Sunday, November 28, 2010


We arrived at Duranbah Beach car park for the second stop on Volcom Stone’s Totally Crustaceous Tour 2010/11 to find the sun was out the waves pumping 3-5 foot , fun peaks up and down the beach.

We got a big turn out with all division filling up really fast with some off the talent Qld and Northern NSW has to offer. Not everyone surfed in the event with big crowds of people packing the beach to win loads of giveaways up for grabs.

First up we had the Groms they were all ripping up the inside bowls with Volcom’s Quinn Bruce dominating the first few rounds but fell short in the final to Chris Zaffis who scored some really high heat totals in the 18 to 19 range. Quinn also picked up a custom surfboard from Hammo for stand out performance of the day.

The girls had a very close final with only a few points between 1st and 4th. Sopie Callister came off with the win, in 2nd we had Wini Paul, 3rd Chiama Irland and in 4th Alysa Lock.

Next we had the juniors with Jake Cumberland coming away with the win, Izak Clifford in 2nd,Volcoms own Jack Scollard 3rd and Cody Daw in 4th. All surfed outstanding throughout the day and relished in the perfect conditions that the famous beach break had to offer.

We had a strong showing for the pro am division with Dru Adler winning the event with a crazy last wave in the dieing seconds of the final, he managed to find a tube and finish the wave with a huge air reverse scoring a 9 point ride.

Also taking home 50 bucks for the Electric bolt thrower, not a bad day all in all for Dru.

Finishing off the day with a presentation for all the finalists and presented them with huge prize packs for all their efforts. All finalists have qualified for the VQS Australian Championships to be held at Manly Beach on April 15th – 16th 2011.

Thanks to everyone who come down on the day and joined in the fun and games and to all who helped with the event. And a big thanks to our supporting friends:


1st Chris Zaffis

2nd Quinn Bruce

3rd Sheldon Simkus

4th Ryan Zietham


1st Jake Cumberland

2nd Izak Clifford

3rd Jack Scollard

4th Cody Daw


1st Sophie Callister

2nd Wni Paul

3rd Chiama Irland

4th Alysa Lock

Pro am

1st Dru Adler

2nd Jasper Enersby

3rd Curtis Ewing

4th Dale Lovelock

Next stop on the VQS series will be the Stalefish at Avalon Beach Sydney 18th December.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


20th of November was an unforgettable day for the skate scene of Sydney's Northern Beaches. With a line up with names like Dustin Dollin and Chima Ferguson it was a day not to be missed. The day kicked off with a in-store signing at SDS Warringah Mall Then off to Manly Vale skate park for the first demo then followed by another demo at Avalon that afternoon. With the first demo at 1:30pm the skaters had it pretty rough in the sweltering heat, but all put in an amazing effort and shredded the park till they had nothing left. After this we all went street skating and made our way to Avalon. Once at Avalon it was all on again. With Volcom putting up some cash for best tricks, the session got really heated as Vans rider Jackson Pilz took home the cash with a smooth Smith Grind all the way around the extension block and back into the tranny. As we rode into the dark of night, pizzas were shared around while young and old mingled into the evening. It's been awhile since we have had the opportunity to have all those guys skating together, so thanks to the skaters and thanks to the crowds for coming down and hanging out.

Stone man welcomes the people to the instore at SDS

Manly Vale Skate park Demo. Jack Kirk Back Lip

Dustin Backside Flip
5-0 Red

Dustin 360

Jack Back Tail

Kieran Nose Grind

Azar Ollie

Dustin Varial Heel

Azar Nollie Flip

Dustin 180 Nose grinds at Avalon Demo

Dustin Tweaks it out over the hip

Red Frontside flips

Kizza Back Nose blunt

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Australian Premier of 9191 Melbourne 4th November 2010

Australian Premier of 9191
Melbourne 4th November 2010

The Australian Premier was held in Melbourne on Thursday 4th November. Easey St played host the an epic night which had it all, limited addition tee's were printed for the crowd on entry while Mariachi Los Romanticos band played the tunes before the showing of 9191 Volcom’s latest snowboard film. 9191 is the accumulation of Gigi’s visions from a season, documented in 16mm film, super 8, and HD video. 9191 was filmed around the globe in New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Jackson Hole, Chile and Alaska. Throughout the film,Gigi was joined by friends and teammates: Wille Yli-Luoma, Bryan Iguchi, Luke Mitrani, Curtis Ciszek, Blair Habenicht, Nicolas Muller, Jake Blauvelt, Wolle Nyvelt and others.

After the move DJ Sandwich took over and got the the party rocking. It was a epic night had by all, check out the link below for Video and Photos.