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Summer volunteer opportunities!

Group and individual volunteers are needed at the Revolution3 Triathlon on July 7-8, Seaside Beach Soccer Tournament on June 9-10, and Pistol River Wave Bash on June 14-17. Click below for more info on these exciting volunteer opportunities!

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American Windsurfing Tour to hold stop in Oregon

The third annual Pistol River Wave Bash will hit the water June 14-17, 2012 in Gold Beach on the southern Oregon coast. Over 75 professional and amateur windsurfers will be competing against one another in six divisions (pro, amateur, women, youth, masters and grand masters) in which they are scored on both wave riding and jumping tricks. Last year’s event included pro-athletes from England, Morocco and Brazil, and with this…

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2011 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic opens October 1st

The waiting period for the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic starts October 1, 2011 and extends till December 31, 2011. On 48 hour notice the best big wave surfers on the planet will drop everything and make their way to Lincoln City for the 7th Annual big wave competition, the third stop of the third season of the Big Wave World Tour. Surfline, the official forecaster of the BWWT will…

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Nelscott Reef Gets Green Light for Massive Swell

Nelscott organizers have given the green light for the 2010 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic. The event will run on Tuesday, November 2 under what looks to be the biggest conditions for a Nelscott Event ever. Conditions forecast for Tuesday are for light and variable winds, and very large surf. If the system continues to develop as expected, swell should be 21’+ at 16-18 seconds. That is quite a bit…

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Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic enters holding period

Nelscott Reef promoters revealed the new web page for the 2010 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic, confirming that this year’s event will indeed be a paddle in only event. The web page launch also coincides with the opening of the 3 month holding period. As previously announced, the Nelscott Reef contest changed from a tow in event to a paddle in event. This change was brought on from pressure from…

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Nelscott Reef surf contest joins Big Wave World Tour

Behemoth, LLC is proud to announce that the 2010 Nelscott Reef surf contest will be a paddle in event and will be part of the Big Wave World Tour. After five years of operating as a Tow In focused event, the contest will now become a paddle in big wave surfing event. The Big Wave World Tour will include Nelscott Reef as one of its stops for the 2010 season.…

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Surfers worldwide gather on Oregon Coast for big ride

Clad in parkas and hoodies, flip flops and knit caps, the surfers gathered Thursday in the parking lot of a local coffee shop under a sky not yet lit by day. They came from Australia, Ireland, Hawaii, South Africa, having traveled a full day or more to get here and were sleep deprived, jet lagged and travel weary. And still they smiled. From here, it’s straight to the beach for…

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Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic changes status to green

The event status has been changed from Yellow to Green for the 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic and Big Wave Paddle In. Organizers made the call tonight for the event to be held on Thursday October 22, 2009. “After watching the swell forecast for the past couple of days, I am confident that we will have contestable conditions this Thursday,” said John Forse, event organizer. Conditions look like they…

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Holding period opens for 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic

Today marks the opening of the holding period for the 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic and Big Wave Paddle In. The holding period opens today and extends through December 31, 2009. Organizers will be monitoring the conditions and will give 48 hours notice when the decision to hold the event is made. As is tradition with big wave contests, the Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic follows an open holding…

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Local invitees announced for Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic

Behemoth, LLC today announced the list of this year’s local surfers invited to compete in the 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic and Big Wave Paddle Exhibition. The winner of the paddle in event, and their tow in partner, win a free seed to next years tow in contest. After the success of last year’s paddle in exhibition, contest organizers are going to again run the 2009 contest with a…

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USGA championships awarded to Bandon Dunes for 2011

Bandon Dunes, the highly-regarded Oregon Coast resort, will be host to two United States Golf Association championships in 2011, the organization announced Wednesday. The U.S. Amateur Public Links and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Links championships will be held June 27-July 2. It will be the first time the tournaments are contested jointly. The Public Links championships are for golfers who are based at public courses. The men’s championship started in…

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Repeat victory for Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic

Adam Replogle and Alistair Craft won the 2008 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic for the second year in a row.  The event was held on a beautiful day in perfect surf conditions. Keallii Mamala goes home with the win for the first ever paddle in contest at Nelscott Reef. After a day of thick fog on Saturday, the field of 16 teams woke up to sunny skies and big surf…

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Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic changes contest status to green

Behemoth, LLC changed the contest status to Green as a large swell is forecast for the coming weekend.  The 2008 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic will be held Sunday November, 30th. This marks the second time this year that the status has changed – the first was a change to yellow in October, as an early swell marked watching.  That swell ended up having too much wind from the wrong…

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Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic changes contest status

Behemoth, LLC changed the contest status back to red last Friday after a week of monitoring the first big swell of the season.  A large swell was forecast for Saturday, but unfortunately, the wind did not want to cooperate. Although the holding period for the 2008 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic began on October 1st, Good swell and wind combinations usually start in November. Saturday’s forecast called for a 15-foot…

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15 year old prodigy wins Nelscott Kiteboard Rodeo

The Nelscott Kiteboard Rodeo concluded Sunday with a ‘no go’ in the freestyle competition scheduled for the Siletz Bay due to the lack of adequate wind. Saturdays scheduled waveriding competition turned into a beach party-barbecue waiting for the 12-15 mph threshold to be reached which it never did. Friday however was another story as the contest director Steve Gunn finally called the ‘Downwinder’ a go at about 4:00. The contestants…

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Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic recap

The third annual Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic was held this weekend in perfect conditions off the Oregon Coast. Waves as high as 40 feet slammed the Oregon coast under sunny skies and windless conditions. Behemoth LLC, the contest organizers made the call last week to run the contest on Friday January 11, based on favorable forecasts from Friday and again on Sunday. John Forse, quickly becoming known for his…

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Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic gets green light for Friday

Behemoth LLC changed the contest status today to green as a large swell is forecast for Friday January 11, 2008.  The third annual Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic will be held in Lincoln City, OR on this Friday.   It looks as if the decision to extend the holding period until March 31st was a good one.  The forecast for Friday calls for light winds out of the SSE, and…

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Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic extends holding period

Behemoth, LLC announces that it will extend the holding period for the 2007 event through March 31st, 2008.  The holding period of October 1 through December 31st will be extended due to poor conditions this fall in Oregon.  It also has changed the status to yellow, as several storms approach the coast. The Pacific Northwest has been plagued with poor weather conditions this fall.  Primarily due to a La Nina…

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Nelscott Reef holding period open

The holding period for the 2007 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic opens today.  The holding period opens October 1 and extends through December 31st 2007.  Contest organizers, Behemoth LLC, will be monitoring swell and weather conditions and will offer a 48 hour notice when conditions look optimal.  The Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic requires a large swell with little or no wind in order to hold the contest.   Fall…

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Competitor line up announced for Nelscott Reef Tow-In Classic

Behemoth LLC and TAOW Productions today announced the line up for the upcoming 2007 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic.  The competition will take place in Lincoln City, Oregon, sometime between October 1 and December 31.  As traditional for such “big wave” competitions, the exact date of the event will depend upon wave conditions, which will be continually monitored during the holding period.  Once maximum wave conditions are observed, competitors and…

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eUpdate: New Website, Sportlandia and Upcoming Events

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to officially unveil our entirely new website, featuring the state’s most comprehensive calendar of sports events, the latest sports news and developments from all regions of Oregon, and a directory of links to more than 1,400 sports organizations. View the entire e-newsletter by clicking on the link below.

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Having a swell time in Oregon

Sunrise. Friday. On the corner of Southwest 11th Drive and Southwest Coast Avenue.It looks like a small-scale military invasion is getting ready to launch. Jet Skis are being unloaded from trailers onto rollers and moved toward the Pacific Ocean by groups of men snapped head-to-toe into black wet suits. They’re all running in tight, compact strides. Equipment is checked and rechecked. Someone’s having a problem with a battery. Everyone’s in…

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