From Matt Malone, Channel Section:
This year the surf season has been feast or famine. After having to postpone our last event due to NO surf, I was fearing we were going to have to postpone due to TOO much surf. Saturday dawned with solid double overhead screamer that were steam rolling down the point. It was an expert only surf day so I watched and watched till I was sure the high school kids could handle it.
Sunday morning dawned with pumping surf and glassy conditions. The first few heats came in and were stoked that we were surfing such great waves. The surf all day long pumped. Each heat had sets that would peel for 80 yards or more.
The highlights of the day were many. Tom Caen doing a full ARS on his bodyboard. It’s not often that you hear ohhs & ahhs from surfers watching the boadyboarding heats but there was a chorus of cheers. Frankie Seely dominated the Women’s short and long board divisions. Trae Candy showed style and grace to take the Long board division. Bronson Wheelon and Jeff Knell battled all day and it came down to the final few waves. Bronson continued his streak of winning every heat and took the final in style.