DOUBLE THE SWELL, DOUBLE THE CLASSIC

posted by / News / January 21, 2004

The waiting period paid off for the 21st annual Surf N Wear Rincon Classic, originally slated for the year’s first weekend, but held January 17-18.Small, junky waves postponed the event two weeks, and it was well worth it, to say the least: as predicted, a large west swell buffeted the Santa Barbara coastline, building late Saturday and peaking Sunday with solid double-overhead sets and non-stop action. The conditions remained clean for the duration of the two-day contest, and everybody on-hand Sunday couldn’t quite believe how could the waves were.”In the 10,000+ heats I’ve judged worldwide,” said judge Matt Malone, “these are the best conditions I’ve ever seen for a surfing contest.”Approximately 150 competitors battled it out in the epic waves in the two-day event, vying for valuable points and bragging rights for Santa Barbara’s most prestigious surfing contest. Many surfers rode waves from the top of the point all the way into the cove‹a formidable feat and ultimate formula for high-scoring rides. “Just when we thought the conditions couldn’t get any better on Saturday,” said Surf Happens President Chris Keet, “Sunday dawned with a bomb of a swell, double the size and double the power. The Classic was indeed another classic.”The event raised ${{{200}}} for BrandenWave.com, a fundraiser for Santa Barbara’s Branden Yates’ ongoing struggle with cancer. Despite chemotherapy and more than nine operations, Yates managed to excel on his backhand with finesse and power in both the Mens and Professional divisions.”We all get blessed year after year for this event,” Keet said, “and the whole Santa Barbara surfing community comes together to celebrate our sport at the Queen of the Coast.”As presenting sponsors, Surf Happens would to thank Clyde Beatty Surfboards, Elephant Bar Restaurant, Surf OEN Wear Beach House, and {{{Freestyle}}} Watches. Other sponsors included Rip Curl, Indo Board, A-Frame Surf Shop, Rincon Designs, Aaron Chang Clothing, and KJEE-FM 92.9.Next up is the AA-rated Elephant Bar Campus Point Surf Challenge February 14, and the AAAA-rated Freestyle Surf Happens SBSS Season Championships at Tarpits March 13.For more information about Surf Happens and the Santa Barbara Surf Series, check out or call 966-3613.COMPLETE RESULTS AND POINTS EARNINGSMini Chims:
1. Parker Coffin 1000
2. Bidu Powell 860
3. Jesse Brinkenhoff 730
Gremlins:
1. Sam Reagan 1000
2. Connor Coffin 860
3. Logan Fraley 730
4. Matt Maheri 670
5. Charlie Dentzel 610
5. Spencer Hammer 610
7. Liu Willard 555
8. Jesse Brinkenhoff 528
Microminas:
1. Ali Bortolazzo 1000
2. Aiyanna Powell 860
3. Corey Radis 730
4. Ashlynn Kaufman 670
Wahines:
1. Allison Crowe 1000
2. Bo Stanley 860
3. Cloe Alexandra 730
3. Sage Erikson 730
3. Wendolyn Riley 730
3. Dallas Fisher 730
7. Lauren Mclean 555
7. Amelia Baker 555
9. Kyle Aker 500
Womens Shortboard
1. Lisa Luna 1000
2. Nicole De Leon 860
3. Aubrey Falk 730
4. Amanda Moore 670
5. Jordan Goldberg 610
5. Christen Martinez 610
7. Sage Erikson 555
7. Bo Stanley 555
9. Cloe Talavera 500
9. Geena Boscacci 500
9. Dallas Fisher 500
12. Amber Sandoval 462
Womens Longboard:
1. Sally Saengar 1000
2. Karen Ralph 860
3. Debbie Trautvine 730
4. Anne Marie Webb 670
4. Heather King 670
Longboard:
1. Oliver Parker 1000
2. Jeremy Woodul 860
3. Tony De Groot 730
4. Pat Beckley 670
5. J.P Garcia 610
6. Wayne Rich 583
7. Daniel Graham 555
7. Travis Bower 555
9. Don Campbell 500
9. Jim Daniels 500
Masters
1. Shaun Rhoades 1000
2. Greg Venable 860
3. Chuck Graham 730
4. Greg Como 670
5. Don Campbell 610
6. Billy Deardorff 583
7.Steve Hanson 555
7. Jim Donahue 555
9. Tony Luna 500
9. Anthony De Groot 500
Grand Masters
1. Don Campbell 1000
2. Mark Carnaghe 860
3. L. Paul Mann 730
4. Jim Garland 670
5. Tom Kunz 610
6. Mike Fraley 583
7. Matt Moore 555
7. Butch Linden 555
9. Charles Crowe 500
Airshow:
1. Aaron Ernst 1000
2. Killian Garland 860
3. Mike Walters 730
4. Daniel Jacobs 670
4. Chris Ward 670
4. Pete Mussio 670
7. David Vodopiga 555
7. Chris Enns 555
9. Adam Lambert 500
10.Mike Kotowski 488
11. Drake Stanley 475
Barrel Riding Contest:
1. Ulysses Paulson
2. Steve Dwyer
3. Tony Luna
4. Drake Stanley
Professional:
1. Killian Garland
2. Henry Mills
3. Aaron Ernst
4. Bart Templeman
5. Chris Ward
6. Pete Mussio
7. Tony De Groot
7. Scott Turner
9. Shea Parton
9. Joel Dallas
Boys:
1. Adam Lambert 1000
2. Robert Curtis 860
3. Dylan Perkins 730
4. Hank Handtmann 670
5. Eli Cole 610
6. Connor Coffin 583
7. Justin Flint 555
7. Nick Eggemeyer 555
9. Tad Talavera 500
Juniors:
1. Killian Garland 1000
2. Noah Erikson 860
3. Colin Anderson 730
4. Tim Pfannenstial 670
5. Andrew Bennet 610
6. Cole Brodeur 583
7. Daniel Jacobs 555
7. Loren Anderson 555
9. Adam lambert 500
9. Donnie Headen 500
Mens:
1. Justin Pawl 1000
2. Aaron Ernst 860
3. Pete Mussio 730
4. Bart Templeman 670
5. Aaron Smith 610
6. Henry Mills 583
7. Dennis Leon 555
7. Chris Enns 555
9. Daniel Jacobs 528
9. Matt Pesce 528

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