2017 RC17 Video Contest

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The 4th Annual Rincon Classic Video Contest

Entires Open Feb 1st – March 1st

Sponsored by Channel Islands Surfboards
& The Santa Barbara Independent

HOW IT WORKS

Video Guidelines

Submit a 2-5 minute surf video of Rincon by January 1st to win a Custom CI Surfboard, CASH, tons of prizes, and have your video premier in front of hundreds of people! Videos will be judged on by Grammy Award Winning Surf Videographer Branden Aroyan and announced at the Video Contest Premier Party : March 9th.  All entries will be posted on independent.com upon submission (December 15th-January 1st) and will be open to public voting to crown the audience choice award. 

  • Judged on: Originality, Story, Action, & True to Rincon
  • Voted on: Publics favorite!

Must be:

  • 805 local to enter
  • Filmed and/or edited by the person submitting the video(can be a multiple person project)
  • PG13 and under
  • May use multiple locations but emphasis must be on Rincon Point

How to submit video:

Upload videos from Feb 1st – March 1st and fill out necessary information in the form below. We will send you a confirmation e-mail within 24hours that your video was accepted. Once accepted you will be provided instructions on how to send in our raw file.

Three Divisions:

  1. 17 & Under (judged)
  2. Age 18+ (judged)
  3. Audience Choice (voted by public)
  • VIDEO PREMIER: March 9th 6-8pm at the Channel Islands Surfboards retail store in Santa Barbara. Top placing will be announced for each division, videos will premier on the huge blow up screen! Cash, prizes and awards will be distributed.
  • Video submissions will be posted on rinconclassic.com and voted upon by the viewing public through independent.com to determine the Audience Choice Award-announced at premier.
  • You may promote your video anyway you please!

Prizes

Division Age 18+

1st place: $150 cash, Custom CI Surfboard, prize bag
2nd place: $100 cash, Hurley wetsuit, prize bag
3rd place: $50, prize bag, Arbor Skateboard

Division 17 & Under

1st place: $100 cash, Custom CI Surfboard, prize bag
2nd place: $50 cash, Hurley wetsuit, prize bag
3rd place: Prize bag, Arbor Skateboard

Division Audience Choice

1st place: $100 cash and huge prize bag

Video Upload

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Youtube video URL

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Welcome to the 2017 Rincon Classic!  Stay tuned for updates

RC16 results

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RC16 Final Results

RB PRO

  1. Conner Coffin
  2. Adam Lambert
  3. Dane Reynolds
  4. Timmy Curran

MENS

  1. Pete Mussio
  2. Charlie Fawcett
  3. Dennis Rizzo
  4. Pat Curran
  5. Robert Glover
  6. Will Reichel

JUNIORS

  1. Micky Clarke
  2. Josiah Amico
  3. Eithan Osborne
  4. Jeff Knell
  5. Adam Hogue
  6. Sam Reichel

BOYS

  1. Jabe Swierkocki
  2. Dimitri Poulos
  3. Tommy McKeown
  4. Zane Booth
  5. Gavin Eason
  6. John Simon

GREMLINS

  1. Gavin Eason
  2. Trevor Berry
  3. Pitus Higgins
  4. Marley Sapp
  5. Curtis Jacobs
  6. Tanner Vodraska

MASTERS

  1. Nate Winkles
  2. Tony DeGroot
  3. Peter Poulos
  4. Aaron Smith
  5. Geoff Faoro
  6. Josh Pomer

GRAND MASTERS

  1. Greg Venable
  2. Chuck Graham
  3. Bob Goodman
  4. Brett Jordan
  5. George Johnson
  6. Jan Martinex

LEGENDS

  1. James Mcclintock
  2. Steve Hanson
  3. Tony Luna
  4. Kit Boise Cossart
  5. Bill Urbany
  6. Mike Lamm

LONGBOARD

  1. Vince Felix
  2. Jeff Belzer
  3. JP Garcia
  4. Clint Unander
  5. Evan Trauntvein
  6. Jared Muscat

WOMENS

  1. Aubrey Faulk Luyendyk
  2. Maddie Malmsten
  3. Abby Brown
  4. Lisa Luna
  5. Callie Bowdish
  6. Cassidy Urbany

WAHINES

  1. Makena Burke
  2. Maddie Malmsten
  3. Cassidy Urbany
  4. Riley Malmsten
  5. Emma Higgins
  6. Angel Singh

 

RC16 It’s On

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RC16 Event Wrap-up & Results

There is something magical about letting go. For all of the best laid plans of man can change based on the whims of fate and nature especially when it comes down to organizing a surf contest that has an eight week waiting period. But something was different about 2016, it seemed destined to be the year of the Queen.El Nino 2016 awoke from it’s slumber and roared to life in early January sending a series of big stormy swells to the California coast. As the dust was just settling from the first massive storm and swell of the season Surfline began tracking a swell for the first waiting weekend of the 2016 Channel Islands Surfboards Rincon Classic presented by Hurley. With 6 days out the forecast was calling for good winds and a very large swell building through the weekend and the contest was called on. Conditions did not dissapoint.

The stage for a legendary event was set and it ended up being the perfect gem a weekend nestled right in between the El Niño winter extremes of heavy south winds the day before the event, and rain the day after. Conditions Saturday were complete glass with head high to two foot overhead consistent peelers, while Sunday showcased the biggest, cleanest powerful Rincon in ten plus years.

It actually felt like winter with 60 degree weather unline the previous eight years where even in January it was 80 plus degrees out. Beanies replaced bikinis and in most cases tubes relaxed airs. Felt like winter on every level. A real California winter weekend. The queen took her sweater off for us and her lines created some hot and heavy action. Everyone was ripping from the groms to the pros, charging the heavy conditions in true local fashion. Tubes, turns. Wash through sets and wipeouts it was truly classic out there.

The pros were off their nuggets and relishing in the stellar conditions. Dane Reynolds showcased the highest heat total of the event, an 19.67 tube fest in the semi finals winning the Scosche in rhythm award pocketing $500 cash. Conner Coffin took speed power and style to a new level making impossible sections and going to town. Adam Lambert showcased the local dark horse talent pulling into big barrels, impeccable wave selection and tight power arcs. Timmy Curran drew some picture perfect backside turns. So drawn out and smooth. Tom Curren rode a virtual skimboard and found some magic barrels. Carissa Moore joined Lakey Peterson and an all star cast in the Expression Session and the waves continued to pump into the night time.

When all was said and done the community gathered at the Lion’s club in Carpinteria for the SIMA Classic Sunday awards ceremony featuring amazing food by Duo Catering and beverages from Rincon Brewery. Everything fell into place for a perfect weekend with special honorees Al and Terry Merrick arriving just on time to receive the coveted Jeff White Aloha Award for community service and lifetime achievement. Conner Coffin who was given a WSL wild card to be able to do the event the day before it ran went on to win the RB Pro Division donating his purse back to the Surf Happens Foundation in support of the local youth based 501 C3. Too many other highlights to name but the images and video of a legendary weekend will give a glimpse of the magic behind the Rincon Classic.

Thanks to all of the sponsors, Rincon Point Home Owners, the community, California State Parks, SB County Parks, and event staff for making this the most Classic, Classic, yet.

By Chris Keet / Contest Director

 

Results Of The 2016 Channel Islands Rincon Classic presented by Hurley

RB PRO

  1. Conner Coffin
  2. Adam Lambert
  3. Dane Reynolds
  4. Timmy Curran

MENS

  1. Pete Mussio
  2. Charlie Fawcett
  3. Dennis Rizzo
  4. Pat Curran
  5. Robert Glover
  6. Will Reichel

JUNIORS

  1. Micky Clarke
  2. Josiah Amico
  3. Eithan Osborne
  4. Jeff Knell
  5. Adam Hogue
  6. Sam Reichel

BOYS

  1. Jabe Swierkocki
  2. Dimitri Poulos
  3. Tommy McKeown
  4. Zane Booth
  5. Gavin Eason
  6. John Simon

GREMLINS

  1. Gavin Eason
  2. Trevor Berry
  3. Pitus Higgins
  4. Marley Sapp
  5. Curtis Jacobs
  6. Tanner Vodraska

MASTERS

  1. Nate Winkles
  2. Tony DeGroot
  3. Peter Poulos
  4. Aaron Smith
  5. Geoff Faoro
  6. Josh Pomer

GRAND MASTERS

  1. Greg Venable
  2. Chuck Graham
  3. Bob Goodman
  4. Brett Jordan
  5. George Johnson
  6. Jan Martinex

LEGENDS

  1. James Mcclintock
  2. Steve Hanson
  3. Tony Luna
  4. Kit Boise Cossart
  5. Bill Urbany
  6. Mike Lamm

LONGBOARD

  1. Vince Felix
  2. Jeff Belzer
  3. JP Garcia
  4. Clint Unander
  5. Evan Trauntvein
  6. Jared Muscat

WOMENS

  1. Aubrey Faulk Luyendyk
  2. Maddie Malmsten
  3. Abby Brown
  4. Lisa Luna
  5. Callie Bowdish
  6. Cassidy Urbany

WAHINES

  1. Makena Burke
  2. Maddie Malmsten
  3. Cassidy Urbany
  4. Riley Malmsten
  5. Emma Higgins
  6. Angel Singh

RC16 Raffle

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Rincon Classic 2016 Raffle

Win a dream surf vacation to Las Flores resort El Salvador, courtesy of Wavehunters Surf Travel, and more than $20,000 in prizes including Channel Islands Surfboards, Hurley Wetsuits, Arbor Skateboards, Scosche Audio gear, Indo Boards, Hurley clothes & much more All proceeds to benefit the local

501(c)(3):Surf Happens Foundation

TICKETS WILL ALSO BE FOR SALE ALL WEEKEND ON BEACH. (Do not need to be present to win)

Click here for tickets 

Surfline Forecast

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INITIAL LONG RANGE OUTLOOK
FOR WEEKEND OF JANUARY 16th-17th

NOTE – At this time this far out, these storms/swells are still pending development.

Very active pattern in the North Pacific right now, as successive storms continue to march across the ocean. Models indicate that a pair of more southerly tracking storms may soon track across the central-eastern NPAC over the next several days, pushing out a couple good size pulses of West-WNW swells (265-295°); one for Tues/Wed the 12th-13th, with another for Thurs/Fri the 14th-15th. Neither of these are looking as strong/big as the swell we’ll see tomorrow (Thursday the 7th), but still rather solid and from a good westerly direction. The swell lining up for the 14th-15th is looking to be on a fading trend by Friday afternoon and into Saturday the 16th, but likely to still serve up modest yet fun size sets at Rincon, possibly in the waist-chest to shoulder high+ zone.

After those back-to-back storms swing through the NPAC, they are looking to merge in the Gulf of Alaska. Meanwhile, another developing low may then sweep under this complex system, potentially setting up another good size pop of WNW swell for Sunday the 17th. If all behaves as currently projected, then we’ll see surf bump up some on Sunday, possibly with head-overhead+ sets at Rincon. Again, keep in mind that we still need to see these storms/swells actually develop first before making a more concrete call. And with such a volatile storm pattern right now, things are highly subject to change.

Wind and weather is definitely still too far out to give any specifics, but the pattern is shaping up to be on the favorable side with lighter winds (especially in the mornings with light northerly flow).

 

JONATHAN WARREN : Surfline
Lead Pacific Forecaster/Pacific Operations Manager

RC16 Schedule and Heat Draw

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RC16 Heat Schedule & Heat Draw

Welcome to the 2016 Channel Islands Surfboards Rincon Classic presented by Hurley. El Nino seems to have awoken just in time for the new year, and with his arrival plenty of swell. Our goal is to host the Rincon Classic in the best conditions possible for all contestants and we are working closely with Surfline and local forecasters to gauge each weekend in the waiting period.

Please note that depending upon the forecast we may alter the schedule of events so that the youth divisions do not surf in the peak of a large swell. Check back the Wednesday prior to each waiting weekend to confirm the schedule of events and heat times. The posted heats will remain the same unless surfers in the main event are not able to attend on the weekend that we run.

IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR A REFUND YOU MUST LET US KNOW BY 12PM THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE WEEKEND THAT THE EVENT WILL BE HELD SO THAT AN ALTERNATE MAY BE PUT INTO THE EVENT IN YOUR PLACE.

All entry’s were taken during the official registration period and then prioritized by the long standing “Ripple Effect” rule with first priority going to those closest to Rincon and them spreading outward. If surfers are from the same region, for example Carpinteria (first entry rights), entry’s are prioritized further by the date of entry.

Please review all of the heats and look for your name in the division that you registered for. Second division entry’s are prioritized after first division entry’s. If you are listed as an alternate there is a very good chance you will get into the main event depending upon when the contest runs and your alternate number. If you are an alternate and wish to receive an immediate refund please email info@surfhappens.com and you will be issued a refund by next Wednesday January 14.

Alternates need to be on the beach when your division starts and will be taken in order as spots become available.

Please contact info@surfhappens.com with any questions that you have. Aloha and we look forward to seeing you when the Queen is Classic.

 

Heat Schedule & Times

Saturday Preliminary Rounds

8 Mens Round One Heats 6:45-8:45
3 Boys Quarter Final Heats 8:45-9:30
3 Juniors Quarter Final Heats 9:30-10:15
4 Gremlins Semi Final Heats 10:15-11:15
2 Longboard Semi Final Heats 11:15-11:45
1 Boys Repercharge 11:45-12:00

Lunch By Rincon Brewery 11:45-1:00
King Of The Queen 12:00-1:00

2 Wahines Semi Finals 1:00-1:30
2 Gremlins Semi Final Heats 1:30-2:00
6 Grand Masters Heats 2:00-3:30
1 Gremlins Final 3:30-3:50
3 Legends Quarter Final Heats
3:50-4:35 Wahines Final
4:35-4:55 1 Legends Repercharge
4:55-5:10 Longboard Final 5:10-5:30

Sunday Secondary Rounds

6 Masters Round One Heats 6:45-8:15
4 Mens Quarter Final Heats 8:15-9:15
1 Juniors Repercharge Heat 9:15-9:30
3 Grand Masters Quarter Final Heats 9:30-10:15
4 Professional Quarter Final Heats 10:15-11:35

Lunch by Nutbelly 12:00-1:00

2 Mens Semi Final Heats 11:35-12:05
3 Masters Quarter Final Heats 12:05-12:50
1 Grand Masters Repercharge 12:50-1:05
2 Professional Semi Final Heats 1:05-1:45
1 Masters Repercharge 1:45-2:00

Sunday Finals : All finals 20 minutes long

King Of The Queen Final 2:00-2:20
Professional Final 2:20-2:45
Womens Final 2:45-3:05
Masters Final 3:05-3:45
Legends Final 3:45-4:05
Boys Final 4:05-4:25
Grand Masters Final 4:25-4:45
Mens Final 4:45-5:05
Juniors Final 5:05-5:25

SIMA Classic Sunday Awards Ceremony
Lion’s Club, Carpinteria 6:30-9:30pm

RC16 Registration

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2016 Rincon Classic Registration
IS CLOSED!

Important : Each competitor will be allowed to register for their primary division only (One Division) during the first 20 days of the registration period December 1-19. On December 20, second division registration will be opened as space allows.

Please read the following Rules & Regulations and then proceed to the bottom of the page to register online and pay entry fees.  Getting excited for another great event!

2016 Rincon Classic Rules & Regulations:

Rule #1:

The Rincon Classic is open to 805 Residents ONLY. All entry’s from outside of the 805 will be removed from eligibility and issued a refund after the heat draw is posted on the Wednesday prior to the event minus the 3.5% credit card charge assessed for reversing the transaction.

Rule #2:

All entries are prioritized through the long standing “Ripple Effect”. The premise behind the Ripple Effect rule is to consider priority and local status using the metaphor of dropping a rock in the water at Rincon and the areas that the ripple hits first have entry priority. The areas closest to Rincon Point receive first priority as follows: Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Goleta, Oxnard. Remaining areas in the 805 will be prioritized by location and date of entry.

Rule #3:

Entry’s must register during the month long entry window November 15-December 15 2012 to be properly prioritized. You may enter the event online, or by mailing a check and entry form. If your entry was not received online or postmarked before the entry deadline you will not be considered for entry unless spaces are still available in which case a limited number of beach entries will be excepted.

Rule #4:

Surfers that have lived in the area for more than 10 years and moved away may still enter into the event with proof of living in the area. Accepted forms of proof include (high school diploma, drivers license, bills, memorabilia, etc). These surfers will be allowed to participate, “space allowing” and will not be placed in the event ahead of any entrants “currently” residing in the 805. All out of the area entries are subject to approval by the board of directors

Rule #5:

Under special circumstances hall of fame surfers, tour surfers, or industry professionals from outside of the area working for an event sponsor may be invited to participate in the expression session or other specialty divisions at the sole discretion of the board of directors.

Rule #6:

Competing surfers will not surf within the competition area at any time during the event unless acting as assigned Water Patrol. There will be no warnings just immediate disqualification. No exceptions.

Rule #7:

Competing surfers will not park in the homeowners community, or walk through home owners property.  Failure to comply will result in immediate disqualification from the event. All those with   “permission” to park on home owners property MUST have a valid permit issued by the Rincon Home Owners Association (RHOA) with valid dates for the weekend of the event. All violators will be towed.

Rule #8:

Competition complaints:  All complaints must be written and emailed to head quarters (pre-event) for consideration. Complaints or discrepancies during the event must be written and presented to the Shore Sheriff within fifteen minutes of the heat in question.

Rule #9:

Sportsmanship:  All competitors must maintain sportsman like  attitude and will refrain from poor behavior, fighting, profanity, and other inappropriate behavior at all times. If you encounter a problem please file a complaint with the Shore Sheriff, or the State Parks  Rangers on hand who are there for your safety. For any in water incidents please consult our water patrol who monitor each heat from the lineup, they are there to assist you if a situation arises.

Rule #10:

Parking: Park only in designated and clearly marked parking spaces. All vehicles parked illegally (off of pavement, in emergency areas, or on the shoulder of the highway) are subject to ticketing and/or towing by the California State Parks rangers.

Rule #11:

Look up the schedule of events on rinconclassic.com and allow enough time to get to the contest site.

Rule #12:

Check in with the Shore Sherriff 15 minutes before your heat as alternates will be standing by for entry. If you have not checked in by the five minute warning you will be replaced by an alternate.

Rule #13:

If the event is postponed and an entered athlete is unable to attend the subsequent rescheduled weekend(s), an email must be sent prior to the event being held in order to receive a refund. All refunds will be issued minus the 3.5% transaction reversal fee, the Wednesday after the event.

Rule #14:

Dogs must be on a leash at all times ($175 fine)

Rule #15:

No alcohol on the beach

 

King of the Queen

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2nd Annual King Of The Queen :
Battle Of The Surf Shops Team Event

Support your local surf shop and witness the areas top surfers battling it out for the title of who is the King Shop of the Queen

2016 earmarks the second annual Rincon Classic, King Of The Queen, Battle Of The Surf Shops. The King Of The Queen is a team specialty division featuring six teams from local surf shops. Teams are made up of four surfers per team, one Shop Employee, one Team Rider, one Master (over 30), and one Grom (13&under).

Teams will compete against one another in elimination format in preliminary rounds with riders surfing against other riders from their same division. For example, team riders versus team riders, groms versus groms, Masters vs Masters etc. Points are earned through rider heat placings and continue to accrue as long as the surfer is still in the event. 1st place 6 points, 2nd place 5 points, 3rd place 4 points, 4th place 3 points, 5th place 2 points, 6th place 1 point. Top wave for each rider is also counted towards team points for each round. The top three shops will compete against one another on finals day in a tag team format with two team members in the water at a time from each team.

2015 Invitees :

Ventura Surf Shop
Channel Islands Surfboards
SurfnWear Beach House
J7 Surfboards
Rincon Designs
A-Frame Surf Shop
Trim Surf Shop

Alternates :

Surf Country, Sundance Beach, Waveline

Team members :

1 Shop Employee (All Ages)
1 Team Rider (Pro or Amateur – All Ages)
1 Master (over 30),
1 Grom (13 & under)

Rincon Brewery Pro

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2016 Rincon Brewery Pro


The 2016 Rincon Brewery (RB) Pro features the areas top professional surfers competing against up and comers for cash, prizes, and to see who will be the pro champ for 2016.

On any given day the line up at Rincon will be filled with professional surfers from around the world, but the local pros really have it wired and tend to find their way onto the very best waves. As the sets line up from the Indicator towards the cove they connect to the hollow and wedgey rivermouth section which offers barrels and the ultimate high performance wave. Riders mix together flow and flair showcasing rail work, and state of the art modern surfing.The Rincon Classic professional division was founded in 2002 to showcase the level of professional and top amateur talent within our local community. The Four person, 20 minute heats allow surfers to showcase their skills at California’s premier point break and often times feature match ups that you will not find anywhere else.

Past champions include Josh Bradbury (2002), Pete Mussio (2003), 6 time pro champion Kilian Garland (2004,05,06,08,09,10), Mike MCcabe (2011), Dane Reynolds (2012), Conner Coffin (2013), and Kellen Ellison (2014). Stand outs and legends who also compete yearly include 3 time world champion Tom Curren, Joe Curren, former WCT stand out Bobby Martinez, Chris Brown, and a host of other local stand outs.

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