The first East Coast stop of the Arnette Cash Pot Surf Series took place Saturday, April 21st at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ. The waves were 2-3ft with choppy conditions, but overall proved to be consistent and rideable throughout the event.
LBI's Randy Townsend won the contest and received $500 after defeating last years champion, local Seaside Heights surfer Clay Pollioni, along with Ocean City's Rob Kelly and LBI's Connor Willem in the final heat of the event. The first place finisher in the 16 & Under division, Andrew Rooney, received $250.
Arnette’s regional Cash Pot Surf Series is made up of free-to-enter events taking place throughout California, New Jersey, Hawaii, Florida and North Carolina. It features two divisions at each stop – Pro-Am and 16 & Under – with $3,000 in cash up-for-grabs at each event. Unlike many surf contests where just the top finishers get paid, the Cash Post Surf Series awards monetary prizes to the winners of each heat.
ASP judging criteria and interference rules were in full effect during the Cash Pot Surf Series. Click for more on Arnette's Cash Pot Surf Series