Local Teen Wins At Dew Tour

OCEAN CITY — The Dew Tour Beach Championships held their debut Surf Shop Showdown presented by Ron Jon at the Ocean City Inlet last Thursday night, highlighting Ocean City’s best local surfers.

Sam Deeley landed an air reverse in the tow-at contest to take the win.

“It’s incredible,” said Deeley of the Surf Shop Showdown. “I was so blessed to have the opportunity to surf in this contest. I’m speechless. I’d love to see it happen again next year.”

Competing against his fellow Ocean City locals didn’t faze Deeley.

“We’re all friends,” he said. “We all love to surf in our hometown on our home break.”

The judges looked for high airs, rotations and grabs, as well as solid turns in the beach break. Deeley’s air reverse allowed him to stand out in a contest that brought local talent to the prestigious Dew Tour stage.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.