The second event of the Goldfish Surf Series went down at 24th Street in Cayucos in rippable 3-4 glassy conditions. Despite, the posted Shark warning signs on the beach, a record breaking 160 competitors showed up from as far North as Half Moon Bay to as far South as San Diego to shred, slash, and tear, their way towards taking home huge prizes, cold hard cash, and valuable VQS qualifying points. To top of the great day of surf, Red Bull provided lunch for everyone from Franks Famous Hot Dogs.
In The Grom final Koko Tamatsuri, Robert Curtis, and Ashton Madeley, posted some early scores to separate themselves from the pack. It would be young scrapper Robert Curtis who wanted the win really bad after his second place finish in last months Butterfish. Robert was hungry for a win and stepped it up and took home the victory with a Santa Cruz skatedeck, and a backpack full gear. Rounding out the final would be Ashton Madeley, Koko Tamatsuri, Eli Cole, Joe Ball, and Wesley Wilson, in that order.
The stakes were high in the Juniors Final, with a new Bodyglove full suit and bag full of gear up for grabs. The juniors entered the water with their dice ready! It would be a swift battle for the winnings with the likes of T.J. Mortimer, Matt Johnson, and Calder Deyerle. Calder with his smooth style rolled his way to victory and was crowned the champ. T.J., and Matt Johnson, followed up in second, and third. Rounding out the final would be Matt Myers, Walter Deyerle, and Antonio Diaz.
In the Girls Final, local Cayucos surf diva Hayley Cameron, jumped out to an early lead. Jamie Hannula, and Meredith Lockwood, nipping closely at her heals, and with only a few minutes remaining, Hayley turned it up and sealed the deal. Taking the win with a bag full of gear. Jamie finished in second, while Meredith finished third. Amy Cover, Paige Selkirk, and Chelsey Miles, rounded out the final.
With 72 entries in the Pro-Am Division it was no surprise to see standouts like Josh Hoyer, Ian Rotgans, Justin Quark, and Nick Kovack, show up. However, in the final it would a heated show down for the $400 cash! Goldfish regular Nate Tyler, and San Diego’s Zach Keenan would take it down to the wire. They seemed to go blow for blow the whole heat until the closing minutes, then Keenan locked into a bowling left hander, which he proceeded to rip apart and sealed the win. Nate Tyler finished second, with Blake Howard, Tyler Anderson, Bummy Keopenick and Noi Kaulukuki, rounding out the final.
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1.Zach Keenan $400