Industry News 3/14/2013

SURF: Oakley High School Surf Team Challenge Returns for 2013

Oakley High School Surf Team Challenge Returns for 2013
Top High School Teams to Compete in San Diego and Orange Counties for Money, Prizes and Bragging Rights as Part of the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge Series

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., March 12, 2013 – SURFER Magazine announces the return of the Oakley High School Surf Team Challenge in collaboration with the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge. Two stops of the 2013 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge, Southwest and West, will host the Oakley High School Surf Team Challenge for the second year running pitting 10 high school teams against each other for the regional title. Each winning high school team will receive $5,000 ($2,500 for their Athletic Department and $2,500 for their Science Department). A $1,000 Spirit Award, donated to the Associated Student Body fund, is also on the line for the most spirited school in each region.

The high school division, which debuted in 2012, was wildly successful with top high school surf teams from around San Diego and Orange Counties turning up for the chance to compete.

This year, the Southwest regional will take place on April 6th at Seaside Reef in Cardiff, Calif. where 2012 Champions Torrey Pines High School will defend their 2012 title.

The 10 Southwest invited teams include: 1. Carlsbad High School, 2. La Costa Canyon High School, 3. Granite Hills High School, 4. Point Loma High School, 5. Torrey Pines High School, 6. San Dieguito Academy, 7. Canyon Crest High School, 8. Mar Vista High School, 9. Santa Fe Christian High School, and 10. La Jolla High School.

The West regional will take place June 1 at 54th/56th Street in Newport Beach, Calif. where Newport’s Harbor High took the win in 2012. No doubt they’ll be back to defend their crown this summer.

The complete list of West invited teams includes: 1. Newport Harbor High School, 2. Corona Del Mar High School, 3. Edison High School, 4. San Clemente High School, 5. Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, 6. Huntington Beach High School, 7. Aliso Niguel High School, 8. Dana Hills High School, 9. Tesoro High School, and 10. Santa Margarita Catholic High School.

For more information, results and photos go to surfteamchallenge.com.

Special thanks to Oakley, SURFER Magazine and other event partners, Bubble Gum Surf Wax, Futures Fins, Muscle Milk, New Era, Sol Republic, and Waterman’s Applied Science for their support, without which the High School Surf Team Challenge series would not be possible.

About Oakley, Inc.
The global leader in performance sunglasses, goggles and prescription eyewear, Oakley also offers technical and lifestyle apparel, footwear, watches and accessories. The company was created for athletes who see impossibility as just another challenge, and their dedication inspires Oakley to seek out problems, solve with innovation and wrap invention in art. Exceeding the limits of possibility for more than thirty years, Oakley serves the demands of world-class athletes with unbeatable technologies including High Definition Optics® (HDO®). Additional information is available at oakley.com

About SURFER
In 1960, SURFER Magazine began as the original. After a long history of delivering provocative and insightful editorial features, revealing interviews and award winning state-of-the-art photography, SURFER remains the authoritative voice of the surfing world and thus earned the moniker "the bible of the sport." The SURFER brand has also grown to include Surfermag.com, Fantasy Surfer, and the SURFER message boards. All of these assets combine to make the SURFER network the most current and reliable channel of information to the surf community. The magazine is published by Source Interlink's GrindMedia, which reaches more than 22-million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. To learn more, visit surfermag.com

About GrindMedia
Source Interlink Media’s GrindMedia is home to renowned action and adventure sports magazine brands Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder, Bike, Canoe & Kayak, SUP-Standup Paddler, Dirt Rider, ATV Rider, and Paved. Along with our standalone websites, including GrindTV.com, Newschoolers.com and Motocross.com, GrindMedia is the leading provider of print and online action sports and entertainment content in the United States. Delivering significant reach across both action sports enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, GrindMedia produces more than 20 leading events and webcasts such as Surfer Poll, Powder Awards, Lowers Pro, EnduroCross and International Surfing Day. GrindMedia is also the exclusive action and adventure sports content provider for Yahoo! Sports. To learn more, visit grindmedia.com

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