The Burrito Retro Classic presented by Ben & Jeff’s Burgers and Tacos along with Moment Surf Company was held this past Sunday in Pacific City. After a few morning showers the clouds broke and the day was filled with sun and good vibes. Despite a challenging swell, everybody on their retro boards charged the overhead waves and some amazing rides were had. Over 30 participants dusted off their classic surfboards, several climbed into their 30 year old wetsuits, and everybody got their groove on. The event was a fundraiser for the Pacific City Skate Park and we are happy to announce that over $700 was raised. A big thank you to those who participated, volunteered or just came out to watch the festivities. In fact, several spectators walked up during the contest and donated additional money to the park. We can’t thank you enough for all the support!
We couldn’t have pulled the event off without the help of Ebon and Nick and their entertaining commentary. Joel for being the head judge and Michelle, Cedar, Hollis and Cliff for everything else it takes to run a contest! A special shout out to Lee Leatherman for donating several boards from his own quiver for people to ride. Keep checking back for a video of the event being donated by Big Wings Media.
Here are the results:
Best Board: Brent Rahja for his 1973 Bill Bahne Single Fin Pipeline
Best Costume: Bill Bruce for his 1980’s Rip Curl Wetsuit
Best Retro Maneuver: Brian Cramer and his Double-up Acid Drop during the finals
Best Over-all Retro Spirit: Matt Spencer
1st place: John Wright
2nd place: Justin Buford
3rd place: Christian Audova
1st place: Brian Cramer
2nd place: Erik Thompson
3rd place: Justin Snodgrass
4th place: Lee Leatherman
5th place: Bill Bruce
6th place: David Hendrickson