LIVE WEBCAST: Big Wave World Tour's Oregon Pro

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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! The Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour has given the official GREEN LIGHT for the DIVE N’ SURF OREGON PRO for Wednesday, March 12th.  As the magic day approaches, event directors will keep checking the latest run of swell models to confirm great conditions in 30 ft + surf.

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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) and BWWT No. 1 ranked Grant “Twiggy” Baker (ZAF) will be in the lineup of big wave elite.

A historic first-ever Women’s Super Heat will also welcome 11 leading ladies ready to charge massive surf as invitees on the Xpreshon 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). Full competitor list below.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to showcase for the very first time the world’s top female athletes as they battle Nelscott Reef and each other for the Women’s Super Heat Title,” said Xpreshon founder Christian Spadnardi.  This is the first time in history that the world will watch the top female big wave athletes compete in big waves via a live HD webcast and highlights to be aired nationally on television by Universal Sports Network.

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Jamie Sterling (HAW) will defend his 2012 victory at Nelscott Reef. Photo: BWWT/ Brian Overfelt

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 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.

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Greg Long (USA) staring straight down the face of an Oregon giant. Photo: BWWT/ Brian Overfelt

“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.

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“I’m stoked to have won. I love the wave… That’s why I’m here,” said Jamie Sterling after his 2013 victory in Oregon. Photo: BWWT/

Dive N’ Surf Oregon Competitors (subject to change):

INVITED SURFERS
1    Greg Long, USA
2    Jamie Sterling, HAW
3    Peter Mel, USA
4    Carlos Burle, BRA
5    Ken Collins, USA
6    Gabriel Villaran, PERU
7    Zach Wormhoudt, USA
8    Ben Wilkinson, AUS
9    Joao de Macedo, POR
10    Ramon Navarro, CHILE
11    Jeff Rowley, AUS
12    Alex Martins, BRA
13    Mark Healey, HAW
14    Kohl Christensen, HAW
15    Shawn Dollar, USA
16    Grant Baker, SA
17    Alex Gray, USA
18    Nic Lamb, USA
19    Aaron Ungerleider, HAW
20    Jose Gomez, PERU
21    Keith Galbraith, OR, USA
22    Tony Perez, OR, USA
23    Jeremy Rasmussen, OR, USA
24    George Desoto, OR, USA

XBWWT ALTERNATES
1    Marcos Monteiro, BRA
2    Will Skudin, USA
3    Frank Solomon, SA
4    Grant Washburn, USA
5    Chad Jackson, USA
6    Nathan Fletcher, USA
7    Ryan Augenstein, USA
8    Jamie Mitchell, AUS
9    Anthony Tashnick, USA
10    Travis Payne, USA
11    Colin Dwyer, USA

WOMEN’S SUPER HEAT INVITEES
Keala Kennelly, HAW
Mercedes Maidana, ARG
Wrenna Delgado, USA
Savannah Shaughnessy, USA
Paige Alms, HAW
Jamilah Star, USA
Bianca Vallenti, USA
Andrea Moller, BRA

For Contest updates and detailed event information please visit: DiveNSurfOregonPro.com

The Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro HD webcast can be seen on:  The Xpreshon App for Windows 8 and Xbox Live as well as DiveNSurfOregonPro.comwww.UniversalSports.com & www.TheSurfChannel.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.

About Xpreshon
The biggest waves in the world deserve the biggest screen in your house. With XPRESHON you could be watching the XPRESHON Big Wave World Tour live on your TV. But whatever your style – skate, surf, snow, BMX or Moto – only XPRESHON has it all – All the news, All the latest movies and live events from all around the world. Miss Nothing with XPRESHON! Exclusively on XBOX and Windows 8.

NELSCOTT REEF 2013 PHOTO GALLERY




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Shannon Marie Quirk is the Editor-in-Chief of the TheSurfChannel.com, and Director of Digital Media for The Surf Channel and The Ski Channel Television Networks. She is a sports journalist with Bachelors of Arts degrees in English and Spanish Literature from UCLA, trained as a photojournalist by the Los Angeles Times and TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine. A San Francisco native, Shannon is a surfer, competitive snowboarder, and believes that athletes have a responsibility to take care of their playgrounds. FOLLOW: @SHANNONMARIE_Q


 
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