Volcom Pufferfish Results From The Big Island

The second Pufferfish surf contestof the season finally went off at Banyon’s on the Big Island of Hawaii on Jan 4th, 2003. The surf was pumping the whole time, the waves were a solid double to triple over head the evening before the contest. We woke up to perfect head high to double over head waves all day long. About mid day there was a slight onshore wind breeze, but the boys were still ripping. Over 80 competitors showed up to battle it out for cash and prizes.

The mens pro-am was the most highly competitve. There were a total of 48 surfers in the pro-am division. Local boy CJ Kanuha battled his way to first place and the cash. He celebrated by buying food and party supplies for a barbeque at the beach for all the boys.

In the grom division Casey Brown took first place and won the snowboard, he was so fired up he was gowing to drive to the top of Mauna Kea and try the snowboard out the next day!

The juniors division had some powerful surfing but the attack plan of Roland Shackelford took home first place.

Last but not least was the Girls division. Last years winner Leilani Gryde was ripping all day and a favorite to win, but in the finals it was Felicia frazer who took home first place. A special thanks to all the product sponsors, we couldn’t do it with out you, the kids were super stoked!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BIG ISLAND FINALIST, YOU QUALIFY FOR THE VQS CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD MAY 9-11 AT 54TH ST. NEWPORT BEACH. EMAIL TPOWELL@VOLCOM.COM FOR YOUR INVITE.

PRO-AM
1. CJ KANUHA
2. JARED WILLEFORD
3. KEALI MAMALA
4. CHAD DEPONTES
5. ANALU BURMAN
6. CULLEN CYESNUTS

JUNIORS
1. ROLAND SHACKELFORD
2. KAIMI HUI HUI
3. JAKE PENNY
4. SEAN SILVA
5. EVAN OBRA
6. CYRUS LEGG

GROM
1. CASEY BROWN
2. TORREY MEIISTER
3. TONNINO BENSON
4. HAROLD TESHIMA
5. LEVI GONZALES
6. HAKU MAKAIO

GIRLS
1. FELICIA FRAZER
2. JENNY CRUSAT
3. MARY TESSKIMA
4. LEEILANI GRYDE