On Saturday Febuary 2nd the VQS had its last ÂHURRAH!!Â at the LANE for the 2012/2013 Greatwhite Surf Series presented by MUSCLE MILK. With the end of the regular season only now 2 stops away, competitors were scrambling to get their points in before the VQS machine headed South! Shaun Burns showed his competition how to surf The LANE with smooth Âin the pocketÂ snaps and clean rail surfing! The talk and highlight of the whole day though was the Groms division slugging it out in the final! Kei Kobiyashi thought he had the win in the bag with a perfect 10, but Jake Marshall had other plans though; throwing down a 9.5 and then back it up with a 8.5 with a combination score of 18 points out of 20! Congrats to Logan Banks who took home the ELECTRIC Volt Thrower award for a mental-inverted-hail Mary-no grab-tail high air reverse! Check out more of the days events below.
Year after year the VQS Greatwhite is blessed with amazing surf! Thanks you Mother Nature!
Shaun Burns has been on a tear this season. He picked up his second win of the season, as well a $1000 and seat in the 2013 USA VQS Champs. Congrats Shaun!
Brogie helps Stoneman find his way home, while competitors take down some seriously good pizza by PIZZA MY HEART.
Logan Banks cashes this nuts air in for the ELECTRIC Volt Thrower move of the event and $100 cash.
(L to R) Watermelon winner Adam Bartlett, Squids winner Sebastian Mendes, and Juniors winner Richie Schmidt with a whole bunch of goodies thanks to some of our sponsors LADERA SKATEBOARDS, KICKER, TEAM ASSOCIATED, CREATURES OF LEISURE, GLOBE SHOES and
5 years old shredder Adam Bartlett earned himself the Watermelon Sportsmanship award and a new BUELL WETSUITS.
Groms peeing in their suits, while Shaun Burns soaks up his Pro-Am win!
Jake Marshall flew in from Hawaii and cleaned house by posting a 9.5 and 8.5 in the Grom final.
Marshmellow microphones? Surfers Jonah Pierce and Nic Hdez getting busy at Steamers!
Kei Kobiyashi posted a 10 in the Grom final, but couldn't find a backup score. Even though he finished the day in second, he's already won 3 events this season and qualified for VQS Champs.
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Shane Borland cuts into a Santa Cruz beauty!
1. Shaun Burns $1000.00
2. Tyler Morrish
3. Willie Eagleton
4. Jonah Carter
5. Logan Banks
6. Peter Mueller
1. Richie Schmidt $250 Muscle Milk
2. Jonah Pierce
3. Nic Hdez
4. Ben Coffey
5. Eric Rowning
6. Chandler Norton
1. Jake Marshall
2. Kei Kobiyashi
3. Micky Clarke
4. Sean Woods
5. John Mel
6. Shane Borland
1. Sebastian Mendes
2. AJ Menna
3. Sage Burke
4. Burkley Eggers
5. Cole Sandman
6. Alex Rosenthal