Volcom , junior Durban
Pro Am finalists.
Press Release / Volcom / 13 October 2008:- It's been a while since The Dairy Bowl has shown form recently, but she came to life this weekend for the Volcom Rhinofish VQS event, that went off in super fun surf all weekend. The waves in the contest area were cooking, and the practice peak alongside the contest area was also providing fun ramps and bowls for competitors to warm up before their heats. Not that too much warming up was needed, as the sun beat down the whole weekend and surfers and spectators alike enjoyed the rays.
The ZIGZAG / Taco Zulu El Grande Award.
In a tight and fierce final, the Ladies Division was won by Capetonian Ripper Stacy Guy from Durban's Lynne Mackey. Third place went to Heather Klug, and Laura Oppel came in fourth.
As per usual the Grom Division saw some hard ripping from all the up-and-comers, with the lighties throwing some serious spray and busting some fins out on the perfect waves. Slade Prestwich from Scotties continued along his winning ways, taking the final from Josh Smit from Amanzimtoti. Brendan Fijac and Dylan Gouws took the minor spots.
The Juniors took to the water and showed the spectators some of the talent that is rapidly rising up through the ranks. David Van Zyl came out victorious, with two solid waves and some big-hit combinations seeing him getting the nod from the judges. He beat Matt Pallet into second place, with Haydn MacNicol and Brett Palmboom filling the third and fourth spots.
The Open Division was a final of big turns and powerful surfing, with some Dairy locals coming up against a fired-up Gavin Roberts from Scottburgh. It was Gavin who eventually took out an amped Simon Nicholson. Former VQS winner Shane Thorne came in third from Haydn MacNicol, surfing in his second final of the day.
The El Grande Award - a Zigzag Magazine and Taco Zulu Mexican Restaurant partnership went to Chris Leppan from Umhlanga. The award was given to Leppan after he boosted a massive double-grab forehand air in the Expression Session. His prize was a giant sombrero hat and a R1,500 bar/restaurant tab to be enjoyed at Taco Zulu.
The Electric Visuals Volt Thrower Move Of The Day Award of a pair of Electric Sunglasses and R500 cash was won by a stoked Alan Johns of Ballito for a huge forehand air that he pulled off in a heat.