Sweetwater Surf Shop has been family owned and operated by the Bourgeois family since 1995. Located in Wrightsville Beach, NC, the shop is run by professional surfer Ben Bourgeois’ Dad and sister, while he’s on the road spreading the good word. The Oakley Surf Shop Challenge added a Mid-Atlantic regional event in 2010, expanding from five to seven shops, and saw Sweetwater rise to the top. The team came out swinging and won the regionals and National Championships in 2010 and 2011, where no team had ever won back-to-back titles. The current team, comprised Ben Bourgeois, Dylan Kowalski, Spencer Lem and Michael Casper hope to add a third notch in their belt at the 2014 National Championships at Mark and Dave’s in Nicaragua in October.

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