NJ Keg Hunter is a new kind of event designed to celebrate the uniqueness of the New Jersey surf scene in the modern age. With massive swells that are here today and gone tomorrow, the Keg Hunter contest is designed to capture these moments and reward those surfers willing to take the plunge on the steepest, deepest Jersey kegs. It’s an online submission contest that requires surfers to submit a video of an individual wave ridden during the course of the prime surf season in New Jersey. The winner is decided live at a party hosted by Last Wave Brewing Co.
The difference is, the people decide who takes the crown. We’ll host a party at the House of Independents in Asbury Park in April 2020 to showcase the best video submissions from the contest and celebrate the NJ surf community as a whole. We use a panel of NJ surf experts to select the Top 3 finalists and the people in attendance will select the next NJ Keg Hunter champ—who will be awarded a Golden Keg trophy, $2,000 in cold, hard cash, and the chance to have their own beer made at Last Wave Brewing Co. Ken Montalbano was the 2019 champion and the next winner could be closer than you think.