Friday, September 4, 2009

Tybee Island Paddle Surf Jam

Event details are formulating nicely. Contestants are signing up.
We are strongly recommending that newcomers and lo
cals take part in this 'fun of a kind' surf jam.
Entry is $50 and covers ACA event membership, a hat, and raffle ticket.

Pre-registration is mandatory. No walk ups.
Sign in and boat check is at 7am Saturday @ 18th St Beach access.
Sunday October 25th will be the rain date.

Here is a run down of the divisions and rules:
All competitors must sign a waiver, wear a life jacket and helmet, and have suitable floatation in their boat. All boats must be named.
First Timers. Any surfable, seaworthy kayak under 11ft in length. Any age, any gender. Must not have competed in a surf kayak contest before April '09.
High Performance - Men. Any Surf Kayak or Ski under 9ft in length which meets WSKA guidelines. Any age. Points will be awarded and count towards US Team trials for the 2011 World Championships to be held in The Outerbanks.
High Performance - Women. As above, but for the ladies.
International Class - Men. Any Surf Kayak or Ski of 3 meters meeting the WSKA rules and guidelines. Any age.
International Class - Women. As above, but for the ladies.
Young Guns. Under 21's. Any kayak under 11ft.
Inbetweenies. Between 21 and 55. Any sea worthy kayak under 11ft.
Old Bastards. Over 55 and any kayak under 11ft.
Tandem. Teams of two. Kayaks supplied.
Sea Kayak. Any sea worthy sea kayak over 15ft. Any age.

Registration is $50. Each participant may take part in up to 4 divisions.
If you sign up for only one division, you will surf at least twice.
Heats will be 15 or 20 minutes long (to be decided).
Surfers will be judged for style and flair, best use of the wave, wave selection, take off and end moves.

Prizes and trophies will be awarded at the beach at 3pm.
We hope to get Joeys Surf Movie "Interference" to show in the evening at Huckapoo's.

This is an ESKA sanctioned event. A big thanks to Joey Hall.


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