North Shore, Oahu, HAWAII (Jan. 16, 2013) — The 2nd Annual North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior, presented by Rusty and Da Hui, will get underway on Oahu’s North Shore tomorrow and has a solid week of big waves on tap. The largest pro junior surfing competition in Hawaii’s history will run its first rounds of competition tomorrow, January 17, at Turtle Bay Resort. From January 18-26, the event will run at Sunset Beach. It will feature more than 100 of the top Under 21 surfers in the nation – male and female – as well as juniors from Europe, Japan and South America. Carrying a 3-Star Mens rating and a 2-Star Womens rating, the event will offer $18,000 in prize money.
Male competitors include defending champ Ezekiel Lau (Oahu), Oahu’s Eala Stewart, Kauai’s Kaimana Jaquias, California’s Coffin brothers, Costa Rica’s Carlos Muñoz, Peru’s Cristobal de Col, Italy’s Leonardo Fioravanti, Japan’s Takumi Yasui, and second generation names like Curren, Beschen, Moniz, McNamara, Sarlo, Aikau and Rothman.
Longtime North Shore pro surfer Liam McNamara is the event organizer and founder, and former ASP world #2 ranked Shane Beschen is the contest director. “It’s awesome to see the progress and it’s a great feeling to give back to the sport that gave me so much,” says McNamara.
“I’m joined by an amazing team of people who have made this possible: ASP Hawaii administrator and backbone Faith Wenzl, who shares the same vision and makes all of this happen; HSA’s Wendell Aoki for event setup; the water patrol team led by Terry Ahue; and head judge Jerry Coffman and his team.
“As they say, it takes a village,” said McNamara. “My hope is that in the future more surfers will get behind the Junior program, give back and get involved. We definitely need to stage more of these events statewide if we are going to keep pace with the development of future surfing champions in other regions.”
With solid surf on tap, Hawaii’s fleet of junior surfers are ready to take on the sport’s ultimate proving ground: Oahu’s North Shore.
For more information, contact:
Liam McNamara email@example.com
Cell: (808) 371-6734
About North Shore Surf Shop
Onwed by Liam and Brandee McNamara for more than 10 years, North Shore Surf Shop is regarded world wide as the shop to get the best board for your Hawaii surf trip. More pro surfer’s boards have been sold through North Shore Surf Shop than any shop on the globe. NSSS supports numerous riders on the North Shore including Barron Mamiya, Honolua Bloomfield, Luke Shepardson, Eala Stewart, Makai and Landon McNamara, Makana Pang, Noah Beschen, & Kaiser Auberlen.
Rusty is a brand with its roots firmly planted in the pursuit of the surfing lifestyle. By 1984, Rusty Preisendorfer had already established himself as a young legend in the surfboard shaping world. When the Rusty brand officially launched in 1985, there were few people who didn’t recognize the R-dot logo on surfboards across the globe. With the initial goal of making the best surfboards on the planet, it soon became clear that the tremendous demand for Rusty boards and recognition of the name would easily translate to apparel. What began with t-shirts quickly grew into a comprehensive collection driven by authentic surf roots, progressive product, edgy style, and the signature R-dot.
Decades later, Rusty continues to be an iconic brand in surf culture, featuring a product mix for guys and girls that includes boardshorts, hoodies, tees, knits, dresses and accessories; all available at leading surf shops worldwide. Inspired by art, fashion, music and design, Rusty delivers surf products that represent the classic, casual beach lifestyle defined by the risk-taking spirit and irreverence of today’s youth.
Watch the live webcast here: http://www.asphawaii.org/live/live-webcast-north-shore-surf-shop-junior-pro/