Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Get on down to Volcom Stone’s FREE stonefish surf contest, it is one day of action packed surfing, good times and loads of free stuff so don’t miss it:

27th November 2010/11

Duranbah Beach ,QLD

Registration is at 7am kicking off with the 14 & Under Groms division at 7:30am. Spots in all divisions are limited and filled on a first come first serve basis.There are four divisions; 14 & Under Groms, 15-17 Juniors, Girls and Pro-Am. Sign up on the day only Heats will be 10mins best one wave until the semi finals with the most radical manoeuvres

Volcom team rider Chris Friend surfed in the 2009 VQS at D’Bar this is what he has to say:

"The VQS Series is always the highlight of my competitive year.Its a chance to surf epic D'bah in a fun and relaxed environment. Theres no pressure and it's all about having fun and watching the grom's go mad over prizes! The short, packed heats are always a laugh and theres always some crazy surfing and beach antics sure to happen"

Chris Friend warming up

Finalists will qualify for the Australian VQS Championships at Manly Beach

on the 15th-16th of April 2011 where the champs will be crowned and the Junior & Pro-Am winners will be flown to Newport Beach, California to represent Australia and battle it out for over US$100,000.00 cash

purse at the Totally Crustaceous VQS World Champs!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Volcom Stone’s Wild In The Parks Skateboarding Series 10/11
Manning Skate Park Perth, WA
Saturday 2nd Oct 2010

Manning Skate Park, I bloody love this place. The park is so fun, and always provides us with amazing skating from all divisions. Being held on the same day as the AFL grand final I thought this might have brought numbers down…but Perth proved me wrong. The core skate community could care a less for the AFL, and there were more competitors then any other year.

Backside 5-0

Backside 180 Nosegrind

We started the day of with the 15 and under division. There were so many kids in this comp it was hard to see all the tricks going down. With that many little rippers I felt bad for the judges. But as always there must be a top 3 and this years were 3 of the best! In 3rd place we had Jordan Hids. Jordan was killing it all day, with tricks all over the park, he is definitely on the up! In 2nd place we had will Paterson, Will only just missed out on first place. The competition between he and first was insane. We actually needed a few more attempts from both to help decide the outcome. Then in first place we had Rin Hutchinson. Rin was a stand out for me, he had a big bag of tricks, smooth style and a great attitude. He actually sprained his ankle in the final, but kept of going. He spent the remainder of the day in the tent with ice on it. Tough little dude!


After the 15 and under heats we broke it up for a while and ran some games. The games ranged from running races to Volcom says (our version of Simon says)His gave all the kids who weren’t competing a chance to join in the fun.

Backside 5050

Backside Boneless

After that we got straight into the Girls division. With only 3 girls entered we ran there heat as a final, the girls were killing it. Tj Cros came 3rd, using tricks like no comply shuvits over the little box which really took a few people by surprise. Sarah Howarth was big spinning her way into 2nd and Sophie Williams was all over it, with tricks on most obstacles in the park including the flat bars, she was a well deserved 1st place.

Frontside feeble

Mellon to Fakie

Switch Heel

Front Blunt

Front Tail

Then it came to the big boys. The 16 and over division! With clouds looming in the distance we got stuck straight into these heats and before we new it we were running the final. In the end it came down to a nail biter. We actually had to extend time a little to break the top 3 up. Quade Baker placed 3rd, Matt Brazier in 2nd and Barry Mansfield in 1st. the competition between these 3 was so tight its hard to explain. You have to come by the website and see the finals web clip for yourself. Barry Manfield is one tech Mo Fo! He has
so many very difficult tricks it was what got him over the line in the end. But it wasn’t by much. Matt and Quade were right on his tail the whole time. Well done fella’s. stella effort that one!!!

Madman, Backflip 180

Girls Winner right to left. 1st, Sophie Williams. 2nd, Sarah Howarth. 3rd, T.J cross

15 & unders 1st, Rin Hutchinson. 2nd, Will Paterson. 3rd, Jordan Hids

16 & over 1st, Barry Mansfield. 2nd, Matt Brazier. 3rd, Quade Baker.

Thanks to all the skaters and spectators who came down and supported the event. It was a great day thanks to all of you who came. Also a big shout out to Rothy and Jake, Rothy with your TV set up in the back of the Van to watch the AfL Grand final. Amazing!

And last but not least, Maxted! Thanks for shooting all day and supllying us with these great photos. Legend!

Till next time everyone, Peace!

Thanks to our supporting sponsors:
MGTA Skateboards

Next stop on the Wild In The Parks Tour is:
Nerang QLD
4th December, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Volcom's Wild In The Parks Championship competition was just held in Arizona USA.
Australia's qualifier Harry Clark didnt make the finals, but a fun day was had by all.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The sun shines on Volcom Stone's PBRJ at Mt Ruapehu NZ 2nd October 2010

One of the best days of the season arrived just in time for the Peanut Butter & Rail Jam held at Turoa on 2nd October 2010. With the first blue skies in months people flocked to the mountain, this being the 2nd year at the mountain there was a huge turn out of competitors ready to jam on the 3 rails. The standard really stepped up a notch from last year with some impressive riding all day.

Open Mens

1st - Leroy Christensen , an Ohakune local boy , threw down all day with buttery style , but won it on the last hit of the day with a Cab 450 over the flat to down , He also walked away with the Electric Gooiest move with that same trick and for the win has won himself an airfare to the USA to compete in the World PBRJ championships.

2nd - Jesse Miller from Whistler Canada, Jesse killed the whole course an attacked all the features with aggression, he did some stand out tricks like half cab, forward flip out off the middle feature, an 450 outs.

3rd - Tom Battersby , Tom had over all great style on all the features , an used his smooth style an laid back approach to slot into 3rd, Tom tore apart the flat down feature with an array of butters on, an then gapping 270's over to the down.

Open Girls

1 - Christy Prior from Auckland was the stand out of the day for the Womans Open, showing Gangster Style anall out approach, Chirsty took the whole course to town an slayed all the features , her tricks included switchboardslide 270out, gap front board on the flat down , an lots of Presses an butters on the flat box.

2nd - Ellen Waugh , Ellen rode super strong all day , an was the first girl to gap front board the flat down feature, she was also in contention for best trick of the day with her impressive half cab to front board, over all she rode really well an had great style .

3rd - Vida Laird , Vida came out firing in the girls final an rode with real guts , she did a steezy front blunt on the down box, an also did great front boards on the flat box to gap.

Boys 16 - 18

1st - Matty Price killed the course in the 16 -18 age an rode with style beyond his years , Matty did an array
of tricks that included front blunt 450 out , 270 on 270 off , an finished with a stylish gap on the flat down .

2nd - Was Billy Halloran an Ohakune local boy also , Billy rode strong in the event last year an this year was no different, He used his local knowledge of the rails an park to progressively place 2nd, his style was also stand out with a unique array of presses an combs the judges were well impressed .

3rd - Tyler Kirk arrived late to the finals because he was waiting in the cafe , but when he finally made it to the top of the course he didn't waist any time getting stuck in, he killed the middle feature with cool gap outs an 270 outs.

Boys 15 under

1st - went to JJ Raywood a Volcom team rider from Wanaka , JJ rode strong throughout the day an impressed the judges with good clean style an unique tricks like front 3 tap the gap out box, an board slides on the kink box.

2nd - was Daniel Hyne from Auckland , Dan ripped the course apart an rode well on all the features , He did cool tricks like board slide 270 out on the flat feature an also killed the flat down.

3rd - went to Duncan Kukler from Auckland , Dman rode super strong an enjoyed the middle feature with cool switch board slides to gapping out , an 270 off the end.

Under 15 finalists

Jon from Turoa like PB&J

Volcom Team riders Will Jackways & Marcus Wehrle

Final Results:

1st Leroy Christensen
2nd Jesse Miller
3rd Tom Battersby

1st Christy Prior
2nd Ellen Waugh
3rd Vida Laird

16- 18's
1st Matt Prior
2nd Billy Halloran
3rd Tyler Kirk

15 & Unders
1st JJ Rayward
2nd Daniel Hyde
3rd Duncan Kurkler

Thanks to our supporting friends:

And a huge thanks to:
Willie Beggs, Jordan from Snow Centre & Snow Centre crew, Kizza, Darren & Cam at Suit Case Bar, Jon from Turoa, and everybody that helped make us welcome