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:

Monday, October 19, 2009

P-Town Classic 2009 Announcement
October 19, 2009

We will extend the entry deadline and take beach entries until all spots are full. We still need a few more women and juniors. If your interested please send me an email and I will make sure you have a spot. Thanks, Norm

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

P-Town Classic 2008 Surfing Champ Tyler P.

Colin "haywire" Dwyer

Brian T. big air at roundhouse

Perfect Surf for the 2007 "P-Town Classic"

2009 P-Town Classic News
October 14, 2009
Dear Participants,
I'm asking everyone to do me a favor. If you know any women or juniors that may have an interest in the event could you please ask them to give it a try. I would really like to add women and junior divisions to the event. I have had very few entries and need more. You don't have to do both events to enter. I have some nice awards and merchandise to give away to participants. So please if you know someone please persuade them to give it a try. Thank you very much. On another note, we will still have a team division for those that do one sport and partner up with someone doing the other sport. There are no age or sex divisions in the team event just one big division for everyone. We will have awards for : Surfing all divisions, Golf all divisions, Combined all divisions, Team (one division for all) There is no cost to enter the team division. I will assist with pairing people up at the surf contest. Lots of awards and cool merchandise to give away
hope you can make it. Take Care, Norm

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The 3rd Annual P-Town Classic is set for October 24 & 25 2009

You don't need to compete in both sports to enter. We will run both events individually with awards for all divisions. We will also give combined sport awards for each division and encourage people to enter both events. We will post more information soon. For more information contact Norm Payne at