Anthony Tashnick Takes The 2005 Maverick’s Big Wave Event In Solid 20 ft. Surf
With three time Mav’s Champ Darryl “Flea” Virostko sidelined from competition, guys like Garret McNamara, Eraldo Gueiros, Matt Ambrose, Zach Wormhoudt and of course Peter Mel, Tyler Smith, Desi, and Greg Long were all legitimate contenders at this year’s Mavericks Surf Contest. But the day belonged to Nor-Cal local and Quiksilver team rider Anthony Tashnick. A card carrying member of the big wave community since age 16, Tashnick took off deep, under the lip, took a couple of beatings, and in the end had the mojo to be in the right place at the right time and was crowned the 05′ Maverick’s Big Wave Champion. Quik congratulates Anthony for dethroning Flea and pulling down a cool 25 G’s in the process!
Quik Kicks Down $1 Mill For Grom Development
On February 15, Quiksilver donated $1,000,000 to the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. The unprecedented gift will be spread out over three years and will go straight to help fund the event that crowns the best male and females in the world under age 18. The contest is run with Olympic style rules that awards not only individual achievement, but also emphasizes the team aspect where competitors have the honor of surfing for their country
Ola Eleogram starts out his 05 WQS season strong by making the quarter’s at the Globe Pro at Sebastian Inlet and backed that up making the finals at the Hansens/Monster Energy Drink Pipeline Pro 5* rated event with a solid 3rd place finish. This leaves the young Hawaiian from Maui sitting in 8th place on the current WQS ratings.
Carpinteria’s Ryan Moore has been flaring up at Rincon recently by nabbing one especially long barrel at the Rivermouth that witness’ say was at least 10 seconds behind the curtain. His cave dwelling exploits earned him “Surfer of the Week on SurfingtheMag.com and also a portion of that legendary wave is being showcased on Surfermag.com for your viewing pleasure. Ryan is currently off to Oahu to shed the fullsuit and get into some Backdoor to quench his thirst for the barrel.
Gabriel “Peru Villaran took out the ALAS Tour event in Ecuador with a well deserved 1st place victory. “Peru is psyching up for an ALAS Title that defending Tour Champion Magnum Martinez won’t give up with out a hard fought battle!!
Professional hooky players, HB’s Logan Strook and Santa Cruz’s Kyle Buthman are also shedding rubber by sneaking out of class and over to Oahu to hang and shoot photos with the Nalu Underground Mag crew Curt and Mike Smith for a couple weeks!
Dane Reynolds finished 3rd at the Donnie Solomon Memorial event in his backyard at C-Street.