The team out Jacksonville repeats as the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge National Champions
Series to culminate at Playa Colorado
Five teams were greeted by an oily ocean with consistent and rippable, shoulder-to-head-high South Swell pouring in like clockwork all day.
Channel Islands Surf Shop looks to repeat in the Northwest with a swell on the way.
By: Patrick Ruddy Monday, August 11, Oakley hosted the annual one-day Surf Shop Challenge at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, which I had the opportunity to shoot. This year, there were a few changes to the format which made for an exciting challenge: only 150 waves could be ridden; each team would be split into two heats
SURFER Magazine’s 2014 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge hits the wave pool at Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando, Fla. August 11 for the Southeast Regional qualifier. Originally scheduled to run in April at Ponce Inlet, the event was postponed due to extreme weather conditions and lack of swell. The 2014 series is nearly complete with only two events
SURFER Magazine’s 2014 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz previously scheduled for this week, has been postponed due to the prediction of uncontestable conditions. The contest, which will be the sixth of seven in the series, will instead run either Aug. 27th or Aug. 28th depending on the forecast that week.
Upsetting defending champions HIC in 4-5 ft Ala Moana Bowls
The regional qualifying series has nearly completed its 2014 mission with four events complete and only three to go before the seven regional champs take off on an all-expense paid adventure to Central America.
HOW THE WEST WAS WON: VAL SURF STAKES CLAIM TO THE WEST REGIONAL CROWN IN THE OAKLEY SURF SHOP CHALLENGE
Like moths to a flame, the offer of empty lineups at Lowers attracts a swarm of talent, with pros like Chris Ward, Mason Ho, Nate Yeomans, Griffin Colapinto, Dane Zaun, and more in attendance.