Butterfish Surf Series
Sept. 17th, 2005
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Mandalay comes alive! The shores of Oxnard were graced with some spectacular peaky 3′-5′ south swell for the opening event of the Butterfish Surf Series, Saturday September 17th! Over 120 frothing competitors showed up take advantage of the epic surf and compete for prizes, cash and local bragging rights! Here’s how the finals unfolded.
In the Grom final, Kokoro Tomatsuri, Joey Murrino and Evan Watson found themselves passing the head back and forth threw out the final. However, after slashing a left-hander all the way to the beach, little Evan Watson jumped out front and claimed the win. Evan earned his first victory, a bag of prizes and Santa Cruz skate deck. Rounding out the final was Kokoro Tomatsuri, Joey Murrino, Conrad Carr, Cecil Page and Andrew Jacobson.
Andrew Bennett seamed to be the favorite in Juniors final, throwing down a solid score of a 7 in the opening minutes. But to his surprise, super charged Matt McCabe, came from behind to light up a long left hander at the ending horn, which earned Matt the win, along with a Zoo York skate deck and grip of other prizes. Andrew Bennet, Timmy Pfannestiel, Colin Anderson, Dustin Willman, and Noah Erickson rounded out the final.
In the Girls Final, Sage Erickson found her rhythm early, which put her in the lead from start to finish. She took the victory along with a pair of Emu Boots, a custom trophy and backpack full of other goodies. Demi Buelsteri finished in a respectable second with Rachael Harris, Chelsea Raucho, Jeanette Ortiz and Marissa Hood rounding out the final.
Wow! The Pro-Am Final was amazing! The final consisted of a pack of young up and coming rippers like Nick Rozsa, Cory Arrambide and Chad Compton. Nick started the final off solid, but fell victim to the explosive tail free maneuvers of Kellen Ellison. Kellen walked away $500 richer with the win, including a Vestal watch, Sector 9 skate deck and a massive amount of other prizes. Rounding out the final was Nick Rozsa, Yves Bright, Kilian Garland, Cory Arrambide, and Chad Compton.
Special thanks to our sponsors: RED BULL, SANTA CRUZ SURFBOARDS-NHS, SPY OPTIC, DA-KINE, SECTOR 9, ZOO YORK SKATEBOARDS, GLOBE SHOES, VESTAL, EMU, FUTURE FINS, FAMOUS WAX, TRANSWORLD SURF, and HAPPY MAGAZINE.
EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO RED BULL FOR PROVIDING LUNCH FOR THE GROMS!
1.Kellen Ellison $500