Category: Contest Results
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!!!!!
Izzy Szczepaniak, our intraclub contest coordinator hams it up between heats
PPSC was well represented at the Ventura Surf Club’s Arden Taylor Surf Benefit held March 14-15 at “C” Street in Ventura . A total of 17 club members attended the event which raises funds to help a fellow surfer, Mike “Fish” Fisher, who is fighting cancer.
Most of the team arrived early enough on Friday to get a surf session in. The waves were waist high and conditions were glassy. After the Friday surf session 15 of us went to dinner at a German restaurant at Asi’s recommendation. It was a hit as the PPSC team basically took over the restaurant. The food and service were excellent.
Throughout the weekend the surf remained waist to shoulder high. Tide played a big role in the quality of the waves in the contest. …Read more...
All the previous week there were ominous forecasts for up to 20 ft surf and driving rain. (That fait fell on the Chuck Noll contest up north in Crescent City held on the same day as the Chill Out, as reported by club members that were there.) When dawn broke on Sat, Oct 4 to reveal glassy 2 ft waves and overcast skies the army of contest set up volunteers and 1st heat competitors breathed a collective sigh of relief. In fact doomsday forecasts changed to real time minimal conditions so fast the judges’ stand scaffolding put up the night before had to be abandoned at Boat Docks for a last minute set up next to Taco Bell.
As the day wore on the semis and finals saw as much as 10 ft faces with heavy onshore chop, so the predicted …
by Izzy Szczepaniak
Pedro Point Surf Club sent a full team down to surf in Big Stick’s Log Jam on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27. It was a beautiful weekend with lots of sun, warm weather (mid-70’s) and clean ocean conditions. The view from the cliffs all weekend was spectacular with whales swimming by both days and lots of Harbor seal, California sea and sea otters playing in the water. The Log Jam is a contest where the surfers had to use and old 60’s – 70’s board, weighing a minimum of 20 pounds and must surf without a leash.
On Saturday the contest was held at the foot of 38th Avenue . The waves were very small (1-2 feet) but the surfing was fun. Never have so many done so much on so little. …Read more...