2018 Wave Masters Surf Contest

The 2018 Wave Masters surf contest, was held at the Jacksonville Beach, Pier in marginal surf on the weekend of October 27th-28th. It was deja vu as coach Evan Thompson was crowned champion of the Taco Lu Mens Pro Division for the 5th year in a row. Thompson Surf School students dominated several divisions including…

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Surf Shop Challenge National Champions

Team Sunrise Surf Shop took home their fifth Oakley Surf Shop Challenge National title in Nicaragua on Thursday October 26th! The team consisted of Thompson Surf Schools own Evan Thompson, brothers Tristan Thompson + Cody Thompson, and shredder Garret Carmichael (aka Mr. Garrison). “This was the closest National Championships we’ve been a part of,” said…

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The Future of Surfing

Man made waves have been around for decades, but have nothing comparable to what Kelly Slater Wave Company has brought to the table as of late. There has been a lot of talk after the first videos appeared of the worlds greatest surfer Kelly Slater riding his own wave a year ago. And now with…

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King of the Hill Surf Fest 2017

4th Annual King of the Hill Surf Competition presented by Neptune Baptist Church went down Saturday May 13th, in some small but fun conditions. Our Thompson Surf School students flooded the finals of almost every age division, including multiple 1st Place finishers. Head Instructor Evan Thompson, placed 1st in the Open Pro Division for the…

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Sunscreen for Surfers!

Sunscreen for Surfers! Hi guys, this post is about a great sunscreen product we recommend giving a try. Sunscreen is a common topic for new surfers and even avid surfers in search for the best product to avoid getting scorched at the beach. The best type for your face is a facestick product, a sunscreen…

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