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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 9:32 AM Reply   
After a rough start to the season the NorCal INT League wakesurf series wound up with a bang! The largest sanctioned wakesurf contest in history featured almost 50 riders and close to 200 spectators. Boats and people lined the course for a chance to see the best riders in the area compete for top honors.

Huge thanks and props alike to the sponsors that made this happen. Centurion boats provided two Enzo's for this contest, we had a counter rotating propped Enzo for the darkside riders :-)
Kayce Brewer of Centurion boats pulled up in a factory fresh Enzo for the port side. Thanks Kayce for the boats, support and driving skills.

Jim Rockford of Neptune's audio and Darcy THompson of Willeby Optical donated cash to help help with the trophies and t-shirts. Thanks so much folks!

Boards from the Walker Project, Inland Surfer and Calibrated Wakesurfing were given away to participants. Mike W, Jeff and Mike A; thanks so much for your support if wakesurfing and staging contests. Those who are in search of a new or better board, please consider those manufacturers that support the contests:

Inland Surfer
Calibrated Wakesurfing
the Walker Project
Cybershapes

Huge thanks to dBot5, buywake.com, Tige boats, Grabbag Boardbags, Cire Clothing International. These sponsors donated prizes (tower lights and surf racks, board bags, clothing) plus miscellaneous swag to the tune of close to $2,000. Great prizes!!!!!!!!!!

I also want to thank my judges. Jerry Price of Shred Stixx, Mike Armstrong of Calibrated who also donated boards for each event and Dennis Horton, norcal rep for the Walker Project who made sure we had a board at this final stop.

and also...Judy...your organizational skills are what make it all come together dear. You rock! Kudos also to Billy and James, thanks boys for helping out, you two are great.

Chuck and Linda Payton of the NorCal INT League, thanks for the wonderful opportunity to stage a contest in our backyard!

Finally, thanks to everyone that entered and rode, to all the spectators that attended. It was a great show of support.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 9:41 AM Reply   
The final results were awesome. The riding at this stop was very competitive, strong showings in all divisions and it's amazing how much improvement we see from stop to stop. The "most" awards went to:

Most Improved: Billy Basett
Best Effort: Steven Hollsworth
Most Unique Style: Dennis Horton
Most Creative: Kit Howell (Mrs. :-) )
Most Enthusiastic: Kyle Hazen

In division running order:

Master's Men

First Place: Rex Fair
Second Place: Jerry Price
Third Place: Jeff Walker

Master's Women

First Place: Darcy Thompson
Second Place: Judy Walker
Third Place: Judy Hazen

Novice

First Place: Alec Wood
Second Place: Kenton Airola
Third Place: R.J. Garcia

Women's

First Place: Jenn Sellers
Second Place: Lindsey Hinther
Third Place: Shelly Sellers

Now on to the BIG DOGS. :-) This years riding was spectacular. Divisions in the men's open for surf and skim allow for a more comparable platform. Stellar rides from all contestants and the judges did a great job of differentiating between the best of the best!

Men's Surf

First Place: Chase Hazen
Second Place: James Walker
Third Place: Austin Day

Men's Skim

First Place: Tommy Czeschin
Second Place: Ryan Fair
Third Place: Sean Cummings

Congratulations to all our winners! You all rode incredibly well.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 9:44 AM Reply   
Thanks to Bre Horton for the incredible photos, if anyone is interested in all of their photos while riding, be sure to give Bre H a shout.

A few shots of the venue, we had probably 40 cars, and a dozen boats on scene. Great turnout!

AND the Stixxmobile too! :-)

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 9:53 AM Reply   
I'm going to attempt to post pictures of all the riders, in running order. My apologies in advance if I butcher names or mix folks up!!!

First off the dock, Greg Mallek - true sportsman, thanks Greg for all your understanding.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 9:58 AM Reply   
I'm confident because I bribed the judges! :-)

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 10:01 AM Reply   
Rex throwing down a surface 3

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 10:05 AM Reply   
Jerry Price, slayshin' HARD

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 10:08 AM Reply   
Kim "old men in neoprene" Mosher doing a big bottom turn on his glow-in-the-dark Shred Stixx.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 10:40 AM Reply   
Bill Honeycutt, the Shred Stixx were all over this contest.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 10:43 AM Reply   
Dennis Horton rode the darkside so hard, his nose traction came unglued! :-)

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 10:45 AM Reply   
Jim Rockwood of Neptune's Marine Audio nose in the air.

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Old    Alec Wood (mbwakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-06-2007, 10:55 AM Reply   
Thanks for the great time jeff it was awesome!
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 11:32 AM Reply   
You bet Alec - you ripped it up and congratulations on winning the Novice division!
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 11:33 AM Reply   
Back to the pictures...we move on to the Master's Women division.

First off the dock Linda Taylor

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 11:35 AM Reply   
My lovely wife and organizational queen, Judy Walker

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 11:36 AM Reply   
Darcy Thompson, demonstrating why she took first place!

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 11:38 AM Reply   
Judy Hazen showing the skills that earned her a spot on the podium

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 11:41 AM Reply   
On to the novice division. Our own Alec wood airing out his Shred Stixx enroute to winning the division.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 12:30 PM Reply   
More Novice pictures. Heather Jones, her first contest ride.

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Old    Greg "The Hammer" (leaks)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-06-2007, 12:30 PM Reply   
Great shots Jeff. Thanks again for all your efforts. It's always a pleasure to surf with you guys. You need to get Bre to post her picks as well.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 12:31 PM Reply   
Kenton Airola showing his podium placing style

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 12:38 PM Reply   
Ashley Garcia, riding the Cybershapes they won at the last INT Contest

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Old    Alec Wood (mbwakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-06-2007, 12:57 PM Reply   
Hey jeff is there going to be another one at the delta anytime soon?
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 1:22 PM Reply   
Over to the darkside! :-) Kyle Hazen...part of the Hazen wakesurfing dynasty! :-)

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 1:24 PM Reply   
Haley Klegg, Daughter of Marlin and Annie Klegg of Cybershapes.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 1:29 PM Reply   
Hey Greg, aren't these great photos? All of them were captured by Bre, I've selected what I thought was best from an array of the pictures. Bre has all of them in some HUGE format, they are line 2 megs each, brillant detail and as many as 30 pictures of an individual rider. It would take her a year to resize and post them all. :-) Best to just give her a shout if folks are interested.

Alec, I wish that there were going to be. We've been very fortunate that the NorCal INT league asked us to add wakesurfing to some of their contests. I know that the Delta area is perfect for so many riders. Hopefully next year we'll have more contests locally.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 1:52 PM Reply   
A better picture of Hailey

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 1:53 PM Reply   
Whitney Garcia - check that rail grab!

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 1:55 PM Reply   
R.J. Garcia throwing down working hard to show his sister what shredding is about! :-)

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 4:13 PM Reply   
On to the women's division. We are seeking incredible talent emerge in this division, a year or so ago this division was almost empty, now we are seeing aerials, board transfers and the like. The women are truly improving.

AWSA Board member Kit Howell

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 4:14 PM Reply   
Jenn Sellers setting up for her board transfer

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 4:15 PM Reply   
Shelly Sellers ripping

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 4:21 PM Reply   
Lindsey Hinther came up from SoCal for the event and a second place finish.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 4:24 PM Reply   
Nikki Butler showing the style that put her on the podium at the WWSC.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 4:26 PM Reply   
Big dogs! This is what the crowd came to see. Biggest names in men's wakesurfing at an amateur level. Chase, James, Sean...among others all with wins under their belts.

Billy Basset was nailing 3's left and right. Way to rock it Bill!

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 4:28 PM Reply   
James busting airs. Grabs galore, roast beef and stalefish.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 4:31 PM Reply   
Chase Hazen's signature 180 air

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 4:32 PM Reply   
Going for the Indy

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 6:52 PM Reply   
I'm having some trouble reading one of the disks, here at home, but I'll get back to the folks I missed tomorrow from the office.

Back to the men's surf

Jessie Martinez

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 6:56 PM Reply   
Now, over to the big dogs of skim. Excellent riding again and world class competition.

Tommy Czeschin (say that three times fast!, or spell it just once)

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 7:02 PM Reply   
Dereck Hanada and he killed it in Ohio too! Check the extension on that Fire Hydrant

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 7:04 PM Reply   
Sean Cummings, wrapping up a surface 3 and his signature Gun Show 5

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 7:25 PM Reply   
The littlest biggest ripper at the event, Steven Hollsworth had the most heart of any of the competitors. Keep it up Steven!!!!

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Old    Alec Wood (mbwakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-06-2007, 7:41 PM Reply   
Jeff,
So the next competition in california
is going to be the worlds for the rest of
the year?
Old    Greg "The Hammer" (leaks)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-06-2007, 8:00 PM Reply   
Sorry to say that's it. The last one.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 8:01 PM Reply   
Yes, I have heard talk of a contest for surfstyle only down south, but no actual plans as yet. So, for us NorCal folks, the World's in Merced is the next contest.

See you there!
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-06-2007, 8:14 PM Reply   
If you don't mind traveling....
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2007, 8:28 PM Reply   
Ed? Is there, per chance, a contest that YOU might be aware of in another part of the country? Like say...I dunno, in Ohio? :-)
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-06-2007, 8:39 PM Reply   
But of course there is. The NWL Wakesurf Nationals. I've expanded my travel map. See this WW post for details. http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3320/471235.html?1186019065

Ask Jeff or myself if you have any questions
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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-07-2007, 5:54 AM Reply   
Pied piper/surfer? Does that mean all the surfers fall into the ocean?!
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-07-2007, 2:15 PM Reply   
The Kokopelli figure is a Native American fertility figure normally seen playing a flute. Let's grow the sport and attract more wakesurfers!
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-07-2007, 2:32 PM Reply   
There you go...break out your fertility figures and flutes.

Back to some of the surfing shots I had difficulty with.

Justin Montgomery, up from SoCal, finishing his three.

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