5th Annual Reef / Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf fest july 10-12th, 2009
in wrightsville beach, nc
The 5th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest will be back in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on July 10-12th at Oceanic Street. This year’s event features a $20,000 pro prize purse. This event is one of the largest surfing contests on the East Coast and attracts surfers from around the world.
Former event champions include professional surfers Rob Machado, Aaron Cormican, Asher Nolan, and Jeremy Johnston. Returning to this year’s event lineup is former ASP World Championship tour standout and hometown hero, Ben Bourgeois, who will be competing in the event. Other pros attending include Tonino Benson, Mike Losness, Heath Walker, Gabe Garcia, Brendan Petticrew, Sean Marceron, Ross Stevens, and Phillip Watters. In all, 96 professional surfers from around the world will descend upon Wrightsville Beach to surf the 3-day event.
Amateur divisions include Guys 15-up, Guys 14-under, Guys Open Longboard, Women 18-up, Girls 17-under, Women’s Open Longboard, the Guppy division, featuring young, beginning surfers, and the crowd favorite Tow-At Expression Session.
This event is made possible due to the following companies: Reef, Sweetwater Surf Shop, Wblivesurf.com, Red Bull, Nixon, Spy, Dakine, JS, Eastern Surf and Skate Supply, WB Surf Camp, Tower 7, King Neptune, Ocean Potion, Sunbelt Rentals, Sage Island, Board Retailers Association, Red Dogs, Future Fins, Dorsey Originals and Café Del Mar.