Revolt Summer Surf Series
Presented by Hoven
Revolt Summer Surf Series
Ocean Beach Pier, Ocean Beach San Diego
21 June 2014
Event also launches inaugural Surf Shop Challenge
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 June, 2014 - On June 21, Revolt In Style Magazine kicked off the eighth season of the RSSS under perfect beach weather and 'smaller' waves in Ocean Beach, CA. Turnout was impressive, as expected, with over 100 surfers and thousands of spectators lining the beach, boardwalk wall & OB pier watching Brent Reilly best his competition to take first in Men's Pro Am.
The Revolt Summer Surf Series, presented by HOVEN attracted a record number of surfers from around the globe. Surfers representing Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico and South America - as well as the Hawaiian Islands - made the journey to compete against southern California's elite in the small but challenging surf. Well over 100 surfers made up 10 separate divisions.
The unique one day event saw four teams show up and compete in the inaugural Surf Shop Challenge. The Pro Am, Junior & Grom divisions were all completely full, while the Stand Up Paddle divisions were nearly full - Heats ran continuously from 7am until nearly 6pm that evening, with the best surf conditions showing up late afternoon, just in time for the final rounds.
While the water conditions were a bit lackluster, the level of competition was at an all time high. Brent Reilly captured top spot in the Pro Am (plus $1,000.00 cash) charging hard against Kevin Schultz, JD Lewis & Austin Ware in front of a large crowd of their peers. The high level of surf action taking place on small waves was nothing less than amazing as the fans were well aware.
The Surf Shop Challenge was decided by a narrow margin of points, ultimately finding the Surfride Surf Shop team taking first place. Team members shared $400.00 cash and some good natured ribbing between other shop teams: North Counties' Hansen's, Rusty Board Room La Jolla and Liquid Foundation Surf Shop. The Surf Shop Challenge continues the duration of the series with the Championship Team announced at the Final event in October.
Red Bull, the official energy drink of the RSSS, featured DJ Slip Matt on the turntables all day under the outdoor lounge where fans & athletes relaxed, re-fueled and enjoyed great music.
Visitors had the opportunity to browse on-site displays provided by Hoven, OEX Point Loma, Snow Summit Mountain Bike Park, ZipCar.com and others at the event. Dos Equis kept up with their 'Most Interesting' theme by encouraging visitors to sample exotic Jerkey, made with: Elk, Bison, Alligator, Wild Boar & other interesting ingredients - all sorts of games, giveaways, samples & equipment demos were there to engage the fans.
Later that evening, Wonderland Ocean Pub was the location for the first official after party. Hoven, Red Bull and Dos Equis (among others) hosted the evening of music, fun & libations for the 21 and over crowd. DJ Fresh One of Sleeping Giant Music absolutely killed it - the evening was epic.
The second event of the Revolt Summer Surf Series presented by HOVEN - is scheduled for July 19 at Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. The After Party will be held at Thrusters Lounge on Mission Blvd.later that evening. This event will sell out. Sign Up online ASAP!
For more info, sponsorship opportunities or signups, go to revoltsurfseries.com
2014 Dates & Locations
JUNE 21 - OB Pier, Ocean Beach
JULY 19 - North Side of Crystal Pier, Pacific Beach
AUGUST 23 - OB Pier, Ocean Beach
OCTOBER 4 - THE FINALS | South Side of Crystal Pier, Pacific Beach