Get ready for the cold waters of Lincoln City, Oregon as the LIVE television broadcast of the Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro brings all the big wave action to you at home via Universal Sports Network, with LIVE WEBCAST streaming right here on TheSurfChannel.com! Event waiting period is on as we await the magic day at Nelscott Reef.
The world’s most experienced watermen, such as defending champion Jamie Sterling (HAW), current Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour champion Greg Long (USA), 2010 Nelscott Reef champion Kohl Christensen (HAW), BWWT No. 1 ranked Grant “Twiggy” Baker (ZAF) and 2013 Mavericks Invitational champion Peter Mel (USA) will be in the lineup of big wave elite.
A historic first-ever Women’s event will also welcome 11 leading ladies ready to charge massive surf as invitees on the Big Wave World Tour in their own division, with hopefully many more events to come in the future. Female surfers include: Billabong XXL Award winner Keala Kennelly (HAW), Jaws charger Paige Alms (HAW), Mavericks locals Savannah Shaughnessy (USA) and Jamilah Star (USA), Californian XXL nominee Anastasia Ashley (USA), Brazilian barrel rider Silvia Nabuco and Ireland’s top female surfer, Easkey Britton.
The Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour is pleased to announce that Dive N’ Surf has come on board as Title Sponsor for the Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro, formerly known as the Seatka Pro Oregon. This one-day event will take place at Nelscott Reef and is one of the Pacific NW’s hidden gems. Located a half-mile out to sea in Lincoln City, Oregon, just up the beach from Spanish Head. The wave is a high performance big wave, which breaks both right and left, but predominantly rights when it’s really big.
The waves at Nelscott Reef (also known as Tacklebuster Reef) are rideable up to 50-foot and beyond. Add regular rainfall and chilly land and sea temperatures to the equation, and you’ve got a truly rugged big wave spot. Water temperatures from October to March range between 47-53 F (6-12 C), while the average daytime air temperatures range between 55-61 F (13-16 C).
Twenty of the world’s highest ranked big wave surfers will challenge four local surfers on one of the most formidable waves in the Pacific Northwest on 48 to 72 hours notice when waves reach a minimum of 30 foot faces with clean ocean surface conditions. The 2013 Dive ‘N Surf Oregon Pro is proud to host the top seeds from the Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour and welcome the 4 regional/local surfers.
“We couldn’t be happier about Dive N’ Surf coming on board as Title Sponsor for this year’s Oregon big wave Event It shows Dive N’ Surf’s commitment to professional big wave surfing,” said Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro Contest Organizer, Adam Wagner.
“Dive N’ Surf Original Lifestyle has aligned itself with the Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour to be the title sponsor for both the Oregon Pro and the Todos Santos Big Wave events! This is to celebrate the waterman lifestyle that Bob and Bill Meistrell built their lives around as young lifeguards, surfers and divers. The clothing is designed to be simpler, understated but built tough to perform while holding true to its roots established in 1953,” said Robbie Meistrell, CEO of Dive N Surf Inc.
Dive N’ Surf Oregon Competitors (subject to change):
|9.||Joao de Macedo||POR|
|21.||Keith Galbraith||OR, USA|
|22.||Tony Perez||OR, USA|
|23.||Jeremy Rasmussen||OR, USA|
|24.||George Desoto||OR, USA|
1. Keala Kennelly, HAW
2. Mercedes Maidana, ARG
3. Wrenna Delgado, USA
4. Savannah Shaughnessy, USA
5. Paige Alms, HAW
6. Jamilah Star, USA
7. Bianca Vallenti, USA
8. Sarah Gearhart, USA
9. Silvia Nabuco, BRA
10. Anastasia Ashley, USA
11. Easkey Britton, IRL
For Contest updates and detailed event information please visit: DiveNSurfOregonPro.com
About Dive N’ Surf:
Since 1953, Dive N’ Surf has been the oldest surf and dive shop in the Southwest. The owners of the famous shop were twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell who were known for providing the best equipment, unparalleled customer service and a love for the ocean. Bill and Bob’s desire to be in the ocean year around prompted them to invent the modern day wetsuit, the brand they started in the back of Dive N’ Surf was called Body Glove. Since 1953 Dive N’ Surf has grown from a surf and scuba shop to include, surf and scuba rentals, repairs, comprehensive dive certification classes, world wide destination scuba travel packages and was awarded the highly prestigious 5 Star PADI Dive Center status. Dive N’ Surf is also responsible for the largest youth scuba and surf camps in the South Bay of Los Angeles. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Jamie O’Brien, Cheyne Magnusson and Alex Gray.
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