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2013 Gold Beach Challenge & Rogue Down The River Race

 

Race Start time 10 am Lobster Creek Gravel Bar. Barbecue at the beachcomber after. Check in at the front Desk of the Beachcomber and get a t shirt or hat.

 

Ted

Friday 6/14/2013 update

The swell and wind models are starting to get a little clearer as we approach the start of the holding period. The current plan will be to run the SUP surf event on Wednesday June 19th. Looks like a day of fun 4 ft waves with light wind. I will keep looking and if you guys have any questions send me an email.

The race is still planned to start at 8:30 from Lobster creek campcround on Sunday the 23rd. Looks like the windsurfing event will be finishing up that day so we will be looking to get started at 8:30. Yeah we will know more in a day or two.

 

Thanks

Ted

 

WPA sanctioned race, $1.500 added to each the Gold Beach Challenge & Race DoenRogue River Race purses. Total prize money of at least $3,000. Here is the deal. If you register with the online form before May 1st no entry fee. That right no entry fee, a great trucker hat and a chance to race and surf with some of the top talent in the industry.

So far I have confirmed Zane Schweitzer (Lahina), Daniel Hughes and his brother Matthew (OC), Bernd Roediger(Maui), Hope to get back and Karen Wrenn. We have a keg of Koko Brown form Kona Brewing and they are sending swag. Check back for more info. Like I said no entry fee now till April 30th so lets get on it.

Feed back from the the WPA crew is the 14" class is what they want for the pointsl so that will be where some of the added money ends up for the Race Down the Rogue River. There will be money paid out in the womens like last year. Come on down an have a blast. I am adding a non race board class for the short race. Entries need to start emailing me at Ted@GoldBeachWeather.com to get confirmed..

Questions call Ted at 541-425-1496

 

Zane Schweitzer, Daniel Hughes and Luke Mattheson Highlights 2012 Gold Beach Challenge

Zane just killed it in the 30 minute final. The day started a little foggy but the swell was solid all day. The finals were started around 2pm and were a crowd pleaser. Daniel Hughes from OC was blown away by the beachcomber break the 4 days he surfed it and is stoked to get some more Cali guys back up next year. His question of the week was how is it possible to have such a consent break out in the middle of no where.

The race was tough and I will get some more info up when I get a chance. A little under the weather. We had two barbecues and everyone left happy. Can't wait till next year. Cyril Burguiere won the race with Daniel Hughes second and Matt Spencer third. Zane broke his paddle and finish a strong 4th. In the womens division Karen Wrenn was first followed by Kerri Stewart and Isabell Barna

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Big Day at the Beachcomber Break

This short video was shot June 9th a couple of days before the Gold Beach Challenge. Daniel Hughes went out first and I got to tell you we lost him for a while. Zane Schweitzer came on out and blazed the path out. Looks like well overhead. Zane's board had the warm water wax left over from Tahiti so they caught a few and came on inn. Come on over to the Inn of the Beachcomber to enjoy a great SUP break

Look for more added money for next years Race and Sup Challenge. The budget is for a $10,000 purse. Looking to have more entries next year for the Gold Beach Challenge and we are planning a race down the Rogue River. Any question call me at 541-425-1496.

Mahalo Ted

Mahalo

Ted

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Kai Lenny, Zane Schweitzer & Bernd Roediger Highlights During 2011 SUP Contest

Yea I have been holding out on posting this one. Zane is just killing it. Unreal to get the chance to shoot theses guys at Pistol River. Come on over and watch theses guys at the Inn of the Beachcomber break this year in person..

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Kai Lenny on Pistol River and the Beachcomber Break
The Showdown exceeded expectations. The wind had died from the day before and Pistol was definitely rippable. Zane Schweitzer and Diego talked up the contest so we had 25 entries. Robby Naish took his board out and was shredding all day. It was not possible to not be stoked from the start. Bernd & Norm Roediger joined Zane Schweitzer and World Champion Kai Lenny in the finals. The lineup was ripping for over a quarter of mile. I will be posting more video up this week as I work through it. I will start with the first final and end with some great footage of Robby Naish. After the final Zane and Kai were tied so they had a surf off. Way stoked to get to film 2 top five paddlers all day on the Southern Oregon Coast. I've been trying to get some people out in front of the Beachcomber for a couple of years. When I was downloading the video Skyler, Diego, Josh and a ton of guys came up to the demo boards and headed out to the break in front of the inn where Zane Schweitzer was ripping it. The Beachcomber was way cleaner than Pistol and I was super stoked to film. The word back was everyone wants the contest in front of the Beachcomber. More footage on the way. After breakfast I grabbed some of the guys for some impromptu interviews. Here are some clips of Kai talking about the surf at the Beachcomber and Pistol. I have thrown in some footage of the Beachcomber and Pistol so you can see what they were talking about. Bottom line the contest exceeded all expectation. We are ripping out some walls and are ordering more boards for the SUP shop. The 9� Hokua was a hit as well at the Starboard Widepoint. How many Board Shops can you demo boards at on a break endorsed by two of the top guys on the Standup World Tour?

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Robby Naish outside the Contest Zone at Pistol 2011

Yea the chance to shot Robby Naish at Pistol the last 2 years has been epic. Dana Miller came down the first year to tell me Robby was going out on his sail during the 2010 Wave Bash. That was great because I knew people were swarming and KP was filming, something was going on. Hope he makes it back this year. Here is some footage of Robby Naish SUPing during last years first Stand Up Paddle contest in Gold Beach. Charlie say's Robby's schedule is tight so enjoy this rare footage of Robby with out a sail at Pistol. On another note I got a call from Lee Murphy in Gig Harbor and he is stocked to come down to the trials. Idea of the year was to get the world tour guys to judge it and give input on the judges cards. Yo how great an idea is that. For fifty bucks you get the chance to win some money, input from the stand up world tour pros and a chance to SUP against them. I am looking for 24 in the trials and the top eight to move on. Eight main event SUPers and the Maui crew in the wave bash. Stay tuned for more and enjoy Robby in the fast lane. Can you say waterman! Video Of Robby Naish Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Pistol

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