2013 Rincon Classic Wrap UpStory By Ethen Stewart
Good things come to those who wait. After more than two months of false starts and crummy-surf causing delays, the 30th Annual Rincon Classic finally hit the water at the end of Bates Road this weekend and the fabled locals-only surf competition did anything but disappoint.
Contest is on this weekend March 2nd & 3rd!
After 9 weeks of waiting, the Queen is finally calling us
February 27, 2013 – Santa Barbara, CA – The 2013 Rincon Classic is on for this coming weekend Saturday and Sunday March 2 & 3 at the Queen of the coast, Rincon Point. As luck would have it the California State Parks granted a two week extension to the eight week waiting period and everything is coming together on the ninth weekend. It has been an interesting winter with a couple of good Sundays, but with extremely small Saturdays which prompted the postponements. With two weeks left in the waiting period, 85 degree weather, and average to good waves and conditions in the forecast, we are all systems go.
The 2013 event is dedicated to Daisy Love Merrick who passed away on Saturday February 16 after a four year battle with cancer. Daisy was such an inspiration in her faith and positive outlook on life and will live on in our hearts forever. Our community honors and celebrates her life and sends prayers and love out to the Merrick family.
Rincon Forecast Outlook for the weekend (2nd-3rd) – Updated: 2-27-13SATURDAY (2nd) – Small mix of new/building long period WNW swell and lingering leftovers of an old/easing NW swell. Inconsistent sets hang mainly around (2-3′) all day. Possible slightly bigger waves/peaks off the Indicator during the more favorable tides. Light NE’erly wind in the morning, with a light to moderate WSW breeze developing for the afternoon. Mostly clear/sunny skies. TIDES: 0.6′ low at 6:53am, 3.4′ high at 12:52pm.SUNDAY (3rd) – The new steeper angled WNW groundswell (295-305+ deg) fills in further and tops out, decreasing some in period (15-16 sec). Meanwhile, a secondary NW windswell will be rising up through the day and mixing in as well. Surf will be mainly around the waist-chest high zone, with occasional sets hitting shoulder-head high + (3-4′ occasional 5′). Surf becomes a little jumbled in the afternoon with the mix of groundswell and windswell. Light northerly wind early, veering NW, then eventually west into the afternoon and becoming moderate+. Mostly clear/sunny skies. TIDES: 0.6′ low at 8:11am, 3′ high at 2:27pm.
Winner of the 1st Custom Solar Carved Ukulele
Dave Girard dropped in to pick up his RC 13 raffle winnings of a solar carved Lanikai Ukulele. A bit of karma we think. Dave is always sharing the spirit of Aloha, with a huge smile, and plenty of time to talk story. When he found out he couldn’t attend the Classic this year he donated his $75 entry to the get Demi On Tour Fund, and challenged everyone on the Santa Barbara Surf Club to match him. His number was pulled in the next raffle.