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Grudge match format flares at Revolt series

Ocean Beach Pier © Aaron Goulding

Revolt Summer Surf Series

Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego, Calif.
20 July, 2013

Nathan Carvalho claims the Grudge Match Pro/Am final

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 July, 2013 : - - San Diego - While hundreds of thousands of self proclaimed Geeks & Freaks flocked to Comic Con in downtown San Diego for a chance glimpse of some make-believe super heroes.... some actual real-life super heroes were competing in Ocean Beach, at the second stop of the Revolt Summer Surf Series presented by Revolt In Style Magazine.

Nearly 100 elite surfers from around the globe, gathered on the north side of the OB Pier and braved 61 degree water and partly cloudy skies Saturday, to compete in this unique event. The 2013 RSSS includes the Smith Optics Grudge Match Pro Am, Women's, Juniors & Grom's divisions - Men's, Women's & Junior's Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Surf divisions.

The Grudge Match format used with this year's Pro Am, actually allows the athletes to call out their opponents and surf against them thru out the day. Surfing against your best friend or arch rival makes for exciting competition and interesting strategy.

Ocean Beach historically presents the athletes with a fun wave and a large crowd of spectators in the summer...  this event was no exception. Waves were consistently breaking 3-5 foot all day. The eclectic Ocean Beach crowd was sizable and lined the boardwalk wall, the beach surrounding the event and the railings of the OB Pier. The boisterous crowd was on their feet and cheering for the riders throughout the entire competition.

The competition ran from 8am till 6pm with outstanding performances in all divisions. Nathan Carvalho walked away with the Grudge Match win and a giant check for 1000.00 dollars. Daniel Hughes took first place in Men's SUP Surf and scored some traveling money as well. Standout performances by Jonn Noris, Joe Diamond, Jay Christensen, Tanner Ford and Chuck Glen, to name just a few. A total of $2500.00 was awarded Saturday in the Pro Am and SUP Surf Divisions!

Top riders from all divisions received epic, hand carved trophies by STRGHT Skateboards as well as the legendary RSSS 'swag bags' overflowing with awesome gear from all our great sponsors.

Grudge Match Pro/Am
1st - Nathan Carvalho - $1000
2nd - Austin Ware - $500
3rd - Jonn Noris - $300
4th - Joe Diamond - $200

Jr Men's
1st - Gabriel Andre
2nd - Jay Christensen
3rd - Remi Juboori
4th - Kyle Crompton

1st - Luca Aza
2nd - Tanner Ford
3rd - Burkley Eggers
4th - Braeden Steele

Women Pro/Am
1st - Tiare Thompson
2nd - Heather Jordan
3rd - Avelon Johnson
4th - Maya Saulino

Jr Women's
Tiare Thompson
Sidney Johnson
Maya Saulino
Emma Nooran

Men's SUP Surf
1st - Daniel Hughes - $250
2nd - Chuck Glynn - $150
3rd - Geovani Perez - $100
4th - Griffin Ross

Jr Men's SUP Surf
1st - Noa Hopper'
2nd - Peter Shoemaker
3rd - Graydon Church

Special thanks to our amazing sponsors this season: Revolt In Style Magazine, Red Bull, Smith Optics, Alpinestars, Split USA, Dedicated Ride Co. Mission Surf, South Coast Surf Shops, Sun Diego Boardshops, Victory Kore Dry, STRGHT Skateboards, Sector 9 Skateboards, Gravity Skateboards, Riviera SUP, Kings SUP, Art In Surf SUP, OEX Point Loma, ECO X Gear, Kicker Audio, Wonderland Ocean Pub, The Wavehouse, The Duck  Dive, The Progress Project, ECO Water, Surfrider Foundation, SD Coastkeepers, Wildcoast, Jag Media Productions, Aladdin Surf Mag

South Coast Surf Shops hosted this stop of the RSSS and the Official RSSS After Party at the brand new Wonderland Ocean Pub. The third event of the series is hosted by Sun Diego Boardshops, and will be held at San Fernando Ct in Mission Beach on August 17. The official after party will be held that evening at The Wavehouse at Belmont Park.

The Final RSSS event will run alongside the PB BeachFest on October 5. An estimated 75,000 people attended the event last year and even more are predicted for this year. The Official After Party will be held that evening at the Duck Dive in Pacific Beach. For more info or sponsorship inquiries please call 858.488.8730

Source: Revolt Summer Surf Series

Author: Brian Terhorst

Tags: Revolt Summer Surf Series, Ocean Beach, Revolt in Style Magazine

Contest: Surfersvillage


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