VQS Hillbilly Stomp Wraps Up

FINAL DAY PHOTOS

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Crusty Dusty Payne has evolved beyond his crustiness and is now going by Butterfingers. Photo: English

Yeehawww! Volcom’s annual VQS Championships wrapped up on Sunday in clean chest to head high Newport Beach conditions. Amongst the banjo plucking, squirrel frying, and Orange County cougar prowling (it was Mother’s Day), there were some high-flying, hillbilly hucks going on out in the water.

A few things of note:

-California’s Nate Tyler was the only non-Hawaiian hillbilly to win a division on Sunday, as he took the Bootleggers (Pro-Am) division. With the $10,000, a jet ski, and much more he won, he decided to give away the Channel Islands board he won to a lucky fan. What a guy.

-Ezekiel Lau went big in the Porch Babies final and is looking to win at NSSA Nationals so he can finally grow that hair out after ten years due to a bet with his pops.

-Malia Manuel once again showed that she is the up-and-coming lady to beat. Look for her to defend her US Open title this summer.

-The Grasshopper finals (Air) had guys throwing more hillbilly hops then we could handle. Torrey Meister ultimately came up with the win.

$50 Grand in prize money, tons of free goodies for the chilen, and the best damn hoedown this side of the Mississippi equated to another balls-out VQS Championships.

VQS RESULTS:

Bootleggers (Pro-Am)

1. Nate Tyler

2. Mitch Coleborn

3. Dustin Cuizon

4. Blake Howard

Night Crawlers (Juniors)

1. Tanner Hendrickson

2. Albee Layer

3. Kyle Galtes

4. Jesse Mendes

Mountain Mamas (Girls)

1. Malia Manuel

2. Lauren Sweeney

4. Kaleigh Gilchrist

4. Demi Boelseri

Porch Babies (Groms)

1. Ezekiel Lau

2. Ian Crane

3. Ian Gentil

4. Kolohe Andino

Grasshoppers (Air)

1. Torrey Meister

2. Killian Garland

3. Gavin Beschen

4. Matt Meola

5. Sino

6. Dusty Payne

Electric Bolt Thrower Move Of The Competiton

Matt Meola (see Day 2 video highlights)

FOR MORE ON THE VQS HEAD TO VOLCOM.COM.

SATURDAY PHOTOS

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You tell us: Who's more hillbilly, Gavin Beschen or Mikey G.? Photo: English

DAY 2 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS