With ideal weather and a steady swell, San Dieguito Academy took amateur surfing to the next level by dominating the waves and taking the Red Bull High School Cup national championship title. The second annual Red Bull High School Cup national championship event was held at San Onofre Trails Beach on June 18th & 19th.

The championship game came down to a competitive match between Huntington Beach High and San Dieguito Academy with a final score of 74 to 61.  "The teams come together more with "The Game" format; declining swell and strategy was a key in taking the championship title," says San Dieguito Academy head coach, Jeremy Sherwin.

San Dieguito Academy is the 2007 Red Bull High School Cup national champions. They win bragging rights and a trip to Mexico for three days of surfing and instruction on game strategies from the National Surf League's Brad Gerlach and Shaun Burrell and several other professional surfers.  They will be trained and coached all in preparation to defend their title for the 2008 Red Bull High School Cup.

San Dieguito Academy's Eric Snortum and Nick Suhadolnik drove the team to victory with high scoring waves throughout the competition. "The team is super stoked to have a coach that prepares us for competition; we really practiced hard for this event," says Eric Snortum.

The National Surf League presents the Red Bull High School Cup as the premiere high- school surfing tournament, bringing together the best amateur surfers in each region. Twenty-four schools from six different regions have participated in the Red Bull High School Cup since its start in April.

NSL founder, Brad Gerlach says, "I'm really impressed with the surfing community; we've had over fifty professional surfers come out to support, coach, and referee the games. There is no other surf event that brings the professional surfing community out to help the kid's progress."

The Red Bull High School Cup uses "The Game" format for its tournament. The format is modeled after traditional team sports like basketball and football. This amateur surf tour is the first step to bringing a new outlook to the sport of surfing through the community and a structure people are familiar with.

The National Surf League (NSL) is a revolutionary competitive surfing organization established in 2001 by legendary pro surfer, Brad Gerlach. The NSL is dedicated to the pursuit of surfing excellence, building awareness for the sport of surfing while creating a fun competitive landscape for all types of surfers.

Regional Champions:

-    Florida- Cocoa Beach High School

-    Santa Cruz-Santa Cruz High School

-    New Jersey-Ocean City High School

-    Orange County- Huntington High School

-    Los Angeles-Ventura High School

Final Results:

Monday, June 18th

Golden State Final- Malibu High vs. Ventura High

Round One:

Game One – Ocean City High (NJ) vs. Santa Cruz High (SC)

Game Two – Cocoa Beach High (FL) vs. Ventura High (LA)

Tuesday, June 19th

Round Two:

Game One –Huntington Beach High (HB) vs. Ocean City High (NJ)

Game Two – San Dieguito Academy (SD) vs. Ventura High School (LA)

Final: San Dieguito Academy (SD) vs. Huntington Beach High (HB)

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