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 competed for the first time at the Chill Out this year adding some excitement with near collisions and 360 degree turns.
Partly cloudy skies and a light breeze made for a comfortable day for families and friends to enjoy the sponsor booths and all day raffles while being entertained with some great surfing. Afterwards a large group moved the party over to Cheers where the WanderIns played into the night.
Thanks all for a successful and fun event.
We even made it onto Surfline this year.
Photos of the Chill Out:
Sean Donnelly Photography
Skip Hoard, SandH Photography