21st Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon Surf Contest Re-cap.


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Clocking in again, 21 years in a row serving the surfing community! Yeah man we lost more soldiers than I care to recount this year among those troopers are Tony Cahill, Shogo Kubo, and the enigma of a man, Jay Adams.  Several of the  O.Gs commented on the longevity of the surf contest and that we never dreamed we would be holding the event for grand kids of the first contestants.

Well, I will get down to  the nitty griity,  the surfing and good times. The surf was average to a little better than average as the finals were held off the rocks of the south side of the Venice break water for the first time. The contestants ranged in age from a mere 3 years old to 55 years old with a grand total of 46 surfers with entries from Brazil, Japan, Santa Cruz, Huntington Beach and Dana Point as well as the local L.A County entries.  We took it back old school for the awards show. With the STDs from South Bay. Mitchell Shaffer & Elias, DJ Jaquez and crew, DJ TY and Rated X putting in work with great sets to entertain the crowd. In recognizing the surfers a special mention to Slo from the south bay and Justin Forbes of Texas.The kid Slo was so dedicated, he rode his bike from Redondo Beach, surfed all day and got second place, rode his bile back to Redondo then played a 45 min punk rock set with his band the STDs. The man Justin Forbes donated his in demand and highly stylistic art on a moments notice on the word from Paul and Debbie Lipman, we were in a pinch as the artistist who had promissed to draw the art for 2014 took a powder at the last second! These folks are the epitome of a hard core surfer and supporter of Venice Surf-A-Thon! Unfortunately as Peck and I where cleaning up the awards party location after all the revelry, I forgot the contest results on the clipboard and they got tossed in the trash! So from my memory,

Menehunes
Girls
1.Oshi Massy
2.Vegas Massy
3.Jennifer D
Boys.
1.Beck
2.HB ripper
3.HB Ripper

Longboard.
1.Norm Antonio
2.Brock
3. C S

Mens.
1. Jack Santa Cruz
2.Slo STD
3. Sam

Masters
1.Jimmy Papik
2.Tex Dana Point
3. DJ Jaques

All in all a great THANK YOU to one and all for your participation and help, we raised $800.00 for the MLD Christian School in Mindanao P.I, praying we see you next year!

Rated X STDs Mitchell

flag surfers Bustn Jstn d man

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https://gerilewis.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/shogo-kubo-r-i-p/
https://gerilewis.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/rest-in-peace-jay-adams/
https://gerilewis.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/rest-in-peace-tony-cahill/

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