Saturday, September 29, 2007

WildCoast Surf Contest: Stand Up Division!


Come on down to Imperial Beach this Sunday Oct. 7th and check out WildCoast's surf contest, The Dempsey. I was at the WildCoast office just today and got a peek at a couple of the raffle prizes. We're not talking a tee shirt and sticker give away- there were two cool retro style surfboards destined for somebody's living room wall - cool planks well worth the price of a couple of raffle tickets. See you there!

15 comments:

STEVEKING said...

SEE U ON SUNDAY. HAVE NEW SUP.WENT OUT TODAY FIRST TIME.DID NOT CATCH A SINGLE WAVE. BALANCE IS SOME WHAT OK.FEEL MORE AT EASE WITH PADDLE ON LEFT SIDE.PRACTICE ON WENDSDAY IN CORONADO.WEB SITE IS COOL.

John Ashley said...

Hey Steve- Can't wait to check out the new ride- I paddled today at Silver Strand around 5pm- kind of dumpy and closed out but worth the go out. What are the dimensions on the new board? I was at WildCoast yesterday- guess there's only four of us signed up for the stand up division- should be fun, could be some fun small waves too! Let me know where you're going to paddle in Coronado- I'm probably going to paddle IB around around 4pm or so!

stevo said...

11.5 28 4.5 gemini speed freak.check out alexander surfboards.com clic on gem. need test rider. be at coronado 6am trying to catch. not a good typer 619 395 6243 steve

greg said...

Can't believe that there are two stand up paddleboard contests on the smae day. The other one is at San Onofre. check:
http://www.classicsurf.com/home.htm

John Ashley said...

Stevo- sounds interesting, bring it by Date street Sat. morning here in IB around 7am- I'm sure a bunch of the boys would love to give it a shot!

John Ashley said...

Greg- unbelievable but cool at the same time- I would've definitely went up to the San-O contest if there wasn't something happening in my own backyard!

srfnff said...

Hey John,

I SUPed with your brother Mike this morning. Waves have backed way off since Monday though. He told me a little about the Wild Coast organization and contest. Very cool! The Mex trips sound fun...especially the warm water! Take care.

John Ashley said...

All I do is dream about padding in Mexico again- flatwater or surf paddling, it really doesn't matter- it's all so fun! Cool to hear you're getting Mikey in the water- how are his skills coming along?

srfnff said...

I think his skills are good. He always gets his fair share of the waves. It's fun being out with him, always a smile on his face. A very positive guy!

John Ashley said...

He's a cool guy to hang out with- and he's really, really messed up on this paddling thing. So am I!

Chris Koerner said...

Actually there THREE SUP contests in the area on Sunday: SanO, Wildcoast, and Swamis Surfing Assn.

John Ashley said...

It's like the frickin' planets lining up! I can tell you that the A and B teams will be at the Swami's and Infinity Events, us third stringers will be ripping (in our minds- at least) the southside of the IB pier on Sunday- whooo hoooo!

GabeA. said...

hey Mr. Ashley it's Gabe Amaya, Mr K. got me started on SUP and I do it alot now but I can't make it this weekend got a family wedding to go to...kinda bummed but theres always next year when do you go paddleing?

John Ashley said...

Hey Gabe! No way, I didn't know you were doing SUP- that's cool. I paddle everyday that it looks good- I'm stoked you're out there- if you don't know already, it's great exercise. What are you riding?

GabeA. said...

right now I'm still buying Kavanaugh's 11 ft. infinity, I have it and am taking it out whenever I can. It's way windy today!