SurfAid Cup: waves were dangerous at Malibu

The Santa Cruz Syndicate has conquered the SurfAid Cup, at Malibu, California. Eleven teams raised $72,730 for SurfAid.


With three-time ASP world champion Tom Curren on board, the Santa Cruz team (Curren, CJ Nelson, Michel Junod, Reilly Stone and Cheyne Renner) defeated the Firewire team (Sebastian Williams, Daniel Thomson, Pascal Stansfield, Taylor Jensen and Chuy Reyna) by a very narrow margin: 49.37 against 49.30.

Surfaiders placed third (47.20), East Coast Bias fourth (32.47), North County Surf fifth (26.03) and the Socal Soul Searchers sixth (21.10).

Equal seventh were Legal Right and Frank-n-Riders, equal ninth Surfing For Lives and The Inertia, and 11th place went to Team Malaria Free Mentawai.

In one-foot conditions, Tom Curren surfed a 12-foot paddleboard and caught some long runners down First Point.

"It's a great spirit and it's really great to be a part of this event. Thank you", Tom Curren said.