Competition between Oahu’s North Shore and South Shore to take place on Sandy Beach
WHAT: Red Bull Rivals is a one day surf event pitting Oahu’s legendary shores, North Shore and South Shore, against each other. Top surfers from each shore will battle it out in a head-to-head surf competition for ultimate island bragging rights. To keep things fair, the event will again be held on the Eastside of Oahu at Sandy Beach, which is neutral territory. Before the Red Bull Rivals 2009 competition, no surf event had been held at this popular surf location since the Gotcha Pro back in the early ’80s. Instead of a traditional purse prize, the teams will compete for each others’ surfboards used in the competition (similar to racing for pink slips) and, of course, the winning team will earn the ultimate surfing bragging rights.
Ten surfers for each team will be chosen by online voting (open now through August 24) found on the Facebook page; each team must have at least one girl and two groms (17 or under), the teams will then vote for the person they want as their team captain. A “ringer” will be allowed to be a part of each team and does not have to be disclosed until day of competition; the “ringer” can be any surfer from anywhere in the world.
To cast your vote for the ringer, text “rbrivals” to 72855. Find us on Twitter #rbrivals
WHO: Twenty of Oahu’s top surfers, trying to win the ultimate bragging rights, plus each teams’ “ringer”. Judging will be spearheaded by Kai “Borg” Garcia and his panel.
WHERE: Sandy Beach
11235 Kamehameha V Hwy
Kaunakakai, Oahu, HI 96748
WHEN: Saturday, September 4
Start time: 10:30am HST
End time: 4:30pm HST