Category: Contest and Events Schedule
Joe Grachowski – photo Don Montgomery
Surfers for Cetaceans (S4C) is a voice for the international community of surfers, all of whom, without exception, are the friend of whales and dolphins and who, in a shared love of the ocean, see cetaceans as family – as next of kin.
S4C therefore is opposed to killing or mistreatment of whales and dolphins and calls on all those involved in such to turn away from creating such unnecessary suffering and instead to cherish and celebrate Whale Nation by protecting cetaceans, their home seas and their migrations.
Leonelli approached Shawn Rhodes, Mavericks Big Wave Surfer and Co owner of NorCal Surf shop with the idea of holding an event. Rhodes his partner Greg Savin and the Norcal crew already successfully host one of the North Coast biggest and longest running surf events, The Uncle Dicks Surf …Read more...
Beth ORourke showing us how it’s done. Congrats on yet another finals berth.
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Pedro Point Surf Club surfed their ass off at Steamer Lane at the Memorial Day Weekend Contest. There were 18 teams from Oregon to San Diego and PPSC tied for 5th place with Santa Cruz’s Big Stick Surfing Association. Team members who made it into the finals were Asi Ghiassi, Beth O’Rourke, Todd Smith, Mike Gerhardt, Greg Cochran and Joel Baldwin. Other team members included John Chiles, Karen Cochran, Hunter Chiles, Bill Patchett, Sean Hallinan, Sarah Gerhardt, Michelle Blight, Darshan Gooch, Thwen “Tuna” Chaloemtiarana, Anthony Murrillo, Matt Hertzberg and Kyle Jackson.
Everyone surfed great and we enjoyed head to head and-a-half waves. When the Lane is going off, there is no better wave on the planet. Thanks to all who made this year’s SCLU Contest our best showing in 21 years!
Greg Cochran, President, PPSC
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The team was awesome! The surf was awesome with overhead sets in most heats and head high waves pouring in all day long. The surf was all at the point with very few middle peak waves in the heats. The weather was beautiful, the people were beautiful and the party was great with two bands and plenty of good food. Almost all of PPSC’s riders advanced. The team spirit and cheers made it extra special. Our president Greg Cochran was spectacular in the overhead surf and the hoots from the cliffs stoked him and had everyone smiling. Some notables were Anthony and Allen who made the podium. Both were surfing in the novice division and both were in their very first ever contest. The SCLU Invitational is a tough contest as anyone …Read more...
Pedro Point Surf Club members can surf as a team member in the Coalition Surf Contests. You must be a Coalition Club member to enter. Check out the link to the Coalition events on their calendar. Many of the Coalition clubs host annual events such as Pedro Point’s own Big Chill Out. For each event PPSC submits a roster to the hosting club. A check to the team captain (Bill Newlin or Asi Ghiassi) will get you on the roster. Some events have limits to the number of entries each club can submit in the different age groups (usually 10 year divisions). Almost every event has an alternate list and your chances of getting in are pretty good. Most clubs do not cash checks until after the event so it …Read more...