Asier Ibañez won the trip to the Maldives

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Asier Ibañez won the trip to the Natural Surf House of Maldives at the Cosmic Children 2016 and had one of the greatests experiences ever.

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Last year he made it through the Amateurs division taking the two highest scores in the Twin fin category, and facing the final to the Canary Yeray Garcia, the Californian Hanna Babari and Vissla’s grom Leon Agurruza. Asier is dying to go back to the Natural Surf House, and willing to do anything it takes to win this 2017 edition.

If you want to go to the pristine waters and peeling maldivian waves, and stay in the Natural Surf house, make sure you do your best at the Cosmic retro sessions next June 17th and 18th in Liencres.

😀

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Cosmic Lobos – Chile

Cosmic Lobos – Chile

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The howling of the wolves could be heard in all Chile.

Long, barreling 4-6 ft left walls greeted more than 60 competitors of all ages who gathered in Pichilemu,  for the first annual Vissla Cosmic Lobos presented by Citroen. The goal of the global Cosmic Series is to re-create and celebrate the original roots of 1970’s surf culture. And what resulted last Saturday was an unforgettable surf festival in pumping surf at the birthplace of Chilean surfing.

Vissla provided the original single-fin and twin-fin boards from the 1970’s and 80’s that added bright colors to the cold water pointbreak lineup throughout the day. In true Cosmic Series tradition, every competitor had to “draw cards” for their choice of boards to surf in their heats. And surfers in five categories from all ages and walks of life had no trouble threading the vintage shapes across the Punta de Lobos walls. Groms (under 16), Free Amigos (17-34), Legends (35+), Shapers, and Pros all put on en epic display. Vissla prize packs were awarded to all finalists, with cash prizes going to the Pros.

The local talent pool runs deep in Chile, and they put on a strong showing in the Pro division at their local break, with standout performances from Hector Vargas, Guillermo Satt, Tristan Aicardi, Nicolas Vargas, Ramón Navarro, Diego Medina and Alejandro Fuenzalida. But the Vissla global ambassadors showed their natural ability to ride equipment of any size and shape, with Eric Geiselman taking the win, and Cam Richards and Derrick Disney taking 2nd and 3rd.

Meanwhile the Shapers division featured Chilean craftsmen riding their own hand-made creations. Matias Quinlan, Marcel Charrier, Mauricio Piolin, and Kris and Ryan Cabezas all put on a show.

Martin Fuenzalida showed his local knowledge in his backyard by taking out the Grom category. Corban Cambell, the visitor from California, showed his prior Cosmic Creek experience in winning the Free Amigos division. And Elvis Munoz, a true emblem of Chilean surf history took out the Legends division.

After the last heat of the day, the competitors and spectators relocated to the Hotal Alaia for a live performance by the Chilean rock band Doctor Nomade. Suffice it to say everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the first annual Cosmic Lobos…and we can’t wait to bring it back next year!

 

RESULTS
Pro
1st Place: Eric Geiselman (USA)
2nd Place: Cam Richards (USA)
3rd Place: Derrick Disney (USA)
4th Place: Hector Vargas

Shapers
1st Place: Kris Cabezas
2nd Place: Ryan Cabezas
3rd Place: Matias Quinlan
4th Place: Marcel Charrier

Legends (35+)
1st Place: Elvis Muñoz
2nd Place: Jesu Plaza
3rd Place: Bernardo Vincen Rodriguez
4th Place: Nacho Vargas

Free Amigos (17-34)
1st Place: Corban Campbell
2nd Place: Alejandro Fuenzalida
3rd Place: Mauro Aguirre
4th Place: Jorge Calderon

Groms (16 & Under)
1st Place: Martin Fuenzalida
2nd Place: Tomas Bock
3rd Place: Christopher Toto Rojas
4th Place: Arturo Rodriguez

Special thanks to Citroen, Hotel Alaia, El Ruco, and Waitara for their support.

Photos: Carlos Escobar, Alfredo Escobar, Cristian Salas, Cristian Saenz, Johannes Bock.

Text and photos provided by Vissla.

Highlights Sunday 19th

Highlights Sunday 19th

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SURFERS FROM 4 CONTINENTS AND LOADS OF ROCK&ROLL

 

¡Gracias a todos los que vinisteis al Cosmic! Amantes del single fin y de lo retro, Familias del surf, profesionales, shapers, pioneros y leyendas vivas del panorama surfero internacional, body-surfers, sirenitas, músicos, artistas, fotógrafos, activistas ambientales, personajes estrambóticos, travestis, zombies, avatares, mariachis y sobre todo grandes aficionados al surf en estado puro, de todos los rincones del planeta. A todos, gracias por el mejor arranque del verano y esos grandes momentos pre-solsticio.

El nuevo formato y la integración del Shred Your Shape by Vissla” creemos que ha sido un éxito y estamos muy contentos.

Ha sido un auténtico lujo haber logrado tener surfistas referentes  y grandes pesos pesados de la industria del surf, procedentes de Australia, Estados Unidos (Costa este y oeste), Sudáfrica, Brasil, Inglaterra, Alemania, Irlanda, Italia, Francia, Portugal y por supuesto todas las comunidades autónomas costeras incluidas varias islas de Canarias.

Así que a pesar de la lluvia que acompañó durante la primera mitad del festival, en general estamos muy contentos y queremos daros las gracias una vez mas por acompañarnos.

 

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Getting ready for Cosmic 2016

Getting ready for Cosmic 2016

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Get ready for the surfing fiesta next June 17th to 19th!

This year will be the last one… Well, that’s what we scream out loud after holding the event for 10 consecutive years as if there was no tomorrow. Post-cosmic hangover normally leaves us no strength to go for a new edition. Specially as  work and family commitments boost up year after year. But there comes this moment when we started getting calls and encouraging comments from brands and people we love, telling us about their stoke with the things we do, and then we try to find just enough energy to go for a new edition.

This year was no different. In 2015 we had already completed a 10 years cycle. We found a good way to say goodbye, feeling proud of what we accomplished: Organize a retro and experimental surf event, that brought together surfer families of up to 3 generations, amateur surfers, retro surf lovers, Pro’s of different nationalities and generations. Creating a great vibe for everyone involved, from the grommet to the oldest surfers of the beach. Proud to pay tribute to the pioneers of surfing that no one had ever devoted a word or trophy for their exploits. Therewith, to unite the past, present and future of the most inspiring characters of the surf culture.

The first thing that comes to mind whenever we start preparing a new edition is always all good, great moments, friends and surfers have been able to gather on the same beach to enjoy this tribute to the surf and waves. Always we remember the countless sessions of surfing on some of the first surfboards ever manufactured in Europe. Memorable parties, rock & roll at the Beachfront, awesome Super 8 movies to the starlight, and endless anecdotes.

On the other hand, we also think of the great effort and endless hours of work that leads to program, lovingly prepared and organized to the last detail our little cosmic dream that was built from scratch 11 years ago. Back in the days, it took a win for people and sponsors to trust and go for it. Today has become a source of inspiration for many other festivals an events.

Despite the good critique, the festival always find great obstacles and roadblocks, seriously discouraging our continuity to this. But facing of adversity and moments of weakness we grow. Especially when in time to give a last goodbye to cosmic, we received a couple of unexpected calls from two premium brands, that gave us back the faith and the desire to return to the fray with more desire and motivation than ever. Brands that love the philosophy of the event and believe they can bring renewed energy and a touch of freshness to it.

Vissla

Our main sponsor is a great brand despite their youth. Vissla is taking the laurels in the industry winning the SIMA AWARDS as best brand of the year in USA. They convey very aligned philosophy with Cosmic Children for two slogans represent perfectly our understanding of the south and the idea of festival:

“Creators & Innovators” representing the creative freedom of custom and innovative shapers.

“Surf ride everything & anything” encouraging surf all types of waves with all kinds of tables.

Mercedes-Benz

Guess we don’t need to present the leader in automotive committed to promote its Class V and Marco Polo Activity in a core event rather than making unrealistic adverts using the image of surfing as a total fake. Mercedes-Benz will be our official vehicle.

We are proud to have these two great brands supporting, and all the rest of sponsors and collaborators.

We would also thank you in advance for coming and join us this year. We hope to keep the stoke and continue to offer a great show. Surfing in its purest form.

Raul, Javi and the rest of the Cosmic Crew!

Soul Surfing, Music, Beach Life

New colors and more passion into the 10th edition

New colors and more passion into the 10th edition

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2015 will be pure passion for the surfing culture

Surfing legends, reknown shapers, surfer families, artists, activists and charismatic persons from the surfing culture will get together in Santander and  Liencres (Spain) to celebrate the first and best summer party you could ever dream of.

Surfers from around the world will come to celebrate the summer solstice to Cantabria (Spain) and join us for the 10th edition of the Zumosol Cosmic Children Festival presented by Billabong. The different events will take place in:

Santander, June 12th, 2015

Liencres Beach, June 13-14th

You can follow our web for new updates or thru our social networks @ Facebook, Twiter, Instagram, Vimeo, Youtube, etc.

Wanna a smartphone or a flashy BabyMiller URO skate?

Wanna a smartphone or a flashy BabyMiller URO skate?

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Photo Contest #CosmicChildren

Were you at the festival of love?

Then just select your favorite pics and share them with your friends in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or SurferGarage, including #CosmicChildren. Don’t forget to tell your friends to like it!!! And you could be the winner of the professional or amateur photo categories.

Both winners will score a brand new smartphone. And the one with more likes will get a BabyMillerURO skateboard that shines on the dark.

Friday 19th of June at midnight will be your last chance to post us some pics or tag them to enter the contes

Good Luck.

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THANK YOU

THANK YOU

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Last weekend we enjoyed a wonderful 9th edition of the CCF. While we get and choose a selection of pictures to share with you, we want to thank all surfers and festival makers for attending and participating. And each and every one of you who have supported us with your effort and work to make the 2014 edition shine in all its glory. The list would very long to mention but we want to give our special gratitude to all members of the staff and organization, including Domoshpere and Crayolaser crew during the assembly and set up, and everyone who taught the different workshops such as painting, yoga, Hawaiian dance, chi kun; and also Olas Sin Barreras and Special Surf School for bringing surfing to those with dissabilities and more difficulties for it.

We want to special thank our main sponsor Billabong for supporting us for 9 consecutive years. All institutions such as Pielagos Council, the Cantabrian Surfing Federation, Liencres village Council, the Government of Cantabria; all different shapers from different board brands comming, such as Styling, GoldBeach, Ahau, Enjoy Your Surroundings and Pukas, D’Blanc, Miller Division, Anloran (for offering this a surfari in Maldives for two persons). Cota Zero Restaurant, Estrella Galicia and Cabreiroá, and Machete Co. We also want to thank Tapptica Mobile Solutions for the new responsive website, and the new marketing and communication campaign.

MUCHAS GRACIAS!