The Huntington Beach Pro/Am Surf Series, sponsored by Hurley International, Ron Jon Surf Shop and XS City, held the 2nd of eight events on April 21st and 22nd @ G.W. St. in Huntington Beach, Calif.
On Saturday the waves were 2-4ft and the weather was extremely cold, windy and stormy. Temperatures were down to 30 degrees on the sand. Sunday, on the other hand, turned out to be a beautiful day with 3-6ft. waves and hot, sunny conditions.
21 year old Bron Huesenstamm of Laguna Beach took 1st place in the Pro/Am division, winning himself a check for $1,000. Bron scored an 8.0 (the highest of the final) to just barely edge out 2 time HB Pro/Am Champ, Jeff Deffenbaugh. When asked what he would do with the $1,000, Huesenstamm said ” Pay some bills! I’m stoked I won! We had good competition and some decent waves. Beating Deffenbaugh in his home town in the final is not aneasy thing to do. I am really pleased with the outcome.”
Randy “GOOSE” Welch came out from Maui to win the XS City Airshow’s $500 prize! Randy also scored and 8.0 in the final. Excited cheers from the cliff erupted when he busted a huge frontside air.
Other 1st place winners in last weekends event were: Super Grom – Tommy Hennekan, Boys – Chad Compton(scoring a perfect10 in the final), Juniors – Dave Pena, Mens – Jonathon Atchley, Masters – Mark Austin, Womens – Liz Kampen, Longboard – Joey Hawkins and the new XS City Airshow division winner – Randy Welch. Check www.hbsurfseries.com for a complete list of winners….
The award ceremonies were a held at the Aloha Grill Sunday night after the event. Matt Mcdonell won the custom ELETIC Surfboard, Tom Miller won a brand new Hurley Full Suit and a lucky restaurant eater won a brand new Sector 9 skateboard! A portion of the raffle $ went to the Surfrider Foundation…
Other Sponsors we love included: Dukes, HB Beer Co., Aloha Grill, Swell.com, Chimayo’s at the Beach, Freestyle, MyOc.com, ELETIC Surfboards, Surfer Magazine, Miken Clothing, Golds Gym,Wahoo’s fish taco, Taco Bell, Surfrider Foundation, Pacifico, Sector 9, Kroq, Interscope, Chipotle, Mountain High, Optic Nerve and the good old Sugar Shack. To find out more about these sponsors check out the sponsor page click here or call (714) 596-5019.
The next event will be held on May 26th & 27th at 9th st. in Huntington Beach. This event is a Single Rated event, featuring a $1,000.00 1st place prize for just under 2 hours surfing time!!! Competitors are encouraged to sign up ahead of time to guarantee a spot.
Complete info on the HB Pro/Am Surf Series 2001, including slide show, ratings, results, live cams and more is available on our gag me with a spoon website www.hbsurfseries.com