The third annual Red Bull Riders Cup, formally known as Red Bull High School Cup, traveled around the country in search for the best high school surfing team. The eight regional finalists will travel to the national championships from June 14-15 at San Onofre, Church’s in California for the chance to become the best high school surf team in the country.
The National Surf League presents the Red Bull Riders Cup as the premiere high school surfing tournament, bringing together the best young surfers in each region. Thirty two schools from eight regions battled in games sanctioned by the National Surf League. The Red Bull Riders Cup uses “The Game” format for its tournament. The format is modeled after traditional team sports like basketball and football.
The Red Bull Riders Cup is the first step to bringing a new outlook to the sport of surfing to the community through a familiar competitive format. NSL founder Brad Gerlach says, “The Game creates an easier understanding of surfing as a sport. The entire game spans less than two hours, with three periods, coaches and time outs.”
The NSL is a revolutionary competitive surfing organization established in 2001 by legendary pro surfer, Brad Gerlach. The NSL is dedicated to the pursuit of surfing excellence, building awareness for the sport of surfing while creating a fun competitive landscape for all types of surfers.
Santa Cruz: Soquel High
South Florida: Jupiter High
Central Florida: Satellite High
Ventura: Carpinteria High
New Jersey: Ocean City High
South Bay: Mira Costa High
Orange County: San Clemente High
San Diego: Carlsbad High
National Championship Game Schedule:
*Surf break has changed to Church’s Beach at San Onofre State Beach.
Saturday June 14, 2008:
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Qtr-Finals) San Clemente High vs. Mira Costa High
10:30 a.m. – 12:30pm (Qtr-Finals) Ocean City High vs. Jupiter High
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Qtr-Finals) Carpinteria High vs. Satellite High
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Qtr-Finals) Soquel High vs. Carlsbad High
Sunday June 15, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Round 2 (Semi-Finals) Game 1
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Round 2 (Semi-Finals) Game 1
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. FINAL
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. AWARDS
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