The third event of the Butterfish Surf Series was held at C-Street in ventura on Jan 18, 2003. The surf was a clean 2-3ft and little right handers peeled down the top point. With sunny California winter skies over 84 competitors showed up to claim the cash and prizes that were up for grabs.
The Grom division in Ventura is brutal, these kids fight to get in the final and today was different with wave selection being the key to victory. Tim pfannestiel dominated the division while young upstart Mike McCabe ended in the runner up position for his best VQS* result so far. Shane savala, Tyler Molesworth, Colin Anderson, and Cole Clary, finished in that order.
The Juniors final was held in super glassy conditions, and it was a fight all the way till the end when Bryan Schmidt quite possibly scored the best wave of the day and recieved a perfect 10 from all three judges. John Paul Taylor, Bummy, Robbie Lopez, Tomas Sharp, and Dustin Willman, rounded out the final.
The Pro-Am is hardly ever dominated with so many trying for the $200 cash and the number one spot, you can never tell what will happen. Today it would be local Ventura stand out Adam Virs walking away with $200 in Cash and a ton of prizes. Vince Felix, Carl Holm, Blake Howard, Adam Swanson, and Clay Barbosa, finished it up in that order.
1.ADAM VIRS $200
2.VINCE FELIX $50