The surf industry will come together at Lower Trestles on Friday June 16 for the inaugural Cobblestone Classic presented by SURFER & Volcom. The 1-day competition is a professionally executed and unique gathering at one of the world’s premier surf breaks, giving brands the opportunity to compete in an exciting format as a team. Teams will be composed of male and female professional athletes, key brand employees, and juniors/amateurs. Each team of four will surf for bragging rights and a $20,000 media package from SURFER. Come join us on Friday, June 16th at Lower Trestles to remind us why the surf industry is unlike any other and support a great cause.
Aside from the goal to create and promote a lighthearted and competitive gathering, the event will also be raising funds, supporting, and bringing awareness to a common California State Parks initiative. Following the 2017 event, a contribution will be made to the San Onofre Parks Foundation to help fund their Summer Enrichment Program that supports outdoor learning experiences for underserved youth in the Santa Ana & Los Angeles area.
“The Cobblestone Classic is a great opportunity to bring brand employees, pros and groms together. The goal is to have a fun day surfing Lowers in a competitive environment with the prospect of taking the top spot and bragging rights. We are super excited to co-host this inaugural event alongside Surfer and further our support of California State Parks.” – Brad Dougherty, Volcom Global VP of Surf
The Cobblestone Classic, an ocean- friendly Deep Blue Event™
“Sustainable surf is stoked to partner with Surfer and Volcom to make the 2017 Cobblestone Classic a Deep Blue Event. This sustainability designation for surf events means that Surfer, Volcom and all of the brands participating have made a commitment to holding a more ocean-friendly event. We look forward to working with everyone at the Cobblestone Classic to keep waste out of our oceans and landfills, go plastic-straw-free, minimize our carbon footprint, use greener transport, and support the The San Onofre Parks Foundation Summer Enrichment Program.” – Michael Stewart, Sustainable Surf Co-Founder
Competing teams will contribute to making The Cobblestone Classic a Deep Blue Event™ by:
Nominating of a Chief Wave Hugger: This person will help to spread the word to team members about how to make the event as sustainable as possible.
–Utilizing reusable water bottles: Sustainable Surf will have a water refill station onsite.
–Separating their trash: Using the Repreve receptacles onsite for any plastic bottles that happen to make it onsite.
–Making eco-friendlier transportation choices: Carpooling and skating/biking/walking down to the event site.
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