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Mike Morissey landing the best kickflip done so far on a surfboard. Filmed by Bill Bryan from the 10th Street Bros in 2006.
Volcom is running a contest offering $10,000 for a perfect kickflip, which is still yet to be done.

“So far we’ve seen great attempts and horrendous ones. With the tally of broken fins and skin gashes climbing, time presses on to see the first person successfully complete a proper kickflip on a surfboard.

Along with $10,000, the winner will also receive a 2-page spread feature in Transworld Surf and their name on the cover!


To date, no one has ever documented a cleanly landed kickflip on a surfboard. Volcom is giving away $10,000 to the first person that can land a “proper” kickflip while surfing! By proper we mean an “above the lip” kickflip where first you launch an air, use your front foot to flip the board, and then land on it and ride out cleanly. No backwash, no fingerflips, no grabs, no laybacks. Just a proper kickflip. We’re going to be strict on these following guidelines. The rules are all listed here, so get out there and put this trick in the history books. Good luck!

1. Your entry must be on video from the start of the trick through the ride out. No photos allowed.
2. This contest is open to everyone. The contest begins today November 21st, 2007, and will run until there’s a winner.
3. The kickflip must be a real air “above the lip” – No backwash, No chop hops, or anything in the flats or below the lip of the wave.
4. All waves must be self caught – You must paddle into the wave. This means NO tow-ats, step-offs, jetskis, boats, dinghys, winches, canoes, oars, helicopters, dolphins or assistance of any kind.
5. No grabs of any kind. Not before, not after, not during.
6. You must completely “ride out” of the kickflip. That means if you land on the back of the wave and fail to continue surfing the wave – it’s not a make!
7. No heelflips. Or else we’d have called it the Heelflip-Off.
8. No shoes. Who surfs in shoes anyway? Regular “made for surfing” booties are acceptable.
9. You must be riding a real surfboard with at least one fin. No boogie boards, softboards, wakeboards, wakeskates, skimboards, kiteboards, trays etc.”

Entry form must be printed out and sent with footage to:
Volcom’s Kickflip-Off
1740 Monrovia Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

You can follow all the attempts on youtube here, so far Mike Morrisey, Josh Sleigh, and Ozzie Wright are extremely close.

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