4th Annual Throw Down North of Town Surfing Contest – Sept. 22
Some local OBX boys doing good and giving back to the community they love.
Four years ago, local Outer Bankers and surf enthusiasts, Greg Sherman, Stephen Lamm, and Randy Jones decided that they wanted to do something for the OBX community they hold near and dear to their hearts. So, they figured they would stick to something they know well and love, surfing. And the Throw Down North of Town surf competition was born.
The contest was started with the mindset of developing it into a yearly event where loc
The annual surf competition is open to everyone from those asking mom or dad to push them into a wave, beginners, intermediates, those who shred, those who think they shred, those who used to shred, and our local pros.
The event is designed as a fund raiser for an Outer Banks charity. The charity changes year to year based on need. In 2009, all proceeds went to support the Surfrider Foundation. The 2010 proceeds and donations were handed over to the Rainey family to help with some major medical expenses for 13 year old daughter, Isabella, suffering from a brain aneurysm. In 2011 the proceeds were donated to the Outer Banks Cancer Research Center. This year, we will support The Brower Family, a local family fighting for their son’s life. Kai Brower, 18 months old, was diagnosed with Glycogen Storage Disease Level 4 (GSD) in July of this year. His liver is in the process of shutting down and the only cure is transplant surgery. As of Monday, September 10th Kai was added to the top of the National Transplant List and will be receiving a new liver in the coming days. The Brower family can not express enough appreciation for the Outer Banks Community coming together to help raise money for their son.
A huge boost for the event each year comes from the help of local OBX pro surfer, Noah Snyder who will be on site for the 3rd straight year in a row, acting as DJ, enjoying the show, surfing the pro heat and adding to the festivities. Noah and I have been friends since kindergarden and last year he appeared like an angel out of nowhere and took the contest to a professional level. He is a true ambassador of the sport of surfing. Don’t miss as he compete’s against other local pros in this year’s pro superheat.
The Throwdown North of Town is a great event with some awesome Outer Banks people, a surfing division for any level, great OBX vibes, and all for a fantastic cause. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for great weather, and even more important, some good surf.
◦Location: Chicahauk Beach Access in Southern Shores
◦Registration: Starts on the beach at 8 am (Please contact Greg Sherman to pre-register or if you are interested in sponsoring or helping out at 305-5035 or firstname.lastname@example.org
◦Start time: Contest starts at 9am or as soon as we can get everyone registered.
◦Trophies and awards at the end. Raffles/giveaways throughout the day. There will be a brand new surfboard shaped by Clark Shapes and GFG up for grabs!
◦$20 Donation (Includes T-shirt) – Proceeds to benefit The Outer Banks Cancer Research Center
*Push n Go (Parent assist): 10 and under
*Gidgets (girls and ladies): All Ages
*Barneys (can paddle into waves on their own): 11 and under
*Hot Doggers: 17-28
*Open Longboard: All Ages
*Pro/Am: (competing for a cash purse)
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