The Beachcomber expects to add $3,000 in prize money with a $50.00 entry fee. The entry fee will get you in both the race and the SUP surf contest, a shirt and food at the Inn of the Beachcomber. I will be working to get some additional sponsor's so we may do better on the prize money.
Without a doubt Gold Beach is known for is's killer wind picking up in the early summer and blasting till fall. We will try to pick of as many of the calm days as we can during the week. The call will be made at 7:00 am each morning with a 30 minute start time for the next heat. It should be easy to know if we are running from the models once we get close. I am heading over to Sunset for the first stop on the World Tour and those mdels look unreal for the 8th. Hope to drum up some intrest with the big boys. If I am close I think Kai and Zane were wildcards at that event the last 2 years so I can't wait to see what sunset gives us This year.
Back to basics. We need wind and waves for the Wave Bash and know how often the windsurfers want more wind. We will run the contest on the days that the waves are best and the expected wind is down. We hope to cross enter a ton of surfers in both events. It's possible that the contest might finish at Pistol. Will know more when we see what's going on. Here is the tentative schedule. If there is an amateur bracket we will run that as quick as we can or on the last weekend of the wave bash based on the feedback from the surfers.
Friday June 8th
Check in & registration at the Inn of the Beachcomber
Saturday June 9th
Stand Up Clinic & Demo Day at
The Inn of the Beachcomber Break & the Rogue River
Sunday June 10th
11:00 AM WPA 7.25 Mile 14' Class Race up the Rogue
12' 6" $1,500 added 7.25 Race the Rogue
12:30 PM Armature 12'6" WPA 4.00 Mile Race Up the Rogue
Non Race Board SUP 4.00 Race up the Rogue
6:00 PM Race Awards & Barbecue at the Inn of the Beachcomber
7:00 Am Standup Showdown Surf Contest Monday June 11th 1st Round Call .
(The SUP Showdown Surf contest holding period will run from Monday June 11th through the end of the Pistol River Wave Bash based on the Surfline forecast for wind and wave. The Pistol River Wave Bash head Judge will control the heat schedule when the 2 contest overlap. The contest is seeking the best conditions for the World Tour competitors to showcase their skills on the Southern Oregon Coast. Based on the wind conditions the SUP Finals may be held at the Rock. We will have more information once the swell models start forming!
Tuesday June 12th 2nd day of holding period. (7:30 PM Barbeque and Keg Wave Bash & Showdown at the Beachcomber )
Wednesday June 13th 3rd day of the holding period
Thursday June 14th 1st day of the Pistol River Wave Bash holding period
Friday June 15th 2nd day of the Pistol River Wave Bash holding period
Saturday June 16th 3rd day of the Pistol River Wave Bash holding period
Sunday June 17th Fathers Day and end of the Wave Bash