On Saturday, June 2, 2018, Erwin Marine was excited to host the FIRST Surf Competition in Chattanooga!
Sponsored by HeyDay and Phase 5, the competition was a huge success with competitors from all over Chattanooga and surrounding areas.
The event was held on a beautiful, busy Saturday on Chickamauga Lake. We started with a kids’ competition. They had a blast and wow, these kids can shred it! We have amazing talent here in Chattanooga!
First place of the Youth Division went to this awesome surfer girl, Kate Rogers. Here she is with her brand new Phase 5 surfboard! Congratulations, Kate!
The HeyDay WT-Surf was busy all day with beginner and intermediate surfers. Some of them made it look so easy and effortless. Even the wipe-outs looked like fun!
Did we mention this is the FIRST surf competition in Chattanooga?
Our driver, Ben Dorton of HeyDay, did a killer job through the heat of the day and the sometimes crazy traffic in the lake. And we couldn’t have asked for a better team of judges than Keisha Bentley of HeyDay and Drew Danielo of Phase 5. They had a really tough job. In fact, they really had to put their heads together to chose the winners.
In the “Beginners” Division, First Place went to Robert Kirby.
The First Place Winner of the “Intermediate” Division was Kevin Cook.
At the end of the day, win or lose, new friends were made, everyone had big smiles on their faces, and had a little fun on the water. All-in-all, the day was a big success!
If you missed the competition this year, don’t worry. We are already working on next year’s event! If you want to be sure not to miss out on it, keep up to date by filling out the form here.
We would like to offer a huge “Thank You” to all who made this event happen, especially Keisha Bentley and Benjamin Dorton of HeyDay, Drew Danielo of Phase 5, Michael Porter and Bryan Summers of Erwin Marine. And thank you to all of the competitors and spectators for showing up and being patient with us for our first run of this surf competition. We had fun and we hope you did too. Next year will be even better and we welcome your suggestions to make it so. Thank you!