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Azorean teen surfer wants to be the Quicksilver King of the Groms

Jacomé Correia is a young Azorean surfer. The 14-year-old boy is competing on an online voting to win an invitation to the Quicksilver King of the Groms 2013.

To participate, the young surfers submitted a video of their best moments surfing. Jacomé’s dad was the responsible for the filming and his sponsor was in charge of the editing, and this was the result:

Jácome Correia - Portugal by kingofthegroms 

The top videos voted per region go through the King of the Groms "godfathers" voting panel for the second and final regional selections. The surfers will be evaluated by some of the top surfers in the world: Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds and Mark Beaty.

Right now, Jacomé Correia is in second place (Europe, Reunion Islands) with 1,741 votes (192 votes behind first and only more 82 than third). You can vote in Jacomé here and help him to get to the final.

The 15 winners will be announced on August 1st and will compete in the international finals during the Quicksilver Pro France 2013.

Surf has become one of the hype activities to be practiced in the Azores and has gained fans in the last years. Within the nine islands, surfers can find top surfing beaches for those who are using a surfboard for the first time, and also for more experienced surfers looking for the biggest and perfect waves. The volcanic sand beaches offer great waves all year round, and water sports activities can be pratise in any island.

Read more about surf, snorkeling, canoeing, sailing and diving in the Azores.


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