2000 Huntington Beach Pro/Am Surf Series

Drummy wins and Deffenbaugh takes the overall title.

Huntington Beach, Calif. — The championship event of the 2000 Huntington Beach Pro/Am Surf Series –sponsored by Miller Genuine Draft, Hurley International, and Ron Jon Surf Shop — took place October 14-15 atthe Southside of the pier in Surf City U.S.A.

“The surfing in the Pro/Am final was so great, I thought it was going to be a four way tie for first place”said Event Director Seth Matson.” Chris Drummy caught the best four waves in the 30-minute final to win$3,000, followed by second place winner Jeff Deffenbaugh ($675, third place winner Asher Nolan ($525), and CTTaylor in fourth place ($375). All for just one day’s surfing.

Though Drummy took first place in the final event, Deffenbaugh held on to first place in the overall Pro/Ampoints standings, winning a round trip ticket to Indonesia sponsored by Hurley International. He also won$1,000 from Miller Genuine Draft, and a $500 gift certificate from Ron Jon Surf Shop. Deffenbaugh won thePro/Am title for the second year in a row.

When asked what he will do with this year’s winnings, Jeff said: “I’ll be heading down to Indonesia in Aprilor May with Chris Drummy and some close friends. I’m in need to get some heavy barrels! Besides that I’msaving up for Christmas presents for my two kids Justin and Madison.”

First place winners in the final event included:

Groms- Bryce Dehaan
Boy’s- Chase Newsom
Juniors- Jon Gorak
Men’s- Jon Wildfong
Master’s- Jason Haughey
Women- Liz Kampen
Longboarding- Mike Gillard

First place overall points winners included:

Pro/Am- Jeff Deffenbaugh $1,000.00, Indonesia ticket, $500 certificate
Super Grom- Colin Schildauer , Cabo San Lucas Ticket
Boy’s- Brett Simpson , Cabo San Lucas Ticket
Juniors- Justin Bresciia , Cabo San Lucas Ticket
Men’s- Greg Eisele , Cabo San Lucas Ticket
Master’s- Jason Haughey , Cabo San Lucas Ticket
Women- Liz Kampen , Cabo San Lucas Ticket
Longboarding- Mike Gillard , Cabo San Lucas Ticket
For complete ratings and results go to www.hbsurfseries.com

The Huntington Beach Pro/Am Surf Series would like to thank all the sponsors, competitors, families andfriends for all your wonderful support this year. And we encourage your comments and suggestions for the 2001season. After all, this entire event is for you!

The Huntington Beach Pro/Am Surf Series will be back for our seventh season in March of 2001. We are planningsome great things for surfing next year, including a one-year sponsorship deal for the overall winners and thenormal round trip tickets to Indonesia and Cabo San Lucas. For sponsorship info for the 2001 season contactSeth Matson.

Other supporting sponsors in the 2000 season included: Freestyle timing, Hansens energy, DSO eyewear, EspritBeach, Sector 9 skateboards, Wahoo’s fish tacos, Dukes HB, Chimayo at the Beach, HB Beer Co., D-baughSurfboards, Interscope Records, Aloha Grill, The Longboard, Jamba Juice, Baskin Robbins, Coast Therepy, ClifBar, The Sugar Shack, Bull Frog, Surfline, Swell.com, OC Now.com, Sticky Bumps, and Ruby’s Diner.

Complete info about the HB Pro/Am Surf Series — including photos, ratings, results, a live beach cam and more– is available on our “big pimpen” web site at www.hbsurfseries.com.