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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March/05
HB SURF SERIES RETURNS FOR 11TH SEASON
Professional and Amateur Surfers to compete
for over $20,000 in cash and prizes
Huntington Beach, CA. March 29, 2005 ' The HB
Surf Series (http://www.hbsurfseries.com) kicks off its 11th season the
weekend of April 9th and 10th on the Southside of Huntington Beach Pier.
The 2005 series features six events with a combined cash purse and prize
packages of over $20,000.
The HB Surf Series will hold four of six events at the most visible surf
venue in the world, the famous Southside of Huntington Beach Pier. Nine
divisions comprise the events and include: Super Grom, Boys, Juniors,
Men, Masters, Super Men, Women, Longboard, and Professional. 2005 event
dates are as follows:
HB Surf Series Pro/Am Events
April 9 - 10 @ Huntington Beach Pier
May 7 - 8 @ 9th St.
June 11 - 12 @ Huntington Beach Pier
Aug 13 - 14 @ Goldenwest St.
July 8 - 10 @ Huntington Beach Pier
Sept 9 - 11 @ Huntington Beach Pier
events for additional surfing competitions
Jeff Deffenbaugh, President of the HB Surf Series, takes the series to a
new level with
Pro/Am and Specialty Events that aim to specifically benefit the
competitors. 'There are so many great surfers in California right now.
With the HB Surf Series, I'm looking to give surfers the opportunity to
compete, while putting some money in their pockets,' said Deffenbaugh.
Deffenbaugh has enlisted the help of Propaganda Headquarters, Inc. to
help with management and production of the series. Current sponsors of
the 2005 HB Surf Series include: Wahoo's Fish Taco, Deidrich Coffee,
Surfline.com, Orange County Register, Lost Energy Drink, and KROQ.
' As surfing continues to grow, its events like the HB Surf Series that
will help build America's future surfing stars, said Vipe Desai,
President of Propaganda Headquarters. 'With the help of our sponsors we
are better equipped to provide the surf industry and our sponsors a
connection to each other.'
About the HB Surf Series
Embarking on its 11th season, the HB Surf Series is a grass roots level
surf series that gives local surfers an arena to compete and improve
their talents. Going into his third year as President, Jeff Deffenbaugh
makes it a point to make sure the competitors are well taken care of. As
a former pro surfer ranked in the prestigious Top 44 of the World
Championship Tour (WCT), Jeff knows what it takes to create a successful
About Propaganda Headquarters, Inc.
Located in Laguna Beach, Ca. Propaganda HQ is a marketing agency
specializing in the action sports and youth market. Since 2001, the
company has served as a bridge between corporations and the action
sports and music industry's. We believe that for strategies to be
successful, you must first capture the hearts of consumers, and then,
their behavior will follow. You have to INFORM, INFLUENCE, INSTIGATE,
INCITE AND INSPIRE them into action.
2003-The HB Surf Series acquired by Pro Surfer Jeff Deffenbaugh!!!
Surf City, CA, April 14, 2003 --- HB Surf Series, formerly a Pro/Am Surf
competition, is now under new ownership by the Deffenbaugh family of
Huntington Beach, California. Brothers Jeff and Barry will take on most
of the tasks at hand for the new surf series. They have participated in
the HB Surf Series since its inception, and have had great success
throughout the events as competitors.
Jeff has had an extensive background in competitive surfing as a former
World Tour Competitor. He also is one of America's most decorated
professionals in surfing history, and still maintains a high level
profile in the competitive community. Jeff, "I'm extremely excited about
acquiring the HB Surf Series after competing in it for so many years.
Barry and I will be the creative forces behind the event and help the
amateur's progress to a new athletic level by getting more involved with
them on a personal basis."
Barry has also had an extensive background in competitive surfing. A
former NSSA national champion and also winner of professional titles at
the HB Surf Series, he has also spent time behind the glass as a top
professional and amateur judge. Barry's thoughts, "I'm looking forward
to being involved with the local surf community, not only those athletes
with professional aspirations but also surfers trying to progress their
skills at all levels. Having worked with Seth (former owner) for the
past 6 years at the events, I now have the opportunity to take what I've
learned from him and move forward with that knowledge to run top-notch
The Deffenbaughs goal is to help advance amateur surfers to the next
level. They have a strong passion for surfing and plan to keep the HB
Surf Series around for years to come. Previous owner Seth Matson will
continue to be involved as a marketing/event planner for the 2003
season. Matson says" I'm really happy that the Deffenbaughs will be
keeping the series alive. The series couldn't be directed by two better
individuals. I think they will do an excellent job because of their
qualifications and I for see a great future for the Deffenbaughs and the
HB Surf Series."
The new season has been redesigned from its past Pro/Am format to become
an all-amateur surf series. The HB Surf Series will hold four of six
events at the most visible surf venue in the world, the famous Southside
of the Huntington Beach Pier, California. The events will run for
two-day periods, starting on Saturdays and ending Sunday afternoons. The
level of competition and excitement increases throughout the day as the
top competitors move toward the finals. The series now has nine
divisions, which include: Rookie, Super Groms, Boys, Juniors, Mens,
Masters, Grand Masters, Womens and Longboarding. Exciting new aspects of
these nine divisions are the new Rookie and Grand Masters divisions. The
New Rookie division is for the developing surfer who has not been as
fortunate to make a final in the past years. This New Rookie division is
focused on progressing their competitive surfing skills. The other new
division is the Grand Masters division which is for surfers 37 years and
older. The elder surfing competitor in the community has requested this
division over the last eight years. Their input to the youth of the surf
community is irreplaceable.
The new season is just around the corner with the first event starting
in May and ending with a championship event in October. The HB Surf
Series is now taking on new sponsorships. If you would like to be a part
of the 2003 HB Surf Series team, please contact us at 714-964-9976 or
log on to www.hbsurfseries.com for more information. Complete
information about the HB Surf Series including surfing slide shows,
ratings, results, entry forms, the sponsors and more is available on our
sensitized website at www.hbsurfseries.com . Entry forms are now
available. Due to limited space, competitors are encouraged to
pre-register to guarantee their entry into the competition. Entry forms
are available at most surf shops, on the HB Surf Series website, or by
calling 714-964-9976 .
*photos available upon request
Jeff Deffenbaugh- Licensed Real Estate Mortgage Broker
Former Top 44 ASP - WCT competitor
US Tour - Two Time Runner Up
Numerous WQS wins
3 Time HB Surf Series Pro/Am Champ
High School National Champ 92
HBHS Surf Team Captain 92
Barry Deffenbaugh- Surfboard Shaper/Manufacturer & HBHS Assistant Surf
HB Pro/Am Surf Series - Multiple event wins
NSSA Open Mens National Champ 91
High School National Champ 91
HBHS Surf Team Captain 91
For further information, contact Jeff Deffenbaugh at HB Surf Series:
P.O. box #883
HB, Ca. 92648