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Xpreshon BWWT Oregon Pro is LIVE

Nelscott Reef © Richard Hallman

Dive N' Surf Oregon Pro

XPreshon Big Wave World Tour
Nelscott Reef, Oregon USA
12 March 2014

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Dive N' Surf Oregon Pro Big Wave event ON

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 March, 2014 - Twenty of the world’s highest ranked Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour surfers will challenge four local surfers on the most formidable big waves in the Pacific Northwest, Nelscott Reef. Waves are forecasted to be 30ft faces with light winds and good tides.

For the first time in history, the Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro will have a Live HD Webcast streaming to homes around the world and this year also marks the first time that Universal Sports has come on board to air the final live on national television. Included in this year’s event is an hour long Women’s Super Heat. This marks the second time that Nelscott reef has hosted women’s big wave surfers and the first time it will be streamed live via the HD Webcast.

The Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro HD webcast can be seen on: The Xpreshon App for Windows 8 and Xbox Live. 

Officially named Tacklebuster Reef, but more commonly referred to as Nelscott Reef, is one of the Pacific NW's hidden gems.  Located a half mile out to sea in Lincoln City, Oregon, just up the beach from Spanish Head. It is a high performance big wave with both rights and lefts, but predominantly rights when it’s really big. The wave is protected by miles of beach break surf that is mostly impassable when the swells are big enough for the reef to break.

Although there are smaller days when the reef can be paddled to from the beach, Nelscott Reef isn’t generally considered a big wave spot until the beach break is too big to paddle. In these conditions, PWCs are the access vehicle of choice, but you still have to deal with beach launching to get to the wave, and launching a ski from the beach can be a truly precarious undertaking with high tides and huge surf.

The waves at Nelscott Reef are rideable up to 50-foot and beyond. Add regular rainfall and chilly land and sea temperatures to the equation, and you’ve got a truly rugged big wave spot. Water temperatures from October to March range between 47-53 F (6-12 C), while the average daytime air temperatures range between 55-61 F (13-16 C).

The Invitee's for this year's DIVE 'N SURF OREGON PRO are:

1    Greg Long    USA
2    Jamie Sterling    HAW
3    Peter Mel    USA
4    Carlos Burle    BRAZIL
5    Ken Collins    USA
6    Gabriel Villaran    PERU
7    Zach Wormhoudt    USA
8    Ben Wilkinson    AUS
9    Joao de Macedo    POR
10    Ramon Navarro    CHILE
11    Jeff Rowley    AUS
12    Alex Martin    BRAZIL
13    Mark Healey    HAW
14    Kohl Christensen    HAW
15    Shawn Dollar    USA
16    Grant Baker    SA
17    Alex Gray    USA
18    Nic Lamb    USA
19    Aaron Ungerleider    HAW
20    Jose Gomez    PERU
21    Keith Galbraith    OR, USA
22    Tony Perez    OR, USA
23    Jeremy Rasmussen    OR, USA
24    George Desoto    OR, USA
1    Marcos Monteiro    BRAZIL
2    Will Skudin    USA
3    Frank Solomon    SA
4    Grant Washburn    USA
5    Chad Jackson    USA
6    Nathan Fletcher    USA
7    Ryan Augenstein    USA
8    Jamie Mitchell    USA
9    Anthony Tashnick    USA
10    Travis Payne    USA
11    Colin Dwyer    USA
12    Cliff Skudin    USA

Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour Top Ten Rankings after Body Glove Mavericks Invitational -

1 Grant Baker 2000.00
2 Ken Collins 1059.38
3 Nic Lamb 905.00
4 Shane Dorian 810.00
5 Ryan Augenstein 630.00
6 Greg Long 629.38
6 Ramon Navarro 629.38
8 Tyler Fox 540.00
8 Adur Letamendia 540.00
10 Jamie Mitchell 429.38

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