Tuesday, November 22, 2011

鴨川ブルーム User's Meet 2011

After a false start back in early October due to unfavourable conditions, we were blessed with swell and sunshine. The waves were actually a little too big for a lot of the competitors who were restricted to surfing the inside reforms (as getting out the back took a bit of skill and luck at times). Lots of smiles and happy people made for successful day. Big thanks to Maki @ Surfshop Bloom in Kamogawa for all the hard work to make the event possible. Also, to all the volunteers offering their time to help set up, judge, MC, serve food, hand out singlets, keep time, take photos and calculate scores as well as all the sponsors for the prizes...THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
 A beautiful warm sunny day @ Seaside (Maebara Beach) Kamogawa.
 Jackie, Moriko and Aya had fun despite the challenging conditions.
 A wave in the Men's Semi Final allowing me to make the final. (photos above and below by Toshizou)
Me relaxing between Short Board A heats, Long Board A heats and Judging heats. I think I bit off more than I could chew. I was so drained I couldn't even get a wave in the Short Final. Getting old. Hahahaha

Longboard Final.
 Long Board A Finalists. Congratulations KIO-kun!!!
Short Board A Finalists. Congratulations PAPA-san!!!

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