Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey greeted us with some non-surfable conditions at sunrise, but it didn't stop all the groms down at the beach from having a good time. As we waited for the tide to drop, the kids competed in paddle board races, slip 'n' slide sliding, wheel barrel racing, dance-offs, corn dog contests and sandcastle building, which all made for some great laughs and good times. Once the tide dropped out and the waves improved all the kids took to the water where even more fun was had, as the 35 competitors gave it a go on the Hurley INT soft tops with the Hurley pros. In the end, it was Kelley Oekers who took home the win (he seems somewhat pleased with his result in the photo above) and a new GoPro Hero 2 HD camera, Phantom Create boardshorts, Spy sunglasses and other goodies from Freestyle, Futures, Stance Socks, Watermans, Mophie and Transworld! Click here for the download link to all of today's photos and click here for the highlight video. Photos: PK.
Head to hurley.com/rmss for the complete schedule of upcoming events and for more info on the Rip My Shred Stick Tour.
A big thanks goes out to the crew at Brave New World for their help in making this such a great 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!