Volcom Great White Surf Series Kick Off



We awoke in the morning on Saturday with the energy from the pre-party flowing through our veins and our uncontrolled excitement to kick off the last Great White Surf Series of the year. We pulled up to the Hook only to be disappointed that the waves were 1-2 foot and miserable. However, thanks to some planning ahead we were able switch venues and run just over yonder at 26th Ave. The waves were a solid 4-6 feet, and with the help of offshore winds all day we were in for one of the best contests of the year. With nearly 150 crazed, drooling competitors signed up, it was time to get these gremlins in the water.

The Squids division went off like it has all year! The standout of the year in Nor Cal was Wyatt Walter and he didn’t disappoint. Wyatt took his third win of the season and a grip of prizes from Volcom, Chipotle, and Electric. The Girls had a great showing with some heavy hitters from the area. When it was all said and done it was the traveling circus, Jenna Balester taking home the win.

The Groms just seem to get better and better at each event and this time it was Cole Walter taking the win and a bad ass Team Associated RC Truck for his efforts. Kent Nishiya has been doing these events since the invention of sliced bread and being a Junior now it’s a pleasure to finally hand him some cash as he took down the win and $250.00 compliments of Muscle Milk. The Pro dudes had a heavy hitting field as they always do in Santa Cruz. Jason “Ratboy” Collins surfed like a crazy person all day but fell short in the finals. He didn’t leave empty handed though, stomping one of his patented airs earlier in the day and pocketed the Volt Thrower move of the event and $100.00. Jimmy Herrick’s backhand attack was on fire and he carried the momentum right into the final earning himself the $500.00 and 1,000 points towards qualifying for VQS Champs!

Special Thanks Goes Out To Our Product Sponsors:
ELECTRIC VISUAL
MUSCLE MILK
CHIPOTLE
TRANSWORLD SURF
TEAM ASSOCIATED
RIVIERA SKATEBOARDS
DVS SHOES
CREATURES OF LEISURE
BUELL WETSUITS
FUTURE FINS
FAMOUS WAX
CLIF BAR
SPECK PRODUCTS

RESULTS
PRO-AM

1. Jimmy Herrick – $500.00
2. Marco Foreman
3. Brad Fox
4. Dylan McCarthy
5. Jeremy Scribner
6. Jason Collins

JUNIORS
1. Kent Nishiya – $250.00 Muscle Milk
2. Deva Kane
3. Harrison Adler
4. Nate Leal
5. Tyler Mortenson
6. Jackson Newel

GROM
1. Cole Walter
2. Wayatt Barabee
3. Adam Bloomer
4. Wilem Banks
5. Xica Hansen
6. Richie Schmidt

SQUIDS
1. Wyatt Walter
2. Santiago Hart
3. EJ Bright
4. Olin Borgeson
5. Sam Coffee
6. Savannah Keller

GIRLS
1. Jenna Balester
2. Bo Stanley
3. Carly Wilson
4. Cassidy Wehesner
5. Savannah Shaunessy
6. Cloe Buckley

Electric Volt Thrower
Jason “Ratboy” Collins – $100.00

Check out more photos from this event on the VQS FACEBOOK. All photos provided by Elijah Crowell and Rocky Romano.