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ICE COAST CHALLENGE

Check out some of the photos and results from the Ice Coast Challenge below. It was the first ever snowboard event with surf contest format – complete with a barrel ride. The event was put on by our friends at PIONEERS BOARD SHOP. Here’s their write up on the event plus results. Photos by NICK LAVECCHIA, ANDREW REBEIRO and BRIAN NEVINS.

The first ever Ice Coast Challenge went down on March 29th at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton Maine under sunny skies with 50+ degree temps. Over a hundred competitors made the pilgrimage to the mountain to be part of surf and snow history. Pioneers Board Shop of North Hampton, NH with the help of Trigger House pulled off the wave inspired course build over the 4 days leading up to the event. The course featured banked turns, a 600ft spine with hips, air sections, and two barrels sections allowing every participants to get a 10ft stand up tube to end their run.

Keeping with the surf theme the event was judged by Eastern Surf Assiciation Judges from the New England surf chapter. The riders were judged on their two best waves and scored out of a possible 20 points just like scoring in a surf contest would work. Top riders from each division advanced on to a final where riders were judged on their final run. The men and women open first place finisher each earned a 5 day surf trip to Puerto Rico thanks to SASS Global Travel, Lost Enterprises and Concepts. The event featured an on hill boat bar and huge crowd that came out to watch the event, enjoy the Sam Adams, and listen to all day live music!

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Our own Chad Shetler flew back East for the event.

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CHRIS CARR LAYING IT DOWN.

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BRYAN JOHNSON TUCKING THE KNEE

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STANEK IN THE TUBE

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BRANDON AND THE MEGA STASHE

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SOME ONE HAD TO TAKE THEIR SHIRT OFF, BETTER HER THAN NEVINS

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RANDY OF THE HIP

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RANDY AND THE POWDERJET LAYING IT BACK

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CASUAL SATURDAY

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BRYAN JOHNSON SOUL ARCH

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RYAN FLYNN

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RYAN REID TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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STYLE FOR MILES

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NOTHING LIKE SHARING A BARREL WITH YOUR BUDDY

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CHRIS CARR and BRYAN JOHNSON

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RANDY LAY BACK IN THE PIT

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CHRIS CARR BRYAN JOHNSON

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THE JUDGES TOWER

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SPECIAL THANKS TOO:
Trigger House, Shawnee Peak, SASS Global Travel, Burton, Lib Tec, Concepts, …Lost Enterprises, Global Surf Industries, Theives, Sam Adams, Electric Visual, Oakley, VANS, and everyone who came out to support the event!

Winners by division as fol

MICHAEL HO IN CLASH OF THE LEGENDS

After a public vote to determine the final three contestants, Michael Ho has been granted a spot in the “Clash of the Legends” heat at Haleiwa during the first event of the Triple Crown (the Reef Hawaiian Pro). After automatically including last year’s champ Sunny Garcia, Reef decided to let the public vote in what legends they wanted to see surf in the event. Along with Michael the two other surfers in the heat are Kaipo Jaquias and Brad Gerlach.

Needles to say Mike has more than earned his stripes in Hawaiian competition, “On the North Shore he was a competitive force for more than 25 years: a five-time Pipeline Masters finalist (winning in 1982, even though hobbled by a cast on his right wrist); an eight-time Duke finalist (winning in 1978 and 1981); a four-time winner of the Xcel Pro (1988, 1990, 1991, and 1996); a two-time Triple Crown winner (1983 and 1985); and a four-time competitor in the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big-wave event at Waimea (finishing fourth in 1990). In one of pro surfing’s most remarkable competitive achievements, the 40-year-old Ho finished runner-up in the 1997 Pipeline Masters”. – ENCYCLOPEDIAOFSURFING.COM

The contest starts November 12th. Tune in at VANSTRIPLECROWNOFSURFING.COM/REEFHAWAIIANPRO2013 to watch Michael and Mason (who’s in the main event).

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