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Title: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: SurfeRoss on August 21, 2019, 06:35:11 PM
The WSL is coming back to town. And they're bringing the loggers! I hope we get some decent waves, but already it's looking like a quiet start to the season. Prove me wrong, mother nature!


Will there be a trials contest beforehand? Any local log legends competing?
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2019/mlt/3186/new-york-longboard-classic (https://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2019/mlt/3186/new-york-longboard-classic)


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Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: Kyle on August 22, 2019, 09:46:44 AM
Makes sense to aim for that window. With the stats that the ASP/wSL have via Surfline, that is the peak window for waves. I suspect we will have some. It doesn’t take much to push a log.
Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: SurfeRoss on August 22, 2019, 02:59:06 PM
All is true...but it's not a question of if, but what quality...already it's a late start to the season. On good years, our first storm pulse arrives by August 24th. And we're not seeing anything off Cape Verde at the moment, so long period is looking unlikely, but still possible. Extra warm waters and warm temps could mean a later start than usual. Just a northernly disturbance on the pond named Chantal as our only hope...channeling the spirit of the quickpro...my wish is the contest has to go on hold because it's too big...they saaaaaay I'm a dreamer....







Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: Kyle on August 22, 2019, 10:15:09 PM
Well said + I would love for it to be on hold because the waves are macking.
Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: Kyle on August 22, 2019, 10:18:00 PM
Oh and the quikpro was sick. It was really special to see the pros duke it out in front of us.

And it was equally impressive to watch the locals going all out and taking greater risks 1 jetty over.
Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: NNW lite on August 28, 2019, 09:25:09 AM
Kelly's perfect 10 will be forever etched in my mind, what a week! Good luck this year.
Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: Ryan on August 28, 2019, 11:10:41 PM
Never forgot finals day being on the day my son was born and missing it. Was on the Gold Coast this February during the cyclone oma swell and paddled out with Owen Wright and mentioned that. He said that was a good day😂, yup! Also that swell was oma swell was epic. 8)
Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: SurfeRoss on September 01, 2019, 09:59:10 AM
Well, well, maybe we’ll see some energy from Dorian. Things could be shaping up.


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Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: SurfeRoss on September 03, 2019, 04:39:35 PM
With that Saturday forecast, WSL might've struck gold twice in LB. Wonder if they'll try to squeeze most of it in on Saturday--finals on Sunday? Or a wild day on Friday, then finals on Saturday?


How many days does it take to run the Longboard contest? Two? Threeeeee?
Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: avaday on September 04, 2019, 12:58:26 PM
With that Saturday forecast, WSL might've struck gold twice in LB. Wonder if they'll try to squeeze most of it in on Saturday--finals on Sunday? Or a wild day on Friday, then finals on Saturday?


How many days does it take to run the Longboard contest? Two? Threeeeee?
my question too...depends on the waves and how many/how long the heats run for.  i think there are 4 man heats? anyone know? my crude math adds up to about 12-15hours of heats 2, maybe 3 days max
Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: SeaCliff on September 22, 2019, 12:11:24 PM
So it ended up that Dorian couldn't quite get us to the finals, but it was a helluva lot of fun working the event and watching these surfers in both good and diminishing conditions. We went for the lay day on Monday and finished Tuesday, finals day held up alright as the winds cooperated.


Rumor has it that it's a three year contract, and while it's not written in stone, they (the WSL) had a very positive experience and are looking to come back. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: Kyle on September 22, 2019, 04:29:48 PM
 Oh man, The heats were way too long. They should’ve trim them down to 15 or 20 minutes. It is New York after all…
Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: Kyle on September 22, 2019, 04:31:20 PM
But, I’m glad to have them back and even more happy to hear that the WSL was happy. “Ordering in!.... another quick pro please”
Title: Re: WSL Longboard Contest + Joel Tudor
Post by: Toe Knee Sea on September 22, 2019, 04:51:48 PM
An amazing Sunday on that comp. Met a good number of pros free-surfing on the line-up next beach over early morning. They were all very receptive, shared waves, and seem genuinely happy for a small greeting and chat - them surfing NY for the first time and how warm the water was. A shout to the kids who drove all the way from San Clemente, California.


Mid-morning, we walked over to the comp and saw Joel Tudor coming in. He was so casual: got a pic, autograph and a chat - a personal highlight. And that board switch after losing the heat to Kani.


At the end of the day, we sat on the beach watching about a dozen pros having fun in the water, sharing/splitting waves, hanging 10's, 5's cheaters, drop-knee turns. It was something and i hope everyone else was stoked on it.