The third annual Point Mugu Surf Contest Presented by Quiksilver went off in Ventura in, on and above five-foot peaky tubes and ramps. Local heroes, military heroes, friends and family congregated for what’s fast become a unique and beloved event. Don’t be jealous because you can’t go surf here — these guys and girls deserve every bit of it.
Matt Merel, clean white board on an anything-but-clean float section. Matt has no fear, as one would expect from the winner of the the Military Division.
A visual definition of the term “A-frame.”
Not all barrels on a military base are attached to firearms. Jake Kelly took the Young Guns Division, along with some happy memories of on-base shacks.
Local hero Keoni Cuccia won the Open Men’s Division with style and grace. This is how down-the-line floaters should look: arms below the stringer.
And then, you know, Dane Reynolds showed up. Then disappeared for a while. Then showed up again. Dane on the foamball, practicing for this week’s Teahupo’o contest.
Every day, soldiers on bases across the world perform maneuvers to practice for battle — but not maneuvers like this. Dane again, varial in the Expression Session.
Once a year, 180 entrants pour into this lineup to compete six at a time — but it breaks like this all year. Empty.
The Pt. Mugu radars registered an unidentified low-flying aircraft. It was Brandon Smith, flaring.
So long until next year, Pt. Mugu. You sure are pretty.
Point Mugu Surf Contest Presented by Quiksilver Final Results
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