Results From Volcom’s VQS Starfish Event in HB

HB Zombie Kids

Zombie Kids! Photo: Kenny Morris

The 2012-2013 Volcom VQS season presented by MUSCLE MILK, kicked off it’s Cali portion of the tour on Saturday the 11th at HB Pier in fun, peaky 3 – 5 foot surf. The weather was perfect all day and the waves were firing!! People flocked the beach to watch over 160 competitors battle it out for prizes, $1000+ cash, and valuable points towards the 2013 VQS Champs. It was an amazing day filled with crazy antics and butt loads of fun with some insane surfing in between!! Here’s a recap of the day and some photo highlights.

HB Pier Billy Hopkins 2nd Place

Billy Hopkins won this event last year, and almost repeated again this year, but was just beat out by Curran and had to settle for second. Photo: Kenny Morris

HB Pier Tent

Conditions we outstanding all day with temps in the 80's, water in the 70's and fun 3-5ft surf. Photo: Kenny Morris

HB Pier Winner Taylor Curran

Taylor Curran walked away with $1000 cash for the win and $100 from ELECTRIC move of the event when he posted a 9.5 in the closing minutes of the Pro-Am final. Photo: Kenny Morris

HB Finalists

All the finalists. Photo: Kenny Morris


1. Taylor Curran $1000.00
2. Billy Hopkins
3. Brendan Taylor
4. Victor Done
5. Aryn Farris
6. Nick Fowler

1. Austin Ortiz
2. Davis Freud
3. Corey Colapinto
4. Andrew Niemann
5. Connor Dand
6. Kirk Weissinger

1. Kei Kobayashi
2. Finn McGill
3. Tyler Gunter
4. Ryan Salazar
5. Gunner Day
6. Noah Holenster

1. Kade Matson
2. Keanu Igarashi
3. Patrick O’Conner
4. Jack Stewart
5. Fish Baxter
6. Sage Burke

1. Alisha Gonzalves
2. Dax McGill
3. Meah Collins
4. Tia Blanco
5. Lulu Erkeneff
6. Madelene Gumboacht
Electric Volt Thrower
Taylor Curran-$100.00