The Tybee Island Takeover turned out to be a big success today. Even though tropical storm Emily faded significantly, she still sent Tybee some decent swell! Waves were fun and lining up on the inside of the jetty as we had hoped. The tide filled in just right as the heats began. This year it was decided that we would split the divisions up into 3 categories: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The finals for each division were really close but everyone seemed to have fun and get some good waves. Here are some results and photos of the event today. Enjoy!
1st: Steven Dabois
2nd: Hunter Morris
3rd: Logan Harst
1st: Sean Taylor
2nd: Brian Nettles
3rd: Dustin Calbreath
1st: Benji Sanders
2nd: Zach Belmonte (Team Zap)
3rd: Leland Lively
Team rider Zach Belmonte
Intermediate division winner Sean with contest organizer Brad on the wave behind him.
Beginner division getting ready for their heat
Advanced division winner Benji on a heat winning liner
Zach doing some announcing
Local ripper Leland on a good one
Sean going around the piling
Check tomorrows post for some more photos from the afternoon session when the waves picked up!