Event: Pt. Mugu Surf Contest
Madrid was proud to sponsor the bodyboard division of the Pt. Mugu Surf Contest presented by Quicksilver this weekend. All of us at Madrid Bodyboards would like to extend a special thanks to Dan Alpern for allowing us to take part in the event and give back to the troops.
Day 1: Bodyboard heats began running at 7:30 am. The waves were small and inconsistent. Each heat of competitors made the most out of the conditions by getting barrels and pulling off state-of-the-art maneuvers. Many of the local riders showed their wave knowledge and expertise. It was a pleasure to watch them surf their break! Madrid team rider Bob Forbes was one of the competitors fortunate enough to get great waves and pull off high-risk maneuvers in order to advance to the semi-finals. Joe Grodzen, also a team rider for Madrid, used his years of competitive techniques and powerful riding style to advance to the semis as well, making Keila and Kalani very proud!
Day 2: Bodyboard heats began at 10:45 am. Wave conditions improved dramatically since day 1. The swell increased to 2-3 ft with good swell direction and glassy conditions. Drama started early as the finalists were preparing to head into the water, when Bob Forbes's fin snapped! This caused Bob to have to run to his truck and grab a back-up pair, with little time to make the beginning of the heat. He did, barely. The finals found the waves slowing down, making it difficult for riders to find quality surf. There were, however, highlights during the 20 minute final by all competitors. By the mid-point of the finals, Joe Grodzen, sitting alone on a separate peak, was leading the way. This proved to be the deciding factor, as the other competitors weren't able to catch up to Joe's blistering pace.
1st- Joe Grodzen [Madrid]
2nd- Julien Durand
3rd- Jason Belzer
4th- Bob Forbes [Madrid]
This event is designed to give back to those who protect us everyday. All of us at Madrid Bodyboards are proud to be a part of this event and look forward to next year with great anticipation. Special thanks to Mr. Bob Forbes and Dan Alpern for making this possible.
Thanks to all the sponsors that made this happen!
FRS healthy energy
Joe, Keila and baby Kalani Grodzen celebrate their victory at Pt. Mugu Surf Contest.
Bodyboard division finalists.
Not bad for a contest, huh?
Set of the day. Joe Grodzen
Joe rolls his way to victory!!
Bob Forbes eyeballing the spot on the lip he's about to hit.
Bob Forbes rolling it!
Team Madrid supports the troops!
Congratulations Joe, Keila and Kalani on your awesome victory!!