Santa Cruz Board Riders Club takes the North Region Division, Santa Barbra takes second and both earn spots in the Wheat Cup Qualifier.
Ventura, California (March 5, 2022)— The second and final qualifying event for the WCBR North Region wrapped up with the Santa Cruz Board Riders Club making the drive, showing up, and BLOWING UP, channeling love and good vibes in a narrow victory over Santa Barbara, in red flag gale force winds (Brillo Productions and his crew aren’t to be messed with when it comes to weather) and Pipes providing a scene straight out of “Victory at Sea.”
With this win, the 2022 Northern Champions, Santa Cruz Board Riders secured their spot at the WHEAT CUP Finals being held at Lower Trestles on Friday, April 22nd. – with hopes and dreams of keeping their momentum into qualifying for the first-ever US Board Riders National Championship on Saturday, April 23rd, A very impressive first-year club, Santa Barbara Board Riders, took second place and also secured their spot in the WHEAT CUP Qualifier set for Thursday, April 21st
Thank you Ventura Board Riders and 805 Beer for hosting such a fun event. All of the clubs should be proud of themselves for rallying together and pulling some of California’s best surfers off the rack. From Sage Erickson to Dane Reynolds and the legend Tom Curren who was a crowd favorite to watch. Thank you all for making the West Coast Board Riders the most exciting surfing event out there.
1st Pl. Santa Cruz 173.82pts
2nd Pl. Santa Barbara 167.26pts
3rd Pl. Ventura 159.67pts
4th Pl. SLO County 132.7pts
Huge thanks to our amazing sponsors for the support of our cause.
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