Category: Contest Results
The Club sent a team of 19 riders to Santa Cruz over the Memorial Day weekend to take part in the 27th Annual Santa Cruz Longboard Union’s Memorial Day Weekend Club Invitational held at Steamers Lane. PPSC made a strong showing finishing 3rd out of 13 teams including Swamis, Malibu and Oceanside.
Unlike the last 3 years the weather was beautiful. It was the first day of summer-like weather with warm sunny skies and just a slight breeze late in the afternoon. The waves were a steady waist to head high with some larger sets sneaking in on the contestants.
PPSC had 4 women surf into the finals in 5 divisions. Michelle Simpson, the youngest PPSC team rider at 12 yrs old, surfed in the Novice Division and finished second. Beth O’Rourke and Sarah Gerhardt surfed in the …Read more...
Here are the results from the 27th Annual Memorial weekend Club Invitational at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz:
Michelle Simpson 2nd Novice
Ryan Devine 4th Sr Men & 5th in Open Men
Danny Cortazzo 3rd Men’s Masters
Beth O’Rourke 6th Sr Women
Sarah Gerhardt 3rd Sr Woman & 1st in Open Women
Karen Cochran 5th Master’s Women
Joel Baldwin 5th Men’s Legends
Greg Cochran 4th Men’s Legends
Vince Pando 3rd Sr Legends
Team Paddle Race Results:
Pedro Point Surf Club 4th
Windansea (La Jolla) 1st
Santa Cruz Longboard Union 2nd
Pedro Point Surf Club 3rd
Doheny Surf Club 4th
Malibu Surfing Association 5th
Big Stick Surfing Associaiton 6th
out of 13 teams
Other Pedro Point Surf Club members who participated in the weekend contest & were also responsible for our 3rd Place Victory:
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Stephanie Phillips, 3rd Place Womens
Pat Faughender and Ryan Devine, 1st Place Aloha heat
Photos: Izzy Szczepaniak
Thanks to team capt, Stephanie Phillips, who recruited a winning team for this year’s Big Stick Surfing Assn Log Jam vintage longboard surf contest at Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz held April 16-17. All the results are on Big Stick’s website at http://www.bigsticksurfing.org/. Click on “Sundays Results”. For PPSC Todd Smith took 2nd in Paddling, Danny Cortazzo 1st in Masters, Ashley Lloyd 1st in Jr Womens, Beth O’Rourke, Stacy Willis and Stef Phillips came in 1,2 and 3 in Womens, Greg Cochran took 2nd in Legends, Karen Cochran 3rd in Sr Womens, Ryan Devine and Pat Faughender took 1st and Alex Thompson and Ashley LLoyd 2nd in the Aloha heat and Vince Pando got 2nd in Kahunas to give PPSC the Team 1st Place trophy. Quite an accomplishment …Read more...
The results are now posted. Thanks to everyone who came to the event!Read more...
PPSC sent a team to Oceanside to surf in the Oceanside Longboard Contest the weekend of August 13-15. The expectations were high for warmer water, sunny days and good surf. Well the good surf expectation was met. In this unusually cool summer the California coast from San Diego to Crescent City has seen more fog and cool days than anyone can remember. The fog persisted throughout the weekend with temperatures ranging from the mid-fifties to the mid-sixties. The water was a balmy 57 degrees. But the waves were glassy and ranging from 2-4 feet.
The PPSC Team consisted of 14 surfers. Asi Ghiassi, Stefanie Phillips, Karen Cochran and Krista Howell surfed in the Sr. Womens division. Asi and Karen advanced to the semi’s but just missed making the finals. Michelle Simpson …Read more...
The 26th annual Santa Cruz Longboard Union surf contest at Steamer Lane was one of the most challenging surf contests I have ever been in.
Sunny skies and warm weather beats good surf – well sort of.
Lots of smiling tanned faces were all over “The Lane” even though the surf left a lot to be desired. It was a minus 1.3 tide in the AM and a total wave killing high tide by 2PM. Still, the surfers managed to work thru some trying conditions to make it to the podium.
PPSC brought a great team this year and out of 9 clubs we finished 4th overall. First round victims to the dreaded kelp and or lack of waves to ride were: Tim Cissna, Bill Patchett, Karen Cochran, Krista Howell, Michelle Simpson and Elyssa Farmer.
Lucky ones to get to the …Read more...
Team captain, Stephanie Phillips led the PPSC team to a 2nd Place Team finish April 24-25 ahead of hosting Big Stick Surfing Assn of Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Sentinel got a couple of good shots of some of our guys. Results will be posted as soon as I get them from Big Stick’s web site. Congratulations to our team members for a fine job.
That’s Ryan Devine enjoying a cold one during his finals heat. Some people just can’t wait to party. Jimmy Holt, shown here in his finals heat, snagged a 1st Place in the Legends division (60+).
More than 100 long boarders from up and down the West Coast competed in the 19th annual Big Chill Out Long board Club Invitational Surf Contest on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Pacifica State Beach in Linda Mar. Although the waves were 3 feet tall or less all day, the clean, at times glassy, faces provided the stage for some masterful nose riding and technical skill displays. When the day was through the NorCal team emerged victorious over the hosting Pedro Point Surf Club team for the first time since the contest began. Congratulations to NorCal team captain Thwen Chaloemtiarana for assembling the winning team. They showed their appreciation at the awards dinner held at the Pedro Point firehouse by showering their captain with beer. Nice going, guys. Next year YOU clean up the mess. This ain’t a football field.
Paddle boarders …
1 NorCal (NC)
2 Pedro Point Surf Club (PPSC)
3 Log Shop (LS)
4 Big Stick Surfing Association (BSSA)
1 Lenny Richards NC
2 Evan Parry NC
3 Eric Cissna PPSC
4 Cole Rippe PPSC
5 Mason Nalze BSSA
6 Colin Dwyer NC
1 Zach Ehrlich PPSC
2 Pat Faughender NC
3 Todd Johnson NC
4 Tyler Payne NC
5 Brian Tagnozzi NC
6 Jordan McWherter NC
1 Ryan Devine NC
2 Jeff Kafka NC
3 Tait Cowan LS
Congratulations to Team PPSC for a 5th Place showing at SCLU’s Memorial Weekend Contest at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz. More news about the contest to follow.
Log Jam Update (April 25th and 26th) Pleasure Point –
Finalist – Ryan Devine – 1st Sr Men
Joel Baldwin – 1st Grandmasters
Todd Smith – 5th Grandmasters
Ashley Lloyd – 1st Women
Stephenie Phillips – 4th Sr Women
Laureen Duke – 5th Women
Aloha Team (Ryan Devine and Pat F) 2nd place
Team Standings PPSC 4th Place, behind Big Stick, SCLU and Santa Barbara\
Bill and Shelly Patchett won 2 surfboards – They were the big winner!!!!!