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Surfing competition attracts hundreds to Jacksonville Beach

2-day competition features professional, amateur divisions

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Surf's up at Jacksonville Beach for the two-day 'Void PRO/AM' competition set up near the pier. The community-focused surfing contest was expected to wrap up Sunday evening.

Check out results from the competition by clicking here.

Some of those competing also surf for the University of North Florida team, including Jackson Santora.

"It was pretty fun," Santora said. "The waves aren't super good. I've been competing since (I was) 14 or 15. I'm not super competitive, but surfing is what I love to do, so it's fun to surf against other good surfers and see how we compare."

He had plenty of supporters at the beach to cheer him on as he rode the waves on Sunday, including his parents.

"This is every father's dream -- to watch his son compete in a prominent surf contest here in Jacksonville Beach," Brad Santora said. "He's out here quite a bit competing with some of these other kids. It's just a wonderful community, surf community and everybody is close."

Surfers battled it out for the chance to win $3,500 cash in the PRO division.

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