First Annual Moment of Madness Shortboard Contest

First Annual Moment of Madness Shortboard Contest

The First Annual Moment of Madness Shortboard Contest went off yesterday with great weather and fun surf! The boys were ripping and everybody had a good time. It was our first attempt at running a shortboard contest so we kept it real simple with only 24 participants. It was a great crew of guys made up of Oregon Coast locals and PC regulars. Like the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic a few weeks ago, 100% of the proceeds go to the construction of the Pacific City Skate Park. We would like to send a special thanks to the guys who helped sponsor this years event: Ben & Jeff's Burgers and Tacos, Oregon Surf Shop, Ossies Surf Shop, Nate Saso from Lost/Spy/Futures/Creatures of Leisure, Alex Cazanas from Xcel/Smith/Sanuk, Colin Anderson from Billabong, Mitch Leipzig and Matt Baker from O'Neill, and Corey Van Dlac from Dakine/Nixon/Rainbow Sandals!

Here are the results and a few photos from the contest!

1st Kirk Tice (Ossies Surf Shop)

2nd Tony Perez (Oregon Surf Shop)

3rd Laird Tuel (Seaside Surf Shop)

4th Mattie Starr (Oregon Surf Shop)

5th Bill Huggin (Moment Surf Company)

6th Ebon Bergeron (Moment Surf Company)

7th Ollie Richardson (Ossies Surf Shop)

8th Tyler Muth (Ossies Surf Shop)

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