Caleb Johnston Takes First In The New Smyrna Billabong Surf Rat Challenge

Billabong team rider Caleb Johnston tookhome first place at the Billabong Surf Rat Challenge in the sixteen and under division takingout hometown rival Eric Gieselman in a close competition. The determined fifteen year-old goofy-footer overcame Eric in the final heat. Jesse Dyer took third and DominicKeenan finished fourth.

In the 13 and under division Evan Gieselman and Liam Michelbrink also took the contest to a final showdown with Evan taking the close win over Liam. Eric Templeton and Zack Rado finished third and fourth.

With their respective wins Caleb and Evan are now entered into the Surf Rat Superfinal Showdown where they will meet the winners of both divisions from each region of theSurfrat Challenges.