Volcom Qualifying Series
Photo: Last season champion Aldric God at the Karramarrofish Surf Series in Anglet
Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour (TCT) kicks off the 2014-2015 European leg on Friday September 5th with the Rumblefish Surf Series in the beautiful Praia Amado in Portugal!
All events are free to enter, with free food, tons of prizes to win, plenty of good times and some prize money at selected events.
Big changes this year with more European surfers going directly to the 2015 TCT Global Championships in Newport Beach, California, which prize money has been boosted up to USD $50 000.
Each event has 5 divisions to choose from: Squids (10 and under), Groms (13 and under), Juniors (16 and under), men’s Pro-Am (20 and under), and Girls (20 and under), age is based off August 1st 2014.
There will be a cash prize for the Pro-Am winner and Junior winner at selected events, and an Air division (all ages) will be run at some locations depending on the conditions.
Competitors will have to compete in a minimum of two European TCT events and their top 2 results will be counted for overall placing.
At the end of the season Top 3 ProAm, Top 3 Juniors, Top 2 Groms, Top 2 Girls and 1 extra lucky winner will win plane tickets and accommodation to the 2015 Volcom TCT global Champs in Newport Beach, April 24-26.
*In case of ties at the end of season, best result will be taken into account, and result at Rumblefish/Mulletfish/Karramarrofish will prime.
Volcom Totally Crustaceous Tour 14-15 European dates
5 September 2014, RUMBLEFISH surf series, Praia do Amado, Portugal
1-2 November 2014, MULLETFISH surf series, Hossegor, France
29-30 November 2014, LAVAFISH surf series, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
TBA 2014, KARRAMARROFISH surf series, Anglet, France
21-22 March 2015, KARRAMARROFISH surf series, Zarautz, Basque country
24-26 April 2015, TCT Global Championships, Newport Beach, California
All dates are subject to change; go to volcom.com for details and updates, past events videos, photos and results.
Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour is a grass roots effort that has infiltrated local and regional areas with FREE surfing contests, and part of Volcom’s LET THE KIDS RIDE FREE program. These events are for the kids of all the ages to ex- press their talent, gain contest experience, have a good time, get some FREE grinds, and walk home with a ton of FREE product for a day of surfing. The purpose of the TCT European Tour is to create a unique surfing environment, not a typical contest, but more like gathering. It is where people can come together and hang out, without all the fees, rules, stipulation and a lack of camaraderie of a normal surfing event. These events are about giving back to the communities and making it possible for kids without sponsors or money to compete along with some seasoned competitors. Surf- ers of all ages are able to express their talent at a local, national, and international level and will push the next generation to become something better than the last.
Everyone competes without having to pay an entry fee and all contestants receive prizes and giveaways... plus a FREE lunch!
The Totally Crustaceous Tour is a worldwide free contest series that spreads through America, Hawaii, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ja- pan, Europe and Brazil. 11 European surfers qualify and win trips to compete in the 2015 TCT Global Championships in Newport Beach, California, on April 24-26 (USD $50 000 prize money and live webcast!).
Posted on August 27, 2014