Waiting period will begin Oct 1st 2016 and will extend to March 31st 2017, and operate on 3 days notice.
Nelscott Reef is one of the top recognized big wave locations on the planet and we are excited to grow this grassroots event into a promising venue for locals and global underground chargers that have a passion and the commitment to charge the giant waves that break a mile off the coast.
Better still, we may be able to offer the winner of the Pro-Am Competition a spot at the WSL Qualifier event held at Nelscott at a later date! As both event directors will be working together for two successful events to be held on the best and biggest days of the season.
We are also proud to announce that Eric Akiskalian of towsurfer.com will be head of water safety and logistics for this event. Eric comes with over 20 years global big wave surfing experience and is highly respected in his field. With the all new Pro-Am design we can now accommodate all the locals who wish to have a shot at surfing in the Pro-Am event, and share the season with the WSL.
The new Pro-Am is intended to offer a chance to create a whole new generation of big wave surfers right here in Oregon. The contest will be open to any chargers who qualify to surf the huge waves that light up the Oregon coast. This event will be the only recognized and supported Pro/Am big wave surfing event in the Pacific Northwest.
Please check out the videos, galleries, and webcam of the reef from all the current and past sessions. We will have new sponsors and features for the contest that we are working on for the 2017/2018 season.