Industry News 5/20/2010

EVENT:San Diego's North and South County Surf Rivalry Comes to a Head at "Red Bull Rivals"

San Diego's North and South County Surf Rivalry Comes to a Head at "Red Bull Rivals"
Top Local Surfers to Compete at Ocean Beach, Professional Surfer Jamie Sterling to Judge

WHAT:Red Bull Rivals is a one day surf event pitting San Diego’s North and South County locals against each other.  Tapping into an area that consistently churns out heavy-hitters in the surf world, the contest will showcase some of the most talented local up-and-comers.  Surfers from each county will be invited to battle it out in a head-to-head competition at Ocean Beach for ultimate bragging rights. 

Two teams of 10 will be chosen by Ocean Beach Surf and Skate in the South and Quiver Boardworks and Cole Surfboards in the North. Unique to this contest, the surfers will compete in a tag team format, where one surfer from North County and one from South County will enter the water together and surf their best three waves.  They will then run to shore and tag a teammate to go out and do the same; judges will score the best two waves of the three for each surfer and at the end of the day the team with the most points wins.  The losing team must give up their surfboards to the winning team, and the winning team will then donate the boards to the Surfrider Foundation.

WHO: Twenty of San Diego’s best local surfers, trying to win bragging rights for themselves and their county (exact names of surfers TBA). Judges will include: Pro surfer Jamie Sterling and ASP qualified (judging) professionals.

WHERE: Ocean Beach Pier (at the end of Newport Ave.), San Diego, CA

WHEN: Saturday, June 5th
8:30am-9:30am: Athlete Registration
9:30am-10:15am: Practice/Warm-Up
10:30am: First Match-Up
3:30pm: Last Match-Up
4:15pm-4:30pm: Winner Announced & Awards Ceremony

The event will provide attending press with the following opportunities:
·Interviews with pro surfer Jamie Sterling, and local San Diego surfers
·Interviews with additional judges
·Ability to capture footage of the best surfers in San Diego