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The Young Guns Finalists Are In!

Nine of the world’s best groms. 

cinema // Nov 7, 2016
Words by stab
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Post 2,000 round one entries and 35,000-plus round two votes, Quiksilver’s Young Guns competition is down to nine. The public picked five and the judges: Zeke Lau, Jeremy Flores and Mikey Wright hand picked the remaining four. “All the groms were ripping,” said Zeke on the top 30. “It’s sick to see the kids really putting it on rail as well as taking to the air. There’s so much talent; surfing is in safe hands.” The five golden children in the public’s eye are: Cody Young, Marco Mignot, Rio Waida, Sandon Whittaker and Malakia Martinez. 

The judge’s four are: Samuel Pupo, Kael Walsh, Barron Mamiya and Kyuss King. The final is set to kick off August third-seventh somewhere in the US. There’s ten grand on the table and the location of the event’s real hush-hush… This is the best under-18 talent in the world right now and the groms are gonna be scrapping for the purse like inner-city criminals. You can bet they’re hungry! 

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