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2015 Volcom TCT Global Champs @ Lower Trestles - FINAL DAY Recap!
What a great day it was for the final day of the 2015 Totally Crustaceous Tour Global Champs down at Lower Trestles! Once again, we saw perfect 10-point rides, impressive surfing from all divisions across the board, and excellent wave and weather conditions. Photo: Vandyke The Pro-am division kicked things off with their Quarterfinal heats. Charly Quivront, Yago Dora, and Miguel Tudela all finished in the top spots securing their place in the Semifinals. Seth Moniz and Griffin Colapinto were also able to grab two mid-range scores to secure their Semifinal slots. Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey The Groms lit it up once again while standout, not just in the Grom division, but overall, Nick Marshall, dropped another 10-point ride with several impressive back-up scores. Tai was stoked for the grom! Photo: Tom Carey Girls Semifinals were stacked with an almost all United States draw. Throughout the event, Alyssa Spencer has been on fire and she proved once again why she deserved to be here, dominating her heat for Semi #1 while another in-form surfer, Caroline Marks grabbed her two high heat scores and prepared for the final. Photo: Knight Photo: Knight Photo: Knight Photo: KnightPhoto: Knight The Girls final included Alyssa Spencer (US), Camilla Kemp (PRT), Caroline Marks (US), and Kahanu Delovio (US). Right from the start, we knew it was going to be a close final with all Girls scoring great waves, but it was Caroline Marks who continued to show us what the level of Girls surfing has become, impressing the judges to total a heat score of 17.34 for the win. Photo: Knight Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey The Pro-am Semifinals saw excellent heat scores with 16 & 17-point heat totals by Miguel Tudela, Griffin Colapinto and Yago Dora. The finals were then set with Griffin Colapinto (US), Miguel Tudela (PER), Yago Dora (BRA), and Noah Schweizer (US). Photo: Knight Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Knight Photo: Knight The Grom final was a nail-biting finish! A favorite going into the final was Nick Marshall, who between he and his brother (Jake Marshall), have been on fire the entire event. Brazil's Mateus Herdy was a definite force and held the first position, pushing Nick Marshall, Kade Matson, and Robert Grillho III to find some gems. It came down to the last few seconds when Nick grabbed a quick left with a solid air reverse, but came up just short, leaving Mateus to be crowned the 2015 Volcom TCT Global Champs Groms winner! Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Knight Photo: Knight Photo: Tom Carey  Photo: Tom Carey  Photo: Tom Carey The Squids final was electric with Jackson Bunch (HI) grabbing an early lead with two high heat scores and some solid confidence. Brayden Burch (US), Afonso Antunes (PRT), and Dane Matson (US) had close heat totals all between 10 and 11 points. Jackson Bunch held his ground and topped the other three competitors and was named the 2015 Volcom TCT Global Champs Squids Champion! Photo: Knight Photo: Knight Photo: Knight Photo: Knight Photo: Knight Photo: Knight Photo: Knight Photo: KnightPhoto: Tom Carey The Groms Semifinals had standout performances by Mateus Herdy and Kade Matson, while the Juniors continued to battle it out with another top performing heat by Jake Marshall with a near-perfect score of a 19.50. Photo: Knight Photo: KnightPhoto: Tom CareyPhoto: Knight Photo: Knight Photo: Tom Carey Junior finals saw Jake Marshall (US), Wil Reid (US), Harley-Ross Webster (AUS), and Nolan Rapoza (US). Three Americans and one lone Aussie held nothing back out in the Lowers lineup as they traded off wave-after-wave, eager to get a piece of that $30,000 prize. In the end, it was Nolan Rapoza who bagged an impressive heat total to be crowned the 2015 TCT Juniors Global Champ! Photo: Knight Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Sustainable Nate Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey The Pro-am final saw Miguel Tudela (PER), Noah Schweizer (US), Yago Dora (BRA), and Griffin Colapinto (US). While the wave conditions were improving, the sun was out, the beach was packed, and the 20 & Under men were ready for action! A stacked final indeed, and we were not disappointed. Yago excited the crowd grabbing 7s and 8s back-to-back towards the end of the heat, doing air reverse after air reverse. But Miguel battled back by getting one of the best waves of the final during the last few seconds of the heat and was awarded a 9.6 to take the win, edging out Yago by just a tenth of a point! Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Congratulations, Miguel Tudela! He is your 2015 Volcom TCT Global Pro-am Champ! Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Click HERE for all results. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the event: competitors, moms and dads, staff, fans, beach-goers, etc. (you know who you are!). Special thank you to the California State Parks for making this all possible! Photo: Andrew Christie   Thank you to all of our great sponsors!   Stay tuned to the Volcom TCT Instagram and Facebook for tour dates and information for the 2015 / 2016 tour!   Check out Day 1 highlights
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2015 Volcom TCT Global Champs @ Lower Trestles - Day 1 Recap!
That's a wrap for Day 1 of the 2015 Volcom Totally Crustaceous Tour Global Champs at Lower Trestles! As the sun began to rise in the early morning, the crew was down at the beach putting the finishing touches on the event site and was pleased to see the swell fill in just in time as the competitors free-surfed directly in front of the contest to warm up before their heats. The spectators began to fill the beach and everyone was setting up camp down at Lowers to prepare for the two-day battle from some of the hottest 20 & Under surfers from around the globe. The contest started at 8am sharp and right off the bat we saw the kids laying down huge turns and solid finishes, giving the judges some tough early morning heat decisions. We saw high performance surfing from all divisions with Nick Marshall and Caleb Crozier in the Grom division dropping perfect 10s to bring the beach to their feet. Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny MorrisPhoto: Kenny Morris Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Young shredder Kyuss King was one of the standouts in Round 1 in the Juniors division and looked like a sure-bet, but couldn't find the right waves in his Quarterfinal heat and went down to Jake Marshall and Harley-ross Webster. Jake Marshall, John Mel, Nolan Rapoza, Kei Kobayashi, among others, all totaled high heat scores for the day in the Junior division and we look forward to seeing what they can bring tomorrow for the final day of competition! Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny MorrisPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Kenny Morris Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey The Pro-am division was explosive with hot performances by Yago Dora, Griffin Colapinto, Jake Kelley, Colin Moran, William Aliotti, Miguel Tudela, and more. The Girls division also made a statement today in their Quarterfinal heats with some solid surfing and nail-biting finishes. Alyssa Spencer was on a tear, while Caroline Marks, Kahanu Delovio, Kirra Pinkerton, and Shelby Detmers all grabbed two great heat scores to get them through to the Semifinals. Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Tom Carey The Grom division surprised everyone in their Round 2 heats with the kids dropping some huge scores! The first heat of the Grom division saw a stellar performance by Caleb Crozier dropping a perfect 10 and rounding out his heat with a 19-point total, leaving second place finisher, Ryder Alves, five points behind with a 14.06. We saw another 10-point ride by Nick Marshall who also joined the 19-point heat total club with a near-perfect heat of a 19.73. Other standouts included Mateus Herdy, Lucas Vicente, Cole Houshmand, Jett Schilling, and Kade Matson. Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom CareyPhoto: Tom Carey Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris In all, it was an exceptional day of competition for Day 1 at the TCT Global Champs. Pro-am Quarterfinal heats will be kicking it off Tuesday morning bright and early. With an increasing swell, tomorrow is shaping up to be a spectacular day of surfing down at Trestles. Tune-in to the live webcast at tct.volcom.com or come on down to join the excitement! Thank you to all of our great sponsors! Electric Sunglasses, Banzai Bowls, Wienerschnitzel, Surfing Magazine, Futures, Pasta Chips, Penny Skateboards, California State Parks, New Era, Speaqua, Rev'd.
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TCT Global Champs @ Lower Trestles June 22 & 23!
Volcom's Totally Crustaceous Tour Global Championships culminate at Lower Trestles on June 22 & 23 for the final showdown! The top contestants from the first two days of the event at River Jetties in Newport Beach qualify to surf Monday and Tuesday at the legendary Lowers in hopes of taking home some of the $30,000 prize purse and being crowned Volcom's Totally Crustaceous Tour Global Champ! We have promising wave conditions, a stellar line-up of surfing and activities, and of course, tons of free goodies and fun from many of our sponsors: California State Parks, Electric Sunglasses, Surfing Magazine, Wienerschnitzel, Futures Fins, Pasta Chips, Penny Skateboards, New Era, Speaqua, Rev'd, and Banzai Bowls. *Lowers contest schedule, click HERE *Lowers heat draws, click HERE *Qualifier info please contact tctinfo@volcom.com or call (949) 999-6444 Get the exclusive True To Trestles tee available HERE       2015 TCT Champs, Day 1 and 2, in Newport Beach - RECAPS: DAY 1  -  Volcom TCT Champs @ Newport Beach, CA DAY 2  -  Volcom TCT Champs @ Newport Beach, CA     SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 – This summer, Volcom Stone's Totally Crustaceous Tour (TCT) Global Championships will find itself at a new home on the famed cobblestone point break of Lower Trestles. On June 22 and 23, the final two days of the 15th annual event will culminate at the world-class wave, notoriously consistent in the summer months, young up-and-coming surfers from around the world will get the opportunity of a lifetime: to surf an empty and coveted line up while chasing $25,000 in cash and prizes. "At Volcom we believe it is important to have our major surfing events in world-class waves and we are thrilled to host the 2015 TCT Global Championships at Lower Trestles," said Brad Dougherty, Vice President of Volcom Surf. "This wave has a deep-rooted history of memorable surfing events and we are excited for the youth of the TCT to converge at one of the most rippable waves on earth for a shot at the Volcom 2015 TCT Global Championship title." Homegrown out of Volcom's backyard at Newport Beach’s 54th Street break, the Volcom TCT began as a fun, free and sometimes raucous event for the kids dating back to the mid-90s. While staying true to the character of TCT and continuing to Let the Kids Ride Free, the past two decades have seen this event grow organically into a full-scale international tour, giving young surfers of all ages and abilities an opportunity to get their feet wet in competitive surfing. This season, 250 surfers have qualified for the Volcom TCT Global Championships through regional tour stops, and international qualifiers including Brazil, Australia, Latin America, Japan, New Zealand, Europe, USA, Indonesia, South Africa, and Puerto Rico. Some of the best surfers in the world today, including current World Champion Gabriel Medina and World Tour surfers Nat Young, Kolohe Andino, Josh Kerr and Dusty Payne have competed on the Volcom TCT throughout their youth, and this season the event will display a new crop of up-and-comers climbing the ranks into their young professional careers. In addition to providing a major platform to showcase this exciting crew of young talent, moving the event forward into June now aligns it with two other prestigious amateur championships: the Surfing America USA Championships and the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) National Championships. These three back-to-back contests give the possibility for qualified competitors in all three championships, a chance to win a trifecta title. To top it off, the Volcom TCT Championship event at Trestles gives Volcom the incredible opportunity to partner with California State Parks on sustainability initiatives they stand behind, along with their philosophy to efficiently preserve and protect California’s natural resources. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements and the live webcast at volcom.com! For the latest information on the Volcom 2015 TCT Global Championship follow @volcom, @volcomsurf, @volcomtct and join the conversation at #TCTchamps on Instagram.
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Volcom TCT Champs @ Newport Beach, CA - Day 2 Recap!
Day 2 of the Volcom TCT Champs is in the books! Top finishers from each division qualified for the final showdown at Lower Trestles on June 22 & 23. Day 2 at River Jetties saw improved wave conditions and great surfing by all competitors as the beach lit up with visitors from all over checking out the action! Photo: Kenny Morris Join us at the legendary Lower Trestles on June 22 & 23 for the final two days of the 2015 TCT Champs! More info: tct.volcom.com Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Andrew Christie Photo: Andrew Christie Thank you to all of our sponsors! Banzai Bowls, Wienerschnitzel, Surfing Magazine, Futures, Pasta Chips, Electric Sunglasses, Penny Skateboards, California State Parks, New Era, Speaqua, Rev'd Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris
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Volcom TCT Champs @ Newport Beach, CA - Day 1 Recap!
It was quite a day for Day 1 of the 2015 Totally Crustaceous Tour Champs down at River Jetties in good 'ol Newport Beach, CA. Per usual, things started off with a bang and the qualifiers from around the globe gathered at the site, excited as can be, to battle it out for their chance at the ultimate qualification: the final champs event at Lowers on June 22 & 23. Photo: Kenny Morris Conditions were small, but fun! Straight off the bat we kicked it off with the first round of the Groms who were wound up like battery toys, eager to hit the surf. Following the Groms, the Girls hit the water with an equally impressive showing, giving the judges some tough heat decisions, and we rounded out the day with the Squids who were thankfully patient to wait for the surf to improve slightly later in the day. Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Joe Bard and his team at Banzai Bowl keeping everyone happy. Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Rev'd serving up the goods! Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Electric target practice. Photo: Kenny Morris Speaqua holding it down at the event. Photo: Kenny Morris Free Pasta Chips for everyone? We're in! Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Photo: Kenny Morris Coffee time for RJ! Photo: Kenny Morris Tomorrow we are back at it again! The Pro-am shredders will start things off with their Round 1 heats, then Juniors Round 1, Girls Round 2, and the Quaterfinals of the Squids will close out the day. But we're far from done with the TCT Champs. We will be down at Lower Trestles on June 22 & 23 for the last two days of the event to watch the rippers compete in epic surf at Lowers and race their way to the podium. $30,000 prize purse, live webcast, tons of activities, and more! SEE YOU THERE! tct.volcom.com Thank you to all of our sponsors! Banzai Bowls, Wienerschnitzel, Surfing Magazine, Futures, Pasta Chips, Electric Sunglasses, Penny Skateboards, California State Parks, New Era, Speaqua, Rev'd
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TCT Global Champs Kick Off This Weekend At River Jetties in Newport Beach, CA!
Volcom Surf's Totally Crustaceous Tour Global Championships kick off this weekend at River Jetties in Newport Beach, CA, for the first two days of competition. The event will culminate at the legendary Lower Trestles on June 22 & 23. Top 3 finishers from each event qualify for the 2015 Global Championships. First two days of competition will be June 13th-14th, 2015 in Newport Beach, Ca, the final two days will be June 22nd-23rd, 2015 at Lower Trestles, CA. River Jetties contest schedule and heat times available at http://tct.volcom.com/. Qualifier info please contact tctinfo@volcom.com or call (949)999-6444. Online Registration runs May 1st-May 16th, - Online Registration is currently over!  If you missed the online registration and would like to be put on the alternate list, please email tctinfo@volcom.com Below is a list of confirmed competitors. PRO-AM Taylor Curran - CA Vinny Leonelli - CA Ben Coffey - CA Pat Schmidt - NJ Jd Porter - NJ Colin Moran - CA Keala Naihe - HI Noah Schweizer - FL Joshua Moniz - HI Seth Moniz - HI Noah Mizuno - HI Miguel Tudela - PE Bryan Laide - PR Breyden Taylor - CA Andrew Jackson - CA Matt Passaquindici - CA Griffin Colapinto - CA Wilem Banks - CA Willie Eagleton - CA Morgan Taylor Leavel - NC Cam Richards - NC Jake Kelley - CA Jackson Giles - AU Guy Sato - JP Takumi Nakamura - JP William Aliotti - FR Jordan Oueslati - FR Nomme Mignot - FR Charly Quivront - FR Jafet Ramos - MX Jhonny Alfonso - PA Leon Glatzer - CR Frankwil Vento - VE Aurelio Prieto - EC Alonso Correa - PE Esteban Cross - CL Tyron Gonzales - AR Usman - ID Clay Pfaendler - CA Victor Bernardo - BR Gabriel Andre - BR Wesley Dantas - BR Philippe Chagas - BR Yago Dora - BR Jack Boyes - CA Imai Devault - CA JUNIORS Conan Gentil - HI Cody Young - HI Dante Silva - HI John Mel - CA Shane Borland - CA Eithan Osborne - CA Bo Raynor - NC Nathaniel Marney - TX Bradley Blades - TX Spencer Bridges - NJ Connor Dand - CA Gunner Day - CA Tyler Gunter - CA Sam Coffey - CA Elijah Fox - HI Loa Ng - HI Luke Marks - FL Kei Kobayashi - CA Curran Dand - CA Colin Devese - CA Brian Coutu - Puerto Plata Max Self - Puerto Plata David Economos - CA Bing Pellin - HI Richie Schmidt - CA Chauncey Robinson - FL Stevie Pittman - NC Harley Ross Webster-AU Kyuss King- AU Quinn Bruce- AU Taichi Wakita - JP Yuki Nakashio - JP Len’s Arancibia Avila - FR João Moreira - PT Lander Davila - BAC Jacobo Mcgrow - MX Malakai Martinez - CR Jake Marshall - CA Chris O'Donell - HI Connor Lundy - CA Austin Lawrance - CA Parker Cohn - CA Nolan Rapoza - CA GROMS Ryder Alves - CA Jack Stewart - CA Eli Hanneman - HI Tony Nunez - HI Tyty Kirby - HI Kory Svardal - CA Bash Mendes - CA Tommy Tillett - NC Stephen Muglia - NC Ian Appling - TX Dallas Cunningham - TX Nicolas Bertagna - TX Simon Hetrick - MD Jude Clark - NJ Griffen Foy - CA Cole Houshmand - CA Santiago Hart - CA Katusuto Takeuchi - CA Ocean Macedo - HI Cole Alves - HI Kainehe Hunt - HI Tommy Coleman - FL Blake Speir - FL Zander Venezia - BB Levi Slawson - CA Robert Grillho 111 - HI Steven Muschett - PR Jorge Martinez - PR Kade Matson - CA Jabe Sweirkocki - CA Ryan Martin - CA Keanu Igarashi - CA Ben Seaberry - CA Jett Schilling - CA Micah Cantor - SC Jake Riccobuano - HI Brodi Sale - HI Sam Reichel - CA Daiki Matsunaga - JP Joh Azuchi - JP Justin Becret - FR Marco Mignot - FR Leon Torres - CL Noah Hill - HI Nick Marshall - CA Ocean Donaldson - HI Mateus Herdy - BR Kian Martim - BR Heitor Duarte - BR Wallace Vasco - BR Lucas Vicente - BR Hagan Johnson - CA Cole Sandman - CA Noah Steinmetz - CA SQUIDS Patrick O’Connor - CA Cj Mangio - NJ Charlie Weimer - NJ Dane Matson - CA Kadin Naber - CA Evan Gallen - CA Kai Martin - HI Willian Hedleston - FL Liam Osborne - CA Keanu Taylor - HI Jackson Bunch - HI Ryan Huckabee - FL Solon Mclaughlin - FL Tyler Spencer - CA Noa Dupuoy - HI Ben Wingate - PR Brayden Burch - CA Ryder Fish - CA Ryder Salberg - CA Diego Ferri - HI Makana Franzmann - HI Kobi Clements - AU Alfonso Antunes - PT Noel Torres - CL Isabella Bertero - TX Chase Lieder - NY Bane Corbett - CA Callahan Corn - CA Cole McCaffray - CA Lucas Owston - CA GIRLS Freesia Bauer - CA Kakanu Delovia - HI Summer Macedo - HI Aloha Lopez - HI Ashley Held - CA Serena Nava - TX Maddie Garlough - TX Alexa Muss - NJ Meah Collins - CA Caroline Marks - FL Emily Ruppert - FL Kirra Pinkerton - CA Alyssa Spencer - CA Samantha Lamirand - CA Emily Nishimoto - HI Gabriella Rubi - PR Gabriela Galino - PR Tiare Thompson - CA Emma Stone - CA Eden Edwards - CA Sidney Pittman - NC Momoko Miyasaka - JP Minori Kawai- JP Ariane Otxoa - BAC Camilla Kemp - PT Autumn Hayes - CA Julie Hernandez - CA Bailey Nagy - HI Elle McCaffray - CA Bethany Zelasko - CA Press Release: WORLD-CLASS LOWER TRESTLES NEW HOME OF THE VOLCOM TOTALLY CRUSTACEOUS TOUR GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 – This summer, Volcom Stone's Totally Crustaceous Tour (TCT) Global Championships will find itself at a new home on the famed cobblestone point break of Lower Trestles. On June 22 and 23, the final two days of the 15th annual event will culminate at the world-class wave, notoriously consistent in the summer months, young up-and-coming surfers from around the world will get the opportunity of a lifetime: to surf an empty and coveted line up while chasing $30,000 in cash and prizes. "At Volcom we believe it is important to have our major surfing events in world-class waves and we are thrilled to host the 2015 TCT Global Championships at Lower Trestles," said Brad Dougherty, Vice President of Volcom Surf. "This wave has a deep-rooted history of memorable surfing events and we are excited for the youth of the TCT to converge at one of the most rippable waves on earth for a shot at the Volcom 2015 TCT Global Championship title." Homegrown out of Volcom's backyard at Newport Beach’s 54th Street break, the Volcom TCT began as a fun, free and sometimes raucous event for the kids dating back to the mid-90s. While staying true to the character of TCT and continuing to Let the Kids Ride Free, the past two decades have seen this event grow organically into a full-scale international tour, giving young surfers of all ages and abilities an opportunity to get their feet wet in competitive surfing. This season, 250 surfers have qualified for the Volcom TCT Global Championships through regional tour stops, and international qualifiers including Brazil, Australia, Latin America, Japan, New Zealand, Europe, USA, Indonesia, South Africa, and Puerto Rico. Some of the best surfers in the world today, including current World Champion Gabriel Medina and World Tour surfers Nat Young, Kolohe Andino, Josh Kerr and Dusty Payne have competed on the Volcom TCT throughout their youth, and this season the event will display a new crop of up-and-comers climbing the ranks into their young professional careers. In addition to providing a major platform to showcase this exciting crew of young talent, moving the event forward into June now aligns it with two other prestigious amateur championships: the Surfing America USA Championships and the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) National Championships. These three back-to-back contests give the possibility for qualified competitors in all three championships, a chance to win a trifecta title. To top it off, the Volcom TCT Championship event at Trestles gives Volcom the incredible opportunity to partner with California State Parks on sustainability initiatives they stand behind, along with their philosophy to efficiently preserve and protect California’s natural resources. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements and the live webcast at volcom.com! For the latest information on the Volcom 2015 TCT Global Championship follow @volcom, @volcomsurf, @volcomtct and join the conversation at #TCTchamps on Instagram.