HONOLULU – The 20th annual T&C Surf “Go Big” kicked off at Pearlridge Mauka Center Court on Saturday, February 22 and officially launched this year’s Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational.
Once again, the pro bodyboarders were the starring attraction. Former world champions Mike Stewart, Jeff Hubbard, Dave Hubbard and 18 other top-ranked pros turned out for the event. A few hundred fans were amped and began lining up at noon to ensure their place in the autograph line with bodyboards in tow. By 1pm the line packed into stanchions giving fans the chance to mingle with some of the industry’s best athletes. We are very grateful to all the professional bodyboarders who were present. Their appearance was positive for the community and gave the attendees some inspiration to charge in the water.
Taking time out for fans, even when is something that Hubbard considered an honor.
“The Go Big signing is always filled with smiles and stoke and this year was awesome with so many winners and happy bodyboarders sharing their excitement for the sport,” says Jeff Hubbard, 3x World Champion and owner of Hubboards.
Go Big started with a series of off the wall games that put bodyboarding product in the hands of the winners. The games were open to everyone, and were designed for fun in every age group. Competitors played Stack the Wax, Horseplay, and Nutstacker along with other off the wall games. For two hours, the games continued, the audience laughed, and prizes were awarded to the top three in all events. 102.7 Da Bomb’s Krystilez served as emcee for the day while Bur Hur spun on the turn tables. At Go Big everyone who plays is a winner and scores an awesome prize donated by the industries top brands.
About T&C Surf
Founded in 1971 by surfboard shaper Craig Sugihara, T&C Surf operates three divisions: surfboards, retail and licensing. The surfboard division operates from a state-of-the art shaping facility in Wahiawa. It provides our highly skilled board shapers with the best tools for designing and producing some of the world’s most sought-after boards. The retail division includes seven locations on Oahu; Ala Moana Center, Haleiwa Store Lots, Kahala Mall, Ka Makana Alii, Pearlridge Center, and Windward Mall. The licensing division has agreements around the world, including Japan, Brazil, and Australia. Visit us online at TCSurf.com.
About the Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational
The 2020 Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational (February 24-March 4) presented by Wexxle is set to go off on the best two days during the holding period where the world’s best bodyboarders will compete. For the first time in the history of the sport, the contest organized and sponsored by the legendary nine-time world bodyboarding champion will see all its disciplines’ tricks and maneuvers being performed in heats. Visit APBTour.com for more information.