The Nelscott Reef Tow-in Classic goes to yellow status
2007 Nelscott Reef Tow-in Classic
Presented by Liquid Militia
Nelscott Reef, Lincln City, Or.
1 Octoer - 31 December 2007
Status Changes to Yellow as Monster Swell is forecast
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 November, 2007 : - - Lincoln City, Ore – Behemoth LLC changed the contest status today to yellow as a large swell is forecast to arrive early next week. A yellow status means there is a large swell forecast that is being monitored for potential contest conditions. The status change marks the second status change of the holding period.
A very large swell is being forecast to hit the Oregon coast on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The most current forecast is calling for 20’ + swell, which could equate to 40-50’ or higher waves breaking on the reef.
“At this point, swell and wind look favorable for contestable conditions”, said John Forse, contest director. “The swell looks like it has enough size, but like any large swell that comes ashore in Oregon, wind is the wildcard. As of today, wind is forecast to be light offshore, and if it holds, could be a set up for excellent waves at Nelscott.”
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.
The forecasted swell arrives at a perfect time, coinciding with a scheduled water safety class offered by Shawn Alladio and K38 Rescue. The class is open to anyone that is interested. It is a 2 day class focused on water safety and rescue for waverunner operators.
Although the course is geared toward tow surfers, Shawn will teach water rescue in big wave conditions, which will benefit anyone operating a PWC in open ocean conditions. There is limited space and registration is required. Please e-mail email@example.com for information.
Nelscott Reef’s web page has all the latest information and updates, as well as a real time traffic light for contest status. 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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