BYB SURF CONTEST
After of week of almost non-existent surf, fate would prevail and allow a small fun swell to arrive the morning ofthe 3rd annual BYB Surf Contest held at Stone Steps. In small 2-3 foot surf local groms got to test their skillsagainst the areas hottest surfers and a few of the top 44 who were on a quick break from the tour. To no one’ssurprise, local pro Rob Machado used his small waves expertise to win every heat on his way to the contest victory.
Continuing a concept he started back in ’91,John Glomb, BYB founder, has been putting on contests with the ideaof giving the local hot surfers a chance to surf against the top surfers in the world. No other surf contest in theworld gives the local ripper this chance. Local hand bills taped up around the town were enough to bring out thelocal crew in force despite two other contests being held that day. Even though it was a contest format, theatmosphere was friendly and laid back. This was clearly evident when BYB team rider Sunny Garcia stepped downfrom his final and allowed Cam Powell to advance to the final in his place.
Special thanks go out to all those people behind the scenes who pitched in to make this happen. Also, thanks toPlanet Earth, Gravity Skateboards, Spy Sunglasses, Surfing magazine, EvoTech, Expedition, High Voltage and EliHoward Surf School for donating prizes.
The final results are as follows:
5. Sunny Garcia
5. Paul Barga
7. Justin Cote
7. Darrel Goodrum
9. Ailbe McGarry
9. Toby Ogden
9. Rat Batisti
BYB is a surfboard manufacturer started in 1998 in the back yard of founder John Glomb. Currently, BYB isdistributed both domestically and internationally. Back Yard Boards is a team of friends exchanging thoughts andideas to create a hard core surfboard company by incorporating the lifestyle of surfing with the imagination ofartistic surfers. For more information visit the BYB website at www.backyardboards.com