Locals Austin Neuman and Braden Jones of Pismo Beach to compete with ‘some of the biggest names in surfing’

Some of the biggest names in surfing are at Morro Rock Beach today through March 1, 2020 to compete in the first ever men’s and women’s qualifying series event SLO Cal Open at Morro Bay.

Competitors include Conner Coffin from Santa Barbara, currently rated # 20 on the World Surf League’s Championship, along with the next biggest name in the sport, 24 year old Kevin Shulz from San Clemente. Shulz, pictured here, just won the SLO CAL Open at Pismo Beach last week and placed 2nd the year before. Cory Arrambide is also competing. He won the Pismo Beach title in 2017.

Locally there are have two really good central coast boys competing: Austin Neuman and Braden Jones both from Pismo Beach. On the Women’s side, it is a very young field with 34 confirmed surfers including 14 year old Sawyer Lindblad pictured here. She’s from San Clemente and just won the SLO CAL Open at Pismo Beach, her first professional surf contest. She is competing in Morro Bay along with local Sydney Beckett, who is a standout surfer from the MB High School Surf Team. 

More information about the event can be found here. More info about Morro Bay can be found here, www.morrobay.org.

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