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Stolen surfboard returned just in time for surf competition

Posted at 1:55 PM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 19:03:05-05

JUPITER, Fla. — UPDATE: A stolen surfboard was returned just in time for a surfing competition.

Brandi Brady tells NewsChannel 5 that they were able to track down the person who stole the surfboard and convinced them to drop it off at Ohana Surf Shop with "no questions asked."

She says her son Giorgio is "over the moon" that he was able to reclaim the board in time for a surfing competition.

A Jupiter mother wants to get the word out about her son's stolen surfboard.

Brandi Brady posted on Facebook that her son's prized surfboard was taken while he was at Kite Beach on Thursday.

Brady said her son, Giorgio Gomez, was in town for the Florida Pro Surf Competition at the Sebastian Inlet when the board was stolen.

"I was just stressing," said Gomez. "I was like, maybe it blew over the bush or something from the wind or something. And I checked around the bush, looked all over, asked if anyone saw something."

Gomez said he only had the board a month, and really needs it to compete in three weeks on Jan. 18.

"I know it is a mental factor, but to have a good board under your feet just makes it a little more comfortable," Gomez said.

The missing Rumaner board is 5 feet, 11 inches long, zebra-striped, with an Astrodeck front pad.

"I would just really like that board back," said Gomez. "It would mean the world to me."

Gomez's family is now offering a $200 reward if the stolen surfboard is found. They're asking anyone with information to call (941) 705-0257.