Red Bull Riders Cup Hits Manhattan Beach April 15

Premier High School Surfing Series' Forth Stop will be at El Porto Beach

WHO: The top surfers from South Bay-area high schools, including Mira Costa High School, Redondo Union High School, Palisades Charter High School, and Palos Verdes High School.

Red Bull Riders Cup, the nations' premier high school surfing competition.  Red Bull and the National Surf League partnered to create Red Bull Riders Cup to help bring the sport of surfing to a new and exciting level.  The nationwide event brings together 34 high schools from eight regions to compete in a single elimination "March-Madness" style tournament.

The Series utilizes the National Surf League's "The Game" format, which was modeled after team sports such as basketball, football, and baseball.  The Game format serves to bridge the gap between individual sports like surfing and more fan-friendly team sports.  This revolutionary format includes: two teams competing against each other, only one team in the water at a time, three periods, timeouts, coaches, referees and substitutes

Full Competition Schedule: (West Coast start time: 4:00 p.m.)
Mar 16-19 Santa Cruz Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz – Winner: Aptos High
Mar 24-26 Golden State Seaside Park, Ventura – Winner: Malibu High
Mar 31-Apr 2 Central FL Pelican Beach Park –Winner: Satellite High
Apr 15-16 South Bay El Porto 45th St., Manhattan Beach
Apr 21-23 North FL New Smyrna/Ponce Inlet
May 4-9 New Jersey 3rd-9th street, Ocean City
May 19-21 Orange County Huntington Beach Pier
May 26-28 San Diego Seaside Reef
June 6-7 Championship Upper Trestles

WHERE: El Porto Beach (45thStreet) Manhattan Beach, CA

WHEN: Wed, April 15
Semi # 1 – 6:30am
Mira Costa High vs. Redondo Union High

Semi #2 – 4:00pm
Palisades Charter High vs. Palos Verses High

Thurs, April 16
Final – 4pm (semi #1 winner vs. semi #2 winner)