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Photos From Quiksilver's Newport Beach Surf Championships

| posted on September 28, 2010

This past weekend, the 22nd Annual Quiksilver Newport Beach Surf Championships, presented by Jack’s Surfboards, took a trip down memory lane to one of surfing’s most iconic era’s, Echo Beach. The high temperatures, two-to-three foot waves, florescent colors, thigh-high polka dot boardshorts, neon Zinka, and retro twin fins made it feel like the Echo Beach era never ended.

Competitors who took part in the Echo Beach Challenge had to ride custom air-brushed twin fin surfboards. Billy Hopkins having no problem adjusting. Photo: Sardelis

Billy Hopkins, hearts Echo Beach. Photo: Sardelis

The line-up of twin fins to choose from. Photo: Heilman

Echo Beach Challenge competitors had to surf one of these four twin fins in their heat. Photo: Heilman

Winner of the High School Mens division, Bobby Okvist launching a shove-it to seal the deal. Photo Heilman

Bobby Okvist, won the High School Division with his progressive aerial repertoire. Photo: Moir

The next generation of Zinka enthusiasts. Photo: Moir

The next generation of Zinka enthusiasts. Photo: Moir

It wouldn't be a true Echo Beach Challenge without the Echo Beach women. Photo: Heilman

It wouldn't be Echo Beach without the infamous Echo Beach girls. Photo: Heilman

Chase Wilson enjoying the glassy conditions and increasing swell. Photo: Heilman

Newport Beach's, Chase Wilson, spending some quality time in the green room. Photo: Heilman

Quinn McCyrstal's strong back-hand attack earned him and partner Colin Moran win the Echo Beach Challenge and pocket $3,000. Photo: Heilman

Quinn McCrystal's, strong back-hand helped him and partner Colin Moran win the Echo Beach Challenge and pocket $3,000. Photo: Heilman

Meah Collins, daughter of legendary surfer Richie Collins, came on second place in the Elementary School division. Photo: Moir

Meah Collins, daughter of legendary surfer Richie Collins, came in a close second place behind Tyler Gunter in the Elementary School Division. Photo: Moir

Tyler Newton flying high in the Open Men's division. Photo: Moir

Tyler Newton, flying high in the Open Men Division. Photo: Moir

Colin Moran and Quinn McCrystal stand tall as Echo Beach Champions, while Chase WIlson and Nick Skawinski look in from the Runner-up position. Photo: Sardellis

Surf Side Sports’, Chase WIlson and Nick Skawinski, finished second, while Team Rip Curl’s Quinn McCrystal and Colin Moran took top honors. Photo: Sardellis