King Of The Point Surf Contest East Coast UK

 

A   D I F F E R E N T   K I N D   O F   S U R F   C O N T E S T


Waiting Period 18th Feb to 29th April 2017.


It's been a long while since we ran a surf contest here at Secretspot, about 5 years in fact but we now feel it's time to put that right. 


Not wanting to put on a tired, run of the mill surf contest format we are looking to run a ' King of the point ' big wave contest at two of Scarborough's well known point breaks similiar to what we ran back in 2003. The waiting period will be scheduled from the 18th Febuary to the 29th April due to wave size and conditions needed. The surf needed to run this event has to be in the double overhead category hence the waiting period stated and for conditions to be held in hopefully some serious size putting competitors in a testing enviroment and also to provide spectators with a birds eye view of some east coast slabs been tackled.

 

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C O N T E S T   O V E R V I E W


The contest will be called on when the right conditions present themselves at a limited short notice to all participants . Hopefully we can call the chart on a forecast and all competitors will be notified by our FB page using a traffic light system of:


Red = No

Amber = Maybe

Green = GO!!!


Secretspot is wanting 20 - 24 competitors with 8 alternates to fill in positions if someone cant make it on the day.


Due to tidal restrictions at both breaks it only leaves us with a maximum amount of three hours contest action at each location and people will be required to be on location at 7.30am.Heats will take on a format of 45 minute timescales, ensuring that every surfer in the contest gets to surf twice ( once at each location ). Optimum swell size will be 6 feet + but the bigger the better is the rule of thumb here and in our opinion anything less than this the event will simply not be called on .

 

 

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H E A T   S P E C I F I C S


Because of only having 45 minutes per heat to run the event - surfers will be scored on their two highest scoring waves at each location and the highest 4 wave score of the day will be awarded the ' King of the Point Title ' . To make this a fun event there will be notable other prizes and give aways so as to make this a fun contest for all entrants and spectators alike. These will include


1. ' King of the point ' - Highest scoring cumulative points through the day gets crowned king of the point


2. Best wave - The individual best wave ridden by any competitor throughout the day


3. Best manoeuvre - The best individual single manoeuvre of the event in the most critical part of the wave


4. Best Late charging takeoff - Awarded to the competitor who truly shows commitment and probably shows phsycotic tendancys also.


5. Longest wave - its not been unknown for surfers to go out of sight at one of the locations.


6. Worst wipeout - we are expecting many so you can win this one by default.


7. /Golden mile - at one location its not uncommon to blow the take off and get washed the entire length of the point, if thats you, you get a prize.


Hopefully we can get this videoed and edited for a small presentation later that evening where all the prizes will be announced . We aim to make this one fun day to remember for all folks and there will undoubtedely be a small alcohol fuelled celebration in a Scarborough bar somewhere to be announced. 


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H O W   T O   E N T E R


Ok, so we are NOT wanting to upset any friends, customers, locals, non-locals, non local customers, surfers etc but this is going to be a hard event to pull off. We are just a bunch of ageing surfers living the east coast dream, not event managers so your going to have to bear with us as we try to pull this off.


To begin with, due to time restarints, we can only have approx 20- 24 surfers in the event. Initially we feel probably the easiest way is to invite the east coast crew as we are having a waiting period and may call the event on with less than 24 hours notice


Originally we were going to do this invite only but our after thoughts are such that we dont want to appear biased or leave anyone out that thinks they should be out there. Simply to be considered for this event e mail us here at shop@secretspot.co.uk . We require a photo of yourself charging double overhead surf with a degree of commitment and a small amount of information of who you are and where abouts you are from ( address / tel number etc ) .


Cost is a mere £15 with all,yes All money going to the local RNLI and Surfers Against Sewage.

 

 

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S E L E C T I O N   P R O C E S S


There is only one way of doing this and its by a combination of vote ( think Brexit ) once all contestants pictures e mails info etc .... are compiled a simple voting on a specified facebook event page for the contest will go ahead. If anyone is left out please share it with them and spread the word. Selection will roughly include -


Scarborough area and south - 8 contestants


Whitby area - 4 contestants


Saltburn area - 4 contestants


Newcastle and north - 4 contestants


Votes will be taken into account but realistically the guy who is a 30 year standout at these locations will be much more likely to be accepted than some young buck with 30,000 followers on instagram and other social media portals. All in all we want to get a strong field of solid surfers, some young, some more mature who are not only are experienced in riding solid sized surf but who are commited to helping make this event happen.

 

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J U D G I N G


We are looking to appoint experienced judges so drop us a line if this is your fortay folks at shop@secretspot.co.uk but we've already invited Donald Trump(who's promised to bring 1.3million spectators), Nigel Farage, Theresa May and East Coast legend Gabe Davies to help out with unbiased fair event politics.

 

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P R I Z E S


Prizes will be ten grand for the winner and consolation ear rubs and chinese burns to you losers ( just joking folks ). Secret spot along with Patagonia and Ripcurl will be putting up a variety of prizes all to be confirmed, but they will be pretty good. All in all we are looking to put on an event that is not only fun all day but showcases some outstanding surfing in challenging overhead pointbreak waves.


So, dig out that old picture of you charging somewhere or get on Photoshop, post the picture on our event page and get your friends to like and comment on your pictures and also drop us an email too registering your interest.


We will post up an entry form asap.


SO - E MAIL US HERE AT SECRETSPOT WITH A PHOTO OF YOURSELF AND RELEVANT DETAILS AND YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE . CHOSEN ENTRANTS WILL BE 20 COMPETITORS AND 10 ALTERNATES TO BE CALLED UP IF THE CHOSEN ONES ARE UNAVAILABLE TO ATTEND. THANKS, WE CANT MAKE THIS HAPPEN WITHOUT YOU GUYS !!!


e mail - shop@secretspot.co.uk


Cheers


Secret Spot Surf Shop