check this....

Now am I crazy or is it invite only and they invited 1 dude from NC but invited Sunny Garcia? Granted I have no interaction with him but know several people that have. I have only ever heard two things about that dude
1. Throws unbelievable buckets
2. Is a complete a-hole

Don't get me wrong I enjoy a lot of these guys surfing but some OBX & NC locals need to be in on this travesty of a contest. Whoever made this invite list was clearly shooting for name recognition and folks that need cash. Keala Kennelly? For reals?