Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This guy was hangin with us the whole tourney
As you can see by the sky it was a beautiful day for golf

Jesse Adams

2010 North Coast Classic a Huge Success

The 2010 North Coast Classic surf and golf competition was held over Halloween weekend and whether you were on sand or at the course the word of the moment was “awesome”. We were able to raise over $3500 for “Doctors Without Borders” and “SurfAid International” thanks to the hard work of our volunteer staff and the generous support of the Surf Industry. SurfAid International can really use the help with the current tsunami disaster in Indonesia so everybody involved should feel really good about the effort. Thank you everyone.

The karma was definitely on our side since the surf was down right epic for Saturday’s surf contest. Perfect conditions all day long, great sand bar, and a clean 3-5 ft swell. Many competitors reckoned it was some of the best surf ever for a contest. The only thing that topped the waves was the level of surfing going on. We all knew Ratboy could surf a shortboard like a maniac, blasting huge airs and moving at supersonic speed, but his longboard skills blew us all away. That boy has skills and it appears this contest was made for him. This event is unique in that all competitors must surf 2 heats of shortboard and 2 heats of longboard therfore testing all of your surfing skills. Great performances were turned in by everyone with standouts Jesse Adams, Tyler Smith, Charlie Parker, Jason Collins, Tyler Payne, Travis Payne and Curt Myers. Lots of positive feedback after the surf event, everyone was super stoked. Time to think golf.

Once again karma was still with us. All week it had been dark and grey skies and a little chilly but Sunday morning we woke to bright blue skies and warm temperatures, perfect for golf. The surf even dropped so everyone didn’t have to worry about missing it. Wow. The Half Moon Bay Ocean Course was in pristine shape and everyone was amazed at how fast and true the greens were rolling. The staff at Half Moon Bay Golf Links were awesome, top notch and all paticipants were witness to how it feels to play on the PGA. The scores turned in were beyond respectable with Adam Stone, the Rip Curl Rep, shooting a 69. How’s that for being a double threat? Hard to beat I reckon. Many people shot very impressive golf scores with Jason Collins, Jason Schmittler, Jay Brazil and Wardy Walkup bringing in the 70’s. While everyone didn’t shoot two digits everyone agreed it was phenomenal two day event.

After golf we had a barbecue and awards ceremony at the golf course restaurant, Mullins. We handed out some beautiful hand made trophies and merchandise to our winners and raffled off donations including a beautiful Shawn Rhodes surfboard. The feedback after the event was incredibly positive and everyone was already looking forward to next year. What an awesome group of people.

I would like to thank everyone for participating and being very generous in supporting our fundraising efforts as without you it would not be possible. Thanks very much to the surf industry for their support; notibly NorCal Surf Shop, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, FCS, Sharp Eye Surfboards, Global Surf Industries, Freeline Surfboards, Body Glove, Rhythm, Electric, Freestyle, Traction Glass, Powerline Productions, Sonlight Surf Shop, Surf Spot Resturant, Ward Walkup Surfboards and OAM. I hope I didn’t leave anyone off the list since your generosity is what makes this event a success.

Well I’m already gearing up for next year and have a few new things up my sleeve for next year so stay tuned. I feel very fortunate to have all the wonderful friends and family that helped to pull this event off. I’m truely blessed.

Thank you all, Norm Payne

Results 2010

Mens (combined) 39 under

1st Jason Collins

2nd Charlie Parker

3rd Tyler Smith

4th Travis Payne

5th Dan Pitt

6th Jason Schmittler

T7th Robert Pitt

T7th Jason Miller

Masters (combined) 40 over

1st Adam Stone

2nd Jesse Adams

3rd Norm Payne

4th Steven Baker

T5th Hide Minami

T5th Jeff Clark

7th Tony Poloni

8th Shawn Rhodes

Team (surfer + golfer) all ages

1st Tyler Payne(S) Wardy Walkup Jr,(G)

2nd Daniel Smith(S) Jay Brazil(G)

3rd Curt Myers(S) Steve Spaulding(G)

4th Joel Baldwin(S) Paul Loveseth(G)

5th Brian Grasser(S) Kevin Ortiz(G)

6th Allen Baxter(S) Christy Every(G)

Top Surfing Scores

1st Jason Collins (174.2)

2nd Tyler Payne (166.3)

3rd Charlie Parker (149.7)

4th Curt Myers (149.5)

5th Tyler Smith (140.3)

Top Golf Scores

1st Adam Stone (69)

2nd Wardy Walkup Jr. (76) (4 birdies)

3rd Jay Brazil (76) (2 birdies)

4th Jason Schmittler (77)

T5th Jason Collins (78)

T5th Jeff Clark (78)

Closest to the Pin

Hole#3 Adam Stone

Hole#7 Dan Pitt

Hole#12 Steve Spaulding

Hole#17 Jason Collins

Long Drive Champ

Ward Walkup Jr.

North Coast Classic 2010 - surf contest pictures

Tyler Payne

Charlie Parker

Tyler Payne

Daniel Smith

Keith Terryberry

Keith Terryberry

Tyler Smith

Travis Payne

Jason Collins (ratboy)

Judges working hard

Tyler Payne

Ryan Devine

Tyler Smith(front) Travis Payne (back)

Casey Lee trunkin it, tradition now I reckon

Ryan Devine

Jason Collins (ratboy)


Curt Myers

Jason Collins (ratboy)

Tyler Payne

Contest Venue

Tuesday, September 7, 2010



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Friday, July 16, 2010


Hi and welcome back to the P-Town Classic. This year we decided to change the name to NORTH COAST CLASSIC, to create a more "global" appeal. We will continue to raise money for Surf Aid ( as well as Doctors Without Borders ( in the 2010 event.

This years event is all set to go on October 30Th and 31st. Saturdays surfing event will be held at Linda Mar Beach (location on beach to be announced). And this year we will get to play golf at the world class Half Moon Bay Ocean course! So bring your A game, the greens play true and the balls roll fast.


As in the years past we will be running a individual, and Team format. This means you can surf and play golf as an individual, or Team up with a surfer, or golfer and "split" the event (one plays golf, the other surfs). Team and individuals DO NOT get scored against each other. There will be separate awards for each division. We will have age divisions pending further entries in the individual category only.

Surfing Coordinator: Steve Dwyer

Event to be held at Linda Mar Beach. Location on Linda Mar to vary depending on swell condition. We will be running a non elimination format. We feel that this makes the event more enjoyable for all levels of surfers. The way this works is each person will surf in 4 heats total throughout the day. The Surfer will ride a short board in 2 heats and a long board in 2 heats (total 4 Heats). No a SUP is not a long board, sorry Jeff. Your FIRST short and FIRST long board heat will be put together randomly of 6 people.
Competitors surf 2 heats of long board, and 2 heats of short board. your first heat score will determine your seeding in the second round.

Golf Coordinator: Dale Pitt

We have made a few changes to this years golf tournament. The biggest change is the location. Golfers will get to play the challenging, and beautiful Ocean Course at Half Moon Bay gold links, Located about 15 minutes south of Pacifica. We will play stroke play through 18 holes. Golfers will start in a "Shot-gun" format. This format allows for all golfers to start and finish at the same time. Diffrent awards will be given for high score, low score, closest to the pin, longest drive...etc.

After we finish the golf tournament, we will combine the scores from both days, and determine the standings.

BBQ and Awards will be given after the Golf tournament in Half Moon Bay.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again in the events 4Th year!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

2009 P-Town Classic Wrapup

2009 Surf Contest Site

The Judging Crew hard at work
The Global Climate Change demonstration (350) we took part in during lunch break

Travis Payne drops in at the Nelscott Tow-in Event

2009 P-Town Post Event Report
The 2009 P-Town Classic is in the books. Another great event went off without a hitch. Competitor feedback was awesome sounds like everyone had a blast. Once again we had large surf to deal with but I think everyone would agree the waves were contestable and pretty fun. It was amazing how good some of the competitors made it look. Tyler Payne, Todd Johnson, and Shawn Rhodes put on quite a display. Yes it’s true, I allowed Jeff Clark to ride his standup paddleboard in the longboard event. He assured me he wouldn’t wack anyone with the paddle and would let the others get a few waves too. Jeff was totally mellow and a ton of fun to surf with.
Saturday night after the surf contest a party was held at the Payne house for Travis Payne and Jeff Kafka. Jeff and Travis had just returned from the Nelscott Tow-in Contest in Oregon. They competed again some of the best tow-in teams in the world in 30 foot surf. The P-Town boys shined making the final and finishing 4th overall. Travis also finished 4th in the Paddle-in Contest. Awesome job boys, way to represent.
Sunday morning came pretty quickly. Sunday the weather was unbelievable. A perfect day for golf I reckon. We hit the links at about 11:30am. The course was in good condition but the greens were a little challenging. Midway through the round Steven Baker and I agreed, Sharp Park is no place for Country Club Sissies. If you hit your putt and it rolls every direction except straight you have to take it like a man. Remember it’s the same for everyone and good smooth greens are too easy anyway(total lie). Adam Stone shot the low score of the day, 78. Scores were a little on the high side for the level of players I’m sure due to the rough greens. Keith Terryberry won the Long Drive Competition - 292 yards, holy shit! Keith seems to get better every time he plays, what the hell is his secret. The closest to pin winners were Jeremiah Johnson, Tom Carson and Jay Brazil.
We finished off the evening with an awards presentation at the Golf Course. I managed to mess up the Awards a bit but everyone was very understanding and I reckon a bit amused by my lack of organizational skills. I promise to do better next year.
I would really like to thank some people that make the event happen, what a great crew we have here in Pacifica. NorCal Surf Shop, Jeremiah and Shawn have been huge, couldn’t do it without them. Keith Terryberry (Body Glove, Destination Surf, Freestyle) helps me out every year with merchandise and sponsors. Keith has been awesome and a big reason we have been able to hand out such great awards. Steven Baker (Quiksilver) has been a great resource and one of my favorite golfing buddies. Stevens support and advice has been priceless, he supplied us with two Quiksilver full winter wetsuits. Two competitors will be nice and toasty this winter. Adam Stone (Rip Curl) supplied us with lots of goodies from Rip Curl. Thanks Adam!. And finally thanks to all of you that helped and participated. I had a great time hanging out with all of you. Thanks a ton and hope to see you again next year!
Norm Payne

2009 P-Town Classic Results
Surf Contest Results
Mens Division
1 Tyler Payne 137.2
2 Todd Johnson 130.2
3 Joe Grochowski 128.5
4 Casey Smith 125.8
5 Robert Pitt 119
6 Ryan Devine 108.3
7 Daniel Smith 105.9
8 Travis Payne 102
9 Austin Breaux 91.9
10 Adam Neilson 91.7

Masters Division
1 Shawn Rhodes 121.3
2 Kevin Rhodes 115.1
3 Jesse Adams 109.4
4 Jeff Clark 108.7
5 Joel Baldwin 108.2
6 Norm Payne 107.5
7 Tony Poloni 100.1
8 Steven Baker 98.3
9 Adam Stone 88.1
10 Matt Ambrose 86.4

Womens Division
1 Krista Howell 110.6
2 Asi Giassi 91.5
3 Kate Tehaney 85.7
4 Kelly Dwyer 73.1

Golf Tournament Results

Mens Division
1 Daniel Pitt 79
2 Chris Nagel 80
3 Keith Terriberry 88
4 Rich Lee 89
5 Brett Baldwin 91
6 Robert Pitt 98
7 Jordan McWherter 99
8 Casey Lee 100
9 Jeremiah Johnson 101
10 Travis Payne

Masters Division
1 Adam Stone 78
2 Jeff Clark 80
3 Jay Brazil 80
4 Ward Walkup 83
5 Dale Pitt 87
6 Norm Payne 88
7 Matt Ambrose 89
8 Steven Baker 90
9 Jesse Adams 93
10 Tony Poloni 95

Longest Drive – Keith Terriberry 292 yards WOW!
Closest #8 – Tom Carson
Closest #12 – Jeremiah Johnson
Closest #15 – Jay Brazil

Dual Sport and Team Results
Team Division (Surfer + Golfer)
1 Casey Smith / Jay Brazil
2 Todd Johnson / Dale Pitt
3 Kevin Rhodes / Ward Walkup
4 Tyler Payne / Pete Melcher
5 Joe Grochowski / Jeremiah Johnson
6 Joel Baldwin / Brett Baldwin

Mens Dual Sport Division
1 Daniel Pitt
2 Robert Pitt
3 Keith Terriberry
4 Chris Nagle
5 Daniel Smith
6 Travis Payne
7 Rich Lee
8 Jordan McWherter
9 Brian Grasser
Masters Dual Sport Division
1 Jeff Cark
2 Norm Payne
3 Adam Stone
4 Jesse Adams
5 Shawn Rhodes
6 Steven Baker
7 Matt Ambrose
8 Tony Poloni
9 Jason Gasser
10 Johnny Donson

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Important Annoucement
2009 P-Town Classic

October 24 (Surf Event) is also the day chosen for Global Climate Change Awareness. I strongly support efforts to stem global warming. Our oceans are rising and its easy to see the damage already along our coastline. Please take a look at the infomation below on the 350 event going on at Linda Mar Beach. I would like to take a break in the surf contest so that we can partcipate. All you have to do is lay in the sand while an airplane takes a picture. Hope you can get behind it, sounds fun. Thanks, Norm

I'm going to ask for your involvement again - in a fun and very easy way. This is to do something to save our home, our planet, for our generation, the next generation and the seventh generation. Scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanity. We are at 387 parts per million right now. We (US, China, all countries) need to take action and we need to do it now. Saturday October 24th is International Day of Climate Action and people all over the world are standing up to call attention to the fact that our world with our emissions has exceeded the amount of Carbon in the Air that is safe for our climate and that we need to ACT NOW... in treaty's, policies, actions ... all over the world. Our poiticians, businesses, developers, citizens must wake up, look at the facts and make changes, demand changes to stop Global Warming.

Photo Op...Photo Op...Photo Op... Can you help? Come out to Linda Mar Beach at 11.00 am on Saturday, October 24th and help us stand up for climate change. We will spell 350 in the sand while a plane flies over to take our photo! Bring your friends, your family, your co-workers. We want 350 people (or more) right here at Linda Mar! Please join us, please help us.

What's this about 350? go to and/or for more info.
Want to know more about the event, see below ...

See you at Linda Mar - Saturday. 11.00 am. P.S. Spread the word!

Lynn Adams
Pacifica Beach Coalition

You are invited to fun climate change event at Linda Mar beach in Pacifica!
The Pacifica Climate Committee, Pacifica Beach Coalition and P-Town Classic invite you to be part of world wide day of climate actions (see below) focused on the idea that we need to reduce carbon in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million. As wonkish as that sounds the idea has really taken off with over a thousand events world-wide. For more info on the 350 idea check see below or go to www.350.orgJoin us on the beach with a lot of others who care to spell 350 with our bodies on the beach at Linda Mar: WHEN: 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 24WHERE: Linda Mar Beach, PacificaWHERE EXACTLY: Just north of the bathrooms at Linda Mar State Beach. Look for the person with the red flag on a tall pole.If you can join us and help make this happen please respond by emailing us at and telling us how many people will be coming with you.We look forward to seeing you on the beach!
Pacifica Climate Committeewww.pacificaclimate.orgP-Town Classic ptown-classic.blogspot.comPacifica Beach ………………………………………………………………………………………………… About 350 in the Bay Area: In the Bay Area plans are already underway for:
Bay Area-wide local visibility actions at BART stations and transit hubs
A 350-mile bike ride from Arcata to SF
350 surfers and boards at Ocean Beach, spelling out 350
A mass convergence event at 3pm at Justin Herman Plaza/Port of SF (Embarcadero BART)About 350 world wide:1,378 climate actions are planned in 99 countries for Saturday October 24th, making it the largest global day of climate action to date. Check the coordinating platform: