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The waves cooperated yesterday and we had some knee to waist high, glassy waves up until 1 or so. Then the tide got on it and it disappeared from sight. Competitors had to strategize and use the shore-break to get there wave count!
The Pro Division had some fierce competition from the boyz, and in the end, experience won out. Tony Silvagni from Carolina Beach NC slipped by Brad Rose by .3 of a point in a split decision to win and be crowned the Champ for 2013!
Congrats to all of the winners and competitors in our event. You have made a huge contribution to the community by supporting the event with your participation.
A GIANT Ma-halo (thanks) goes out to all the sponsors who made this competition possible! More to come tomorrow after the SUP Ocean Race today!!
There have been some questions about how to best enter the desired events. Below is some clarification of the contest entry fees contained on the entry form. Additionally, the contest rules are attached below.
“Guppies” event (boys/girls) is free to anyone 14 and under. Just register on the web.
1. Amatuer Longboard Entry Fee: Event $40 Late Fee $50 after May 1st.
2 SUP Surfing Entry Fee: $40 Late Fee $50
3. SUP Race Entry Fee: $40 Late Fee $50 after May 1st. (novice or not-so novice categories)
4. Kona “All” Waterman event: $100.00 for 3 events, Late fee $120.00 after May 1st. Pros $230, Late fee $260.00.
Banquet and contest t-shirt included in Entry Fee. Additional Guest(s) $15.00 for registration eve and banquet.
5. Pro Longboard Open entry fee $150.00. Late fee $175.00 after May 1st.
Who is considered a Pro? Well, anyone surfing in Pro-competition is sponsored by a company, or surfboard manufacturer/surf clothing line. Tony Silvagni is a Pro, who competes worldwide. If a surf shop is sponsoring an individual and they compete on the Pro-circuit, then they are classified as a PRO! If an amatuer (example-SNC competitor) wants to give the Pro-Longboard a try, then the amatuer must pay the entry fee of $150.00 prior to May 1, for that opportunity. You can surf up in this contest/event, but not down in divisions.
Here it is in a nutshell if someone wants to enter the “All” Waterman category, you must enter SUP Surfing and SUP Ocean race in addition to the Longboard category that you qualify for:
1. Amateurs entering three events-cost is $100.00 prior to May 1.
2 Pro’s entering 3 events: $230.00 If a Pro wants to surf/SUP in all 3 events, then the Pro fee has to be added to the SUP Surfing $40.00, and SUP Ocean Race Fees $40.00. To qualify for the “All”Waterman title, you must enter all three categories.
Any further questions, please submit to email@example.com
Please see rules in this attachment. It is the responsibility of the participant to familiarize themselves with these rules and abide by the philosophy of good sportsmanship both in and out of the water!
See the press release for the “New” WB Wahine Pro-Am August 17-18, 2013!!!
Oaky, balance the check book, check if you have anymore $$’s left in the kitty! Membership Renewal begins January 2, to support what we do! We can’t run on air, unfortunately, so we need the help of our members. We promise to do a better job of getting benefits, getting out membership cards, and keeping you engaged! Come on, keep current early, so we don’t have to kick you out for being a leach!
go to membership to use paypal for your renewal or bring a check to the meeting. Either way, see Theresa Kramer for the renewal and thanks!
firstname.lastname@example.org for info
We would like to introduce you to “Flow Country” designs by Dave Arnold. He has designed his art with surfing/SUP enthusiats in mind. The beautiful and very classy artwork is featured here on our web site. We welcome Dave as one of newest sponsors who provides our members a 15% discount on his artwork. Call Dave for indivdual pricing on artwork.
A message from Dave-
WOOD IN FLOW MOTION
In essence, I am trying to capture a moment of life on a wave.
These figures are shaped from teak and black walnut.
They’re either free-standing or mounted on a natural ‘wave’ background of foraged trunks from the local marshes. Below are a few pieces of the collection.
I thought you’d enjoy showcasing these in your home, office,
or as a centerpiece in your place of business.
Commission work for unique shapes and dimensions
available upon request.
David Arnold, Flow Country Designs info…email@example.com
For more information
or to inquire about displaying
at your business-
On Friday, December 7, 2012 join the local community for an amazing night of fun, food, music, and friends – all to support charity. The 8th Annual Hope from Helen Surf Silent Auction will take place from 6:30-9:30pm at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The event is sponsored by WBLivesurf.com, Blockade Runner, and Tower 7 Restaurant. Admission is free.
Check out WBlivesurf for a list of donations which are available for bidding!
WBLA has donated a family membership for 2013 which includes 4 T-shirts, 2 hats, and 1 entry each day for the 2013 Kona Waterman Classic Longboard/SUP contest May 18-19, 2013. Value of this item is $200.00.
Welcome to a unique opportunity to become part of a successful “beach” organization which gives back constantly to the locals! Our org is one of Fellowship, Aloha, and Sportsmanship, both in and out of the water! We love the ocean and have deep respect for the treasures it provides to us!!
We are announcing this special membership opportunity to give students, both High School or College, (New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick Counties) a chance to work with seasoned veteran mentors in WBLA. Learn “how to” put together a fund raiser, how to prepare/organize and succeed in a small and large events! We host many events throughout the year including an annual Longboard Classic in late Spring. It’s alot of work and alot of fun!
What do you get out of it?
WBLA has a diverse membership which includes people in athletics, surfing professionals, accounting, business, medical field, aviation, law, teaching professionals, shop owners, and much, much, more. We will be there to provide insight, guidance, and just chat if that’s what you want.
A letter of endorsement will be prepared to outline your contributions to the org, which is a non-profit. This letter will be sent to the school or college, once you have satisfactorily participated in the volunteer efforts. Got a project? One of our mentors may elect to help you out, if requested. The sky is the limit! Its up to the student member, how involved you want your mentor to be. Who knows, it may help you graduate or assist you in strentghening your resume.
Expectations for this reduced membership will be provided to the student member by the organization. Membership will also qualify the student member for the WBLA “Rewards” program, once you meet the criteria, and you will be in the running for a custom made surfboard. All the benefits of “Regular” membership will apply. Cost of membership with a student ID for the current year of enrollment will be only $10.00 for the remaining months of 2012 and for the full school year in 2013.
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact block below!
Rewards program begins for 2012/2013-Attention Members!
All member-volunteers, excluding the Executive Board (Prez, VPrez, Secretary, Money Bags, and Serge), will be considered in the running for an exclusive award to be provided to the most valuable player (Volunteer of the Year). This indivdual will be announced by the E-Board the week following our annual WBLA Longboard Contest. The member volunteer who is selected will recieve a custom surfboard made by East Coast Surfboards and have an opportunity to watch their custom board being shaped in the factory here in Wilm. It can be a long or short board from Shawn O’Donnell/Stan Plotner, the owners of East Coast Surfboards. Award will be announced at the next meeting following the contest. Nominations must be made by members via E-mail throughout the year up until the day following the the WBLA Waterman Longboard Classic.
Criteria for Member Nominations:
1. Must volunteer for one of many of the events hosted/supported by WBLA or participate on a specific committee charged with oversight for one of the events.
2. Member must secure sponsors/donated prizes for one or more events. Must have at least three sponsors participate for the nomination to be conisdered. he sponsors may NOT be one of our Local Surf SHops or constant supporters of the organization who make routine contributions.
3. The more you volunteer, the better your chances are for endorsement.
4. Once nominated, if currently enrolled in a college, WBLA will prepare a written and signed document endorsing your volunteer efforts for the organization for use in you educational institution.
5. This list is not all inclusive and other contributions may be considered in the recommendation.