SWELL TRAIN HAS DRIED UP, NO CONTESTABLE SWELL EXPECTED!
The Nelscott Reef surf, is a one of a kind wave and a gift to all of us. The reef has put Oregon on the map in the surfing community and surfers come from all over the world to participate in these events. Thank you for showing interest and please come down and support the hard effort involved here. If you cannot attend please check out the videos and pics!
The 11th edition of the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic SUP EDITION to be held at the best high performance big wave in the world will extend to March 31st and operate on 3 days notice and be held in 30′ minimum surf. 24 of the worlds best SUP big wave surfers will participate in this ‘One Of A Kind’ event. With minimal outside support this ‘competitor supported’ event has blazed a trail in events by the surfers and for the surfers with little corporate interference keeping the focus on the surfing. Once again the Oregon Sports Authority is supporting the event.
Each surfer will be judged on his top 4 waves out of 2 six man heats. The Pacific Northwest Judging Alliance with extensive work in all formats and having participated in the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic since it’s inception agree that after all the years work on the NRBWC that the ‘Eddie’ format is the best fit for this event and provides the surfers with the most ‘water time’ to reach their potential.
The $10,000 purse courtesy of Liquid Militia rolls over to this season. Behemoth LLC, the original permit holder for the Nelscott Reef contests, is working with new sponsors on a webcast and festival for the event. This project, and the Pro/Am Unvitational was made possible in part by a grant from the city of Lincoln City OR. Special thanks to all the sponsors and folks who support the Big Wave Classic year after year. The organizers wait for a swell of 30′ or bigger to call the event and will use the ‘Eddie’ format to maximize the athletes water time ensuring two 45 minute heats to reach their maximum potential.
For athlete inquires email Event Director: John Forse
For sponsorship info please contact: Gabe Smith