Armed surfers: never drop in on these men

The British Army Surf Team and the US Marine Corps Surf Team will literally battle themselves in the waves of Del Mar Jetty, Southern California, on the 24th May, 2014.

The innovative event will see a 10-man team surf relay, with 10 minute rolling heats, and a maximum of three waves per heat, with the best wave counting.

"We are really stoked to get out there and compete against our fellow service men in the States. The competition will be tough, competing at their local surf breaks, against a very experienced and well practiced USMC team, but we are more than up for the challenge", says Capt Joe Robinson, secretary of the British Army surfing team.

"We will improve our competition skills with a 12-day surf camp along the Southern Californian coast, in the run up to the comp, to help acclimatise and get used to the breaks".

The contest is part of the Red Bull Rivals International Surf Competition.