Statewide Campaign. East Coast Pro-Am Surfing Competition. July 16-18, surfers will compete for a $20,000 purse at the 6th Annual East Coast REEF/SWEETWATER Pro-Am at Wrightsville Beach. This three-day dip is one of the smoothest events on the entire East Coast attracting national champions to North Carolina’s clean beaches.
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July 7, 2010
East Coast Pro-Am Surfing Competition at Wrightsville
July 16-18, surfers will compete for a $20,000 purse at the 6th Annual East Coast REEF/SWEETWATER Pro-Am at Wrightsville Beach. This three-day dip is one of the smoothest events on the entire East Coast attracting national champions to North Carolina’s clean beaches.
Surfing at Wrightsville Beach is documented as early as 1906 (104 years ago) on a postcard photo showing a sole surfer on a Hawaiian-style surfboard among a sea of ocean bathers.
The Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am is awesome, wholesome family fun, staged on the beach in the heart of Wrightsville’s downtown district.
Other events on the beach and sponsor giveaways keep the family busy between surfing sets.
Former event champions will include pro surfers Rob Machado, Aaron Cormican, Asher Nolan, and Jeremy Johnston. Returning to this year’s event lineup is former ASP World Championship tour standout and Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Ben Bourgeois. Other pros competing in this year’s event include Mike Losness, Paul Fisher, Jay Thompson, Nick Rozsa, Dylan Goodale, Heath “Nutty” Walker and Tonino Benson. In all, 96 professional surfers from around the world will descend on Wrightsville Beach to surf in the 3-day event.
Amateur divisions include Guys 15 & Up, Guys 14 & Under, Guys Open Longboard, Girls Open, Girls Open Longboard, and crowd favorites – the Guppy division featuring young, beginning surfers and the Tow-At Expression Session.
Contact: Tony Butler, contest organizer, (910) 256-3821
Or: Brad Beach, contest organizer, (757) 437-4321
For streaming surf video, visit www.wblivesurf.com