2005/06 Big Wave Season
Surfersvillage Big Wave Events Directory fully updated.
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 December, 2005 : - - Coming into the peak months of the 2005/06 Big Wave and Tow-in contest season the Surfesvillage Big Wave Events directory is fully updated, event by event, right uo to this, today, the Winter Solstice. A big swell is approaching the US West coast as we report this update, and may well produce some exciting reports, footage and photos.
Several new contests have been announced for 2005/06, including The Nelscott Reef Tow-In Contest in Oregon, the Punta Galea Big Challenge in Bizkaia, Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards Expresssion Session at Jaws, The Porthleven Challenge in the UK, and the as yet fully named Atowinj Tow-in Contest in Brazil.
Nelscott Reef Tow-In Surfing Cntest 11th December 2005
The most stunning and saddest news this season is the death of Malik Joyeux. He died at Pipeline at about 10h20 on 2nd December 2005 whilst freesurfing in moderate sized waves. The lip of the wave smashed him, breaking his board and leash, he did not re-surface. He was found 10 to 15 minutes later down the beach from the peak.
Malik was the uncrowned prince of Big Wave Surfing. He was extremely talented, competent, and experience. He was always up and enthusiastic, he had a smile and a laugh for everyone. Anyone who met him immediately felt welcomed. His passing is a very sad occasion for his immediate family and friends, and a loss to the surfing world as a whole. May his soul rest in peace.
Bloody Sunday, Teahupoo 4th October 2005 : Tim McKenna
The Nelscott Reef Tow-in Surfing Contest went of on11th December 2005, with Zach and Jake Wormhoudt winning this inaugural event. Organisers have announced they will run it again next season. This weekend with the swell forecast Nelscott Reef may well figure in the entries for this seasons Billabong XXXL Awrads.
A new section has been added to the Directory to cater to thw various associations now formed to deal with Tow-Surfing and PWC restrictions in various parts of the world. Hawaii, US West Coast, and South Africa are the regions leading ths bureaucratically difficult domain of tow-in surfing both for PWCs and their operation.
Complete information is available at the Big Wave Events Directory
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