Monday, October 11, 2010


The first event of the VQS series for 2010/11 was held in WA at Scarborough Beach. We arrived to the beach at dawn and were surprise to find fun 1 to 2 foot waves up and down the beach after the swell maps where reading dead flat the night before.

Early morning bliss

The competitors started flocking down to the beach around 7am to sign up for the event, all pumped up for a big day of surfing and fun in the warm Western Australian sun.

Volcom event site

The day was jam packed with heats starting with the girls, followed by the groms, juniors and pro am divisions. If you weren’t in the water surfing a heat there was lots of fun activities happening on the beach with games running all day from sand castle competitions to dance offs with lots of prizes up for grabs.

Beach games

Volcom chair

Grom giveaways

The Electric Bolt Thrower “move of the day” was won buy Mitch Taylor busting a big front side air and taking home fifty bucks cash and a pair of Electric sunnies.

Bronte Macually setting up the winning turn in the final

The girls final hit the water around mid arvo with Bronte Macaullay taking out the final in true family style (Dave Macaullay Father) one of WA’s best goofie footers, in 2nd Luciana Burke, 3rd place was Skip Van Peer and in 4th Emily Lucchesi.

One of the girls going over the falls

Girl getting carried up the beach after final

In the junior final we saw 3 of our grom finalist make another appearance with Jacob Willox winning back to back finals and taking home a truck load of prizes. 2nd we had James Flemmimg 3rd Joshua Burke and in 4th Matt Baker.

Jacob Willcox winner of the grommets and juniors

The main event of the day was the pro am division with Darcy Maynard using his local knowledge to take out the event from Mitch Taylor, 3rd was Nicholas Muntz and Volcom’s own Cortney Brown coming in 4th.

Darcy Maynard took out the pro am division
We finished with a presentation at around 4pm to top off a great day down at Scarborough Beach, with all the finalist winning entries into the Australian VQS Championships at Manly Beach on the 15th and 16th of April 2011.Well done to all those competitors

Pro am

1st Darcy Maynard

2nd Mitch Taylor

3rd Nicholas Muntz

4th Cortny Brown

juniors 15-17

1st Jacob Willox

2nd James Flemming

3rd Joshua Burke

4th Matt Baker

grommets 14 and under

1st Jacob Willox

2nd Harry Mcpherson

3rd James Flemming

4th Joshua Burke


1st Bronte Macuallay

2nd Skip Van Peer

3rd Emilly Lucchesi

4th Luciana Burke

We would like to thank everybody who helped out on the day to make our event such a success. Thank you! And an extra special thanks to all our supporting sponsors.

Thanks to our media partners:

Monday, May 3, 2010


So we just held the Volcom Wild In The Parks Champs for 2010! With weather in shambles as we arrived, it was lucky the event went ahead at all. But with a lot of work from the Volcom team, with sweeping water off the park and drying it with shirts, the event went ahead by 11:30am.

With the sun finally out, so came the people. The crowd was huge by midday, so we got the games a going! This year we had the Volcom to Paradise theme. To go with the theme we had Pass The Pineapple, Pineapple Put Off and Coconut Bowling.

Pineapple mid flight
Pineapple pizza for lunch
Nathen trew. Style and flair!

This was by far the best year I have seen for woman’s skating. With many of the girls traveling from Perth and Adelaide, it really shows their commitment to skating. All girls threw down on Saturday, but it was the top 3 we were after, and that was Sarah Hewitt in 3rd. Sarah showed great consistency with backside flips on the bank and kickies down the 3.In 2nd, we had Jennifer Oakes, who killed it all day with dope one footers and back 180’s down the 6 stairs. This left 1st place to Kat Williams. Kat was consistent and stylish, she shows a lot of control on the board and that’s why she was 1st for the 2nd year running.

Well done to all the girls!

The 15 & under were insane. I swear these kids are getting better every year. The top 3 here could have gone in the opens, with such style and variety. In 3rd we had Anthony Davie. Anthony is a 15 year old, with a mans style and a trick selection t boot. He nailed switch biggies every shot down the 6 all day! Along with a lot more tricks, he was definitely a threat from the get go. In 2nd we had last years winner Nik Stipanovic. Nick had more switch trick than any other of that division, but just could keep up the consistency towards the end of the finals. This left it to Dani Campbell for the Win. Dani was one of the smallest competitors for the day, but his maturity on board shone through. He was what we call a skaters, skater. With a diverse bag of tricks, and the ability to take them to all the obstacles, he was great to watch, and fully deserved 1st place.

Front Lip
Switch flip. Harry Clarck
Kicky Front Board. Jake Smyth
Harry Holding on, while Jake evacuates
Then it came to the big boys! This division is what always gets the blood pumping. This year was definitely tough for the judges. A big shout out is in order for Nathan Trew. Nath didn’t make the finals, but was a crowd favourite all day. He skates like a man having more fun in the sun than anyone Iv'e seen in a long time! Keep the passion Nath!

But what we all came to see was who could take the 1st place prize, of the trip to America! With so many good skaters in the event, it was hard to even cut down into a final heat. But in the end it was Manly local Jake Smyth in 3rd. Jake has the buttery smooth style that has had him in the finals for the past 3 years. He is a force to be reckoned with at these events, and a future hopeful for a win. In 2nd place we had, Alex Powell. Alex is a Sydney local who skates with amazing style and a dope trick selection. At the start of the day he wasn’t sure if he was going to enter, due to an injury to his shoulder. But after a few mates got him hyped, he stepped out onto the course and demolished it. Can’t wait to see what he can do next year, if he can pull 2nd with an injured shoulder. In 1st place we had Perth ripper Harry Clark. Harry has placed top 3 for the past few years as well, and I couldn’t be happier to see him take it out. Harry skates that park like no other. With lines flowing from all over, and manuals to places no one else would dare.

Flicky Kicky
One Footer. Jennifer Oakes
Switch Heel. Nik Stipanovic
Tre Flip. Jake Hayes
Eye on the prize. Harry Clarke
Front Feebs. Jake
Crowd enjoying the Bannana Beds

Dani Campbell. Hardflip
Nathen Trew. Pivot to Fakie

Coconut Bowling
Nollie Crooks. Alex Powell
Gap Ollie. Harry Clarke
Girls Winners
Sarah Hewitt, Jennifer Oakes, Kat Williams
15 & Under Winners
Anthony Davie, Nik Stipanovic, Dani Campbell
16 & over Winner
Jake Smyth, Alex Powell, Harry Clarke

So well done to all the skaters! Its another season done and dusted, but the memories live on!

Thank you for all the support we get from the families and friends of the competitors, you guys really make these days what they are!

Special thanks to all our supporting sponsors.

XEN Skateboards


Unsubscribe :


Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

Sunday, October 18, 2009


The first event of the VQS series for 2009/2010 was held in WA at Scarborough beach. On the morning of the contest when the sun started to rise and the fog lifted, we were greeted to a chest-high, skatepark of peaks.

Luke Campbell loving the early conditions 

A queue of competitors wrapped around both sides of the tent as we signed them up and got underway with one of the most fun-filled events I have been to. Here is a brief rundown of the day¹s events. Enjoy!

The crowed around the tent watching the early heats.

Cortney Brown’s surfboard sponsor Da Louie was giving away a brand new custom made surfboard to the best up-and-coming surfer on the day, which caused excitement among the crowd on the beach, and gave competitors another reason to really impress.

felicity Palmateer was ripping all day. 
With all competitors chomping at the bit to get out there it was the gromms first up. These guys were tearing the bag out of the fun peaks that beautiful Perth had to offer. 
Next up it was the juniors, followed by the opens, and after them the girls had their chance to show their talent to the Judges and huge crowd on the beach.  

The crowed on the beach loving all the games
If you weren’t surfing your heat you were getting into one of the many beach activities that the boys from Volcom were making up for the hordes, hungry to get their hands on the hundreds of prizes that were given away.

The Volcom Dance off
One of the Globe beach competitions was to build a massive sand castle, the winner receiving a brand new pair of shoes and headphones from Globe. The winning structure was a huge turtle with a big Volcom Stone on its back.
The Gromm's frothing on all the games and prizes they won.
The day was soon coming to an end and all 4 divisions were about to hit the water for their finals.
First up it was the Gromms; it was a very tightly contested final but taking out the winner’s trophy and also taking home the custom hand shaped Da Lewy Surfboard was Jacob Wilcox, who impressed Cortney Brown the most all day to receive the amazing prize. In second place was Sam Humphrey, running a close 3rd was Zac Hayes-Love and in 4th was James Flemming.
The gromm finalists 
The Ladies finalists were ripping and taking top honours and a spot in the VQS Champs was Felicity Palmateer. Taking second place was Laura Macaulay, in 3rd was Yasmin Ismail and in 4th was Bronte Macaulay.
All the girls in the final were ripping 
The Junior division was super tight with the leader changing with each wave
ridden. Mitchell O'Connor, Lachan Mazzucchelli, Jake Fawcett and Max Marsden
all taking the lead at one point in the final, but it was Max Marsden 
took the winners trophy, in a very close second was Jake Fawcett
, in third
was Lachan Mazzucchelli
 and in forth was Mitchell O’Connor.

The Junior finalists surfing amazing all day.

And last but not least, the main event. The Pro-Am division was packed once again with 36 competitors signing up. Breaking out of the pack and absolutely smashing the final was Luke Campbell who also picked up the “Electric Bolt thrower move of the day” cash prize, in second place was Jerome Forrest, with local ripper Darcey Maynard coming in third and in forth was Jarred McHave.
The Pro AM finalists as happy as there trophy's faces 

Jacob Willcox Won the epic prize of a brand new shaped Da Lewy surfboard
Luke Campbell won the Electric Bolt Thrower move of the day award.
This being the first event of the season, all 4 finalists in each division will qualify for the VQS Aus Champs in April. 

On a personal note I would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day to make the event run so smooth. Thank You! And an extra special thanks to all our sponsors! 

Thanks to everyone for the epic day!!!!