Ron Jon adds tow-at event to festival
Quiksilver Tow-At Surfing Tournament included in Ron Jon Beach 'N Boards Fest
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 February, 2013 : - - Cocoa Beach, Fla. -- Ron Jon Surf Shop and Quiksilver announce the addition of the invitation-only QUIK Tow-At surfing event to be featured during the March 6-10, 2013 Ron Jon Beach 'N Boards Fest at Cocoa Beach's Shepard Park.
The Ron Jon Beach 'N Boards Fest is a multi-day celebration of boarding that will feature a slew of competitions and demonstrations in several board sports, including surf, skate, skim, stand-up paddle, kite boarding and more. The event will also feature a collegiate beach volleyball tournament, daily live music on two stages and an action sports film festival.
Tow-At surfing entails athletes being sling shot into waves while surfing behind a personal watercraft at speeds approaching 20 miles-per-hour or more. The resulting effects are deep gouging turns and huge aerials not possible through traditional paddle surfing.
The winner take all contest will include 10 surfers, with the champion taking home $1,000.00. The QUIK Tow-At will take about two hours to compete, with the time frame and date announced in early March.
"The QUIK Tow-At may likely be the most exciting part of the whole surfing contest," said Quiksilver' s East Coast Promotions Manager and tow-at surfing pioneer Matt Kechele. "From a spectator's standpoint, it is exciting, action-packed and easy to understand as it is all about the guys going big."
The QUIK tow-At is a spin-off of the Association of Surfing Professionals-sanctioned 3-star Ron Jon Quiksilver Junior Pro surfing contest that will feature many of the best surfers age 20 and under from North America, Hawaii and Latin America.
Competitors in the QUIK Tow-At will be chosen in early March from the field of entrants in the Ron Jon Quiksilver Junior Pro. Only surfers participating in the junior pro contest will be allowed and invited to participate in the QUIK Tow-At.
Source: Ron Jon
Author: Mitch Varnes
Tags: Beach 'N Boards Fest, Cocoa Beach, Ron Jon's