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!”