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Dylan Goodale nabs Quik's King of the Groms qualifier

 

 




Quiksilver King of the Groms

Goldenwest st. Huntington Beach
23 June 2007


Dylan Goodale wins Quiksilver King of the Groms California Qualifier

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 June, 2007 : - - Quiksilver King of the Groms California Qualifier crowns Dylan Goodale as its new King. Goodale hailing from the island Kauai, dropped consistent high scores and a KOG record of 7 "skins" to seize the day. The KOG wrapped up in fun 2-3ft conditions at Glodenwest St. in Huntington Beach this afternoon.

With 64 competitors on hand this was the Mack daddy of all KOG's. From Heat 1 of Rnd 1, the bar was set high with a 7.67 ride from Jon Jon Florence's' opening claim as well Beyrick De Vries air from South Africa. Beyrick who stuck a clean frontside air 360 that earned him the Future Fins most "futuristic" maneuver that was not to be topped through out the event.

Strong performances were on par today, Santa Cruz's' Nat Young posted the DC Shoes "highest single wave" score of a perfect 10.0pt ride that featured a deep bottom turn on a set right-hander releasing into a massive backhand vertical slam followed by a speed carve weave through the reform portion of the wave into a final backside reentry fin waft to tail slide.

At one point there was a 6 way tie for the lead with Jon Jon, Nick Rupp, Victor Done, Keanu Asing, Nat Young and Dylan Goodale in contention for the crown. All these surfers had a shot as Victor Done claimed 4 but could not stop Goodale and just ran out of luck in the inconsistent peaks.


Goodale relaxed into fine form in the very 1st heat of Round 2 and ran game thru to heat 13 with scores like consistent 8pt rides, the days 2nd highest score, a 9.17 and his lowest claim of the day a 6.67 pt. After being crowned Goodale was asked what he was going to spend his money on and he replied "I'm taking my mom out to dinner tonight" and with thumbs up approval from Mrs. Goodale it looked as though sushi was to be the go.


Along with his new King Of The Groms title, Goodale will receive a shiny new set of KMC Wheels for his car and of course the "all expense" paid trip to France with a chaperone to compete in the KOG Global Championships at Capbreton where he will be seeded into the main event in the WCT format along with a free room at the Cap Club and per diem for food every day.............its good to be KING!!!!!!!!

Skins winners
1. Dylan Goodale 7
2. Victor Done- 4
3. Jon Jon- 2
4. Nat Young- 2
5. Nick Rupp- 3
6. Nathan Carvahlo- 2
7. Keanu Asing- 2
8. Sam McGee- 2
9. Taylor Clark- 1
10. Fisher Heverly- 1
11. Christian Saenz- 1
12. Doug Van Mierlo - 1
13. Cole Moody- 1
14. Balaram Stack- 1
15. Jared Thorne- 1
16. Beyrick De Vries- 1
17. Derek Peters- 1

Special thanks to KNC Wheels, Future Fins, DC Shoes, Plantronics, Surfline, Todd Kline, Greg Macias, Jamie Teirney and all the Quiksilver groms who hung out all day and represented!!

www.quiksilver.com

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