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The 6th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest will be held July 16-18, 2010 on Oceanic Street, in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
This year’s event features a $20,000 pro prize purse. The Surf Fest is one of the largest surfing contests on the East Coast and attracts surfers from around the world.
Former event champions include pro 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 Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Ben Bourgeois. Other pros competing in this year’s event include Mike Losness, Paul Fisher, Jay Thompson, Nick Rozsa, Dylan Goodale, Heath “Nutty” Walker and Tonino Benson.
In all, 96 professional surfers from around the world will descend on Wrightsville Beach to surf in the 3-day event.
Amateur divisions include Guys 15 & Up, Guys 14 & Under, Guys Open Longboard, Girls Open, Girls Open Longboard, and crowd favorites - the Guppy division featuring young, beginning surfers and the Tow-At Expression Session.
This event is made possible by the following sponsors: Action Sports Now, Reef, Sweetwater Surf Shop, Wblivesurf.com, Red Bull, Spy, Dakine, JS Surfboards, Futures Fins, Eastern Surf and Skate Supply, WB Surf Camp, Tower 7, Cafe´ Del Mar, King Neptune, Sunbelt Rentals, Sage Island, Board Retailers Association, Red Dogs, A&M Screenprinting, Frank Williams Building Company, and Eastern Surf Magazine.