Thursday, October 30, 2008

READY OR NOT HERE THEY COME


SC’s Colin McPhillips among top locals competing

A reborn world longboard tour is making its final stop of the 2008 season in San Clemente November 5–9 as the world’s top longboarders descend on Old Man’s at San Onofre State Beach for the Oxbow World Longboard Tour. The contest is the second stage of a two-part series sponsored by French surfwear company Oxbow; the first took place May 5–11 at Les Cavaliers in Anglet, France. Surfers will be competing for $50,000 in cash, and the tour is sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP).

“Oxbow created the world championships in 1991, but it was stopped in 2003,” said Alexandre Ponot, Oxbow’s communications director. “We’re very excited about bringing the contest back… Longboarding is such a huge part of surfing worldwide.”

San Clemente’s Colin McPhillips, regarded as one of the top longboard competitors of all time, is a three-time world champion and will be one of the favored surfers in the 48-man field, as San O is his home break. Other top longboarders expected to compete are Hawaii’s world champion Bonga Perkins, San Diego’s Taylor Jensen, as well as additional San Clemente and area longboarders such as Josh Baxter and Troy Mothershead. Legends such as Australia’s Nat Young are expected to attend, and Hawaiian waterman extraordinaire Laird Hamilton, who’s sponsored by Oxbow, might be in town for the event.

Australia’s Harley Ingleby won the first event in France, followed by France’s Antoine Delpero and Hawaii’s Perkins. McPhillips was tied for fifth, Mothershead tied for 17th.

Oxbow was founded in 1985 by surfer Fabrice Valeri. The company is based in Bordeaux, France, and is a manufacturer and distributor of surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, snowboarding and ski apparel.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Nov. 5:
Trials and Round 1, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 6:
Round 2, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 7:
Round 3, Round of 16, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Oxbow Party at OC Tavern, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 8:
Quarterfinals, Semifinals, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tandem Demonstration, 2 p.m.–3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 9:
Finals, Noon

Source: Oxbow

10 comments:

f. henry ford said...

All surfer's who would normally surf Oldmans will need to surf at The Point through out the contest period. San Onofre is no longer for the average surfer, it is for sale to the highest bidder.

Dr. Ralph said...

YEP!

nick said...

Oh gosh, outside of San Clemente, nobody has a clue as to the identity of Colin McP. Who is he?

Anonymous said...

Change the name of the place to,
San-A-Whorefre

fats flannighan said...

"This is the end"

the Doors

the tattler said...

say, wasn't that Murphy's buddy Henry Ford that put this whole thing together?

just stirrin the pot!

what said...

There is no Point according to the great Tubesteak! Let them surf trail's!

henry the pimp said...

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

ELECTRIC SHOCK said...

Great Tubesteak, says Henry will make afortune on this. He's bought two tees, Obama '08 and 'Money Comes to Me'.

Karl Loggerfield said...

What about the boom to the economy of San Clemente? Rib Trader, Sano Tires, Ramada Inn, Bim Sala Bim Liqour and Grocery, Stale Tony's,Tubesteaks Blog,Wilson Bros. Citrus,Willie Wilson Real Estate, Mason Klink Defense Fund, XM, Astrodeck, Friends of Doggie Diamond, Ranger Harding Retirement Commitee. And so on. Let 'em have it. If nothimg else get creative and pull a prank. Oh, I forgot,you are too old for that.

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