note Surf City Smackdown, September 27, Surf City NC!!
Here's our ESKA Fall event folks!   There is a lot of interest already, here is the official entry form for the contest.  Format will be the same as the previous events, and back by popular demand is the "Surf What You Brung" division with a cash payout to the winner!   Riot will also have prototypes of their new surf kayaks on site.  Oh,and  bring your sunglasses!
Surf city Smackdown!

Kayak and Waveski surfing competition

September 27, Surf City, NC, Broadway Street access 8:00 A.M.
An ESKA sanctioned event
HP: any decked craft under 9' that uses a spray skirt to keep water out of the boat
IC: 3 meter minimum displacement hull craft as defined by the world kayak surfing association
Waveski: High performance sit-on-top surf craft under 12 feet long, using a lap belt or thigh straps to keep the rider attached to the craft. (No age or gender divisions)
K1: plastic production kayak designed for use in the river (playboats etc…no age or gender divisions)
SOT: Plastic production (commonly available to the public) sit on top kayak
Beginner: SOT and plastic sit-in kayaks only, no waveskis
JR: under 18 years of age on contest day. Senior: over 18 and under 40 years of age on contest day
Master's: 40-49 years of age, Grand Masters 50 years of age or over.

Helmets, US Coast Guard approved PFDs, and signed assumption of risk waivers are required for all competitors.
FAQ: Can I use my plastic SOT in waveski? Yes. Waveski in Beginner? No
Can I use my IC boat in HP? No. HP boat in IC? No
Can I use my k1 boat in hp? yes.
Can I use my SOT or Waveski in HP? No.
I'm experienced in river kayaking but new to surfing, Can I enter as a beginner? Yes.
Organizer reserves the right to combine or cancel divisions with fewer than 3 entrants
Please check all categories that you wish to enter.
Women's IC___ Women's HP___ Jr.IC___ JR.HP___ Master's IC___ Master's HP ____
Senior men HP___ Senior men IC___ Grandmaster HP___ Grandmaster IC___ Beginner___ Waveski___ K1___ WIDE OPEN ($10)___ Total entry fees_____
Please note that there is no SOT specific class, as we are leaving this category open to beginners
For those entering multiple categories, we will try to avoid Back to back heats, but make no guarantees.
Name__________________________ Address___________________________________
Telephone number___________________ E-mail address__________________________
Total number of categories entered____ Amount paid________________-
ACA #_________________________ Non ACA members please include an additional $5 for insurance
Contest fee is $30 per contestant, and $5 for each additional category, The wide Open Division is an additional $10 with all entry fees for this division going to the Wide Open division winner.
Make check or money order payable to Gordon Rock. 982 Hoover Rd. Hampstead, NC 28443
E-mail entries to
The Event permit is for the beach only, not the ocean. I can ask swimmers and other surfers to not enter the scoring zone, but will have no authority to enforce it, though they have been courteous in the past. Please don't hit the tourists. Our ESA judges are very experienced, their decisions are final.
Competitors are encouraged, but not required to attend the competitor’s meeting at Flamin Amy’s Burrito Barn on the 4000 block of Oleander Dr. in Wilmington. Sep. 26 at 7:00. Heats for the wave ski and Wide Open divisions will be randomly drawn here, the rest of the field will be set by points seeding, and announced on contest day
Further questions should be directed to Gordon Rock at 910-228-7625
: surf what you brung, any of the aforementioned craft. The entry fee for this category is an additional $10, with 100% payout from this category to the winner of this Entries accepted up to Sep 26