If you didn’t know, in San Clemente, Buck Naked is known as “The Kid”. Anyway, The kid was back at home in Jersey and some how pulled off a win at the Smith Optics Grom Grudge Match. Not only did he walk away with a shit grin on his face because he just beat all the groms that spend their entire grom hood getting coached on how to get contest results, but he walked away with a cool $1500… Relax guys… Just kidding! Buck has a few years on them… All joking aside, there was some serious ripping going down by everyone. Tommy Ihnken also pulled off an equal 5th.
FINAL RESULTS OF THE 2009 SMITH OPTICS GROM GRUDGE MATCH PRESENTED BY DAKINE
1. Brendan Buckley, $1500 (winner take all)
2. Rob Kelly
3. Ian Bloch, PJ Raia
5. Balaram Stack, Kyle Kennelly, Mikey Ciaramella, Tommy Ihnken
Check out this coverage from ESM. CLICK HERE to read the full story.
If you care to read it… You will see that Buck had a heated semi against ERGO homie Ian Bloch. If you do not care to read it… I will now share with you The Kids quote…
“They kept reminding us that they were rewarding high risk maneuvers,” Buckley explained. “But I still would have surfed the way I did. I don’t like to surf like a bitch.”
“I told the judges that I thought it was pretty gay.” Grom Grudge Match champion Brendan Buckley, regarding the controversy around his smallish Superman air.