Carpenteria High Crowned Red Bull Riders Cup Ventura Regional Champs

May 12, 2008: – – Santa Monica – The Red Bull Riders Cup hit Ventura this week as Carpenteria High took the win becoming the Ventura Red Bull Riders Cup regional champions. In the final game Malibu High took the lead, but with forty seconds to go Carpenteria dominated the 2 foot waves, tying the game and bringing it into overtime.

With exceptional surfing from both teams, Carpenteria won in overtime by one point.  Carpenteria High will compete at the Red Bull Riders Cup National Championships June 14 & 15 at San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente.

The third annual Red Bull Riders Cup, formally known as Red Bull High School Cup, will take the games New Jersey from May 13-15.  Invited high schools are Ocean City High, Southern Regional High School, Manasquan High, and Middletown High.

The National Surf League and Red Bull have partnered to help bring the sport of surfing to a new and exciting level. “The NSL and Red Bull are both companies that are passionate about innovation and bringing out the best performance in surfing. I am very excited to see how we will grow and create a more entertaining and easier way to watch the sport,” says NSL founder Brad Gerlach.

To follow Red Bull Riders Cup go to RedBullSurfing/RidersCup.com. The Red Bull Riders Cup, the Premier High School Surfing Tournament, travels back to the east; next stop New Jersey May 13-15

Games Scores:
Ventura Game #1 P1 P2 P3 Final
Ventura High 17 15.5 20.5 53
Malibu High 15 20.5 19.5 55^
Most Valuable Player – Dillon Perillo, Malibu High
Most Radical Maneuver – Dillon Perillo, Malibu High

Ventura Game #2 P1 P2 P3 Final
Carpenteria High 22 23 18 63^
Palisades High 15 17 18.5 50.5
Most Valuable Player – Conner Coffin, Carpenteria High
Most Radical Maneuver – Conner Coffin, Carpenteria High

Ventura Game #3Regional Finals P1 P2 P3 Overtime Final
Carpenteria High 21.5 21 20 22.5 85^
Malibu High 24.5 20.5 17.5 21.5 84
Most Valuable Player – Conner Coffin, Carpenteria High
Most Radical Maneuver – Kokoro Tomatsuri, Carpenteria High

Competition Schedule: (West Coast start time 4:00pm/East Coast start time 3:30pm)
April 7-10  Santa Cruz Regional Champions – Soquel High School
April 15-17  South Florida Regional Champions-Jupiter High School
April 22-24 Central Florida Regional Champions- Satellite High
May 6-8 Ventura Regional Champions- Carpenteria High
May 13-15 New Jersey- Ocean City 3rd Street
May 20-22 California-Orange County & South Bay*- Huntington Beach Pier
May 27-29 California-San Diego-Seaside Reef
June 13-15  California-San Clemente-San Onofre, Trail 6
*South Bay regional games rescheduled, new dates are May 20-22 at Huntington Beach Pier

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