In the early ’80s, American culture as a whole was shifting drastically—guitars were being replaced by synthesizers, hairstyles were becoming more gravity defiant and everything seemed to be bathed in a strange kind of neon glow. The stretch of Newport coastline between 54th and 56th streets, which was dubbed “Echo Beach”, became the epicenter of this shift for the surfing world, where young rippers with loud styles both in and out of the water aimed to make their mark on the surf world with progressive flair.

Recently, Quiksilver launched a new trunk playing homage to that colorful, radical period of surfing evolution, and they want to hook you up with the goods. We tapped the shoulder of iconic lensman Mike Moir for a few images that sum up the wild style of that era, and if you can come up with an entertaining way to caption these gems, you just might be rewarded with a killer prize pack from Quik. See below for details on how to win, plus check out our favorite captions so far listed underneath each photo.

HOW TO ENTER

@SURFER_MAGAZINE INSTAGRAM CAPTION CONTEST

  1. Go to @Surfer_Magazine’s Instagram and look for the post with the yellow Echo Beach logo or simply search for the tag #EchoBeach2019.
  2. Write a funny caption. Emojis aren’t going to cut it on this one. Give us some whit, poke some good natured fun and put your own personality on display.
  3. Tag three friends. If you get tagged and your friend wins, they owe you a couple sessions on their new ’80s sled.
  4. Follow Quiksilver. After all, they’re the ones hooking you up.

THE KICKOFF

The four kick off rounds for the Quiksilver Giveaway Prizepacks are April 22nd, May 6th, May 20th and June 3rd. The winner of each of the four kick off rounds will receive a par of Quik’s Beach Star boardshorts, a Parker snapback hat, a River Jetty snapback hat, an Echo Beach long-sleeve shirt and a Blackball tee.

THE GRAND PRIZES

On June 29th, the two best caption writers of the four kick off rounds will win either a Danny Kwock or Jeff Parker Wave Tools Model Surfboard. Keep checking your DMs to see if you’re one of the lucky winners.

CAPTION CONTEST PHOTO: WEEK THREE

CAPTION CONTEST PHOTO: WEEK TWO’S WINNER

stilesdavey: Ferris Buellers spray off!

CAPTION CONTEST PHOTO: WEEK ONE’S WINNER

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