"This is the best Myrtle Beach I have ever seen" was what we we were told by the first few groups of groms and families that showed up to the beach today, just north of the Springmaid Beach Pier. So with the "best ever" claim already on our side, things got even better for this South Carolina RMSS stop as everyone went nuts in the two rounds of competition. With everything from cutbacks, carves and off-the-lips to fins-first takeoffs, head dips and dance moves, the judges had their work cut out for them. But after sifting through all the ripping and goofiness in the water, birthday boy, Dougie Wendel, was named the 2012 champ of Myrtle Beach. Thanks to everyone for coming out and for keeping us entertained with the great surfing. Read on for results, click here for the highlight video and click here for the download link to all of today's photos. Photos and video: PK.
1. Douglas Wendel
2. Elaina Ponder
3. Tyson Poysthon
4. Reid Largin
5. Tanner Diamond
6. Hunter Graham
Head to hurley.com/rmss for the complete schedule of upcoming events and for more info on the Rip My Shred Stick Tour.
Thanks to Tsunami for helping out with today's event! And thanks to our sponsors, Spy Optics, Stance Socks, Futures Fins, GoPro, Mophie, Freestyle Watches, INT Surfboards, Watermans Applied Science and Transworld Surf for their help in making this happen!