On the 10th of June, a group of up and coming European surfers converged to California for 2 weeks, to compete at the 2015 Volcom Totally Crustaceous Tour global Championships. The group consisted of Camilla Kemp, Joao Moreira and Alfonso Antunes from Portugal, Ariane Otxoa and Lander Davila from the Basque Country, and a heavy French crew with William Aliotti, Charly Quivront, Jordan Oueslati, Nomme Mignot, Lens Arancibia, Justin Becret and Marco Mignot, who all got their trip paid by Volcom after qualifying through the European leg of Volcom’s TCT. As a mascott, little Noa Dupouy from France joined the crew after qualifying for the competition in Hawaii.
The Volcom totally Crustaceous Tour global Championships 2015 gathered surfers from all around the world, and this year the main event was held at the world-class wave of Lower Trestles but due to a busy schedule, the first rounds of the competition were run in Newport Beach 10 days prior, which gave the surfers a little free time to kill the jetlag, wander around, train, and get a taste of the life in Orange County, California.
Check out the photos below for a little photo reportage on what went down on the side of the competition during those two weeks.
Click here for the full contest results, video, photos and webcast replay.
See behind the scene clips on the low environmental impact of the event, staying “True To Trestles” HERE.
And see you all for the next Totally Crustaceous Tour Europe season starting soon!
Photos from @chroniclesofchristie, Stephane Becret, @jebronskybeat and @tai_vandyke
Euro crew in Hollywood (Lander Davila, Ariane Otxoa, Camilla Kemp, Noa Dupouy, Jordan Oueslati, Lens Arancibia, Charly Quivront, William Aliotti, Marco Mignot and Joao Moreira)
Despite his early loss Justin Becret took full advantage of the trip
Alfonso Antunes is the up and coming supergrom from Portugal, getting interviewed in Newport
Charly Quivront loved the Trestles free surfs
Burrito #12 at the Wedge with Lander, Lens, Noa and Joao
What street light ? Marco, Noa and Alfonso - Pacific Coast Highway right next to our friends from the Froghouse
Noa Dupouy was our mascott
Justin Marco and Noa - frothing in Newport
Joao Moreira stoked after his Newport heat win meaning he'll surf -Trestles
Ariane Otxoa on the rippable - Lowers rights
Marco, Nomme and Christophe Mignot - early birds at Trestles
Newport Beach - Seaweed monster
Newport Beach lunchbreak
Jordan Oueslati in San Clemente
Camilla and Ariane
Aftersurf in Riviera
Evening BBQ in San Clemente
We passed by the Mayhem warehouse and Maud Le Car + Quincy Davis were already there
Lens 'BG' Arancibia
Lens Arancibia was unleashing his surfing and took the air option a few times
Charly Quivront after his Quarterfinals win
This is what you come for, perfect Lower Trestles with only 3 other guys out
Noa cheering Alfonso Antunes and Jackson Bunch after the Squids finals
Totally Crustaceous Tour Legends
William getting some secret advanced tips from Matt Bemrose
William Aliotti lost in the Pro Am Quarters but not without flair
Noa won the "Wiener Schnitzel" award thanks to his megafroth attitude
Camilla Kemp and Alfonso Antunes took the 4th place of the competition respectively in the Girls and the Squids divisions
Last cross of the Trestles tracks before heading back to Europe, see you next year!