Eric Geiselman. Photo: Red Bull.

Six Pro Surfers Prepare to Compete at Night on November 16th in Tow-At Contest

WHAT: Who says the swells only prime when the sun's above the skyline? Red Bull Night Riders brings six of surfing's best aerialist together with the moon and stars for a competition under the spot light. Each surfer competing in this tow-at contest has the opportunity to capture big air, pull off their best trick and push the limits of their sport. For the second year in a row, surf enthusiasts and spectators alike will line the shore and the Flagler Beach Pier to catch a glimpse of these Red Bull Night Riders in action as part of the 12th annual Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic presented by Nautica. This one-of-a-kind night event is free to the public.

“We are thrilled to host Red Bull Night Riders at my brother’s memorial surf contest," said Will Tant. "Last year was unlike anything we have ever experienced. This year it will be even better! I can’t wait.”

Red Bull Night Riders will directly follow the first day of surfing at The Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic presented by Nautica. This annual weekend event celebrates the life of Flagler Beach's local surf brethren, Tommy Tant, who passed away in 1998 from an aortic aneurysm. The surf contest anticipates over 300 surfers to compete in four pro divisions and 11 amateur divisions and expects to draw thousands of spectators with Red Bull Night Riders as the most anticipated event. For more information please visit

WHO: Six top east coast professional surfers have been hand selected to compete including: Blake Jones, CJ Hobgood, Cody Thompson, Eddie Guilbeau, Jake McGuire and Oliver Kurtz.

WHERE: Flagler Beach, FL; Flagler Beach Pier

WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2011; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

MEDIA: To coordinate interviews with athletes prior to the competition please contact Lisa Beachy at 404-434-5636 or For local inquires please contact Pamela Sanchez, Field Marketing Manager, 407-466-4610 or