SUN­RISE SURF SHOP

FOUNDED: 1976 NUM­BER OF LO­CA­TIONS: 1 LO­CA­TION: JACK­SONVILLE BEACH, FL NUM­BER OF EM­PLOY­EES: 18

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It’s a wrap. The 2017 Oakey Surf Shop Chal­lenge cir­cuit is of­fi­cially done and dusted. In Oc­to­ber, seven Re­gional Cham­pion surf shop teams from around the U.S. trav­eled to Nicaragua to com­pete in the 2017 Oak­ley Surf Shop Chal­lenge Na­tional Cham­pi­onships at Playa Colorado in 4- to 6-foot surf. While de­fend­ing Na­tional Cham­pi­ons Hunt­ing­ton Surf and Sport were hop­ing to score back-to-back wins, it was the Florid­ian team from Sun­rise Surf Shop who clenched the cov­eted ti­tle. “This was the clos­est Na­tional Cham­pi­onships we’ve been a part of,” said Evan Thomp­son of Sun­rise Surf Shop. “Ev­ery shop is stacked and was surf­ing re­ally well in and out of the com­pe­ti­tion. We were re­ally ner­vous dur­ing the fi­nal, com­pet­ing against all the teams but es­pe­cially HSS’ Brett Simp­son and Brad Et­tinger. We’re stoked to take the win back home to Jack­sonville”

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