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Sunrise WINS! 5 X Oakley Surf Shop Challenge Champions!

Team Sunrise took home their fifth Oakley Surf Shop Challenge National title yesterday in Nicaragua! “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 […]

HOW TO WATCH: 2017 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge Nationals!!!

Sunrise is making their 8th Oakley Surf Shop Challenge Nationals appearance tomorrow (Wednesday) in Nicaragua! Team Sunrise has taken home the title three times in the past and is looking for their fourth title! Cody Thompson, Evan Thompson, Tristan Thompson and Garret Carmichael will be competing for the shop – Let’s show the boys some love!!! […]

Q & A With Team Riders Simon Durham & Jordan Venn!

Following our Surf Team meeting up at Angie’s Subs, I sat down for a little Interview with two of the raddest menehunes around town – Simon Durham and Jordan Venn! Both attend school at Sea Side Elementary and surf non-stop. Evan Thompson, one of our professional team riders, has been helping these two take their […]

2017 8th Annual Flounder Pounder

The 8th Annual Flounder Pounder is this Saturday – October 21st! In 2016, the Flounder Pounder raised over $50,000 for the Jacksonville School for Autism Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA) is celebrating its 8th Annual “Flounder Pounder” Fishing Tournament to benefit children with autism. Chip and Teresa Davis, parents of a JSA student, began organizing […]

OFFICIAL Wavemasters Contest Dates set for October 21-22!

The 34th Wavemasters comp was originally scheduled to take place back in early May but it was called off because the conditions were as flat as they could be. The NEW & OFFICIAL contest dates are now set for October 21st through the 22nd at The Pier. If you have already entered, you are STILL in!!! […]

Test Drive Season 2 – Lost “Pocket Rocket”

For this episode of Test Drive (Season 2) Fall edition, we continue the series with a classic performance shortboard model from Lost Surfboards, the “Pocket Rocket”. The “Pocket Rocket” has become a staple in the Lost line and in the boardroom at Sunrise. Watch Garrett put the “Pocket Rocket” to the test in clean 3-4ft. […]

Salt Life Big Wave Challenge 2017

  The Salt Life Big Wave Challenge is underway and we’re extremely excited to be apart of it! Contest goes through November 1st 2017. There is over $5000 in cash and prizes combined across two categories: “Big Wave Photo” where judges pick the winner(s) and “Fan Favorite” where winner is determined by the most amount […]

Tracking Hurricane IRMA

Hurricane IRMA is expected to make landfall in South Florida this weekend. Today, IRMA became a Cat 5 hurricane (with winds up to 185 mph) making it one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes EVER. It’s important that everyone stay informed and prepared going into the weekend. Hourly updated charts and models of Hurricane IRMA […]

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