Swellinfo, I am thinking of putting together an extra annual (once every of couple years) surf related activity (not a contest). The location, to be announced. The biggest, hollow, heavey swell of the year at the best possible spot! (The Shrine with all intense purposes will suit the need) It will be an invite only taking an Eddie Idea into Delmarva. It would be competitive only for the simple fact that it will be on video and photographed from every possible angle. No judges, but heats scheduled. The video is shot and printed or dubbed via the internet. The kiddies on the net vote what they think is the best surfer/booger, big air, carve, tube, hack, best photograph, best artwork, best short video etc. The call for the show will only happen when the moons align...and they do once a year. The waiting period will need to be during a warmer time. I think, May-October. Alternate boogie heats and standup heats. Awards to be given by surf shops or local community stores after the event goes down. Surf shops will also be responsible for invites being they are giving the awards. I know you and I have been pondering this idea for a while and I feel this is the best idea I have come up with yet! It will draw high amounts of net traffic and independent levels of performance watermen. An off note, I am putting together a paddle board race series for this summer that I will let you know about soon!
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Thread: Swellinfo, an idea!
Jan 3, 2009, 01:14 PM #1Senior Member
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Swellinfo, an idea!
I haven't really been pondering a contest since the RCBB days. If you can get sponsorship support, then you can make it happen, but contests without incentives are hard to create. Please email me privately, if you want to talk about logistics of getting this on Swellinfo.
Sounds like a sweet idea. Sponsors will be needed though. Best idea is to talk to local shops like K-Coast and then have larger companies like O'NEILL to start supporting this event. I think if it came together it could be killer.
Now that I think about this, I think red bull put on a contest similar to this, where it was one on one heats, and the contest was judged afterwards via the video footage. Its definitely a cool idea.
Last edited by Swellinfo; Jan 3, 2009 at 04:49 PM.
Jan 3, 2009, 04:54 PM #5
yeah this is defeintly a good idea. but as someone said above me you need to start local with local shops to sponsor then move up to corporate sponsors like oneill or other manufactures. but if your sponsored by a big corporate bussines then get them cause it gets their name out. but even if your not sponsored surfing companies probably sponsor it to gte the companies name out and give away free stuff. just give me a town and date then ill make time and compete.
Jan 3, 2009, 05:39 PM #6Member
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this sounds like a great idea.
tho all invite might leave a few good unknowns out of the vid. not me i suck still but maybe 4-5 wildcard spots to battle for in the morning.
radio stations, local surf equipment makers are a great way to get sponsors on board.
maybe a jam session format?
longboards shortboards, boogieboards, doors, rafts.
get awards for oddest board, things like that. have fun with it. the more that is included the bigger and more attention it will bring.
I like the idea, sounds like a Jam Session.
Jan 3, 2009, 11:54 PM #8
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uhm i forget what it was called but i saw a show on RUSH about the same exact thing...just six guys paddling out...getting every wave on film..and awarding the best barrel..craziest turn..sickest air..ect. afterward
thats a sick idea.
the spot chosen may fire and then die with tide wind and all that crap
heats would have to be larger numbers of people. or at different peaks
I think a contest for best waves of the day would be cool. with the whole video angle thing. and then judging after
just ideas. would be cool if it all came together.
would be cool to get some big name bbers and surfers in it.