Baby Cobras Contest Finalists Announced: Young Shooters

posted by / News / October 23, 2012

The public has spoken, and it’s voice has been heard. The kind-hearted Facebook community has reached its hand into a pit of snakes and selected five serpents from the depths of the photography entries. But wait, surprise! We have selected one wildcard from each category. Elementary math has taught us that we now have six hopeful young photographers moving on to the next round. It’s like making it to Hollywood in American Idol, but without that mean British guy. Being the celebratory bastards we are, we would like to commend all of our beautiful finalists. We would also like to invite you to check out their work. Maybe then you could commend them too — unless you’re mean and British.

Without further fluff, we give you the six photography finalists. They will be given the chance to edit their work and resubmit for final judging by the SURFING staff. We’ll announce the winner on November 1st.

 
Finalists’ galleries
 
MA Spagnuolo, New Jersey
MA Spagnuolo, New Jersey
 

Mike Killion, Chicago
Mike Killion, Chicago
 

Dino Lewell, New York
Dino Lewell, New York
 

Alex Shea, Hawaii
Alex Shea, Hawaii
 

Carlos Santana, California
Carlos Santana, California
 

Wildcard: Evan Conway, New York
Wildcard: Evan Conway, New York
 

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  • D

    Carlos gonna win this mother

  • yep

    I like the Chicago shot, just cuz it’s Chicago.

  • sean

    alex shea or evan conway

  • chi-town

    Chicago has it! Whoever surfs in the dead of winter takes the prize!

  • David

    Give it to the Chicago local!

  • Jason

    CHI-TOWN SURFING!

  • surfergirl

    Can you believe it was illegal to surf in Chicago? So what did they do? They fought and won! Give these awesome shots to Chicago! Did you see the Ice photo’s they surf in??? INSANE

  • Jess

    the New Jersey one is clearly, and porly, edited….

  • coolers

    Who won???? It’s Nov 1st…

  • td

    is “Carlos Santana” a Moniker or a real person?
    Great Lakes Dude should have won

  • Donovan Moran

    DINO LEWELL MYSELF SHOULD HAVE WON. TEN PICTURES WITH A STORY….NOT SAYIN CLOS DOSENT HAVE A GEM THERE.
    BUT ONE PICTURE DOSENT TELL A STORY.
    PLUS THEIR IS NO WAY IN HELL, THEY ARE ABOUT TO LET CLOS SWIM OUT DURING SUNSET HEATS SERIOUSLY…..ITS THE NORTH SHORE AND A CONTEST HES NOT GOING IN THE WATER. THE EDITORS LET ME DOWN. ONE PHOTO, FROM THE WATER, SERIOUSLY?

    WORST DAY EVER. PURE DISAPPOINTMENT.

    THANKS NIKE NOW SEND ME A 5/4/3 LARGE TALL. FUCK

  • Donovan Moran

    Not for nothing the photo Carlos submitted got him into the finals of the “Follow The Light” contest earlier this year…..Which totally violates the RULES guys..

    OFFICIAL RULES

    “5. ENTRY/PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: Entry and associated content must be truthful in all respects, original, unpublished, cannot have been submitted in any other competition,”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    PLAY BY THE RULES: DQ

    http://www.surfingmagazine.com/photos/follow-the-light-finalists-announced/
    I COULD SWARE THAT SIXTH PHOTO LOOKS FAMILIAR?
    AND ITS ABOUT THE STORY THE TEN PHOTOS

  • DINA

    its not where you from …its about the photo
    I would say carlos santana was a pretty good shot