Wednesday, August 16, 2017
On a hot and humid summer day on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, eight surf shop teams converged at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head for the second attempt to run the Mid-Atlantic Oakley Surf Shop Challenge. The Mid-Atlantic event was rescheduled back in April due to lack of swell but a three to four foot fading ESE swell from tropical storm Gert proved to be promising the second time around.
Heat 1 saw Outer Banks local Jesse Hines push Outer Banks Boarding Co into the lead with double whammy 8.6 and 17th Streets Bo Raynor whammy an 8.2. Sweetwater came out swinging in Heat 2, posting a Round One heat high of 31.6
The final consisted of Sweetwater Surf Shop, Outer Banks Boarding CO, 17th Street and Whalebone Surf Shop. 17th Street gave Sweetwater a run for their money posting a 30.14 but in the end Sweetwater put up a 33.77 and won their fourth consecutive Mid-Atlantic title!
“The final was pretty suspenseful because the 17th Street team had really good scores, but luckily Dylan (Kowalski) came through with a sick whammy score!” Said Sweetwater’s Justin Parr “We’re all really excited to go to Nationals!”
Aluminati Skateboards was on-hand to support the event giving custom trophies to the shop winners and stoking out all with hats, stickers and swag. Congratuations to Sweetwater Surf Shop! We can’t wait to see everyone at Nationals!
1st: Sweetwater Surf Shop- 33.77 points
2nd: 17th Street Surf Shop- 30.14
3rd: Outer Banks Boarding Co.- 24.6 points
4th: Whalebone Surf Shop- 20.93 points