Quiksilver’s King Of The Groms is currently underway in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Fernando De Noronha, Brazil. Also known as the “Brazilian Hawaii.” Out of the top ten super-groms who made is past Rounds 1 and 2, only one South African, Sebastian Williams, managed to make it through to the final stage after cracking the wildcard nod from Dane Reynolds.
Fernando De Noronha, Brazil. The venue for Quiksilver KOTG’s 2015 – currently on it’s final day.
With some extensive travelling over the past few days with his father, Tim Williams, it’s been difficult to squeeze any info out of them during preparation and the build up to the comp. When we asked Sebastian how things were going the day before things kicked off, all he managed to say amidst the madness was that they’d been travelling for the last 24 hours and were very excited to reach Fernando De Noronha.
Fellow finalist, Jordy Collins of the USA was recently interviewed by Stab Magazine, and when asked who he thought was the biggest threat he had this to say: “I’d say the kid who’s ripping right now is Sebastian Williams. That’s kinda who everyone’s gunning for. It’s been sick to watch.” Let’s hope he’s right and Seabass can bring home the win and the $20 000 that goes with it!
Check out ZagTV’s “Back to the Source” to find out more about the Williams clan:
Watch his official video entry for Round 2 here:
Read the OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE below for more details:
Often, it is about the journey and not the destination. But that’s not true for the Quiksilver King Of The Groms final. The final 10 contestants have set off to one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Fernando De Noronha, Brazil. Known as the “Brazilian Hawaii”. The only requirements here are progression, creativity and fun. These top international Groms will compete in a series of challenges, all on a ride to take home 1st place and get their mitts on the giant $20,000 check.
Competition officially kicks off on the 9th, 10th and 11th of December with the winner being crowned the 2015 Quiksilver King of The Groms on location. Where can you check in to stay up to date?
STAB Magazine is also a proud partner of KOTG, so be sure to jump on their blog (stabmag.com) to stay tuned with the best images and video content.
Final 10 Groms
Jordy Collins ( @jordy_collins ) – America
Kael Walsh ( @kaelwalsh ) – Australia
Kian Martin ( @kiansurf ) – Sweden / Bali
Kyuss King @kyussking – Australia
Malakai Martinez ( @mpsmalakai_deez ) – Costa Rica
Samuel Pupo ( @samuel_pupo ) – Brazil
Sandon Whittaker ( @sandonsurf ) – Australia
Sebastian Williams ( @sebastianwilliams1 ) – South Africa
Tane Bowden ( @tanebowden ) – New Zealand
Vitor Mendes ( @vitormendes0 ) – Brazil
Kyuss King fromOz’s Byron Bay, ready for action!
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