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Pat Schmidt wins East Coast Quik "King of the Groms"

Updated: June 29, 2010, 11:56 AM ET
By Jon Coen

Florida is known in the surfing world for two things -- fierce competitive surfers and small surf. The two aspects run oddly counter to each other, but both played a role in Quiksilver moving its East Coast King of the Groms contest to Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World in 2009.

As Quik's local event organizer, Matt Kechele puts it, "It can be really difficult to get good waves this time of year."

Yeah, summer in Central Florida before the spinners have started ...

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