Poorboy USA, held their inaugural SurfShop Showdown May 21, 2005 at Morro Rock

San Luis Obispo surf-product manufacturer, Poorboy USA, held their inaugural SurfShop Showdown May 21, 2005 at Morro Rock. Local shop teams, consisting of 3employees, battled it out in The Rock’s 4-6 ft. windy conditions for the braggingrights of the Central Coast’s best surfing staff. Other Central Coastmanufacturers – Azhiaziam Clothing, Video Action Sports, and Guayaki Yerba Mate -supported the event, which raised scholarship money for Morro Bay Rec Dept’ssummer surf school.

Local knowledge paid off as Morro Bay Surf Company dueled Wavelengths Surf Shop, also of Morro Bay, in the final. When the scores were totaled, it was MBSC justgrazing the Wavelengths posse thanks to their impressive double-whammy waveclaimed by shop owner Anthony Randazzo. The perpetual Poorboy Horse’s Skulltrophy will hang at Morro Bay Surf Company until it ‘ s up for grabs again nextyear.

In the Open division, Dustin Ray shot down more than 20 other hungry competitorsand took home $150 loot for his efforts. All finalists received prize bags fullof Poorboy traction, leashes, wax and apparel, Azhiaziam threads, V.A.S. Surf DVDsand more. Competitors and spectators all got a chance to spin the Poorboy “Wing P ” Wheel of Luck providing fun prizes and a casual atmosphere throughoutthe event.

Shop Showdown Results:
1. Morro Bay Surf Company
2. Wavelengths Surf Shop #2
3. One Way Boardshop
4. Wavelengths Surf Shop #1
5. Central Coast Surfboards #2
6. Central Coast Surfboards #1

Open Results:
1. Dustin Ray
2. Dan Hoover
3. Mike Cianciulli
4. Michael Harris
5. Matt Gentilucci
6. Stephen Kerster

Event photos are available for viewing at the links below:
web quality slideshow: (low resolution for websites and easy viewing) www.poorboyusa.com/site/contest/sssd_05/
print quality: (high resolution for magazines)www.snaphookmusic.com/contest.zip

Kevin Campion
Poorboy USAwww.poorboyusa.com
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1 805 550 5562 cell