Santa Cruz High Wins Red Bull High School CupMay 14 2007 / Santa Monica, CA
The Red Bull High School Cup traveled to Santa Cruz this week for its third stop at local surf spot “The Hook.” Only two teams remained as Santa Cruz High and Soquel High battled for the win. In a close final game Santa Cruz High was victorious becoming the regional champions.
Santa Cruz High was the dominant team keeping great rhythm with the ocean, averaging a six point or above score per player in each period. Going into Soquel High’s final period, Santa Cruz held a nearly insurmountable lead. With no timeouts remaining, Soquel High could only sit as the ocean fell flat and time ran out. Santa Cruz High’s Nat Young won MVP in both games. Young posted a seven or higher score each period in the preliminaries and the finals.
Pro-surfers came out showed their support and coach the final two teams. Santa Cruz High was coached by pro surfers Josh Loya, Matt Rockhold and Jason “Ratboy” Collins and Soquel High was coached by pro Peter Mel. The tight Santa Cruz surfing community was also at the event to show support for their local schools.
With the waves at “The Hook” flat the first two days, the event shifted to the 26th Ave beach break where the only surfable waves in town were. The conditions kicked up with 2-4 foot surf at Pleasure Point for the championships.
Santa Cruz High advances and will compete for the National Championship title on June 18-19th at San Onofre Trails Beach in San Clemente, CA.
The NSL is a revolutionary competitive surfing organization established in 2001 by legendary pro surfer, Brad Gerlach. The NSL is dedicated to the pursuit of surfing excellence, building awareness for the sport of surfing while creating a fun competitive landscape for all types of surfers.
Participating High Schools:
- Ocean City High School
- Atlantic City High School
- Manasquan High School
- Middle Township High School
- San Clemente High School
- Huntington High School
- Edison High School
- Newport Harbor School
- Carlsbad High School
- San Dieguito Academy
- Torrey Pines High School
- Point Loma High School
Apr 17-19 Florida- Cocoa Beach High School (Regional
May 1-3 Los Angeles- Malibu High School vs. Ventura High School
May 8-10 Santa Cruz-Santa Cruz High School (Regional Champions)
May 15-17 New Jersey-Ocean City
May 22-24 Orange County-Huntington Beach Pier and T-Street
May 29-31 San Diego-“Pillbox” Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach
*June 18-19 Championships-San Onofre Trails, San Clemente
For event information go to www.redbullusa.com/highschoolcup
- Press Release