Congratulations to the 2018 Ron Jon/Quiksilver Men’s QS and Jr. Pro and Ron Jon/Roxy Women’s Jr. Pro Champions: Joshua Burke, Eithan Osborne and Kirra Pinkerton!
World Surf League
This World Surf League event had three tournaments: A World Qualifying Series men’s contest as well as a men’s and women’s Junior Pro contest which draws the best surfers 18 and under from around the globe by offering up valuable points toward the surfers’ qualifying for the Junior Pro World Championships in Australia. Come watch epic talent ride the waves at Cocoa Beach.
Ron Jon/Quiksilver Men’s QS First Place – $2,500
Ron Jon/Quiksilver Jr. Men’s First Place – $2,500
Ron Jon/Roxy Jr. Women’s First Place – $2,500
Check out the WSL event pages to get contest results:
Quiksilver East Coast Boardrider Challenge
Quiksilver brought the new Boardrider’s Club format for its inaugural East Coast kick off with the “GENERATIONS OF BOARDRIDERS, East Coast”. Four generations of surfers, all from five different regions in the Sunshine State. Matt Kechele directed the event on request from Quiksilver’s, Mike Reilly (VP of Sales) and Chad Wells (US Marketing).
The East’s version kicked off as a shorter, 60 minute formatted tag team race with chosen team captains that were leaders in five respected surf regions. From there, the Team Captains handpicked a chosen squad that were likely to show up, and blow up! With the remaining energy of Winter Storm Riley, the four teams came out of the starter gate looking supercharged for the 2K prize purse! Leading was Brevard with strong man upstart, Corey Howell, and Jupiter Squad Leader, Giorgio Gomez. Team Brevard kept creeping ahead on score totals as Chauncey Robinson gave a solid bump ahead with his double whammy claim to combo on the sand! Chase Modelski of Jupiter answered right back with a similar combo. It was full seesaw back and forth, and then Deerfield Beach Boardrider, Tanner Strohmenger, flared up with an 8.2 Double whammy that put the South Florida Crew right in the mix again. Hot Grom, Sterling Mackish, backed up Tanner’s solid wave. Team St. Augustine/North FL Captain, and former WSL Stalwart, Gabe Kling, had a solid score coming in to get them in contention had just run out of water on a solid backside vert in the shorebreak. David Speir solidified a solid comeback over Jupiter’s squad, just finishing seconds before the end of the 60 Minute Heat! Photos courtesy of www.easternsurf.com
Winners: Brevard County 32.93
David Speir – Team Captain
2nd Place: Jupiter 27.51
3rd Place: Deerfield 22.92
4th Place: NFL 11.30
Grom Surf Session with Hurley Team
Florida resident and team rider Asher Nolan hosted a morning surf on Friday and Saturday from 8:00-10:00am at Shepard Park with New York native Chris Hamlet and team for the local community and attendees of the event, to quote Bob Hurley “everyone’s invited”.
Hurley Movie: “Paradigm Lost” featuring Kai Lenny
Don’t miss Hurley Movie Night in Shepard Park on Friday night from 7:00-9:00pm!
Kai Lenny is an aquanaut, if it takes place in the water, Kai is doing it, and doing it well. Paradigm Lost is an in-depth look at the life of one of the world’s most complete watermen and Hurley athlete.
Ron Jon Surf School offered free lessons every day off to the side of the main surf area. Anyone ages 8 years and older were able to sign up starting at 10:00am under the Ron Jon Surf School tent. There were 4 group lessons on the hour : 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3 pm. 6 people per group.