It appeared the teams from Catalyst and Jacks Surfboards were threatening to dethrone the defending regional champs but strong performances from key HSS Shop Challenge vets Brett Simpson who whammied an 8. 40 on his second ride (for a total wave score for 16. 80) and Brad Ettinger who locked a 6. 43 as the team’s final surfer proved to be the difference makers.
SURFER Magazine is pleased to announce that 2017 Nationals runner-up, Huntington Surf & Sport will, for the third year in a row, be competing at the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge National Championship event.
The winning team from each of the six regional qualifiers will win an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the National Championship at Playa Colorado in Rivas, Nicaragua for a chance to win a cash prize package and the ultimate title of America’s Most Core Surf Shop.
Competitors at the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge West qualifier were faced with small but highly contestable 2-3ft waves and light winds at 54th Street in Newport Beach, CA for stop four of the national touring series.
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