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Only in South Orange County could you find a contest that rewards academic achievements with the prize of a surfboard. The Stoke A Student contest does just that by encouraging students to hit the books before hitting the surf.

Sponsored by Orange County’s luxury real estate firm, Arbor Real Estate and everyone’s favorite surf, snow and skate shop, Surfside Sports in Costa Mesa, Stoke A Student is aimed at inspiring young surfers or would-be surfers in the Newport-Mesa area to value education and succeed in school.

Arbor Real Estate’s Stoke A Student contest will award a Hurley International surfboard to a lucky surf-loving elementary, junior high school, or high school student in the Newport-Mesa area.

The contest runs from February through June 2014 with a winner announced each month during that time period. The Hurley surfboard will be given away via an in-store drawing at Surfside Sports (no purchase is necessary).

“I have deep, lifelong roots in Newport Beach and a longtime love of surfing,” says Chris Brigandi, Founder and Principal of Arbor Real Estate. “Our company launched the Stoke A Student campaign to support and promote the importance of education as well as to celebrate the surf culture that makes our community one of the best places to live in the world.”

Every winning student must show proof of having a B-grade average or better over the past semester in order to claim the coveted Hurley surfboard.

For more details on how to enter the Stoke A Student contest and for complete contest rules, visit the Stoke A Student site on the Arbor Real Estate website or Surfside Sports at 233 East 17th Street in Costa Mesa.

And follow @OCHSSports on Twitter for upcoming winner updates.

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