Eddie Guilbeau took this year’s King of the Peak at Sebastian Inlet, which was held over the weekend. His name is now added to the long list of past rulers. Conditions were challenging, with 30mph winds ripping through the peak which was dropping fast on a fading swell. As a result, it was the typical fight for one good wave.
The King of the Peak contest runs using a skins format, comprised of 4 surfers + 1 previous skin winner. Each heat the winner moves on and can continue to move on through out the day as long as he wins the current heat. The surfer with the most skins at the end of the day is deemed the King. Kyle Garson had no problem winning his first heat of the day but then wasn’t too lucky in the next. Asher Nolan was also present but just couldn’t get a solid wave to get through his first heat. Surfers were stuck fighting for whatever would push them.
There was a huge turn out with some of the best talent on the East Coast in attendance. These guys are used to these conditions and had no problem going huge.