Monday, October 22, 2007


Team Regular Claims First etnies GvR of Surf Title!
Sebastian Zietz Took First in the Contest and was voted MVP by the Regular Team

Oceanside, Calif. – The Regular team dominated the etnies GvR of Surf finals in Oceanside today and won the event. The offshore winds and consistent head-high surf made the conditions arguably the best SoCal’s seen this year! Regular footer Sebastian Zeitz was a barrel magnet throughout the finals earning first place and the team’s MVP title.

Sebastian spent a lot of time in the shade during the contest.

The Regulars put Surfing magazine’s editor-in-chief Evan Slater in charge as Team Captain. When the final buzzer sounded signifying the end of the contest, the Regular team riders poured an ice-chest over his head and started throwing some high-fives!

Psyched on taking home $8,000 Sebastian held his giant check up high right after Pierre André Senizergues, CEO and owner of etnies, presented it to him.

Wearing the captain’s hat for the Goofy’s team was TransWorld Surf editor Chris Coté, and he had more pride for his stance than anyone. With a red wetsuit and jacket, Coté wore the Goofy team’s color in and out of the water all weekend, hired sign twirlers to campaign for the Goofy team on street corners in Oceanside and stuck “Team Goofy” signs up and down the beach!

GvR Results:
Total Weekend Prize Purse – $50,000

Regular Team:
1. Team MVP Sebastian Zietz – $8,000
2. Jay Thompson – $4,500
3. Austin Ware -- $2,000
4. Toby Martin – $1,500
5. * Cheyne Magnusson – $2,500
6. * Ratboy – $2,000
7. * Kieren Horn – $2,000
8. Chris Waring – $1,000
9. Noi Kaulukakui – $1,000
10. * Adam Virs – $2,000
11. Brandon Guilmette – $1,000
12. Jason Bennet – $1,000
13. * Sunny Garcia – $2,000
14. Kyle Knox – $1,000
15. Sean Marceron – $1,000

Goofy Team:
1. * Timmy Curran – $2,000
2. * Cory Arrambide – $2,000
3. * Mike Losness – $2,000
4. * Mike Todd – $2,000
5. * Tonino Benson – $2,000
6. Travis Mellem – $750
7. Eric Snortum – $750
8. Ricky Whitlock – $750
9. Matt Keenan – $750
10. Dylan Slater – $750
11. Josh Buran – $750
12. Jeremy Heit – $750
13. Ryan Carlson – $750
14. Kai Barger – $750
15. Jesse Merle Jones – $750

The * symbolizes the five riders selected by the team captain for the final team. Each of these team riders received an automatic $1,000 going into the finals.

After the end of the etnies GvR of Surf qualifiers on Saturday, MxPx played a free show at the bandshell located next to the Oceanside Pier at 5:00 p.m. A crowd of surfers and Oceanside locals gathered to hear MxPx’s fast-paced punk rock songs.

Check out for additional info, pictures and a web cast.

About etnies:
Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today etnies' vision is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating functional products that provide the most style, comfort, durability and protection possible.� etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring a world class team of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto x and BMX athletes and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities. For additional information, visit

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