The Ninth Annual Garden State Grudge Match took place on Thursday Oct 20th at the North Side of Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ. The organizer, Rob Cloupe, waited for and picked a perfect day to throw the event, as the waves were absolutely pumping with 3-5ft+ sets with a few bombs in between. This contest was winner-take-all, with a $3,500 purse. Local Sam Hammer dominated the day with some of the best barrels ever seen in the contest history. Hammer took the belt and now holds the Title.