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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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Alex Gray - FREE REFILLS
Alex Gray, Jay Davies, Laura Enever, George Bush, Asher Pacy, and Davie Cathels sit inside circular blue caverns at P-Pass in Micronesia. BONUS! Watch Alex's GoPro footage he filmed, included with a coconut in hand, inside an insane tube during this trip! Click here.   Visit Turkey Melt for more Alex Gray!
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Noah Schweizer X Young Wise Tails
If you are a teenage girl, Noah needs no introduction. He was voted Surfing Magazine's “Biggest Lady Killer” of 2014 in the teenage issue for a reason. However, if you are curious why you haven’t seen too much of Noah it’s because he is just now coming into his own. He’s been traveling a lot and putting a lot of time and effort into getting better and it’s really starting to show. Young Wise Tails traveled with Noah for the last year or two to all of the Junior events and have seen him constantly progressing. Prepare to see some big things from him in the near future. Visit more from Young Wise Tails.
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Joan Duru | Engine OFF
Power surfing is in the spotlight in this short movie filmed last winter in Hawaii by Jim Opar Studio. But what makes it different? Well, even if it’s not the most famous wave of Oahu Island, Haleiwa is heavy and powerful. Plus, it unsurprisingly fits perfectly with Joan Duru's solid backhand surfing. Enjoy the clip and... how radical is the move at 01:11!?!  
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Alex Botelho | Timeless Resemblances
Alex Botelho just launched his last clip filmed at home in Portugal. Have a look and enjoy a small trip into Alex’s natural habitat. Photo: Tom Carey
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Volcom Stone presents True To This: Carlos Muñoz, “Addicted To The Moment”
Costa Rica’s Carlos Muñoz is addicted to the moment. The moment when you realize the amalgamation between what you’re doing and what you're true to falls seamlessly into a feeling of pure spiritual intoxication. Surfing is Carlos’s life and it’s his healthy addiction that gets him back in the water ripping everyday.   More True To This surf edits below! Volcom presents True To This: Dusty Payne "Sanctuary" Volcom presents True To This: Mitch Coleborn "Never Ending Path" Volcom presents True To This: Quincy Davis "Montauk, NY" Volcom presents True To This: Ryan Burch "The Rush of the Continuous Rhythm" Volcom presents True To This: "North Shore Household"