The first annual Cash Pot Surf Shop Invitational went down this past weekend at 56th Street in Newport Beach in 3-5 foot glassy conditions. Five SoCal surf shops (Jack's, Surfside Sports, Surfride, E.T. and Katin.) battled it out for $2,5000 in cash, with $2,000 going to the winning shop and $500 to the surfer with the best barrel. Not only was money up for grabs, but so were bragging rights. Each team was made up exclusively of shop employees, not their team riders, so it was a true battle of shop credibility out in the water.
All the shops were ripping and could not believe how good the waves were for this event. Jack's narrowly took out Surfride by .06 and went home with the $2,000 dollar prize. Jacks employee, Jesse Stealmen, was the winner for the best barrel and went home with an extra $500 in his pocket.
The event was amazing, all the shops were stoked and we cannot wait til next year.
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