Slade Prestwich Wins The 2013 VQS Global Champs


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Cloudbreak on the final day of the 2013 VQS Global Champs. Photo: Bielmann

Slade Prestwich Wins The 2013 VQS Global Champs

18-year old South African surfer Slade Prestwich has won the 2013 VQS Global Champs! The powerful regularfoot from Durban used big turns and precision barrel riding to get past runner up Deivid Silva from Brazil. “I’m so stoked to have won this,” he said. “Thanks to all my friends back home, my sponsors, Volcom for putting on the event, and all the other guys in the comp—we’ve had the best time ever hanging out together at Smuggler’s Cove!”

The Volcom VQS is a global series of contests that are free to enter, and culminate in regional championships. The winners of the regional championships were invited to Fiji to participate in the 2013 VQS Global Champs. Congrats Slade!

Results for the 2013 VQS Global Champs
1st: Slade Prestwich (ZAF) $10,000
2nd: Deivid Silva (BRA) $3,000
=3rd: Taylor Clark (USA), Jordan Lawler (AUS) $1,000

VQS Global Champs Slade Prestwich

VQS Global Champs winner Slade Prestwich. Photo: Bielmann