Quiksilver’s Latin America Team Wins 1st Leg of the Inaugural CYPHER FILM CHALLENGE
Earlier this fall, Quiksilver took six of their team riders to Nootka Sound, British Columbia for the inaugural Quiksilver Cypher Film Challenge. Quiksilver’s concept divided the surfers into three teams – Raph Bruhwiler and Nico Manos from Canada, Balaram Stack and Billy Hopkins from the U.S.A., and Ramon Navarro and David Rutherford from Latin America. Each team of surfers was paired with a filmer from their own region and then tasked with completing a short film about the trip. The crew scored some pretty heavy surf during their week up the coast. The three clips
are now complete with the results in, and are still live for viewing on the Quiksilver site at Quiksilver.com/filmchallenge.
Congratulations to Ramon Navarro, David Rutherford and filmmaker Rodrigo Farias for taking the win. Additional coverage of the Cypher Film Challenge will appear in the Spring 2011 issue of SBC Surf Magazine. “I am more than happy to have been part of the 1st Cypher film Challenge, I think this event has been one of the best things I’ve ever done and the experience that came with it was some of the greatest ever. It is a real challenge out there.” Says David Rutherford. “It was an amazing experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world, I feel stoked to be part of this project and hope we can get another one going soon. Thanks to Quiksilver and the Canadian crew for this great opportunity.” Says Ramon Navarro. “I couldn’t ever imagine winning this event, I think that the other 2 filmmakers are the top ranked in the field especially with their recent intersection success. It’s really incredible when you receive all the support from your friends, family and all Latin- American crew. Their support helped us win.” Says Rodrigo Farias (Filmmaker).