East Coast Marines and West Coast Marines to Face Off at Del Mar Beach Resort on Camp Pendleton
WHAT: Red Bull Rivals returns to once again revisit the rivalry between Camp Pendleton Marines Corps personnel, who back when they were recruits, trained either on the West Coast at Camp Pendleton (stationed at MCRD San Diego) or on the East Coast at Parris Island Marines. The one-day contest will showcase ten surfers from each coast battling it out in a head-to-head surf competition in the restricted waters of Del Mar Jetty. This is the second year the event has taken place, and the East Coast Marines will be looking for payback after a narrow defeat at the hands of the West Coast Marines last year. As an added twist, the competition will take place under the cover of darkness, a first on the base. The night surf competition will test the Marines’ night operations skillset, and will provide an added challenge in judging the timing of the waves.
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 night the team with the most points wins. The losing team must give up their surfboards to the winning team.
Registration starts on June 18th at 8:00am by contacting Theresa Flores at 760-725-6195 on a first come first serve basis. If interested, Marines who miss registration can compete in the Commanding Generals Cup Surf Competition on July 18th at San Onofre Beach. The top surfers from the Commanding Generals Surf Competition will automatically qualify to compete in Red Bull Rivals on July 28th.
WHO: Twenty of Camp Pendleton’s top surfers, trying to win the ultimate bragging rights for their respective boot camps.
WHERE: Del Mar Beach Resort, South of Tower 1 on Camp Pendleton
WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2012
Start time: 5:00pm – End time: 10:00pm
TWITTER: @RedBullSD #rbrivals
Red Bull is a proud sponsor of Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Camp Pendleton. No Federal endorsement is implied.