The pro qualifiers have wrapped up and Roxy team riders Jen Smith, Kassia Meador, Kelia Moniz, Crystal Dzigas, and Rachel Berry have all qualified for the quarter finals.
“The girls are all surfing really great. In the entire round of 32 EVERY heat was a great heat,” said Kassia Meador, “It used to be that you wouldn’t see good heats until the end, but at this event the competition was tough from the start. It is really apparent how important events like these are to the progression of women’s longboarding.”
At the event the there is a great spirit of camaraderie between the competitors. “We’re all having fun, there is a different vibe at this event. We all scream for each other. A great community vibe,” said Kassia. This spirit of camaraderie spills onto the spectators. The beach was packed with tons of children, parents, surfers, and beach goers all watching the ladies compete.