Blowsion Surfslam 2011
The world\\\\\\\'s greatest Watercraft Freeriders and Racers are descending once again to the ocean beaches of Pacific City Oregon for this year\\\\\\\'s top US PWC surf event, which combines the second round of the IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup and Motosurf Western Championship. The Surfslam is held at Tierra Del Mar Beach access located just north of Pacific City, Oregon and is free to the public on this wide expanse of incredible beach. The Blowsion Surf Slam brings over 40 Pro riders from around the world competing for a cash purse and points towards the IFWA World title and competing for the 3rd Annual IJSBA Freeride World Cup. Joining them will be some of the best PWC racers in the world who will display high speed turns through a grueling buoy course all while being challenged by the Pacific Coast\\\\\\\'s always unpredictable waves. Returning this year to compete will be UK Pro Ski Champion Jordan Fielder as well as Pro Freeriders Ross Champion, Marc Sickerling and current IFWA World Champion Pierre Maixent from France.
Pro and Amatuer Freeride competitors will compete in a head to head double elimination format. A panel of professional judges will score them 50% for their wave surfing and 50% for their aerial maneuvers. The 2011 IFWA World Tour has 3 international rounds: France (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/vmxgames), the US (BlowsionSurfslam.com), and Brazil (jetwaves.com.br).
The IJSBA, in its support for the IFWA, will award the winner of this round with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup. The infamous Oregon Pacific Coast surf will boost freeriders over 20 feet in the air while performing surf combinations featuring multiple rotation backflips, Madonna rolls, Superman backflips, inverted barrel rolls, floaters, look backs, aerial re-entries and no handed landings.
Spectators will also witness intense personal watercraft racing with the IJSBA MotoSurf Invitational. The top 20 Pro, Pro Am and Amateur wave racers in the country will battle it out in this challenging Oregon shoreline break. Racers will compete in a multi-moto format of several laps through a buoy course requiring a balance of maintaining high speeds while making split second strategic maneuvers around buoys and other racers while being utterly pounded by the intense Pacific Coast surf.
This event is a weekend of non-stop surf and beach vibe action. The Freeride Qualifying will begin on Friday September 9th. Motosurf racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday Sept 10th and 11th. The main events will take place Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm. K&S Kuwait is proudly presenting the second annual K&S BIG AIR SHOWDOWN on Saturday with a $500.00 cash award to the freerider exhibiting the most amplitude in this must see contest of aerial throw downs. Rounding out the amenities of this action packed weekend is a vendor and sponsor beach display area with food and beverage offerings to add to the festival surf environment. With over three miles of open beach to launch from, be sure to bring your own wave shredding machine to carve up some of the famous Oregon Surf.
What To Know
The Tierra Del Mar State Recreation Area is open for licensed street legal vehicles. All responsible recreational riders/enthusiasts are free to bring your recreational watercraft and enjoy some open surf freeriding off the beach outside of the event area. This recreational riding area encompasses all beach access south of the event competition area. While we are not responsible for any activity outside of the event, we ask that, due to space constraints, recreational riders limit themselves to stand-up/ski type PWC only and to be on your best behavior as you are representing the sport. Attendees must obey the beach speed limit of 10 mph. Please be aware there are no ATV\\\\\\\'s or motorcycles allowed. Event competitors and event staff are the only exceptions. There is NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING on the event site or beach of Tierra Del Mar State Recreation Area. (See http://www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/parks/Campgrounds.htm for local area camping options). Only competitors and event staff will be allowed in the competition area. This will be strictly enforced.
Recreational Freeriders please make sure your skis are legal. Fire extinguishers are required, PFD\\\\\\\'s and whistles as well as applicable state marine registration and OEM HIN number plaque attached in correct location. Those persons not participating in the event shall be subject to full law enforcement by all local authorities. Competitors outside of the competition area will also be required to meet all legal standards. So, if you are planning to have fun after competing, make sure you bring everything you need to satisfy the state and county local requirements.
Pacific City is a very special beach town and has remained jet ski friendly due to the efforts of many local enthusiasts to \\\\\\\'self-police\\\\\\\' any riding or behavior in off limits areas. Please be on your best PWC behavior so we can keep it that way. Tierra Del Mar does not have any services or restrooms, so the event sponsors will be providing these free of charge for the weekend. Again, for the recreational riding area south of the event competition area, we ask pleadingly that you leave your sitdown freeride watercraft at home. This is not biased. There are simply too many standups on the water most of the time. Having sitdown PWC ripping at full speed back and forth among the surf lineup has simply caused way too many close calls. We ask that this request please be honored so that this event can grow into a comprehensive performance show.
Above all, please follow the rules in and around town and be on your most respectful behavior. Pacific City and most of the Oregon Coast towns are very small, so word about renegade riders travels extremely fast. We now have a reliable and welcome location for future Surf Slams and know that we can count on your support for this event to continue to be an exemplary PWC gathering.