August 22, 2011

Quiksilver Pt. Magu Surf Contest – Day 2

Day two kicked off with the National Anthem followed by the final heats of each division. With tropical storm ‘Greg’ filling in the best contenders were psyched to surf their heats. There was everything from amazing barrels, critical turns, and mind blowing airs. NFL Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints was on hand to check out the morning heats and tweeted about the surf action to his 600,000+ followers…thanks Drew! To top it off Quiksilver had an amazing one hour Expression Session allowing an all-star crew the ability to shred Point Magu and put on a show for all who came out to witness the off limits surf break. The line up was absolutely destroyed by the likes of Craig Anderson, Tyler Newton, 4 time world champion Steph Gilmore, Pete Mel, John Mel, Kanoa Igarashi, Strider Wasilewski, Adam Virs, Benji Weatherly, Pascal Stansfield, and some much appreciated local Quiksilver retailers.

Congratulations to Quiksilver team rider’s Tyler Newton who won the Open Mens Division and Kanoa Igarashi for taking second in the Young Guns Division.

Military Division
1st Matt Merel – US Coast Guard (Hat trick! 3X Winner in three consecutive years)
2nd Jeffrey Easson – US Navy (Past winner and finalist, senior enlisted competitor)
3rd Simon Blanco – US Coast Guard
4th Craig Owings – US Air Force

Men’s Open Division
1st Tyler Newton
2nd Cory Arrambide
3rd Jeremy Ryan
4th Pierce Flynn

Women’s Open/Military Division
1st Haley Taich
2nd Tia Blanco
3rd Demi Boelsteri
4th Chelsea Rahut
Honorable Mention: Angelita Noche US Navy (Semi Finalist and only military competitor in this division)

Young Guns (17 and under)
1st Jake Kelley (2nd straight win)
2nd Kanoa Igarashi 
3rd Colt Ward Robinson
4th Jonah Carter

1st Joe Gordzen
2nd Julien Durand
3rd Jason Belzer
4th Bob Forbes