Young guns Surf
Got what it takes?
Want to spend a day at the WSL Surf Ranch trading tubes with a crew of the world’s best teenage surfers and win $10K? Good news: Quiksilver’s Young Guns Surf is back and bigger than ever — and we’re giving you the chance to make that dream come true.

So, fine tune your quiver. Grab your filmer. Go big, go hard, and stack some clips. You might end up joining the likes of Gabriel Medina and Mikey Wright by becoming a Young Guns Surf champion.
Instagram
Challenge
Wondering how you’re going to get from reading the words on this screen to hoisting a $10k check over your head in the shallow end of Kelly’s pool? It’s simple. Surf your best — and make sure it’s documented.

To enter, post a clip on Instagram, tagging @quiksilver and hashtagging #YGSurfContest. No longer are we looking for specific #YGAir, #YGRail or #YGCombo entries. This year, just put it all into one banger.

There are no guidelines on what to post — it’s up to you. Got a single wave you’re proud of? Fire it up. Feeling an edit vibe after a few sessions? Cut it together and post. You’ll be judged on technical performance, creativity and flow. You can enter #YGSurfContest as many times as you’d like, but all of your entries will be judged individually.

And if you’re feeling extra inspired, we’re giving $1000 to the most creative entry, regardless of skill level. Have fun and get weird!

One last thing: If you’re not under the age of 18 on August 31, 2018, then sorry old man, you’re out. On the flip side, you need to be 13 on June 3rd, 2018 to qualify.
Top 8
We’d love to send everyone who enters the #YGSurfContest to the WSL Surf Ranch. But, unfortunately, that would probably overflow the pool. Our official judges, Leonardo Fioravanti and Kanoa Igarashi, will look at all the #YGSurfContest entries and trim them into 8 hand-picked finalists, which will be announced on June 23.
Top 4
Got selected by Leo and Kanoa? Nice work, champ. Now it’s time to impress the general public. The top 8 contestants clips will be posted on Quiksilver’s Instagram for a voting period.

You’ll need to get your family, friends, fans and maybe even your foes to vote for you by heading to @quiksilver and leaving a comment with specific hashtag (don’t worry — we’ll provide these when the time comes). The three Young Guns with the most votes will move on to the final along with one extra that Kanoa and Leo think got snubbed by the public.

After that, it’s off to the Surf Ranch.
The
Final
That dream of showing up, surfing the world’s best man-made wave and winning $10K? This is where it comes true. You’ll hit Lemoore with Leo, Kanoa and the other finalists and spend an entire day at the Surf Ranch. The exact format will be revealed as the event gets closer, but this much is certain: it’ll be a day you’ll never forget.

And if you’re not one of the final four, don’t worry — we’ll be sharing the experience with you on @quiksilver’s Instagram and a short film that’ll make you feel like you were there. Because this year’s #YGSurfContest won’t be one to miss.