TCT Global Champs Kick Off This Weekend At River Jetties in Newport Beach, CA!

Volcom Surf's Totally Crustaceous Tour Global Championships kick off this weekend at River Jetties in Newport Beach, CA, for the first two days of competition. The event will culminate at the legendary Lower Trestles on June 22 & 23.

Top 3 finishers from each event qualify for the 2015 Global Championships. First two days of competition will be June 13th-14th, 2015 in Newport Beach, Ca, the final two days will be June 22nd-23rd, 2015 at Lower Trestles, CA.

More event info, including event schedule and heat times, will be available soon at http://tct.volcom.com/, qualifier info please contact tctinfo@volcom.com or call (949)999-6444.

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Online Registration runs May 1st-May 16th, - Online Registration is currently over!  If you missed the online registration and would like to be put on the alternate list, please email tctinfo@volcom.com

Below is a list of confirmed competitors.

PRO-AM
Taylor Curran - CA
Vinny Leonelli - CA
Ben Coffey - CA
Pat Schmidt - NJ
Jd Porter - NJ
Colin Moran - CA
Keala Naihe - HI
Noah Schweizer - FL
Joshua Moniz - HI
Seth Moniz - HI
Noah Mizuno - HI
Miguel Tudela - PE
Bryan Laide - PR
Breyden Taylor - CA
Andrew Jackson - CA
Matt Passaquindici - CA
Griffin Colapinto - CA
Wilem Banks - CA
Willie Eagleton - CA
Morgan Taylor Leavel - NC
Cam Richards - NC
Jake Kelley - CA
Jackson Giles - AU
Guy Sato - JP
Takumi Nakamura - JP
William Aliotti - FR
Jordan Oueslati - FR
Nomme Mignot - FR
Charly Quivront - FR
Jafet Ramos - MX
Jhonny Alfonso - PA
Leon Glatzer - CR
Frankwil Vento - VE
Aurelio Prieto - EC
Alonso Correa - PE
Esteban Cross - CL
Tyron Gonzales - AR
Usman - ID
Clay Pfaendler - CA
Victor Bernardo - BR
Gabriel Andre - BR
Wesley Dantas - BR
Philippe Chagas - BR
Yago Dora - BR
Jack Boyes - CA
Imai Devault - CA

JUNIORS
Conan Gentil - HI
Cody Young - HI
Dante Silva - HI
John Mel - CA
Shane Borland - CA
Eithan Osborne - CA
Bo Raynor - NC
Nathaniel Marney - TX
Bradley Blades - TX
Spencer Bridges - NJ
Connor Dand - CA
Gunner Day - CA
Tyler Gunter - CA
Sam Coffey - CA
Elijah Fox - HI
Loa Ng - HI
Luke Marks - FL
Kei Kobayashi - CA
Curran Dand - CA
Colin Devese - CA
Brian Coutu - Puerto Plata
Max Self - Puerto Plata
David Economos - CA
Bing Pellin - HI
Richie Schmidt - CA
Chauncey Robinson - FL
Stevie Pittman - NC
Harley Ross Webster-AU
Kyuss King- AU
Quinn Bruce- AU
Taichi Wakita - JP
Yuki Nakashio - JP
Len’s Arancibia Avila - FR
João Moreira - PT
Lander Davila - BAC
Jacobo Mcgrow - MX
Malakai Martinez - CR
Jake Marshall - CA
Chris O'Donell - HI
Connor Lundy - CA
Austin Lawrance - CA
Parker Cohn - CA
Nolan Rapoza - CA

GROMS
Ryder Alves - CA
Jack Stewart - CA
Eli Hanneman - HI
Tony Nunez - HI
Tyty Kirby - HI
Kory Svardal - CA
Bash Mendes - CA
Tommy Tillett - NC
Stephen Muglia - NC
Ian Appling - TX
Dallas Cunningham - TX
Nicolas Bertagna - TX
Simon Hetrick - MD
Jude Clark - NJ
Griffen Foy - CA
Cole Houshmand - CA
Santiago Hart - CA
Katusuto Takeuchi - CA
Ocean Macedo - HI
Cole Alves - HI
Kainehe Hunt - HI
Tommy Coleman - FL
Blake Speir - FL
Zander Venezia - BB
Levi Slawson - CA
Robert Grillho 111 - HI
Steven Muschett - PR
Jorge Martinez - PR
Kade Matson - CA
Jabe Sweirkocki - CA
Ryan Martin - CA
Keanu Igarashi - CA
Ben Seaberry - CA
Jett Schilling - CA
Micah Cantor - SC
Jake Riccobuano - HI
Brodi Sale - HI
Sam Reichel - CA
Daiki Matsunaga - JP
Joh Azuchi - JP
Justin Becret - FR
Marco Mignot - FR
Leon Torres - CL
Noah Hill - HI
Nick Marshall - CA
Ocean Donaldson - HI
Mateus Herdy - BR
Kian Martim - BR
Heitor Duarte - BR
Wallace Vasco - BR
Lucas Vicente - BR
Hagan Johnson - CA
Cole Sandman - CA
Noah Steinmetz - CA

SQUIDS
Patrick O’Connor - CA
Cj Mangio - NJ
Charlie Weimer - NJ
Dane Matson - CA
Kadin Naber - CA
Evan Gallen - CA
Kai Martin - HI
Willian Hedleston - FL
Liam Osborne - CA
Keanu Taylor - HI
Jackson Bunch - HI
Ryan Huckabee - FL
Solon Mclaughlin - FL
Tyler Spencer - CA
Noa Dupuoy - HI
Ben Wingate - PR
Brayden Burch - CA
Ryder Fish - CA
Ryder Salberg - CA
Diego Ferri - HI
Makana Franzmann - HI
Kobi Clements - AU
Alfonso Antunes - PT
Noel Torres - CL
Isabella Bertero - TX
Chase Lieder - NY
Bane Corbett - CA
Callahan Corn - CA
Cole McCaffray - CA
Lucas Owston - CA

GIRLS
Freesia Bauer - CA
Kakanu Delovia - HI
Summer Macedo - HI
Aloha Lopez - HI
Ashley Held - CA
Serena Nava - TX
Maddie Garlough - TX
Alexa Muss - NJ
Meah Collins - CA
Caroline Marks - FL
Emily Ruppert - FL
Kirra Pinkerton - CA
Alyssa Spencer - CA
Samantha Lamirand - CA
Emily Nishimoto - HI
Gabriella Rubi - PR
Gabriela Galino - PR
Tiare Thompson - CA
Emma Stone - CA
Eden Edwards - CA
Sidney Pittman - NC
Momoko Miyasaka - JP
Minori Kawai- JP
Ariane Otxoa - BAC
Camilla Kemp - PT
Autumn Hayes - CA
Julie Hernandez - CA
Bailey Nagy - HI
Elle McCaffray - CA
Bethany Zelasko - CA

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Press Release:

WORLD-CLASS LOWER TRESTLES NEW HOME OF THE VOLCOM TOTALLY CRUSTACEOUS TOUR GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 – This summer, Volcom Stone's Totally Crustaceous Tour (TCT) Global Championships will find itself at a new home on the famed cobblestone point break of Lower Trestles. On June 22 and 23, the final two days of the 15th annual event will culminate at the world-class wave, notoriously consistent in the summer months, young up-and-coming surfers from around the world will get the opportunity of a lifetime: to surf an empty and coveted line up while chasing $30,000 in cash and prizes.

"At Volcom we believe it is important to have our major surfing events in world-class waves and we are thrilled to host the 2015 TCT Global Championships at Lower Trestles," said Brad Dougherty, Vice President of Volcom Surf. "This wave has a deep-rooted history of memorable surfing events and we are excited for the youth of the TCT to converge at one of the most rippable waves on earth for a shot at the Volcom 2015 TCT Global Championship title."

Homegrown out of Volcom's backyard at Newport Beach’s 54th Street break, the Volcom TCT began as a fun, free and sometimes raucous event for the kids dating back to the mid-90s. While staying true to the character of TCT and continuing to Let the Kids Ride Free, the past two decades have seen this event grow organically into a full-scale international tour, giving young surfers of all ages and abilities an opportunity to get their feet wet in competitive surfing. This season, 250 surfers have qualified for the Volcom TCT Global Championships through regional tour stops, and international qualifiers including Brazil, Australia, Latin America, Japan, New Zealand, Europe, USA, Indonesia, South Africa, and Puerto Rico.

Some of the best surfers in the world today, including current World Champion Gabriel Medina and World Tour surfers Nat Young, Kolohe Andino, Josh Kerr and Dusty Payne have competed on the Volcom TCT throughout their youth, and this season the event will display a new crop of up-and-comers climbing the ranks into their young professional careers.

In addition to providing a major platform to showcase this exciting crew of young talent, moving the event forward into June now aligns it with two other prestigious amateur championships: the Surfing America USA Championships and the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) National Championships. These three back-to-back contests give the possibility for qualified competitors in all three championships, a chance to win a trifecta title.

To top it off, the Volcom TCT Championship event at Trestles gives Volcom the incredible opportunity to partner with California State Parks on sustainability initiatives they stand behind, along with their philosophy to efficiently preserve and protect California’s natural resources.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements and the live webcast at volcom.com! For the latest information on the Volcom 2015 TCT Global Championship follow @volcom, @volcomsurf, @volcomtct and join the conversation at #TCTchamps on Instagram.

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