This year the VQS masterminds decided to take the tour way up north up to Marin County for the first Greatwhite Surf Series at Rodeo Beach in the San Fran area! We weren't sure what to expect, but we packed the trailer and hit the road! We arrived at Proof Lab Surf Shop on Friday evening to have Pre-Party before the event and were greeted by tons of little Groms frothing to sign up for Saturdays event! The next morning we arrived on the beach to find beautiful weather and fun little waves! We wasted no time and threw the Juniors into the water and kicked of the first Marin County event ever! The day was epic, the kids were out of control and just like that the finals were going and it was time to warp things up! Check below for a full recap of the days craziness.
The beautiful Rodeo Beach is a sight to see. Just 5 minutes over the Golden Gate bridge and you are in another world!
Kadin Panesi or Layback Larry took home $100 from ELECTRIC VISUAL for the Volt Thrower move of the event.
The forecast was a little grim, but to our surprise we pulled up to the beach to fun little peaks all over.
The beautiful weather kept the beach packed all day.
Noah Wegrich may be one of the happiest people I have ever met in my life, all smiles all the time! He also surfs pretty good!
Kids gather the night before for the preregistration party at Proof Lab Surf Shop.
Matt Passaquindici made the long trip up from LA and boy was it worth it! He took down the win in the Pro-Am division and $500.00
Proof Lab is one of the sickest shops we have been too. A full 4ft mini ramp fills the entire back of the store! Here, Cole Sandman gets a warm up in between his Ping Pong matches at the pre-party.
Young Adam Bartlett took home 4th in the Squids division and you can bet we will see this kid in the new future!
With Rodeo beach being out in the middle of nowhere its a perfect location to serve up some BBQ for the hungry contestants!
Iziah Hansen made the Central Cal trip up and took a respectable 2nd place finish in the Juniors division.
This contests game involved Vienna Sausage, mayonnaise, ketchup, and sand! They all loved it!
Mr. Passaquindici was just on fire all day and didn't stumble once on his way to the win!
There were tons of prizes to go around from our sponsors like WEST WETSUITS, ELECTRIC VISUAL and PRO LITE.
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The Squids loved the small waves, after all it was head high for them!
The winners all walked with a grip of prizes from GOLDCOAST SKATES, KICKER, and many more!
1. Matt Passaquindici $500.00
2. Kadin Panesi
3. Noah Wegrich
4. Joel Wilkie
5. Deva Kane
6. Willie Eagleton
1. Brogie Panesi
2. Iziah Hansen
3. Carlos Carpenter
4. Zac Proctor
5. Richie Schimidt
6. Noah Sargent
1. Sean Winterburn
2. Fisher Baxterr
3. Solomon Doherty
4. Korey Svardal
5. Sage Burke
6. Ellis Elliot
1. AJ Menna
2. Kai Kelly
3. Jack Conti
4. Adam Barlett
5. Cole Sandman
6. Jack McQ
1. Selah Barlett
2. Chenoa Firpo
3. Edan Edwards
4. Edan Bartlett
5. Ally Menna
6. Maddie Gumbrecht
Electric Volt Thrower
Kadin Panesi- $100.00
As you can plainly see we had plenty of flour left over for all the winners get a nice flour shower before their trip home!
Nothing ends the day better then a good ole fashion promo toss.... until next year San Fran!