Young Guns Round One Is A Wrap: Here’s The Winners
An aerial, rail, combo medley.
Round one of Quiksilver’s Young Guns competition has come to a close. The 13 to 18-year-old event’s showcasing the best underage talent, who have a cell phone and Instagram (see also: everyone in that age bracket). Round two starts today. After over 1600 entries from 18 different countries, the winners are in. The next challenge: Cut your own edit! The clip must be one-to-two minutes and only the remaining 30 are in this round. So if you missed out on round one, sorry, see you next year. All the clips will go live on Quiksilver’s Young Guns Surf website and voting will be open to the public; that’s you!
You can view the YGair winners above, all handpicked by the honourable Mikey Wright.
The YGAir Winners:
Malakai Martinez, Costa Rica, @mpsmalakai_deez
Samuel Pupo, Brazil, @samuel_pupo
Liam O’brien, Australia, @liamobr_
Kyuss King, Australia, @kyussking
Kael Walsh, Australia, @kaelwalsh
Rio Waida, Indonesia, @riowaida_
Sebastian Williams, South Africa, @sebastianwilliams1
Joel Paxton, Australia, @joelpaxton
John Mel, America, @johnmel_
Micha Cantor, America, @michacantor
YGrail were selected by Zeke Lau, because he moves water like a hijacked air craft carrier at full bolt. If you haven’t watched his most recent edit, we highly recommend it.
The YGRail Winners:
Finn Mcgill, Hawaii, @finn_mcgill,
Mateus Herdy, Brazilian, @mateusherdy
Sandon Whittaker, Australia, @sandonsurf
Jack Murray, Australia, @ja_ckmurray
Morgan Cibilic, Australia, @morgan_cibilic
Nohea Futrell, America, @noheafutrell
Cody Young, Hawaii, @cody_young
Kade Matson, America, @kadematson
Barron Mamiya, Hawaii, @barronmamiya
Mikey McDonagh, Australia, @_mikeymcdonagh
YGcombo is the boys who put it all together. Get shacked, whip one off the top and set your fins free. The good sir, Jeremy Flores, was the man making the picks here. Years on the tour teaches you how to score a proper combo.
The YGCombo Winners:
Gunner Day, America, @gunnnerday
Reef Heazlewood, Australia, @reefheazlewood
@nickmarshall3, Nick Marshall, America
Cole Houshmand, America, @cole_houshmand
Kehu Butler, New Zealand, @kehu_b
Yuji Nishi, @yujinishi3
Erwan Blouin, @erwanblouin_
Marco Mignot, France, @marco_mignot
Dylan Moffat, @dylan_moffat
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