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

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