July 21, 2011

Camp Pendleton’s Top Surfers to Battle It Out at Red Bull “Rivals” Event


Red Bull Rivals is a one day surf event playing off the East Coast / West Coast rivalry between Marine Corps. boot camps stationed at Camp Pendleton – West Coast trained Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Marines and East Coast trained Paris Island Marines. Ten surfers from each coast will battle it out in a head-to-head surf competition in the restricted waters of Del Mar Beach. As Red Bull Rivals is being held at Camp Pendleton it will only be open for viewing to those with base access. Instead of a traditional prize purse, the teams will compete for each other’s surfboards used in the competition (similar to racing for pink slips) as well as ultimate bragging rights.

Unique to this contest, the surfers will compete in a tag team format, where one surfer from the East and one from the West will enter the water together and surf their best three waves. They will then run to shore and tag a teammate to go out and do the same; judges will score the best two waves of the three for each surfer and at the end of the day the team with the most points wins. The losing team must give up their surfboards to the winning team.

Twenty of Camp Pendleton’s top surfers, trying to win the ultimate bragging rights for their respective boot camps.

Judges will include surfer / windsurfer / stand up paddle champion Kai Lenny and other professional surfers / members of the National Surf League.

Del Mar Beach Resort
Building 210841
Camp Pendleton CA 92055

WHEN: Saturday, July 30, 2011
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.