Securing the Southeast regional win, Sunrise Surf Shop narrowly escaped the threat of Quiet Flight NSB who needed a 7.94 in the dying minutes of the final to oust the defending champs. Quiet Flight’s Jeremy Johnston scored a 7.5 on his last wave during the highly contested heat, sending Sunrise to the top of the podium for the 10th time in Surf Shop Challenge history.

“In the finals, we were a little nervous honestly and almost second guessed our strategy because the other teams were ripping so hard and the waves were challenging,” says Sunrise’s Cody Thompson. “But we just stuck to our guns, got lucky and pulled it off again. We’re stoked to go to Nicaragua again!”