Rincon Classic

Boneroni

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Was talking with a friend at work this morning about it and I realized that even though I enjoy watching them on a screen, I've never been to a surf contest.

Don't really feel like i'm missing out though.

No, I will not be attending. Surf should be really good though.
 

studog

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Boneroni said:
Was talking with a friend at work this morning about it and I realized that even though I enjoy watching them on a screen, I've never been to a surf contest.

Don't really feel like i'm missing out though.

No, I will not be attending. Surf should be really good though.
contests are boring to watch in person. the heats you're interested in watching go by super quick, but the ones you're not paying so much attention to drag on. To me it's even tougher to watch a contest when the surf is good cause I'd rather go surf myself somewhere away from the contest.
 

Boneroni

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stu dog said:
To me it's even tougher to watch a contest when the surf is good cause I'd rather go surf myself somewhere away from the contest.
Seriously! If I have the time to be sitting on the beach doing nothing but watching, I have the time to be surfing. Hmmm, wonder which one I'd rather do... :roflmao:
 

silentbutdeadly

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I'm kind of in the same boat. I watched a prime at lowers about 5 years ago. Firing. Didn't bring a board cause I thought it would be a total sh!t show. In between contest waves I couldn't help but notice the uncrowded conditions in between lowers and Church and it looked really fun. I was like wtf am I doing?
 

000

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do they clear the whole lineup for 6 man heats?
around here lots of times theyll hold a contest and nobody gets outta the water for it
 
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They always have water patrol to keep out interlopers (not always successful), but it's a true locals' contest, so most surfers respect that. This year they are running in the cove rather than up at the rivermouth, so free surfers will have a lot of room up top. Waves will be fun, especially on Sunday.
 

obslop

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pagey said:
They always have water patrol to keep out interlopers (not always successful), but it's a true locals' contest, so most surfers respect that. This year they are running in the cove rather than up at the rivermouth, so free surfers will have a lot of room up top. Waves will be fun, especially on Sunday.
surreal.

you're sitting at the top of the cove with 100+ surfers up the point fighting like hell to catch waves and then as each wave approaches your spot in the line-up the surfer riding it has to exit so you can catch it.
 

Boneroni

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I think I'm gonna enter try to enter this event next year. Looks like 18+ gets a 20 minute heat. Hmmmm...... could be worth it.

39 y/o and never surfed in a contest. Could be a fun. :shrug:
 
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obslop said:
pagey said:
They always have water patrol to keep out interlopers (not always successful), but it's a true locals' contest, so most surfers respect that. This year they are running in the cove rather than up at the rivermouth, so free surfers will have a lot of room up top. Waves will be fun, especially on Sunday.
surreal.

you're sitting at the top of the cove with 100+ surfers up the point fighting like hell to catch waves and then as each wave approaches your spot in the line-up the surfer riding it has to exit so you can catch it.
True. Not the best weekend to surf Rincon if you aren't in the contest. No parking anyway.
 

SteveT

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Yesterday was totally firing, as always, Chris put on a great event.
Interesting watching it in the cove.
Cool deal for the kids too, pick up 5 pieces of trash and get some SWAG.
 

SrPato

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My wife and I were sitting at Rincon Brewery in Carp yesterday when one of the waitresses told us that someone had nearly drowned during the contest. Word is that he was under water for several minutes but they were able to revive him. Does anybody have info on this?
 

SteveT

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SrPato said:
My wife and I were sitting at Rincon Brewery in Carp yesterday when one of the waitresses told us that someone had nearly drowned during the contest. Word is that he was under water for several minutes but they were able to revive him. Does anybody have info on this?
Wow, missed that one, glad they are OK.
Wouldn't surprise me, the current was ripping, we watched a couple of hours in the AM and bailed around 10