Bum Rush Tour

Back in the day, we didn’t have the cash to sponsor a bunch of pro surfers. But instead of letting that get in the way of a good time, we grabbed some of our friends, called ‘em “judges” and posted up at some of our favorite beaches to watch the locals tear up their home breaks. No applications. No qualifiers. No entry fees. 30 minutes after the horn sounds, somebody walks away with a fat check for $1000 bucks. We dubbed it Bum Rush Tour, our ambush surf contest series that celebrates ordinary surfers everywhere.
Mammoth Mountain, California
As much as we love surfing, it’s pretty hard to beat blue skies, fresh snow, and a hyped-up crowd of people doing handplants and tandem skiing down the mountain.
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
There’s a fabled sandbar on the south side of Jax pier in Florida that goes off when the conditions are right.
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Lower Trestles, San Clemente, California
We made the trek down to the land of high performance shortboards and superhuman aerial acrobatics—Lower Trestles. 
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Pipes, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
It was a classic summer day outside when we rolled out of bed and headed down the road to one of our favorite local breaks.
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Duranbah Beach, Gold Coast, Australia

First stop on our 2019 Bum Rush Tour was the Gold Coast, Australia at Duranbah Beach aka D’bah.

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Rocky Point, Hawaii
We rolled out of bed at 8, checked the waves from the porch, and Dusty called the crew to let ‘em know, “Bum Rush Tour is on.”
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San Clemente, California with Filipe Toledo
When we heard it was International Surfing Day we just had to pull off a Bum Rush.
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
Thanks to last weeks hellava winter beast, named Riley, the conditions behind our Cocoa Beach office were ideal to kick off the first leg of our 9th annual Bum Rush Tour.
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Velzyland, Hawaii
We rolled out of bed at 8, checked the waves from the porch, and Dusty called the crew to let ‘em know, “Bum Rush Tour is on.”
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San Francisco, California
It was a crowded “locals-only” lineup of about 25 to 30 surfers, with solid shoulder to head high surf.
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Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
The Bum Rush Tour judges had all eyes on Eric Esenat after he casually conquered a fin first take off, in a lineup that was unaware of our presence.
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Makaha, HI
The Bum Rush Tour made its second stop in Hawaii, this time on the west side of Oahu at Makaha.
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Banzai Rock Skate Park, Hawaii
After a disappointing wave check at Rock Piles, the Sun Bum crew decided to move the contest to the skate park across the street, where it’s always seven-foot and glassy.
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Orlando, Florida
The Bum Rush Tour made a rare inland stop last week surprising wake boarders at the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
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Huntington Beach, California
We rolled up and put the stakes in next to Huntington pier. The beach was straight chaos and the judges had a hard time keeping track of who caught what.
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Hale’iwa Ali’i Beach Park, HI
The Bum Rush Tour made its first Hawaii stop of the year at Hale’iwa Ali’i Beach Park on the North Shore.
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Seaside, New Jersey
A staple in the Jersey shore surf community, Clay Pollioni’s flair out in the water didn’t go unnoticed by our judges.
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Kona Skatepark, Florida
When there’s no waves, we hit a skate park or lake or wherever we can find some action.
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A’ala Skate Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
With unusually strong trade winds plaguing the local surf breaks, the Sun Bum crew took the second stop of this years Bum Rush Tour to the reliable concrete at A’ala Skate Park in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Santa Cruz, California
It was a beautiful and busy day at Steamers Lane with about 30 surfers in the water.
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Local surfer, Nick Perganda won the Jacksonville Beach stop of the Bum Rush Tour.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
After kicking off the tour with three stops in Hawaii and two in California, we brought the Bum Rush Tour, a unique ambush style surf contest, back to our home state of Florida today for stop number six.
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Malibu, California
Ker wins a thousand bucks for some fancy footwork on the longboard in Malibu. Beach-goers are confused by our shenanigans.
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Our first ever Bum Rush Tour stop. Lindsay Baldwin catches some waves and the win.
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