With the proliferation of wave pools , the return of a WSL-backed air show, and longboard-centric festivals popping around the globe, these days there’s no shortage of novelty surf contests. Yet, for frothy surf fans like us here at Void Mag, there could never be enough! That’s why we’re pumped to announce the return of the Red Bull Night Riders–THE OG novelty surf contest–to the Jacksonville Beach Pier.
Yep, the popular nocturnal tow-at air show is back, and from what we’ve heard, it’s better than ever. Just listen to this lineup of East Coast heavies: alongside hometown boys and perennial Night Riders Cody, Tristan, and Evan Thompson, New York’s Balaram Stack, NSB’s Eric Geiselman, and former CT’er Cory Lopez will be launching into the night sky on Nov. 22.
Here’s what you need to know: All six surfers will be given 15 minutes each to pull their best trick. Towed by a jet ski, the surfers will certainly have an extra boost to boost their biggest and tech-y-ist manuevers.
Who will determine who aired it best? Well, the judging tower will be nearly as stacked as the lineup. Sunshine State standouts C.J. Hobgood, Asher Nolan, and Blake Jones will be putting on their white wigs and lending their discerning eyes to determine which surfer will take home $5K in cold, hard, cash.
It’s a free event. So we expect we’ll see ya there. But in the meantime, we’ll have much more to share about the return of Red Bull Night Riders, including some killer promo offers. Stay tuned!