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New Oregon Coast Surfing Contest Debuts in
|Surfing photos by Pamela Clark of Goose Hollow, in Seaside
(Lincoln City) – It’s got a funny name, and
it’s something a little different in the surfing competition world
of the Oregon coast – or just about anywhere. And it will begin
in Lincoln City next month.
The first annual Either/Or Surfing Team Cup has been scheduled
for the weekend of September 15 and 16 in Lincoln City, Oregon. It features
a competition on the waves that’s done with a bit of a twist, as
well as a big party at a local bar.
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Depending on weather that weekend, it may actually become
a pool tournament instead of a surfing competition – hence the title
of “Either/Or.” However, with the Oregon coast usually basking
in what is known as the “second summer” in September –
a time where it’s the warmest of the year in the area – there’s
not much of a chance the event will wind up indoors.
will compete against each other for the coveted Either/Or Trophy. Jason
Garding, one of the event organizers, notes the winning team will also
get a plaque, "so years down the road you can show your grandchildren
how rad you used to be.” This one-of-a-kind event is limited to
32 surfers in eight teams, and will utilize a unique team format. The
event will run with two teams per game (actually called a “heat”
in these circumstances), with each team surfing two quarters per game
with the winning team moving on towards winning the team cup. Each team
member will have their best wave score combined with the best wave score
for their other team members. The team with the highest cumulative score
wins the event and the coveted trophy.
Another different aspect of this event is that all surfers
in the water during each heat will all be from the same team, surfing
cooperatively with each other. They won’t be surfing against each
other as is seen in every other surf event. Surfers in the Either/ Or
Team Cup are encouraged to share strategy and to change water approach
tactics to maximize the best surfers for the best conditions during their
event is a benefit for a 7th through 12th grade water club in the Lincoln
A surf themed raffle, surf movies filmed with local Oregon
surfers and live music will be offered on Saturday, September 15, at BK
Mulligans Sports Bar, starting at 6 p.m. The Saturday night event will
be free and open to the public.
The event will run a total of eight hours of heats, with
each heat scheduled for fifteen minutes. Teams will surf two heats each.
Teams must have at least two shortboarders (boards 7'4" or shorter)
and one longboarder (boards more than 9'). Teams must register in advance,
as team space is limited. Individual team riders will be registered the
day of the event in a beach registration process, or at BK Mulligan's
Sports Bar Friday night between 6 and 8 p.m.
|Lincoln City's Nelscott area
The entry fee for each team will be $150. Checks for team
registration can be mailed to Jason Garding at Either/Or Team Cup, 1745
NE West Devils Lake Rd., Lincoln City, OR 97367. Include the team name,
a team contact person, a contact phone number and e-mail address with
the team registration check. Judging for this event will be provided by
the surf judging group Pacific NW Judges, headed by Sonny Owens.
location for the event will depend on ocean conditions on the day of the
event. Areas selected for running the event are the D River Wayside, Road’s
End, Canyons, Nelscott, Otter Rock or Mulligans. The event location will
be posted last minute, on AwesomeSurfVideos.com, on Friday, September
14. In the event of severe weather conditions, the team cup will turn
into a pool tournament at BK Mulligans Sports Bar, which is why the event
is called the Either/Or Team Cup (either a surf event or a surf-oriented
Sponsors for this event include BK Mulligans Sports Bar,
Awesome Surf Videos, Oregon Surf Shop, Fox Riders Company, Xcel, Rebel
Boards, DoubleVizion Photography, ERA Skateboards, Ossie's Surf Shop and
For more information on the event, contact Ken Wilson
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