It was a gorgeous day with some nice swell down at Seascape Beach for the Sandbar Shootout surf contest. This is the 4th year that Santa cruz Waves has run this event, and this was the best yet! Surfers from all over Santa Cruz surfed in this invitational event. The weather was perfect and the sandbars delivered. The four surfers who made it to the finals were Austin Smith Ford in 4th, Shane Desmond in 3rd and a close 1.6 point difference that put Chad Underhill-Meras (last year’s champ) in second and world touring, West Side local Nat Young in first place. Great thanks to all of the sponsors that helped to make this event possible. Sponsors include: Driscoll’s, Reef, Santa Cruz Salmon Jerky, East Side Eatery, Seascape Foods, Pleasure Pizza, Local Style, Palapas, Monti Foundation, Deluxe Foods, and Ventana Surfboards.