June 11, 2010

Quiksilver King of the Groms – East Coast Qualifier Results

Can you get frothed to surf a chlorinated pool? Yeah you can! When it’s summer time in Florida, and the average wave is the size of your ankle, Quiksilver took the King of the Grom’s to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon for the second year in a row with the promise of constant right hand 3’ waves for the grom’s to compete in. Groms they were a frothing! (Bonus: Typhoon Lagoon is less likely to be effected by the massive BP Oil Spill that is covering the Gulf Coast and likely to move up the East Coast this summer and fall).

Why wouldn’t the groms be frothing? With $1k on the line, a boat load of prizes, and roundtrip air to compete @ the Quiksilver King of the Groms Global Finals in France Sept 25 – Oct 5th, these kids put on a virtual jousting battle.

The crowned victor, was non other than New Jersey’s Pat Schmidt ($1,000).
2.Tanner Strohmenger $500
3.Corey Howel $250
4.Noah Schweizer $100

Specialty Awards Went Out to:
Pat Schmidt $250 DC Shoes Best wave award
Josh Burke Lib Tech Most Progressive
Jonathan Heater Cypher Wetsuits Dark Horse award

Quiksilver would like to thank Disney, DC Shoes & Lib Tech.

For the full write up, photos & video go to quiksilver.com/kotg2010

Next stop: June 21st @ Goldenwest in Huntington Beach, CA. 7am. Spots are filling up. Get your entry in today.