Before they paddle out to the lineup at Pipeline to start the battle for a world title, more than two dozen top-ranked bodyboarding pros will greet local fans at T&C Surf’s “Go Big” at Pearlridge Uptown Center Court on Saturday, February 20th.

The 18th annual event, which serves as the official kick-off for the APB Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational, the first event on the 2016 APB Men’s World Tour. The event invites top tour competitors to go head to head at one of the most prestigious waves on the planet.

Go Big lets fans mingle with the pros and gives away tons of bodyboarding gear. Over two dozen top-ranked pros are scheduled to attend the event include 3x world champion Jeff Hubbard, formert 9x world champion Mike Stewart, 6x world champion Guilherme Tamega, 3x world champion Ben Player and other top contenders.

At 12 noon, DJ Bruddah Brian will be giving away bodyboards, fins, leashes, board bags and more! Contestants will be called on stage to compete for prizes in a series of off-the-wall games – a tradition at the “Go Big!” every year. Returning favorites such as “Stool Master” and “Face the Cookie” are on the roster, along with other outrageous games. The event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: T&C Surf’s “Go Big” autograph session and product giveaway
WHEN: Sunday, February 20, 2016 (12 noon)
WHERE: Pearlridge Uptown – Center Court
COST: Free

About T&C Surf
Founded in 1971 by surfboard shaper Craig Sugihara, T&C Surf operates three divisions: surfboards, retail and licensing. The surfboard division operates from a state-of-the art shaping facility in Wahiawa. It provides our highly skilled board shapers with the best tools for designing and producing some of the world’s most sought-after boards. The retail division includes seven locations on Oahu; Ala Moana Center, Haleiwa Store Lots, Kahala Mall, Pearlridge Shopping Center, Ward Center, and Windward Mall. The licensing division has agreements around the world, including Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Visit us online at


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