Jim Beam Surftag Industry Challenge

21 Nov 2008 0 Share

Former ASP World Tour competitor Matt Hoy (both Quiksilver) were in fine form today at Dee Why leading Quiksilver to the 2008 Jim Beam Industry Challenge

Former ASP World Tour competitor Matt Hoy (both Quiksilver) were in fine form today at Dee Why leading Quiksilver to the 2008 Jim Beam Industry Challenge

With a who’s who of professional surfing on hand at the Jim Beam Industry Challenge today it was Quiksilver who walked away with the crown in epic conditions at Dee Why.

Dominating the final, and the whole event, in emphatic style walked away with 20 cases of Jim Beam and the 2008 Jim Beam Industry Challenge champions.

With a team consisting of former ASP World Tour competitor Matt Hoy, Jamie Thompson, Jesse Lowe, Fraser Standen and dual ASP World Champion Tom Carroll – Quiksilver were the standouts of the event.

“I’m stoked, Hoy said.

“It was such a fun day surfing with the guys and catching up with everyone.”

As one of the newest events on the Jim Beam Surftag Series, the Jim Beam Industry Challenge saw a handful of the biggest names in world surfing competing for their workplace.

Despite the likes of Zahn Foxton (Manly Surf School), Col Bernasconi (Tracks and Waves), Rob Bain (O’Neill), Matt Bemrose (Volcom) and Mitchell Ross (Hurley) competing for their respective companies it was Quiksilver, RVCA Chilli, Aloha Surfboards and Ocean & Earth who were left standing in the final.

“The level of surfing on hand was really high,” Hoy continued.

“Everyone was really keen to take it out, so we’re stoked to have won.”

Unlike conventional surfing contests, which play upon individual results, the Jim Beam Industry Challenge is a team-based event drawing upon the performances of five surfers per team.

Steve Harrison, Global Surftag Managing Director was amazed by the talent and surfing pedigree on talent.

“The level of surfing on show today was unreal,” he said.

“To have some of the world’s best surfers down here at Dee Why competing for their workplaces in awesome conditions was such a treat,” Harrison admitted.

Teams competing at the Jim Beam Industry Challenge were O’Neill, FCS, Tracks, Billabong, Hurley, Manly Surf School, Volcom, Australian Surfer HQ, Aloha, ASL, Quiksilver, Ocean & Earth, Analog, Warner, RVCA and SDS.

“It was a great day and I’m looking forward to the remainder of the Jim Beam Surftag series.”

For more information be sure to log on to www.globalsurftag.com.

Jim Beam Industry Challenge is proudly supported by Jim Beam, FCS, O'Neill, Vmoto, Coastalwatch, Rockstar Energy Drink and Tracks.

Jim Beam Industry Challenge final standings
1st – Quiksilver - 74.3 points
2nd - Ocean & Earth – 69.7 points
3rd - RVCA and Chilli Surfboards – 54.1 points
4th - Aloha Surfboards – 53.5 points

Jim Beam Paddle Race final standings
1st - Queenscliff
2nd – Dee Why
3rd – North Narrabeen
4th – Curl Curl
5th – Long Reef

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