Before hurricane Irene Shane, Tyler and I hit a string of contests starting in the Outer Banks with the Arnette Cashpot where Shane earned himself $40. The next day Tyler and I competed in the Ripcurl Gromsearch where Tyler claimed 2nd in the U/14. Afterwards we headed up to Virginia Beach for the East Coast Surfing Championships. Even though it was flat Tyler took out some big names in the Pro Trials getting 3rd place and earning $600. Thanks to Irene the waves picked up and later that week Tyler placed 2nd in the Boys Final. Shane also made the Mens Final but unfortunately didn't get to surf his heat because we left before Irene hit home. I also missed out on my entire Junior Womens divison. Keep your fingers crossed for hurricane Katia!