Surf’s UP! 2013 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic set for Saturday Feb. 2 - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Surf’s UP! 2013 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic set for Saturday Feb. 2

Posted by OCVA / February 1, 2013

The best “Big Wave” surfers from around the world are currently making their way to Lincoln City, Oregon for the 2013 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic competition, the premier big wave contest in the Pacific Northwest, which set for Saturday, February 2.  The green light was given on Wednesday, leaving just 72 hours for the competitors to get to Lincoln City.

The 2010 the contest was held in pristine 40+foot surf in what some call the biggest waves ever paddled into during a contest.  Kohl Christensen, a last minute dark horse from Hawaii, came away with the win after a tightly
contested final.  The 2011 competition never materialized due to lack of perfect surf conditions.

This year, in addition to the main event, those surfers who fail to advance through the contest will have one more opportunity to cash in.  Battle for the Bomb @ South Reef will be given to the surfer who catches the largest wave on the South Reef throughout the day.  The winner will be determined by viewing photo and video segments at the awards banquet following the event, and voted on by those in attendance.  This year’s contest, and special award, will have a total prize purse of $10,000 USD.

For more information visit Nelscott Reef

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The event will start shortly after first light – about 7:30-8AM and will continue until finished – usually around 3:30-4:30PM.  Contest staging area is Canyon Drive Park, in Lincoln City.  Please bring binoculars or a scope for best viewing experience.  Surfers can best be viewed from the empty lot on top of the hill on SW Coast Ave.  PLEASE NOTE:  There is NO PARKING on SW Coast Avenue.  Parking suggestion:  Tanger Outlet Mall, although it is a bit of a walk to the viewing area.

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