Quiksilver crowned Hawaii’s Josh Moniz 2010 ‘King of the Groms’ regional west coast winner in Huntington Beach Monday in a competition that saw some massive wave destruction by forty-eight of the top groms in the west. In addition to winning the title and a $400 cash prize, Josh will also be going on an all-expense paid trip to the Quiksilver Pro France to compete in the Global King of the Groms Championships this September.
“Winning the King of the Groms feels super good,” says Josh. “I didn’t think I was going to able to win it, so I’m super stoked! I’m really excited to be going to France and I’ll be bringing my dad.”
Josh carries an assortment of man-sized maneuvers, no doubt inherited from his father, former professional surfer Tony Moniz. He made his presence felt with a recipe of solid surfing, which started with pulling down two back-to-back skins. Going after his third skin, Josh unleashed a combination of carves and crushing top turns, netting a 7.83 which he followed up with a straight seven to secure his fourth skin….
For the full write up more info, photos & video, as well as the full global contest series, go to www.quiksilver.com/kotg2010.
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