Ocean water, chill … It’s time for winter surfing!!! 2nd Icebox Open dates announced.

Ocean Surf Shop, in conjunction with the Eastern Surfing Association, has announced the hold dates for the second annual Ocean Surf Shop Icebox Open at the Folly Beach Washout (1700 Block, contest walk-over).

The contests will be held during one of the following weekend days:

 Feb. 15-16.

Feb 22-23

Mar. 1-2.

The contest will start at 8 a.m. on the chosen day. Approximately four days in advance Ocean Surf Shop’s expert forecasters will make the call as to which weekend day will have the best waves, and the contest will proceed.

The event will be held at the Washout contest area, located at the 1700 Block on Folly Beach.

Charleston’s best and bravest surfers will meet to square off during the event, taking-on the elements and vying for a top cash prize of $1000. The women’s winner will score $400. There will also be many prizes for the runners-up, including Ocean Surf Shop gift cards, prizes from local businesses and much more.

Last year’s Ice Box contest was cold, but was still a hit, bringing around 40 competitive surfers and a hearty crowd to The Washout for what turned into an afternoon of fun, cold surf.

By the time the sea-fog had lifted, local surfer Kyle Busey took $1,000 for the men’s prize, and Ocean Surf Shop team rider Cat Rogerson  took the top women’s prize.

Open divisions will be held for men and women. This year, we will also feature an open grom division.  There will be four man heats of 20 minutes, with top surfers advancing to a final, cold, big-money showdown.

For more information on the contest, go to www.oceansurfshop.com, or call the shop at (843) 588-9175.

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