Kane Rowson wins Bog Works Big Wave event
Bog Works Big Wave Invitational
Bog Works, Taranaki New Zealand
1 May 2012
Deepest Tube award goes to Taranaki surfer Bachelor Tipene
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 May, 2012 : - - In a solid four metre swell and steady offshore winds today, New Plymouth surfer Kane Rowson won the inaugural Bog Works Big Wave Invitational. Out of the field of 20 surfers who entered the surf competition, Rowson also won the prize for the Most Committed Take off, and The Biggest Wave, collecting a total of $2,500 in prize money.
The prize for the Deepest Tube went to Taranaki surfer, Bachelor Tipene who also took out second place overall behind Rowson. Meanwhile Taranaki surfer Jarred Hancox won third place. With a swell size that peaked at up to triple overhead on the big sets, Surfing Taranaki’s executive officer Craig Williamson says the event created some surfing history.
“This is the first time Bog Works has been used as surf competition arena, and it’s the first time New Plymouth has been able to stage a surf competition on its downtown foreshore,” says Williamson. “It’s also the first time there has been a dedicated Big Wave competition in New Zealand for some time. A great crowd turned up to watch, and I’m sure more than a few office workers were following the event just by looking out their window!”
The $5,000 prize package was broken down into $2,000 for the winner, $1,000 for the runner up, $500 for third, $250 for the, fifth and sixth place getters, along with awards of $250 each for the Biggest Wave, Most Critical take-off and Best Tube Ride of the day.
If sponsorship funds allow, it is likely another Bog Works Big Wave Invitational will be staged again next year as part of the TSB Bank New Zealand Surf Festival.
Source: Surfing Taranaki
Author: Bruce Gatward-Cook
Tags: New Zealand, Big Wave, Bog Works, Taranaki