Once again the Beaverfish Surf Series went down in the most rugged conditions of them all. A huge 25ft swell had over taken the West Coast of Canada with crazy winds, rain, lighting, thunder and of coarse hail. The hail dumped hard at the closing minutes of the Pro-Am final making the visibility zero and covering the beach in 3inches of whiteness. The fierce condition of Tofino never detour the locals from coming down to take part in the festivities. It was a wicked cold day at North Chesterman’s, but the 6ft storm driven surf made for another exciting year of surfing. You could say we went to Canada in search of the Beaver and we found it!
The kids up it Canada are true Groms, never complaining and loving every minute of the cold. They ran around like a bunch of penguins in their fullsuite all day playing pranks on the overgrown fat beaver that found the beach. When it can time for them to surf it up, we moved them down the beach for their heats to a more sheltered area of swell at Chestermans. The younger of the two Peladeau brothers, Janek had no problem locking into the right waves. He stood victories at the award ceremony with a brand new electric guitar kit, Sector 9 skate deck, Vestal watch and backpack full of other goods. Coming in a respectable second was Simon Beauer with Frazor Mayor, Arome Evans, James Martin, and Jasper Snow-Rosew rounding out the final.
In the Girls division we split the girls up into two special divisions due to the challenging conditions. The little Girls final was won by super charge Kiara Stiles. In the regular girls final, Leah Oke opened with an impressive score and never looked back. Leah was all smiles after the win with her arms full of great prizes including a Zoo York skate deck, Spy snow goggles and some Dakine accessories. Rounding out the final was Steph Wightman, Dominga Bonnemaison, Tamarah Stephens, Jennifer Mikota and Annie Wideman.
The Juniors Finalist was the closed heat of the day. Noah Cohen looked solid threw out the whole event. He fought hard and wanted the win bad but just barely came up short in the final. CC Under-Mayor found himself in the winner,s circle with a H20 I pod waterproof housing, Santa Cruz skate deck and cool set of beaver teeth to hang around his head. Noah Cohen took a respectable second with Simon Bauer, Ryan Cameron, Janek Paladeau and Kye Peladeau rounding out the final.
The Pro-Am final was action packed with all six finals hungry for $500 Cash and bragging right for the next year. Sepp Bruwiler came out of the gate blazing early. He found a lined up left to attack, which put himself out into the lead. Pete Devries quickly answered back which started a back and forth lead exchange between Reid Jackson, Peter and Sepp. Peter found a long right to destroy with only a few minutes left in the final. The sky grew angry and launched a fierce down poor causing a complete white out in the closing minutes of the final. Everyone ran for cover like their life was at stake. For the second year in row Peter took the victory, $500 cash and huge grip of prizes. Following in second was Sepp Bruwiler earning a cool $100. Reid Jackson, Dan Martin, Noah Cohen and Ben Murphy rounded out the final.
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1.Peter Devries $500
2.Sepp Bruwiler $100