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 Barnadownload the file if the player freezes or not flash friendly
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.
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WPA sanctioned race, $1.500 added to each the gold Beach Challenge & Rogue River Race purses. Total prize money of at least $3,000. Here is the deal. If you register with the online form before June 8 th no entry fee. That right no entry fee, a great ring spun T-shirt and a chance to race and surf with some of the top talent in the industry. I got off the phone today with Kai Lenny's father Martin. He told me to leave a room in the book for Kai and Ridge. The hang up for Kai is a windsurfing crossing in France that he is committed to.
So far I have confirmed Zane Schweitzer (Lahina), Daniel Hughes and his brother Matthew (OC), Bernd Roediger(Maui), Tucker Ingless (Santa Barbra), and Karen Wrenn. Nikki Gregg has me saving her a room and she is trying to get to Gold Beach from Colorado. I have to say pretty good lineup. Time to get off the fence and commit. KP says his gal Resi Steigler is coming. Hey how many stand up contest can boast an Olympian and podium finisher from this years World Cup . 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 the end of the month so lets get on it.
Feed back from the Maui crew is the 12' 6" class is easier to travel with so that will be where some of the added money ends up for the Race up the Rogue River. There will be money paid out in the 14 foot elite class as well. 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. Not a lot of interest in the WPA classes so far.
Questions call Ted at 541-425-1496
The 2011 Showdown exceeded expectations and the Inn of the Beachcomber is planning to make this years event mo betta. The stoke is high. Current plans call for a SUP clinic at the Beachcomber on Saturday June 9th and a race up the Famous Rogue River Sunday morning. Dropping of the sanctioning application with the World Paddle Association (WPA) today! The expert 7.5 mile race course up the Rogue River will be a little over 3.5 miles up to snag patch and 3.5 miles back to the sand spit at the mouth of the Rogue River. The last mile and half of the course will be determined closer to race day based on the expect river flow. The beginner course will be 2 miles up and turn around at the cotton wood tree and back down.
The Holding period is expect to run through the end of the AWT Pistol River Wave Bash June 17th. The Wave Bash has priority so we will attempt to work around the windsurfing event for the Stand Up Paddle Surf Contest. Last year after the Showdown Zane and bunch of guys went out in front on the Beachcomber and recommended that the contest be held there. The SUP surf event will be in front of the Inn of the Beachcomber and we will run as much as we can before the wind kicks up. If we can't get the contest finished before the start of the Wave Bash we will run heats starting at 7:00 AM and end in time for the skippers meeting at Pistol. The goal is to get the SUP surf contest in the books by June 16th.
I expect last years champion, 2 time World Champion Kai Lenny to return as well as number four in World Stand Up Tour Zane Schweitzer. I have been talking with Benoit Carpentier about the contest. My hope is to get most all the west coast guys, Daniel Huges, Chuck Paterson, Mat Becker and Sean Poynter. With that kind of talent I want to make sure we have primo conditions. I invited all those guys to be my guest at the Inn of the Beachcomber during the Sunset Pro so hopefully we can get at least 8 Stand Up World Tour SUPers to the showdown.
Plans are a little fluid but stay tuned for more information and more epic news. We may make some changes to the schedule based on feedback from the Stand Up World Tour competitors. Last year I put up $1,500 in prize money and this year the plan is to double that to $3,000. I expect to have the prize money split between the race and the surf 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..download the file if the player freezes or not flash friendly
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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