The Water Brothers PRO 2017 in Memory of Ryan Roberts, hosted by Sid Abbruzzi is coming to you this October! Scheduled with a date window, to run as a one day event, the OPEN PRO surf contest will be called ON or OFF 48 hours in advance, on one of the following dates….
Saturday, October 14th or Sunday, October 15th
Saturday, October 21st or Sunday, October 22nd
Location: Second Beach. Middletown, Rhode Island
This year’s highly anticipated event brings back Water Brothers PRO 2016 Champion, Billabong’s Rob Kelly, NJ defending his title! And 47 additional surfers scaling the ship to seize a share of the $5000 treasure. Four man heats will begin at 7AM till the its final where one surfer will be crowned Water Brothers PRO 2017 Champion. 6 selected Legends and 6 selected Amateurs will also compete in individual heats sponsored by Tora Surfboards for surfboard prizes.
Among a variety of sponsors throwing down to support this great community driven event are Newport’s own Kirby-Perkins Construction and Newport Tent Company. Along with surf brand companies Salty Crew and Volcom. Local food and beverage favorites Flat Waves, Empire Tea & Coffee, Boru Noodle Bar, and
Pour Judgement will join the event as onsite vendors, with many other participating vendors to add to the day’s events. An awards ceremony will follow directly after the final heat on Second Beach. After Party to follow at Parlor Bar & Kitchen 7:30PM.
In lieu of Water Brothers Annual Charity Raffle, Non-Profit Organization Clean Ocean Access has partnered with the Water Brothers PRO 2017 to donate 90 % of funds collected onsite to go to direct hurricane relief efforts. A page at WB PRO event site is already collecting donations in advance. If the surf contest does not run due to no swell, Clean Ocean access and Water Brothers PRO vendors will host a beach clean-up from 8AM-12PM to collect donations and enjoy a day of gathering. Water Brothers would like to thank the Town of Middletown for their support.
Official contest call and updates will be posted on Water Brothers social media and event site.