Volcom Totally Crustaceous Tour
Crustaceous Tour (TCT) Surf Series
Trigg Beach Western Australia
12 - 13 March, 2016
Volcom TCT Event #2 at Trigg Beach sees Nick Muntz take victory
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 March, 2016 - TRIGG BEACH WA/AUS - Classic summer conditions prevailed along the Perth metropolitan coastline today, for stop two of Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour (TCT) Surf Series. As the mercury soared to 33 degrees, a capacity crowd packed into Scarborough Beach to watch over 90 surfers make the most of glassy early morning waves, with punchy 2-3 peaks on offer.
Volcom’s philosophy of creating a unique and highly inclusive environment was on display, with non-stop action in and out of the water all day long. Wheelbarrow races, baked bean eating competitions and dance-offs, all helped to created an atmosphere that kids and families all frothed on!
Standout WA surfers in the preliminary rounds included; Josh Cattlin (Yallingup), Finn Cox (Margaret River), Ben Graidsen (Gracetown) and Duke Nagtzaam (Yallingup), all setting the standard for others to follow. East coast surfers making their presence felt on the West-side included; Logan Steinwede (Wagstaffe, NSW), North Narrabeen duo, Adam Varraveross and Benny Wilson, who all showed great signs in early heats.
In a wham, bam, thank you mam one-day event, it was metro local Nick Muntz (Marmion, WA), that wowed the crowd with his progressive air game, taking down an all-star field in the blue ribbon 21 & Under Pro Am division. Sitting on his own peak away for the other finalists, Muntz threw down two massive aerial manoeuvres, which earned him 8.17 and a 6.53, finish on a combined total of 14.70pts (from a possible 20).
“I’m feel pretty confident surfing in these sort of conditions,” said Muntz. “I surf along this stretch of coast every day so I guess it gave me the confidence to go for those moves.”
In the closest result of the day, Denver Young (Cottelsoe, WA) edged out a fast finishing Bailee Hastie (Gracetown, WA), with just 0.33 separating the two when the final sounded.
Young’s 10.66 two-wave combined total (from a possible 20), was just better than Hastie’s 10.33.
“This event is great, it’s brought together all the best junior girls in WA and I’m stoked to take the win.” Josh Cattlin (Yallingup, WA), proved he’s a force to be reckoned with, taking out a convincing win in the 16 & Under Junior Boys division. Saving his best until last, Cattlin scored the events only perfect 10 point ride and back it up with another excellent score, finishing with the highest combined total of the event, 18.67 (from a possible 20).
“I’m so lucky to surf for Volcom,” said Cattlin. They’re an amazing brand and this event is proof of that.” Gracetown’s Jed Gradisen surfed with poise and power to take out the hotly contested 13 & Under Groms division. Using great waves selection and powerful top turns, Gradisen edged out Logan Steinwede for the win, finishing on a combined total of 14.34 (from a possible 20).
“This is my first time competing at the Volcom TCT series,” said Gradisen. “I’ve had the best time and I’ll definitely be back for more of them.” Brock Launders (Singleton, WA) dominated the winds swept afternoon conditions to win the 10 & Under Squids division. Launders showed his potential, dropping a heat high score of 8.33 (from a possible 10).
“I moved to Margaret River over the Christmas holidays,” said Launders. “I love surfing and to win a brand new Firewire board today has been like a dream come true. The TCT Surf Series is one of the longest running surfing series on the planet and Volcom Australia’s Team & Events Manager Shane Azar was blown away by WA’s continued love of the Totally Crustaceous Tour.
“We loving come to West Oz,” he said. “ The froth levels here are so high and the support we continue to receive is second to none.” The top four placed surfers from each division will be invited to compete in a National Final at North Narrabeen in NSW on May 21-22, 2016. Australian Volcom TCT winners will then qualify for the Global Championships held at Trestles in California, where they will have the opportunity to surf one of the world’s best waves with only 3 other people and have a shot at the $30,000USD prize purse.
WA VOLCOM TCT FINAL RESULTS:
MENS PRO AM – 21 & UNDER:
1st - Nick Muntz (Marmion, WA) – 14.34pts
2nd - Harry McPherson (Mandurah, WA) – 10.67pts
3rd - Cyrus Cox (Margaret River, WA) – 10.47pts
4th – Josh Cattlin (Yallingup, WA) – 10.03pts
5th – Duke Nagtzaam (Yallingup, WA) – 9.60pts
6th – Jack Thomas (Yallingup, WA) – 8.93pts
WOMENS PRO AM – 21 & UNDER:
1st – Denver Young (Cottesloe, WA) – 10.66pts
2nd - Bailee Hastie (Gracetown, WA) – 10.33pts
3rd - Jamaica Selby (Margaret River, WA) – 9.37pts
4th - April McPherson (Mandurah, WA) – 8.50pts
5th - Emi Campbell (Denmark, WA) – 8.47pts
6th - Cassia Haegele (Yallingup, WA) – 7.50pts
JUNIORS – 16 & UNDER
1st - Josh Cattlin (Yallingup, WA) – 18.67pts
2nd - Finn Cox (Margaret River, WA) – 10.53pts
3rd - Jack Haslau (Margaret River, WA)- 9.70pts
4th - Fletcher Llanwarne (Sorrento, WA) – 9.43pts
5th – Ben Gradisen (Gracetown, WA) – 8.03pts
6th – Callum Jamieson (Karrinyup, WA) – 5.17pts
GROMS – 13 & UNDER
1st - Jed Graidsen (Gracetown, WA) – 14.34pts
2nd - Logan Steinwede (Wagstaffe, NSW) – 11.13pts
3rd - Benny Wilson (North Narrabeen, NSW) – 8.50pts
4th - Dexter Payenberg (Palmyra, WA) – 5.54pts
5th - Jedd Penkethman (Applecross, WA) – 5.40pts
6th – Daniel Bennedetti (Margaret River, WA) – 5.10pts
SQUIDS – 10 & UNDER
1st - Brock Launders (Singleton, WA) – 13.16pts
2nd - Maverick Wilson (Mandurah, WA) – 6.40pts
3rd – Phoenix Wilson (Mandurah, WA) – 4.80pts
4th - Ned Hart (Yallingup, WA) – 4.74pts
5th - Ruby Berry (Margaret River, WA) – 3.90ts
6th – Isi Campbell (Denmark, WA) – 3.03pts