Town & Country Surf Factory secured the win at the seventh and final leg of the 2016 Oakley Surf Shop challenge at Ala Moana Bowls in Honolulu. The single-day event matched up Hawaii's favorite wave-sliding retailers in four-man teams to battle for a golden ticket to the national championship at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California, October 6-7.
With building swell looking promising for the contest and the teams excited to represent their respective shops, the event kicked off with lots of energy. Round 1 was full of paddle races to the channel marker and making sure team members claimed their best waves to get a chance to double (aka whammy) their score.
In the end, HIC Ala Moana, T&C Surf Factory, Town & Country, and Hi-Tech secured their spots into the Final. The Final was a close race for the last few waves of the heat to determine the winner, but T&C Surf Factory had a clutch couple waves in the last set to put them on top of the leader board and that's where they stayed.
Ironically, T&C was the only team that did not have a professional surfer in their mix and still took the win. They will join the other finalists from six other regions on Oct. 6-7 at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California.
Hawaii Final Results:
1 – T & C Surf Factory (32.42 pts)
2 – HIC Ala Moana (30.02 pts)
3 – Town & Country (29.55 pts)
4 – Hi-Tech (23.33 pts)