Category: Contest Results

Another Successful Showing for PPSC at SCLU Memorial Day Contest

Posted on May 29, 2012 by Pedro Point Surf Club in Contest Results.

Just returned from a victorious weekend at Steamer Lane.
Pedro Point Surf Club came in 3rd place overall, 2nd place went to Santa Cruz Longboard Union and 1st place went to Windansea!
Complete Individual results to follow!


Big Chill Out 21 Results

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 by PPSC in Contest Results.

Results for the Big Chill Out are now posted. Thanks to everyone who came to the event!


PPSC takes 3rd at Santa Cruz Memorial Day Club Invitational

Posted on Jun 19, 2011 by PPSC in 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 …


SCLU Memorial Weekend Club Invitational at Steamer Lane Results

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 by PPSC in Contest Results.

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

Team Results:

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:

Pat Faughender

Matt Hertzburg


Dave Duncan

Todd Smith

Dave Zarate


Krista Howell

Izzy Szczepaniak

Rick Loeper


Team PPSC brings home 1st Place trophy from Log Jam

Posted on Apr 26, 2011 by PPSC in Contest Results, Photos.
Team PPSC brings home 1st Place trophy from Log Jam

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 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 …


Final Big Chill Out 20 Results

Posted on Oct 6, 2010 by PPSC in Contest Results.

The results are now posted. Thanks to everyone who came to the event!


Oceanside Contest was a blast

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 by PPSC in Contest Results.

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 …


SCLU Memorial Day Contest at Steamers was challenging to say the least

Posted on May 31, 2010 by PPSC in Contest Results.

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 …


Best effort ever with a 2nd Place team finish at Big Stick LogJam vintage longboard contest

Posted on May 1, 2010 by PPSC in Contest Results. Comments Off on Best effort ever with a 2nd Place team finish at Big Stick LogJam vintage longboard contest

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+).


Small Waves, Big Fun at the Big Chill Out Surf Contest

Posted on Nov 1, 2009 by PPSC in Contest Results. Comments Off on Small Waves, Big Fun at the Big Chill Out Surf Contest

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 …