The Volcom VQS series hit New Zealand on the weekend ,the plan was for the event to be run on Saturday at Raglan on the famous point break but as surfers we all know that mother nature doesn’t always come to the party.We arrived on sun up at Raglan’s manu bay to find it dead flat and howling off shore.The local boys told me of this wave 20 minutes south that always has waves called Ruapuke Beach, swell magnet they said . So the decision was made to move the event.Off we went in the Volcom van winding around the muddy cliff top roads in the pouring rain. When we arrived at the beach to find the waves where rolling in at around 2 inches, we had to make the call to have a lay day and run the event the next day back at Ruapuke and just pray for a little bump in the swell over night.
The next day we got to the Beach to find 2 to 3 foot waves in the corner ,we had made the right decision . The comp was on , with air tickets to the World VQS Championships in Newport Beach California up for grabs we new there would be some crazy surfing going down.
We started of the day with the juniors at around 8am,everyone looked amped we had the music pumping fun waves loads of prizes and by the end the day there would be two people going home with air tickets to America.
1st Alexis Poulter
2nd Jess Santonik
3rd Anna Hawes
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