Christmas Day red-lights North Shore Tow-In Champs
Keep the Ocean Blue North Shore Tow-In Champs
Puaena Point and/or Avalanche Oahu
15 December - 31 March 2010
X-Mas Swell A Red Light
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 December, 2009 : - - The Christmas day swell has a red light from contest organizers. "Community rules say no contest on holidays so it's a red light (stop) situation for the current series of swells", said Contest Director Alec Cooke. " We also want to wait for bigger swell conditions. When Waimea Bay closes out and the Harbor reaches capacity is when we will consider the event. It should be a spectacle of extreme proportions."
Christmas day swell heights will be 20-30+ feet and quickly decline the following day according to forcasters at Surf News Network.com, the official surf report can be found on their site.
Tow-In surfers are making plans to book it to Hawaii for the contest. "Myself and tow partner Al Mennie are super keen to get involved in the N. S. Tow-In Championship and represent Ireland", said Andrew Cotton. "I'm based in the UK at the moment and Al in Ireland but we'd be prepared to make the last minute dash to get there." Also prepared to compete this season are Women Tow surfers. Maya Gabiera, Jamilia Star, and Malia Kamisugi.
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.
Keep The Ocean Blue North Shore Tow-In Championship Competitor's should check in with Contest Director Ace Cooke at 808-224-2425. Entry deadline requires signed check-in by each team 12/16/2009. Please register with Contest Co-Director Betty Depolito. email@example.com.
The contest is mobile to some of the biggest outer reefs if it closes out the Haleiwa outside venues of Avalanche and Puaena Point. The contest head-quartes is located between the main boat ramp and the Haleiwa Alii Beach Park lifeguard tower.
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