Nelscott Reef Tow-in Classic greenlighted for Friday surf
2007 Nelscott Reef Tow-in Classic
Presented by Liquid Militia
Nelscott Reef, Lincln City, Or.
1 Octoer 2007 - 31 March 2008
Nelscott Reef Contest is On for Friday Jan 11th, 2008!!!
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 January, 2008 : - - Lincoln City, Or – Behemoth LLC changed the contest status today to green as a large swell is forecast for Friday January 11, 2008. The third annual Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic will be held in Lincoln City, OR on this Friday.
It looks as if the decision to extend the holding period until March 31st was a good one. The forecast for Friday calls for light winds out of the SSE, and a long period swell. The swell will build throughout the day peaking at 20’ at 18 seconds. “This is the first real swell of the season that is not combined with hurricane force winds. It should be bigger than the past two years, which were held in 14’ and 16’ swells”, said contest founder John Forse.
The Nelscott Reef Tow in Classic operates under a three month holding period. Forse is looking for the right combination of swell and wind – large swell and light or no winds. On the few days a year that these conditions occur, the waves at Nelscott Reef can be epic.
Usually plagued with short lived swells, The Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic is looking at 3 days of solid waves. The swell should remain in the 20’ range through Sunday afternoon, allowing a little breathing room for the contest organizers. If conditions do not pan out on Friday, the contest will be pushed to Saturday or Sunday. Either way, the contest will be held this weekend.
Nelscott Reef’s web page has all the latest information and updates, as well as a real time traffic light for contest status, which is now showing green. Visit nelscottreef.org for all the latest information. The Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic is the only tow in contest on the North American continent and Oregon’s only professional surf event. It is also the only tow in contest to be certified carbon free by Carbonfund.org.
About Behemoth LLC.
Behemoth was started in 2005 for the purpose of promoting surf events at Nelscott Reef and other surf locations around the world. Founding member, John Forse, was the pioneer at Nelscott Reef and made his first attempt to ride the reef in 1995.
Forse, along with Jim Kusz, safety coordinator for North Lincoln Fire and Rescue and veteran water rescue team leader, and Adam Wagner of Action Sports Northwest, operate Behemoth LLC out of Lincoln City, Oregon. Behemoth LLC organized and promoted the first annual Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic, bringing the sport of surfing to the professional level in Oregon for the first time.
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# 5 : The Nelscott Reef Tow-in Classic goes to yellow status
# 6 : Nelscott Reef Tow-in Classic goes back on Red status..
# 7 : Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic extends its holding period