3rd Annual Malibu Invitational

posted by / Event / September 1, 2009

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On August 29-30 “The 3rd Annual Malibu Invitational” was held to benefit young Point Dume Surfer Lyon Herron beat his fight with Gardner’s Syndrome. Lyon was first diagnosed with Gardner’s Syndrome when he was 6 years young and has been fighting this disease for the past 13 years. Enjoy the photo highlights below.

Photos by: stevereyesphoto.com

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Lyon Herron and his mother Barbie at the Duke’s Malibu party the night before the contest. Lyon has been fighting Gardner’s Syndrome for the past 13 years. You can learn more about Lyon and his documentary “Lyon Heart” at http://lyonherron.com/

Duke's 3rd annual Malibu Invitational
This lucky grom walked away with Andy Iron’s autographed board from the silent auction at Duke’s Malibu.
We assume mom and dad backed-up his winning bid!

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Primo Beer, Stockholm Krystal Vodka and Chateau Ste. Michelle got everyone loose at the Duke’s party while DJ Jacques
and Terraplane kept all the wet noodles moving into the night.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
The swell may have been on the small side but it was still head high for competitors like Sebastian Mendes in the grom division!

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
Chance Lawson blew tails and blew minds all the way to the Grom final.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
Skylar Lawson (Chance’s younger brother) made the most of surfing 1st point with only three other guys in the water by making the Grom final as well.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
It was little Jake Kelly who surfed big enough to win the Grom final at the Bu though!

3rd annual Malibu Invitational

When actor Scott Caan isn’t on set, he’s on sets at the Bu and he’s way cooler then his latest character, Scotty Lavin on Entourage.
In between heats, he took part in the TheraSURF session benefitting kids with autism and special needs.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
It was blazing hot all weekend at the Bu and some legends figured a hat might be good protection for the dome while in the water -
Just kiddin! No only does Evan Caples still have all his hair; he still has all the moves.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
Malibu legend, Steven Lippman, wore many hats over the weekend that included: sponsor, organizer, announcer and competitor!

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
A Legends division at the Bu wouldn’t be complete without the “Wave Killer,” Allen Sarlo.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
Reef Macintosh flew over from Hawaii and was in L.A. long enough to put on a contest jersey before heading off to Tavarua.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
Ricky Whitlock’s drive up from Carlsbad paid off with a finals appearance in the Pro Division.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
L.A.’s next shot at the WCT comes in the form of Malibu’s Dillon Perillo who made the Pro final as well.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
Even though it was small, Timmy Curran turned heads all weekend.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
Grom finalists left-to-right: Skylar Lawson 2nd, Chance Lawson 3rd, Theo Lewitt 4th and Jake Kelly 1st.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
Legends finalists left-to-right: Evan Caples 4th, Steven Lippman 3rd, John McClure 2nd and Allen Sarlo 1st.

3rd annual Malibu Invitational
Pro finalists left-to-right: Dillon Perillo 3rd, Ricky Whitlock 4th, Tim Curran 1st and Justin Swartz 2nd.
Curran donated his $1,500 check to the Lyon Herron Foundation.

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4 Responses to “3rd Annual Malibu Invitational”

  1. cheyne gusmeroli says:

    Sick photos steve!

  2. Flashmob says:

    Im searching for sites related to this. Glad I found you. Thanks

  3. amy says:

    Hey,that 7 year old kid was amazing.Sebastian Mendes was beautiful surfing those waves,he competed against 17 year olds thats unreal!!!!!!!!!!Im 14 years old and my name is Amy I think your so cute Sebastian………Ill see you this summer!!!!Sebastian Mendes is sooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!

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