REEF TO DEBUT EAST COAST ‘CLASH OF THE LEGENDS’ DURING THE 2011 COASTAL EDGE ECSC
2nd Annual Miss Reef Event to Follow
(Carlsbad, CA) August 22nd – 2011 – Reef has partnered with the upcoming Coastal Edge ECSC for the debut of the East Coast ‘Clash of the Legends’ August 26th-28th in Virginia Beach. The three day exhibition that originated at the 2010 Reef Hawaiian Pro will see returning legends Sunny Garcia and Tom Curren with the addition of Brad Gerlach and Todd Holland all competing for a $20,000 prize purse. The Coastal Edge ECSC will also feature a Miss Reef exhibition on August 27th where the winner will go on to the World Miss Reef event during the Reef Hawaiian Pro in November.
The ECSC is the largest and longest running surfing competition on the East Coast but 2011 marks a new tradition with the addition of the Clash of the Legends. The crowds at Virginia Beach will get a rare chance to see Sunny, Curren, Gerr and Holland return to competitor mode during 25-minute heats beginning August 26th. Each competitor is guaranteed to surf three times leading up to the Final which will be held prior to the last heat of the ECSC on August 28th.
Men’s Marketing Manager and Clash of the Legends event commentator, Heath Walker added, “It’s great for Reef and ECSC to pay our respect to these 4 iconic surfers and bring them back again to competitive surfing at the highest level.” Walker continued, “There is so much history between all of them. The long time surf fans from VB are going to see a great show from these former champions.”
Reef will also put on the 2nd annual Miss Reef competition to find a new East Coast contestant for the 2011 World Miss Reef event. Last year’s Miss Reef ECSC winner, Natalia Baccino, went on to the World Miss Reef event in Hawaii and has traveled the world for photo shoots and event appearances. The 2011 Miss Reef ECSC competition will commence Saturday, August 27th at 2:30pm. Spectators to the event can log onto facebook.com/reef to cast their vote for the 2011 Miss Reef ECSC
For more information on any of the Reef events to be held during the 2011 Coastal Edge ECSC, head to www.reef.com or www.surfecsc.com.