Quiksilver Crowns Cameron Richards 2011 ‘King of the Groms’Regional Winner
Quiksilver crowned Cameron Richards 2011 ‘King of the Groms’ winner in Huntington Beach on Monday in a competition that saw some massive wave destruction by 64 of the top groms in the country, ages 8-16.
In addition to winning the title and a $900 cash prize, 16-year-old Cameron will also be going on an all-expense paid trip to the Quiksilver Pro France to compete in the Global King of the Groms World Championships this October.
“I’m super psyched. I’ve never been to France before and I’ve only heard good things about it,” said Cameron Richards. “I cant wait, It’s gonna be sick!”
The competition was held in waist -to -chest high all day– glassy in the morning, with on shores in the afternoon. Cameron’s solid forehand moves and making his connections from the outside to the inside was what netted 9 skins to move into first place.Jake Marshall who was recently touted in Surfing Magazine as the NSSA’s #1 surfer, was runner up.
Cameron and Jake will join groms from around the world in the next round of competition, when the Quiksilver King of The Groms World Championships arrive in France this October in conjunction with the Quiksilver Pro France.
The DC “Best Maneuver” prize was given to Kalani David for an air reverse.