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Dana Point Surf Club competes in West Coast Board Riders Event 2018

What

West Coast Board Riders Competition in Dana Point featuring The Dana Point Surf Club

Where

Salt Creek Beach, 33333 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
Map: Salt Creek Beach, 33333 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629

When

April 7, 2018

Why

The West Coast Board Riders is a multi-generational surf organization that consists of regional clubs that are anchored in beach cities in California from Santa Cruz to Carlsbad. Dana Point recently formed a club that competes in the South Division.

On April 7th, 2018 the Dana Point Surf Club will host an all-day surf competition of the South Division at Salt Creek. This is a family-friendly fun competition and is highly competitive as former and current pro surfers are eligible to compete.

Come to Salt Creek to show your Dana Pointer pride!

Here is a video wrap up of last years event at Salt Creek:

And here is an overview of the official competition rules:

COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY

Teams must consist of local surfers per the following requirements:

  • Born and raised;
  • Attended elementary, MS, HS or College.
  • Currently living there 5 years or more;
  • Direct inland areas count if they surf hometown on a regular basis.

If inland from multiple breaks and clubs, surfer will have the choice to select the club they surf for.

Each surfer gets one chance to “jump” clubs. But, once you jump and surf for another club, that is final.

Note: Any special circumstances must be addressed to WCBR board for approval.

DIVISIONS

7 divisions with 4 surfers per division

  1. 14 & under
  2. 15-19
  3. 20-29
  4. 30-39
  5. 40-49
  6. 50 & up
  7. Girls any age

Age eligibility is calculated by the age you are the day of each WCBR event.

Surfer must surf their age division, NO surfing up or down age groups.

FORMAT

  • Tag team format.
  • WSL Judging criteria and interference rules.
  • 4 teams, 4 surfers per team, 1 hour heat.
  • One surfer at a time from each team in the water.
  • First surfer starts heat in designated tag area (Beach start).
  • Next surfer must be tagged in designated area. If tagged outside designated area, Team gets 1 point deduction.
  • Last surfer per team must be in the tag area by end of heat or get a 5 point deduction.
  • 3 wave maximum per surfer, Best one scored.
  • Each team has one “Double Whammy Surfer” (DWS).
  • DWS must raise both hands up within 10-15 seconds after his wave to be rewarded DW points (double points).

Photos by Rick Erkeneff

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Ross Teasley

A long-time Dana Pointer, technologist and publisher, I have been involved in several initiatives around Dana Point over the years ranging from environmental issues to civic planning. Fueled by coffee.

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