Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic is go! Green light given for Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 After a slow start this winter in the Northern Hemisphere, three big wave events will run in less than two weeks.
Following the Mavericks Invitational (January 20th) earning Peter Mel his maiden Mavericks Title, The BWWT ran it’s first Qualifying Event in Spain, The Arnette Punta Galea Challenge, on January 28th. Naxto Gonzalez, a 17-year-old dark horse took down the Title. Now competitors and contest organizers are in transit to Lincoln City, Oregon to run the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic, 3rd stop on the BWWT, on February 2nd, 2013.
John Forse, Founder/Director of the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic presented by Rib Guard, has given the green light for the 8th annual event for this Saturday based on favorable forecasts and a deep-water swell that should see waves in the 30’+ range.
After a dormant 2011/2012 season that never provided an adequate swell for the first time in NRBWC history, this season has been active and the conditions finally presented themselves in the last couple of days.
Simultaneously on the South Reef adjacent to the contest reef there will be a ‘South Reef Bomb’ competition where all the waves ridden will be recorded and replayed at the Awards Banquet following the Contest. The Biggest Wave Award will be voted on by all in attendance and the surfer will be given a seed into next years NRBWC.
There will be a $10 entry fee for the Awards Banquet and raffle held with all proceeds going to Just Add Water Safety (J.A.W.S.) Northwest, a nonprofit water safety program that promotes big wave and beach smart safety. The awards banquet will be held at the Surftides Resort at 2945 NW Jetty Lincoln City starting around 6:30 pm. For tickets call Stacy at 541 992-1234
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