Photos From Quiksilver's Newport Beach Surf Championships

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