Billabong and VonZipper teamed up with Village surf shop to host the Microwave Challenge in Myrtle Beach, SC on June 2nd and June 3rd. The Event was absolutely incredible and everyone was stoked!
The Microwave contest was such a cool and fun event for every one! For the surfers we actually scored some fun little waist hi waves and with the added prize money up for grabs in every division things stayed pretty darn exciting! Imagine being a 11 year old grom and going home 1,000 dollars richer. You could buy a boat load of candy bars with that money...
Billabong did jet ski assisted air shows too. Just something to break up the groveling heat by heat and let the boys show off some of there aerial tricks for a bit. Nothing serious but just some added entertainment and fun!
The weather was beautiful most of the weekend and made for a nice day at the beach with the family. The dads got to share a few coldies with there buddies and believe me when I say it there was some serious talent on the beach as far as the ladies are concerned. All and all Myrtle beach is a great community and the people there are just great hosts and really showcase what southern hospitality is all about!
Stand out surfers. There was def some great surfing going on in the water. It was cool to watch Micha Cantor and Bo Raynor go blow for blow in some man on man heats. The level of surfing these two groms were doing was insane! Of course Luke Gordon was there and what a pleasure he is to watch. Kid prob has the best style of any east coast grom his age and his surfing is so polished! Another stand out was Addison Miles. He surfed so many heats and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time! He's another kid with a great style and just knows how to connect the dots. A few more stand out surfers were Cam Richards, The kids an absolute freak. He can turn nothing into something and now that hes getting bigger he can still rip up the small stuff. He kinda put on a clinic this weekend. Also Knox Harris, such a cool kid. just go with the flow attitude but man the kid freaking rips too. Conner Lester was also ripping all weekend. He prob has the most power in his surfing of everyone I watched all weekend and his turns are just sick! Last but not least Nick Rupp. Nick was def at a disadvantage this weekend as he was mostly surfing on his back hand against goofy footers... He's a really big kid so the size of the waves also didn't play in his favor. However he was def surfing really good when he did get the waves and man does he know how to attack the lip with his back side snaps. He would fit 3 big hacks in a wave that only had two sections. IF I left any one else out sorry but these were the standouts that I saw...
Last but not least Billabong and VonZipper hosted all sorts of fun games and activities on the beach for the groms. From Spam Eating contests to dance offs to relay races to product tosses to human corn dog contests to autograph signings everyone had a lot of fun this weekend!
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