(Photo taken by SuperClearyPhoto – Tropical Depression Alberto comes to Long Beach, NY on 5-22-2012)
The Long Beach Herald is running a story on Quiksilver making a return to Long Beach this September (sort of). In his article titled Quiksilver returning to Long Beach … sort of, Anthony Rifilato writes:
[quote]Sixty-four of the best surfers on the East Coast will vie for $20,000 in prize money in the Unsound surf shop’s Right Coast Cup competition in Long Beach next month.
The event is being presented by Quiksilver, exactly a year after the city hosted the East Coast’s largest and most lucrative surfing event, the Quiksilver Pro New York. It attracted roughly 100,000 spectators to Long Beach to watch the world’s best surfers compete.
The two-day Unsound event, which has a five-day window from Sept. 5 to 9, comes at the peak of hurricane season, as did last year’s contest.[/quote]
This is not part of the ASP tour, so it won’t be of the same magnitude as last years Quiksilver Pro, but according to the article, there will be “Quiksilver merchandise, a Roxy surf camp for women, surfing demonstrations and more.” Hey, what about surfing legend Kelly Slater?
[quote]“It’s bragging rights to who’s the best surfer on the East Coast,” Juan said.
Added (Unsound’s Luke Watson), “You never know with Kelly. If there’s a swell on the East Coast, he might sign up.”[/quote]
Kelly Slater is from Cocoa Beach, Florida. Last time I checked, that is part of the East Coast.
Head over the Long Beach Herald for the full article: Quiksilver returning to Long Beach … sort of (August 22, 2012)