Red Bull Rivals Town Vs. Country Teams Announced

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Carissa Moore. Photo: English

Red Bull Rivals is a one day surf event pitting Oahu’s legendary shores (North Shore and South Shore) against each other.  Top Surfers from each shore will battle it out in a head-to-head surf competition for ultimate island bragging rights.  To keep things fair, the event will be held on the Eastside of Oahu at Sandy Beach (Neutral Territory).  No major surf event has been held at this popular surf hangout location since the Gotcha Pro back in the Early 1980s.  Besides bragging rights, teams will compete for a territory advantage in next year’s competition and the losing team has to give the winning team their surfboards (similar to “racing for pink slips”).

Ten surfers for each team will be chosen by online voting and teams must include at least one female surfer and 2 groms (17 or under).  A “ringer” will be allowed to be a part of each team and does not have to be disclosed until day of competition (this can be any surfer from anywhere in the world).

Judging: Kaiborg Garcia and his panel

Teams-
North Shore:

Jamie O’Brien
Kalani Robb
Pancho Sullivan
Makua Rothman
Sean Moody
Flynn Novak
Mason Ho
Kalani David
Aleesa Quizon
One more rider TBD

South Shore:
Kekoa Cazimero
Jason Shibata
Jun Jo
Nick Mita
Randall Paulson
Dustin Cuizon
Ezekiel Lau
Keanu Asing
Carissa Moore
One more rider TBD

WHERE: Sandy Beach (Neutral Territory for competing teams) Eastside of Oahu, Hawaii

WHEN: Saturday, September 5
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1 p.m. – Halftime