Waiting game on as huge swell hits Oahu's North Shore
Keep The Ocean Blue North Shore Tow-In Champs
Puaena Point and/or Avalanche Oahu
15 December - 31 March 2010
Predictions are holding true for the anticipated big wave season in Hawaii
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 January, 2010 : - - Hawaii's giant swell is beginning to arrive this Sunday and expected to reach 50ft face level but with bad wind conditions. Contest founder Ron Barron has put a wait on the event in anticipation of better conditions later in the month.
The Keep the Ocean Blue North Shore Tow In Championship is mobile to some of the biggest outer reefs if it closes out the Haleiwa outside venues of Avalanche and Puaena Point. Competitors will have a warm up session with the arriving swell. Competitors should check in with Director Alec Cooke and be prepared for the go signal at a moments notice as the season heats up. All competitors should be paid and checked in. Check northshoretowin.com for information.
The contest check in head-quarters are located between the main boat ramp and the Haleiwa Alii Beach Park lifeguard tower when the event is called on.
Annual KEEP THE OCEAN BLUE North Shore Tow-In Surf Championship 2009/2010"
December 15, 2009 - March 31, 2010
Winners of all past North Shore Tow-In events:
Eric Fisher / Matt Lozano, March 8, 2005
Kealii Mamala / Garrett McNamara, Feb. 5, 2006
Ikaika Kalama / Makua Rothman, Feb 15, 2007
The 2007-2008 event was not held however view footage of the day considered for running at northshoretowin.com. On friday the 13th of March, 2009 a massive north swell closed out the North Shore and the 5th annual event was not held.
Keep the Ocean Blue is an environmental project designed by contest director Alec Cooke. Cooke swam about 100 miles around Oahu in 10 days to raise awareness regarding conditions of our near shore reef and water conditions.
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