The New Year is here and the team’s been busy. Bruce Irons has just signed a three-year deal with Volcom! We are stoked to move forward with the wonder kid who just got =3rd place in the WCT Pipe Masters. This was an incredible result considering that Bruce surfed through the trials and then made it to the Semi-finals of the Main event. He was up against the world’s best competitive surfers. Ozzie Wright is on the cover of the newest issue of Surfer magazine with a Stone logo!
[IMAGE 1]Dustin Cuizon won the O&E Pro Junior Cadet division in Australia. He is the second American to ever win this enormously prestigious event. The first American was Volcom’s Tom “Grom” Dosland last year. Gavin Beschen just won and incredible $30,000 U.S. at the Red Bull Tube Ride contest. This specialty event was held on the Island of Fernando de Noronha off Brazil. Bruce finished 3rd in the contest and collected $6,000 U.S.
We are right in the middle of Hawaii season. The Volcom team house has been the home to some of the boys over the last couple of months. Kauai’s Bruce Irons, Chava Greenlee, Kamalei Alexander, and Kai Garcia have been ruling the North Shore. Maui’s Tai Vandyke, Tom Dosland, and Kaleo Roberson, along with the Big Island’s Ben and Jordy Brough join them. Barney got 3rd place in the Surfing Magazine Airshow Championships on Oahu, this moved him up to 3rd overall for the year-end ratings.
Alex Gray is undefeated in the NSSA Explorer division. He has won 4 events in a row and is going for a 5th this weekend. Troy Powell is getting ready for the Totally Crustaceous Tour VQS Championships March 17 & 18 at 54th St. in Newport Beach, CA. Volcom is giving away $9,000 in cash and a ton of prizes to the invited competitors! The event is free of course and consists of three divisions; Men’s, Juniors, and Groms.
Volcom has hired a new East Coast Team / Promotions Manager. His name is Daniel Terry, from Jacksonville Beach Florida, United States of America. Daniel has been a long time team rider for Volcom. Daniel will be in charge of all East Coast Promotions from Maine to Florida and somewhere in between. Sean Slater has been assigned the new title of East Coast Ambassador.Sean and Daniel will be working together on various projects and events. Look forward to this duo rocking the East!