VQS Blowfish Series Seaside Reef Recap

Spencer Regan's needed a big finish at this event to qualify for the VQS World Champs. He wound up in third place which gave him the points he needed to qualify for the 2011 VQS champs.

Spencer Regan's needed a big finish at this event to qualify for the VQS World Champs. He wound up in third place which gave him the points he needed to qualify for the 2011 VQS champs.

The Blowfish Surf Series has always had a huge crowd of competitors, and with this being the last event of the season, nothing could prepare us for the tornado that was coming. After postponing the event on Saturday due to crazy weather and flat surf we showed up bright and early Sunday to waves being a playful 3-4 feet and ready to get this party started. As sign-ups rolled along, we realized we were close to 200 competitors and we still haven’t signed up everyone. After some more educated planning and shuffling, we were under way with over 240 competitors. The day rolled along and before we new it was time to dive in to the finals.

Here are some recaps from the finals. The girls had their hands full with some of the best talent from all over the state. When the dust settled it was Kulia Doherty winning in dominating fashion. The Squids had a great turn out and are more concerned with covering each other in flour then getting their price bags. Dagen Stagg finally took his first victory of the year and a heap of prizes from Volcom, Electric, Globe, and much more. The Grom dudes had there work cut out for them and with Taylor Clark in the mix you better bring you’re A game. Taylor found a way to hold everyone off again and racked up his third title of the season! The Junior’s had 8 first round heats and were as pumped as the Squids all day. In the end, Ian Craine beat out the other 47 entrants and grabbed the $250.00 from Muscle Milk. The Pro-am proved to be the battle of the day with 96 competitors in the first round. We all knew we were in for a show when the finals came around. Frothing Michel Flores came to do business and it payed off as he nudging out Cory Arrambide for 1st and $500.00 cold hard cash!

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Encinitas' own Taylor Clark grabbed his third win of the VQS this season.

Encinitas' own Taylor Clark grabbed his third win of the VQS this season.

RESULTS:

PRO-AM
1. Michel Flores – $500.00
2. Cory Arrambide
3. Spencer Regan
4. Jason Harris
5. Josh Hoyer
6. Brandon Long

JUNIORS
1. Ian Crane – $250.00 Muscle Milk
2. Trevor Thornton
3. Aryn Farris
4. Brendon Taylor
5. Colin Moran
6. Kadin Penesi

GROM
1. Taylor Clark
2. Tyler Kileen
3. Josh Benjoya
4. Haru Yoshi
5. Jay Chrishansen
6. Colin Deveze

SQUIDS
1. Dagen Stagg
2. Keanu Igarashi
3. Dylan Horan
4. Tanner Ford
5. Dane Matson
6. Conner Marshall

GIRLS

1. Kulia Doherty
2. Harley Taih
3. Samantha Lamirand
4. Natalie Anzikino
5. Cloe Buckley
6. Meah Collins

Electric Volt Thrower
1. Taylor Clark – $100.00