This is going to meander but Iím going somewhere with it.
Chris Walker has invited us to add Wakesurfing to the NWL National Championship, a very cool invitation that I jumped at. Iíve been working on rules and divisions with Jeff Walker. Iím a land locked Ohioan, so I have a lot to learn for the west coast surfers. I get that the surf and skim board division is a big deal but I need to see more riders to fully appreciate the issues. We will have separate Open Skim and Open Surf divisions at Nationals.
I also recently surfed a long board for the first time. Since there is a local long board and the owner is willing to bring it out to Nationals Iíve decided to add a long board division to Nationals.
In thinking about the divisions I couldnít help but think about how the Kokopelli characters fit the divisions. So, I drew up the figure below.
Since this is the first NWL Wakesurf Nationals, I have no idea how many surfers to expect. I printed 120 T-shirts for the Scioto Wakefest; I only have one left. So Iím not sure I want to invest in printing a stack of Nationals T-shirts.
All NWL competitors must receive a NWL branded T or hat. I was going to lean on Chris Walker to provide low cost NWL event T-s. But, I keep thinking that the wakesurf divisions art would make a cool T-shirt. I suppose I could look into printing maybe 20 T-shirts. The first 20 registering could get a limited edition T. Everyone else gets a stock NWL T. What do you think?