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!!!!

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