Bud Light Lime Surf Series Labor Day Cup
Bud Light Lime Surf Series
The Point, Ventura Californnia
2 - 4 September 2011
Bud Light Lime Surf Series Labor Day Cup enjoys solid waves
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 September, 2011 : - - Despite fog, overcast skies, blustery winds, and water temps in the low 50s, the Bud Light Lime Surf Series (BLLSS), Labor Day Cup in Ventura, CA enjoyed solid waves with surf occasionally offering 10-12 faces. While there were many standout performances, Torrey Meister from the Big Island of Hawaii and Serena Brooke from Coolangatta, Australia took home the titles at the series final event of the year.
Meister posted a 19.02 in the finals with combination of airs and solid turns edging out San Clementes Nate Yeomans, Ventura local Timmy Curran, and fellow Hawaiian Roy Powers in the final. In the womens division, Australian Serena Brooke led throughout the heat despite outstanding surfing from Kyla Langen (Catalina, CA), Jenna Balester (Huntington Beach, CA), and Erica Hosseini (Newport Beach, CA).
Australian Jay Davies and Timmy Curran electrified the crowd with some massive airs in the Expression Session, but it was Timmys younger brother Nathaniel Curran who took home the title after throwing a giant Air Reverse Indie Grab. Nate Yeomans received the Best Mustache award while Joel Centeio and partner Jesse Merle-Jones won the Competitors Corn Hole Tournament.
The event saw a diverse athlete pool that included former World Champion Sunny Garcia, World Tour Surfers Kalani Robb, Kekoa Bacalso, Ben Bourgeois, and Jay Thompson. As well as free surfers Benji Weatherley, Sean Moody, Dion Agius, Jason Rat Boy Collins, Che Stang, and Mike Losness - who won the first BLLSS event in San Clemente earlier this year. Several local area surfers participated in the event including the Curran brothers, Mike and Matt McCabe, Adam Virs, Sean Hayes, Chad Compton, Killian Garland, Jeremy Ryan, and Corry Arrambide who lead the contest after the first two rounds. Video highlights and features from the Labor Day Cup will be posted on Surfline each Thursday beginning September 8th with new episodes each week for 4 weeks.
Owned and produced by IMG, the BLLSS is an ASP Specialty Event and sponsored by Anheuser-Buschs Bud Light Lime brand. Surfline is the Official Forecaster of the series and BLLSS partners include the Mauli Ola Foundation, an organization that assists children with Cystic Fibrosis and other breathing disorders and the San Onofre Foundation whose mission is to provide education, protection, and preservation for the California State Parks at San Onofre and San Clemente State Beaches.
In addition to the Bud Light Lime Surf Series, Anheuser-Buschs involvement in surfing includes the Bud Light Lime Surf Team Fred Patacchia, Jr., Serena Brooke, Sean Moody and Benji Weatherley and annual surf videos, related parties, promotions and activities supporting the team.
About Anheuser-Busch Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 48.4 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews the worlds largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch also owns a 50 percent share in Grupo Modelo, Mexicos leading brewer. Anheuser-Busch is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo.
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