The Bum Rush Tour made its second stop in Hawaii, this time on the West side of Oahu at Makaha. It was a perfect morning with head high sets, clear blue water, and tons of locals soaking up the surf and sun. Local guest judges had their work cut out for them with the waves pumping and the ocean busy. But standing out among the rippers was local legend and beloved lifeguard, Bouvey Bradbury, who took the $1,000 check during a pre-work surf before clocking in at the guard tower.
Bouvey saw the Sum Bum crew pulling in and posting up, but had no idea his session would earn him an extra paycheck when it was all said and done. “I saw some yellow banners and tents going up, and I knew something was happening,” Bouvey said. ”But wow, what a surprise! When I was called out of the water, I was like, what? A $1,000 check? Stoked!”
“We were pumped to see Bouvey take the win,” said event director Dustin Smith. “He really represented the great lifeguard community and his local town of Makaha well.”
Bouvey commented that he plans to use the money to pay off some bills and buy a few cold ones for him and the boys.
With another contest stop planned for this weekend, be sure to be on the lookout for Sun Bum’s 1971 yellow modified Suburban. If you see it, get in the water, and surf like you’re in a contest, because you are!
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