Lost wins the inaugural Cobblestone Classic industry surf competition

On Friday, 16 teams competed to see who would emerge the victor of the first-ever Cobblestone Classic, a surf competition put on by Volcom and SURFER Magazine at Lower Trestles.

Crosby Colapinto, Kei Kobayashi, Shaw Kobayashi and Nate Yeomans took Lost to victory Friday. Photo: JP Van Swae

The Cobblestone Classic was a chance for the surfing industry to come together for a one-day competition, the winner of which received a $20,000 media package from SURFER, as well as bragging rights.

The participating teams were: Surf Ride, SURFER, TRANSWORLD BUSINESS, Electric, Lost, Stance, Volcom-Froghouse, Volcom, Channel Islands, Rip Curl, Red Bull, Billabong, Sustainable Surf, O’Neill, Banzai Bowls and Quiksilver.

Some of the pro surfers who competed included Dane Reynolds for Channel Islands, Alex Gray and Greg Long for Sustainable Surf and Torrey Meister for SURFER.

Team SURFER: Todd Prodanovich. Matt Sims, Brodi Sale and Torrey Meister. Photo: Gabi Aoun

Each brand participating in the competition had a four-person team, consisting of two brand employees, one pro and one grom.

Along with bringing the industry together for a day of camaraderie and competition, the Cobblestone Classic also served as a chance for the industry to give back to the local community. Following the event, a contribution will be made to the San Onofre Parks Foundation to help support their Summer Enrichment Program, which provides outdoor learning experiences for youth in the Santa Ana and Los Angeles area.

Volcom and SURFER collaborated to create the Cobblestone Classic. Photo: Gabi Aoun

Thanks to Sustainable Surf, the contest was a Deep Blue Surfing Event, with solar-powered generators and a reusable water bottle filling station helping to reduce the contest’s environmental impact.