We still have surfers in the area, taking advantage of the high waves caused by Tropical Storm Katia this past week-end. Surfers have been in the area since the last week of August for the Point Michaud Surf Classic, which brought a noticable increase in tourist traffic. Michelle Richards, surf instructor and organizer of the Surf Classic reports that her end of summer event was a success. The competition drew crowds of both families and surf enthusiasts from the local area and as far away as Halifax and Massachusetts. Surf conditions were ideal to run all divisions in 2 to 3 foot surf, even with the presence of fog, and it was the highlight of the surfers summer events. The musical bands that preformed Friday and Saturday night were a great fit for the expo. And special thanks to the sponsors for their generous donations for the award presentation this year. The Surf Classic winners:
Kid Girl's Surf Board : Cheyenne Couchene, Kid Boy's Surf Board: Riley MacLean,
Jr. Girl's Surf Board (under 15 years): Sylvie Julien, Jr. Girl's
Surf Board (over 16 years): Julie,
Jr. Boy's Surf Board (11 - 13 years) : 1st place Sam Julien, 2nd Tyler Fortune,
Jr. Boy's Surf Board (14 - 15 years) : 1st place Jamie Smith, 2nd
Colin Colson, 3rd Dustin Martel, 4th Derek Garson, 5th Brandon Romans,
6th Jack Watson,
Jr. Boy's Surf Board (16 - 17 years) : 1st place Tristan Martel, 2nd
Craig Colson, 3rd Jake, 4th Gary Peters, 5th Dylan Abbot, 6th Chad,
Women's Surf Board (20 - 29 years): 1st place Carli Boers, 2nd Bridget
Turner, 3rd Terrilyn Boudreau, 4th Erica MacDonald,
Women's Surf Board (30 - 39 years): 1st place Natasha MacDonald, 2nd
Women's Surf Board (40 - 49 years): 1st place Nancy Taylor, 2nd
Men's Surf Board (20 - 29 years): 1st place Luke, 2nd Nathan Hill,
Men's Surf Board (30 - 39 years): 1st place Richie MacDonald, 2nd Pat Shananhan,
Men's Surf Board (40- 49 years): 1st place Chris Smith, 2nd Kevin
Julien, 3rd Darrel Peters, 4th Joel Fortune,
Master's Surf Board (over 50 years): 1st place Gerard Taylor, 2nd Brian Mahon.
Open Surf Board (every age and any board): 1st place Chris Smith, 2nd
Colin Colson, 3rd Natasha MacDonald, 4th Tristan Martel, 5th Jamie
Smith, 6th Luke,
Long Board Open: 1st place tie Bridget Turner and Sylvie Julien, 2nd
Scotty Sherin, 3rd Carli Boers, 4th tie - Jamie Smith and Brandon
Romans, 5th Chris Smith,
Short Board Open: 1st place Brandon Romans, 2nd Sam Julien, 3rd
Tristan Martel, 4th Richie MacDonald, 5th Bridget Turner, 6th Jamie
Finless Surf Board: 1st place Jamie Smith, 2nd Craig Colson, 3rd Joel
Fortune, 4th Cheyenne Counchene, 5th Riley MacNeil.
Skim Board: 1st place Luke, 2nd Gary Peters, 3rd tie Colin and Craig
Colson, 4th Sam Julien, 5th Jamie Smith, 6th Chad.
Body Board: 1st place Sylvie Julien, 2nd Sam Julien, 3rd Dustin
Martel, 4th Brandon Romans, 5th Dylan Abbot, 6th tie Derek Garson and
Kayak Surf: 1st place Eberhart Witt, 2nd Sylvie Julien, 3rd Tristan
Martel, 4th Sam Julien, 5th Dustin Martel, 6th Bridget Turner.
Surf Board Team Relay: 1st place Team L Trippers - Jamie and Chris
Smith, Luke and Jack Watson, 2nd place Team Kannon Beach - Colin and
Craig Colson, Bridget Turner and Nathan Hill, 3rd Team Green Bast@!ds
- Tristan and Dustin Martel, Dylan Abbot and Richie MacDonald, 4th
Team Julien - Kevin, Sam and Sylvie Julien and Steve
MacLean, 5th Team Black - Gary Peters, Joey Foote, Jake and Doug, 6th
Team Orange - Brandon Romans, Derek Garson, Tyler Fortune, Cheyenne
Couchene and Riley MacLean.
Body Surf Team Expression Session: 1st place Team Green Bast@!ds -
Tristan and Dustin Martel, Dylan Abbot, Richie MacDonald and Darrel
Peters, 2nd place Team L
Trippers - Luke, Jamie and Chris Smith and Jack Watson, 3rd place Team
Kannon Beach - Nathan Hill, Colin and Craig Colson, Bridget Turner and
Chad, 4th place Team Orange - Brandon Romans, Derek Garson, Tyler
Fortune, Cheyenne Couchene and Riley MacLean.
Top Water Awards: Top Water Girl - Cheyenne Couchene, Top Water Boy
- Riley MacLean, Top Water Jr Boy (under 13) - Sam Julien, Top Water
Jr. Boy (under 15) - tie Colin Colson, Jamie Smith and Brandon Romans.
Top Water Jr. Girl (under 16) - Sylvie Julien. Top Water Jr. Boy (over
16) - tie Craig Colson and Tristan Martel. Top Water Jr. Girls (over
16) – Julie. Top Water Woman (20s) - Carli Boers. Top Water Woman
(30s) - Natasha MacDonald. Top Water Woman (40s) - Nancy Taylor. Top
Water Man (20s) – Luke. Top Water Man (30s) - Richie MacDonald. Top
Water Man (40s) - Chris Smith. Top Water Master (over 50) - Gerard
Until next week, enjoy Richmond.