The Northeast regional qualifier for the 2013 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge went down at Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey on April 16th. The competitors were greeted with warm sun and bluebird skies, however the conditions were bittersweet as the ocean struggled to hold up its end of the deal offering soft knee-to-waist-high waves. After seeing a number of scoreable waves roll through, surfers donned their 5mils and gloves and the contest quickly got underway to take advantage of a rising tide and windswell push.