WB PRO 2018

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IN MEMORY OF RYAN ROBERTS


 The WB PRO 2018 In Memory of Ryan Roberts 

The WB PRO 2018 In Memory of Ryan Roberts 

photo gallery: Patrick Murphy - The Kings Lens 

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On Sunday, May 20th the Water Brothers PRO 2018 in Memory of Ryan Roberts was held at Second Beach, Middletown RI. Early morning it looked as though there where near flat conditions and the wind swell event organizers were counting  on could be no more. But within the date window scheduled it proved to be the the only and best day to run the event.  Vendors and contestants gathered to the beach for the  one day event and the parking lot quickly filled with spectators anticipating the surfers entry to the water. The first heat went off at 9:30AM, originally set for a 7AM start, the waves had began to pick up and thankfully continued to build throughout the day. Four man heats battled it out as the rain held off climbing past the beginning rounds till around 5:30PM for an intermission where Tora Surfboards AM-JAM sponsored heat began crowing a new Champion and Middletown's own, Seany Dugan.

As the last ten surfers entered the semifinalist round the wind turned a little more side shore and looked to set up the best waves of the day for finals where a new WB PRO Champion would emerge. 

But before the final heats of the day would go down, the anticipated Legends heat kicked off with seasoned surfers from throughout Newport and South County in a combined shortboard and Longboard heat. Again, crowning Middletown local and Second Beach's own Billy Gomes. 

And then there were four. Four remaining surfers entered into a glassing off wind swell with shoulder high sets. And after thirty minutes of progressive surfing, a day long on the beach, tent huddeling rainstorms, and a rainbow, it was Lucas Rogers of Pungo Beach, Virginia edging out last years winner Rob Kelly to become the new WATER BROTHERS PRO CHAMPION! 

Runner up and 2nd Place belonged to last years champion Rob Kelly, NJ 

3rd Place, Kia Nichols 

4th Place, Ted Eberhart 

5th Place, Chad Bruce

6th Place, Konoa Wong 

 2018 WATER BROTHERS PRO CHAMPION, LUCAS ROGERS                                                                                                                                    photo: Ken Shane

2018 WATER BROTHERS PRO CHAMPION, LUCAS ROGERS                                                                                                                                  

photo: Ken Shane

 2ND PLACE FINALIST, ROB KELLY - New Jersey                                                                                                                                                   photo: Jessica Pohl 

2ND PLACE FINALIST, ROB KELLY - New Jersey                                                                                                                                                 

photo: Jessica Pohl 

 2016 WB PRO CHAMPION, Rob Kelly 

2016 WB PRO CHAMPION, Rob Kelly 

 3RD PLACE FINALIST, KIA NICHOLS -  NEW HAMPSHIRE                                                                                                                                        photo: Jessica Pohl

3RD PLACE FINALIST, KIA NICHOLS -  NEW HAMPSHIRE                                                                                                                                      

photo: Jessica Pohl

 4TH PLACE FIALIST, TED EBERHART - NEW HAMPSHIRE                                                                                                                                   photo: Jessica Pohl 

4TH PLACE FIALIST, TED EBERHART - NEW HAMPSHIRE                                                                                                                                 

photo: Jessica Pohl 

 5TH PLACE FINALIST, CHAD BRUCE - MA                                                                                                                                                              photo: Jessica Pohl 

5TH PLACE FINALIST, CHAD BRUCE - MA                                                                                                                                                            

photo: Jessica Pohl 

 6TH PLACE FINALIST, KONOA WONG - VIRGINIA                                                                                                                                               photo: Jessica Pohl 

6TH PLACE FINALIST, KONOA WONG - VIRGINIA                                                                                                                                             

photo: Jessica Pohl 

surf pics: Ken Shane

 LEGENDS WINNER, BILLY GOMES                                                                                                                                                                            photo: Jessica Pohl 

LEGENDS WINNER, BILLY GOMES                                                                                                                                                                          

photo: Jessica Pohl 

 2018 WATERBROTHERS PRO LEGENDS WINNER, BILLY GOMES                                                                                                                    photo: Jessica Pohl                                                      

2018 WATERBROTHERS PRO LEGENDS WINNER, BILLY GOMES                                                                                                                  

photo: Jessica Pohl                                                      

 TORA SURFBOARDS AM-JAM WINNER, SEANY DUGAN                                                                                                                                      photo: Jessica Pohl 

TORA SURFBOARDS AM-JAM WINNER, SEANY DUGAN                                                                                                                                    

photo: Jessica Pohl 

photo gallery: Jessica Pohl 

Sponsored by : 

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LOCATION:

Second Beach

Middletown, Rhode Island 

 

DATES:

The 2nd Annual Water Brothers Pro 2018 in memory of Ryan Roberts will take place at Second Beach, Middletown RI as an ON-CALL Contest, to be run on ONE of the  following dates:

May 12th - May 25th 2018

 This date window provides 14 potential days we are permitted to run the WB PRO 2018 surf contest. Leading up to the event WB founder, Sid Abbruzzi, and his trusty board of advisors will be following swell predications closely. With up to date reports on social media, there will be an official call on the contest 48 hours prior to its start...

*NOTE: This is a wave reliant contest, if there are no waves, there will be no contest. 

TIME:

First OPEN PRO heat enters the water at 7:00 AM.. 

 2016 AM-JAM CHAMPION , Maria Barend 

2016 AM-JAM CHAMPION , Maria Barend 

AM-JAM:

An Invitational Shortboard and Legends AM-JAM sponsored by Tora Surfboards will take place between the semi-finals and finals of the OPEN PRO event. The Invitational AM-JAM will welcome 6 pre-selected Shortboarders and 6 pre-selected Legends to compete in individual heats.

Tora Surfboard prizes will be awarded to both AM-JAM and Legend Winners!

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AWARDS CEREMONY:

An Awards Ceremony will begin immediately after the final onsite at Second Beach! 

AFTER PARTY:

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An after party will follow the close of event at Parlor, 200 Broadway Newport RI at 7:30PM!! 

Stay tuned for much more info on the WB PRO 2018 and follow us on Water Brothers social media for continual updates !! 

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PURSE:

A $5000. Purse will be divided among the top six contestants.

48 surfers are welcome to enter the PRO contest at a fee of $100.

This entry fee will compile for the prize purse awarded to the winning contestants.  

The OPEN PRO - opening round will consist of 48 surfers / 4 surfers per heat / Top 2 surfers in each heat advances to next round until final! 

Top level judges will score the Open Pro. 

prize purse divided and awarded as follows:

WB Pro 2018 Champion

1st Place - $2500

2nd Place $1000

3rd Place $600

4th Place $400

5th Place $300

6th Place $200

Food and Beverages by:

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Please continue to stay tuned to updates on the Water Brothers Pro posted on WB social media including special guest, the lineups, surf participation, additional prizes, and more...

If you would like to participate in the Water Brothers Pro 2018 through in-kind sponsorship or as an onsite vendor please make your inquiries below! Space is limited, but we are still accepting selected partnerships and will find ways to include your generosity! 

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