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Gony Zubizarreta

Gony Zubizarreta

From: Vigo, Spain Age: 30

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05/04/85

Birth Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina moved to Vigo, Spain at age of one.

Currently Living: Ericeira, Portugal

Height: 1m 75cm

Weight: 73 kg

Stance: Regular

Sponsors: Volcom Clothing , Nixon watches, Novagalicia banco, Semente Surfboards, Arnette, Planet Sports

Volcom Rider Since: 1998

First Board: Frus 5'9' when i was 7'

Favorite Spot: Coxos, Ericeira

Favorite country: Portugal

Usual Surf Posse: Hodei Aritz Jony Marlon jose Jaji Muelles Nicolau etc

Goals: Tour

What Gets You Motivated To Surf? Good boards, good weather, fun waves and music

Music / Bands: Los Locos Hongos, Motorhead, Big Bussines, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash

Videos / Movies: Magna Plasm, Let's Live, Archy, 156 Tricks, Kelly in Black and White, One Track Mind

Best Style: Curren

Random Information: My dog's name is Loser

Favorite Volcom Jeans: Dustin Dollin

Favorite Boardshorts: Ozzie's

One Thing You Can’t Leave Home Without: Wallet

Special Thanks: To my family for the love , education and support , to all my sponsors for helping me without any pressure, to my best friends for being always there , to my girlfriend who makes me the happiest.  Also thanks to all my surf coaches through all these years for teaching me many good things .

RECENT NEWS + VIDEO

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Interview with Maud Le Car
We had a chance to catch up with our very own Maud Le Car this week to ask her about her strong quarter final finish at Copa El Salvador Impresionante. Here's what she had to say... Was this your first trip to El Salvador? Have you surfed or heard of this wave before? This was my first trip to El Salvador and all I heard about this wave of Punta Roca, the wave of the contest, was that it's an amazing long right, a world class wave in super warm water. What to you like about surfing this wave?  I like surfing this wave because it's just so rippable. I love long rights and Punta Roca is a point break so it's always breaking in the same place with a long wall all the way down until the end of the wave. You can make so many turns in the pocket, it's just paradise. What are/were your favorite things about this trip? My favorite things about this trip were first the wave of Punta Roca and the fact that I made a result but more so that I had the opportunity to show my surf. I learned a lot during this contest about myself and the way I abord contest. What made the difference, why did you do so well at this event?  I think what made the difference in this contest was the way I changed my vision of competing. I started this year in 5th and 9th place and expected others good results to qualify in the world tour 2016. I put so much pressure on myself, I couldn't even just do my surf during a heat… I had been losing on the first round on the last 3 events and that was really frustrating. It was hard to see my dream for the qualification this year go a little bit farther away every first round I didn't make. I realized that whatever the results, what I love the most is just surfing and the amazing feeling surfing gives me. The simple fact that to surf makes me feel so alive and happy is the most important thing for me. So I went to El Salvador just to HAVE FUN and without expecting or waiting for a result. I think I did well because I was enjoying my heats and was just thinking about destroying the waves and not about the result. Tell us what you were thinking about while in your heat(s)? And where are you off to now? It's weird but during my heats I was thinking about nothing! I was just breathing, waiting for the waves and once the wave was there I just focused on surfing my best - limitless- Now I am off to France, my "second home", and I am happy to be back training and I am super motivated for upcoming events in France and the last 6000 in Pantin. I am going to stay on the same good vibes and do my best to have fun. Do you plan on traveling to El Salvador again? Why? For sure I will be back in El Salvador if the contest is ON next year! Or maybe for a surf trip to do a surf video… Such fun waves in Salvador and there are many good spots for great footage and practicing on a really great rights.
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WIN A TRIP for 2 to the Global Premiere of Psychic Migrations in Newport Beach, CA!
Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the continental United States and Canada (excluding Québec), 18 years of age or older. Click here for all the Official Sweepstakes Rules. Click HERE to visit the Psychic Migrations website.
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Psychic Migrations: Central America
Volcom Stone's latest feature surf film, Psychic Migrations, is set to release in September 2015 and we are unveiling some of the remote locations where the movie was filmed, along with a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for you and a friend to the Global Premiere in Newport Beach, CA. on September 17, click here to enter. Balaram Stack, Carlos Munoz, and Mike Gleason journeyed to Central America to film for their upcoming movie. And what a trip it was. They scored amazing waves with the help of some local knowledge, crazy unpredictable slabs, and a whole bunch of great footage for the movie. Some words about the Central America trip Carlos Munoz: "I said, 'Look, if we go there we're gonna have the same footage as everybody else, so we should try something new and stay here.'  We made that decision as a group because we're all in the same boat. Sometimes you get people thinking negative on a trip and it doesn't work out. But on this trip, no one felt like, 'Oh, this guy is getting more than me.' Everybody was nice, doing their jobs and treating each other like family... no ego." Mike Gleason: "There's reefs, beachbreaks... a good mix of stuff, and everything came together for that trip. The swell just kept building and extending itself. My original ticket was for seven days, and we were in [Central America] for two weeks. And there were waves the whole time." Balaram Stack: "I was psyched to go on a trip strictly for video. That was my first real movie trip." Photo: Ryan Craig Carlos Munoz tucks into a cozy Central American barrel. Photo: Ryan Craig Carlos and Psychic Migrations Director, Ryan Thomas. Photo: Ryan Craig Balaram Stack sets up for a drainer, far from home on the East Coast. Photo: Ryan Craig The team prepping to head out to an unknown destination. Photo: Ryan Craig Mike Gleason, freight training in Central America. Photo: Ryan Craig Photo: Ryan Craig The journey is half the experience. Photo: Ryan Craig *Catch our previous post with Nate Tyler and Yago Dora and their trip to the West Indies, HERE. And watch the Psychic Migrations trailer at www.volcom.com/psychicmigrations Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the continental United States and Canada (excluding Québec), 18 years of age or older. Click here for all the Official Sweepstakes Rules.
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Psychic Migrations - OFFICIAL TRAILER
  Win an all-expenses-paid trip for you and a friend to the Psychic Migrations Global Premiere in Newport Beach, CA. on September 17, click HERE to enter.
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Veeco Productions - What Youth Documentary w/ Director RT
Watch the interview at http://whatyouth.com/shows/documentaries/the-history-of-veeco-surf-productions-how-volcoms-films-have-impacted-surfing/ In anticipation of our upcoming surf movie, Psychic Migrations, set to release in September 2015, What Youth sat down with Director Ryan Thomas to talk about past Volcom films and his vision on each film. This is Part 1 of a series from What Youth. Stay tuned for Part 2 as we countdown to the release of Psychic Migrations!
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Nate Tyler's FAIRLY NORMAL
Nate Tyler. He’s mellow, but somehow punk. Humble and radical. Friendly and legit. His story has been painted a myriad of ways, but never quite this way. So What Youth went to him. And made him show them more than usual. Waves, people, family and backroads of his Central California. What they found was even better than they could have ever expected. Click below to watch.