It's that time of year again, Quiksilver has launched their Young Guns competition to try and find future stars in our humble community.
This comp is specifically for under 18s and was won by Samuel Pupo in 2018, 2017 and Rio Waida in 2016. How do you enter, you ask? Well, like most things with the youth of today it all starts on Instagram. Post a video up on Insty, tag @quiksilver and use the hashtag #YgSurfContest
The winner will be selected by the public and the jury made up of Mikey Wright, Zeke Lau and Kanoa Igarashi. The four best surfers will qualify for the final, which will take place from Nove,ber 1-8 at Ericeira in Portugal. Kanoa and Portuguese legend Tiago Pires will then take over to decide the winner.
And the prize? A smooth $10,000.
Here's the event laid out:
PHASE 1 - OPENING OF APPLICATIONS ON AUGUST 1
August 1 - August 29, 2019
The Young Guns Surf is open to all surfers under 18 years of age (and over 13 on August, 1). To take part, simply post your best clip on Instagram and tag @quiksilver along with the hashtag #YGSurfContest.
All applications will be analysed and dissected by an international jury made up of Mikey Wright, Zeke Lau and Kanoa Igarashi. Their selection will be based on three criteria: technique, creativity and flow.
At the end of this first step, eight young surfers will be picked. The names of the lucky eight will be posted on September 5 on Quiksilver's website and social platforms.
Each video posted may contain a single wave or an edit of several tricks. The only rule is that exceed 60 seconds. The author of the most creative video will receive $1,000.
PHASE 2 - THE PUBLIC VOTE!
September 5 to 10
From September 5 to 10, the eight finalists will be featured on @quiksilver's Insta stories. The public will vote for its favorite surfer via a poll built into Instagram. The Grom with the most votes will qualify for the final. The other three candidates will be selected by Mikey Wright, Zekke Lau and Kanoa Igarashi.
PHASE 3 - THE FINAL
The four young Guns selected will fly to Portugal. The final will take place from November 1 to 8, 2019 at Ericeira, Portugal. Quiksilver will broadcast the final on social and post a recap video so that you can enjoy the experience as if you were right there in Portugal with us.