This past weekend Red Bull came to town and ran a unique formatted surf contest dubbed, “Call em out.” 16 Surfers battled head to head in a double elimination surf contest. The event allows surfers to call each other out and pick who they wanted to surf against.
Sunrise had a great showing with all of our team riders finishing in the top 10. Some highlights from the day were Tristan Thompson and Ryan Briggs throwing out some insane upside down air reverses which scored above the 9-point range. White sunglasses aka Cody Thompson snagged the highest score of the day a 9.8 with an assortment of moves that left his opponent in “combo land.” The double elimination format aloud everyone to get a fair chance at brining home the $1,200 first place prize. In the quarterfinals Evan Thompson had a choice to choose between younger brother Tristan and older brother Cody. Without hesitation Evan chose Tristan and handed little brother his second loss of the day putting him out of the contest. After that heat you could really tell that Evan was starting to get into a rhythm. He plowed through another heat and placed himself in a heat with Gabe Kling who also had zero loses. Evan was narrowly beaten by Gabe and ended up in a drama filled heat versus older brother Cody. The heat started out very slow with both competitors struggling to pull in a score over a 4. It started to heat up when Cody ripped the bag out of a chest high right runner. When Cody got to the inside something was wrong. He took his leash off and grabbed his right leg in pain. It turns out Cody had a cramp in the top of his quad and couldn’t get rid of it. This left the whole line up to kid brother Evan who executed two scoring waves and put older brother out. After this heat Evan put himself in the final with Gabe Kling. Both surfers battled back and forth over the 20 minute final and gave the crowd something to watch and cheer for. In the end Gabe edged out Evan and won this years Red Bull “Call em out”. Good job and congratulations to our whole team who represented all day. Results are below. Till next year, we outch here. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS
1st Gabe Kling – $1,200
2nd Evan Thompson- $700
3rd Cody Thompson- $300
=4th Asher Nolan
= 5th Wayne Satterwhite
= 5th Brady McKenzie
=7th Justin Quintal
=7th Chris Ropero
check out the link below to see Sunrise Team riders in action at the Florida Bowl Riders 2013.
Sunrise Surf Shop has teamed up with Volcom and the City of Jacksonville Beach to bring the areas best and longest running surf camp to the local area. Registration for the camp is now open and can be turned in at our shop between the hours of 9am- 7pm. A link to the registration form is below. Simply click the “surfcamp2012″ icon below to download form.
Come see the premier of “Get in the Van” produced by Sunrise Surf Shop
and Autoline at the Atlantic Beach Skate Park on April 5th at 8pm. The
movie which features the areas best skaters will be projected inside
the park on the deep end wall. This is an event you don’t want to
Check out the link to the blog from the trip below:
This years Matt Rasta Gray memorial marks the 6th anniversity of this uniqe and wonderful event. The dates for this years event will be the weekend of April 12th-13th. The contest this year is a uniqe format which encompsses skating at the local skatepark and surfing. Scores from both skating and surfing combine to produce a champion. All proceeds go towards next years contest along with a scholarship in Matts honor at Fletcher High School. You can sign up and receive more information for the event at www.floridasurfing.org
5th Annual Video:
4th Annual Video: