyone who has seen a beach that Josh Moniz was going to be the man to beat. A task that was not achieved this day as Josh and his Brother Seth made it clear they were not going to be outdone taking home 1st and 2nd at Makaha. Something tells me we should get used to a grouping of 1st and 2nd with those names in either order for some time to come. Josh Moniz, reaping the rewards from a solid day of ripping! Seth Moniz all day with this turn, like clockwork, all the way to a second place finish! Thank you to everyone involved with the Volcom TCT Pufferfish Surf Series it could not have happened without the entire crew especially Clint, Tai, Jade, Lono, Russ K, Khanaka Solutions, and all the boys. Thank you to our sponsors as well for the support, and more importantly, helping us Stay True This on our mission to Let The Kids Ride Free. Until next time Makaha…Alohas and Mahalos. -Volcom TCT Kimo. Trust me, you, or nobody would like to try this guy. There is something about a perfectly executed top turn. Barron Mamiya leading by example. Groms will be Groms. Also this is really fun to do. A great demonstration of what to do with those ramp sections. Who doesn't love a good product toss? Pro-Am Finalists. Girls and Juniors Finalists. Groms and Squids winners. Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors: NEW ERA CAP REV'D WIENERSCHNITZEL PENNY SKATEBOARDS SURFING MAGAZINE KICKER GOPRO FUTURE FINS WATERMANS SUNSCREEN ON A MISSION   RESULTS PRO-AM 1. Joshua Moniz - $500.00 2. Seth Moniz 3. Noah Mizuno 4. Charlie Akao 5. Keoni Yan 6. Ryland Rubens JUNIORS 1. Barron Mamiya 2. Kaulana Apo 3. Jake MArshall 4. Ethan Ewing 5. Devin Bueggman 6. Kainaru Katu GROMS 1. Nick Marshall 2. Robert Grillho III 3. Jake Riccobuno 4. Ocean Macedo 5. Tomas Baralli 6. Austin Prevett SQUIDS 1. Jackson Bunch 2. Noa Dupuoy 3. Makena Franzman 4. Diego Ferri 5. Bettylou Johnson 6. Kai Martin GIRLS 1. Brissa Hennesy 2. Bailey Nagy 3. Emily Nishimoto 4. Julie Nishimoto 5. Moana Jones 6. Summer Ivy WATERMELON AWARD Bettylou Johnson KICKASS GROM AWARD Diesel Butts All photos provided by: MANA PHOTO Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM @VOLCOMTCT
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Volcom's TCT - Alpacafish - Mar Azul, Peru
The 8th annual Alpacafish TCT stop in Peru took place in small, but fun surf at Mar Azual beach 1 hour from Lima. We arrived Saturday morning to small surf and decided to call off the event until Sunday with a promising swell on the horizon. When we arrived on Sunday morning and this time luck was on our side with some 3-foot set waves and glassy conditions. We set up the Volcom tents and the kids started to show for signing up. We had 52 Kids competing between all divisions. Kicking off at 10am was the under-13 division. In traditional TCT style, we gave away hats, stickers and shades! As well, we fired up the grill for hotdogs and hydrated the competitors with water and sodas. The Pro-Am final was really exciting as the best juniors from Peru jumped into the water. We saw a close battle between Alonso Correa and Juninho Urcia. With at 6th place finish in the 2014 TCT Pro-Am final, this year Alonso was more focused and determine to take home the first place spot, earning him a trip to the Global TCT Champs in Newport Beach, CA. RESULTS: PRO AM 1. ALONSO CORREA 2. JUNINHO URCIA 3. SEBASTIAN CORREA 4. ADRIAN GARCIA 5. ANDRES DE LA CRUZ 6. GABRIEL VARGAS UNDER 16 1. GABRIEL VARGAS 2. JHONNY GUERRERO 3. ANDRES ECHECOPAR 4. ANDRES DE LA CRUZ 5. JUAN ALONSO SARAVIA 6. AMARU RODRIGUEZ UNDER 13 1. MATEO PRIAS 2. NADINE BENITEZ 3. ARENA RODRIGUEZ 4. JOSE ANTONIO ESPEJO 5. DANIELA ROSAS UNDER 10 1. ARENA RODRIGUEZ 2. CAYETANO RIZO PATRON 3. SANTIAGO MORENO 4. MATIAS COLOMA 5. DIEGO MORENO LADIES 1. DANIELA ROSAS 2. VANIA TORRES 3. NOELIA ARATA 4. LARA BARRIOS 5. LEILANI BERNALES 6. ARENA RODRIGUEZ 7. MAR PEREZ DEL SOLAR Special thanks to BIG HEAD, CIFRUT and all the PERU Volcom Family. Photos provided by Wachi, Jorge Castro and Sebastian Gomez.
TCT Surf Series
Volcom's TCT - Playa Venao, Panama
The weather forecast called for rain. However, luck was on our side. After 30 minutes of what looked like a major down poor coming our way, the clouds cleared and the fun sized surf glassed off! By 7:30 am, kids from all over Panama had arrived to secure their spot in the contest. After allowing the kids a warm up session, we kicked off the first Pro-Am heat at 9:30am. With local favorite “Oli” knocked out in his first round, we were expecting big surprises for the day. The contest went smoothly all day and while the heats were underway, Volcom Sales Rep Diego Ramirez organized some fun games on the beach for the kids to play with friends and family. With a free trip to Newport Beach, CA for the winner of the Pro-Am final, there was a heated battled going down. In the end, Jhonny Alfonso with a good powerful tail-slide won the judges over and gave him an almost perfect score. We now have our first two TCT Latam winners from Mexico and Panama, and still 6 more Latin American TCT event to come. Get ready Newport Beach, the Latin kids are coming in strong this time! Volcomgratulations to Isauro Elizondo for the best performance of the whole event for getting 1st in Groms and 3rd on Juniors. A big thank you to the local community in Playa Venao for their help, hospitality and generosity with this event! Many thanks too for Diego, Gary, Faisal, Ilka, Marcos, Richie, Pochito and the Panama Surfing Federation for making many kids happy that Saturday and promoting the next generation of surfers in Panama! RESULTS: PRO AM JHONNY ALFONSO ROBERTO DIAZ ORLANDO ORTEGA JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ KELVIN GONZALES KALANI GARCIA SUB 16 AGUSTIN CEDEÑO EDUARDO AIZPURUA ISAURO ELIZONDO TAO RODRIGUEZ KALANI GARCIA LUIS ARROYO SUB 13 ISAURO ELIZONDO JUAN FISCHER TAO RODRIGUEZ LUIS CARLOS LOPEZ ROMAIN AUBERT DIEGO GOLDNER SUB 10 ALEXANDRE LACOSTE KAI GALLE CESAR LOPEZ DANIEL HENRIQUEZ JULIAN HERNANDEZ REEF AZOULAY DAMAS JOHANNY ALFONSO MONICA MUNN AIMEE AZOULAY SARA SANCHEZ   Photos by Faisal and Ilka
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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