Sunrise Surf Shop in Jacksonville Beach, FL, has been family owned and operated by Dan Brooks since 1983. They are known in the area as a core store with a solid surf and skate team. Sunrises’ surf team heads to the National Championships at Playa Colorado in Nicaragua looking to defend their 2013 National Title. The most dominant shop in Surf Shop Challenge history talks about the chemistry throughout the shop and it’s employees that allows them to win. Team members, Dane Jefferys and Ryan Briggs have been the anchors, surfing in the shop challenge since 2006 and recently added the Thompson brothers, Evan and Tristan to their magic formula, replacing Asher Nolan and Garrett Carmichael.

An added storyline to the event surfaced from the two Thompsons, whose older brother Trey was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

"We're rallying to donate money to Trey's cause, and this win will do a lot to generate support," said Tristan Thompson. Other competitors have already pitched in to the cause, and Oakley matched contributions and donated $2,500 toward covering his treatment expenses. It was an emotional announcement, and was perfectly indicative of the family dynamic this OSSC series tries to foster between surf shops, surf brands, and their employees. Click here to learn more about Trey's story and donate.…