BLOWSION SURFSLAM 2014
The world's greatest Watercraft Freeriders and Racers are descending once again September 5th, 6th and 7th 2014 to the ocean beaches of Pacific City Oregon for 2014’s premier PWC surf event. Once again the Blowsion Surfslam combines the 4th round of the 2014 IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup and Motosurf Western Championship. The Surfslam is being held for its 6th year at the stellar Tierra Del Mar Beach access located just north of Pacific City, Oregon and is free to the public on this wide expanse of incredible beach. The Blowsion Surf Slam brings over 100 Pro and Amateur competitors from around the world competing for a cash purse and points towards the IFWA World title and competing for the 6th Annual IJSBA Freeride World Cup. Joining them will be some of the best PWC racers in the world who will display high speed turns through a punishing buoy course all while being challenged by the West Coast's always volatile waves.
Both classes of Pro and Amateur Freeride competitors will compete in the head to head double elimination format. A panel of expert judges will score them 50% for their wave surfing and 50% for their aerial maneuvers. The 2014 World Tour has 4 international rounds: The Huck N’ Hold in Australia, The Jet Jump Extreme in France, The Rippin H20 in the UK, and the Blowsion Surfslam USA (Surfslam.com)
The IJSBA, in its support for the IFWA, will award the winner of the Blowsion Surfslam round with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup. The infamous Oregon Pacific Coast surf will boost riders in excess of 20+ feet in the air while performing surf combinations featuring multiple rotation backflips, Madonna rolls, can cans, goat chokers, Superman backflips, inverted barrel rolls, floaters, look backs, aerial re-entries and no handed and no footed landings.
Spectators will also witness intense personal watercraft racing with the IJSBA MotoSurf Invitational. The top 20 Pro, Pro Am and Amateur wave racers in the country will battle it out in this challenging Oregon shoreline break. Racers will compete in a multi-moto format of several laps through a buoy course requiring a balance of maintaining high speeds while making split second strategic maneuvers around buoys and other racers while being pulverized by the intense Pacific Coast surf.
This event is a weekend of non-stop surf and core beach action. The Freeride Qualifying will begin on Friday September 5th. Motosurf racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday Sept 6th and 7th. The main events will take place Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm. K&S Kuwait is proudly presenting the third annual K&S BIG AIR SHOWDOWN on Saturday with a $500.00 cash award to the freerider demonstrating the most amplitude in this must see contest of aerial chaos.
Rounding out the amenities of this action packed weekend is the vendor and sponsor beach display area with food and beverage offerings to add to the festival surf environment. With over three miles of open beach to drive on and launch from, be sure to bring your own wave shredding machine to carve up some of the famous Oregon Pacific Ocean Surf.
Racing Update 07.19.14
Closed Course Moto Surf racing is back for 2014, however we have changed the registration approach this year to adapt to the challenges and cost planning for all involved. We will need 20 confirmed Racers (combined from Pro and Amateur classes) pre-registered by August 15th 2014 in order for us to cover the cost of running a full closed course buoy course. The online registration link is here: https://www.blowsion.com/2013-blowsion-surfslam-race-entry-fee. This registration fee cost will not be billed at the time of registering. You will need a valid credit card to register, however we will not be processing any charges until until September 1st after we have confirmed and met the minimum rider registration needed to hold full closed course races.
What happens if we don’t meet that minimum? Never fear—we will go to a “Dash for Cash” race approach with a simple five buoy “W” formation course and maximum payout based on number of riders who have registered. Once registered you will be contacted via email with continued updates as well as news postings here on the Surfslam website and Facebook page.
For those riders and racers wanting to test the water and see what Moto Surf riding and racing is all about before jumping in to a full race moto we will again be offering monitored practice and training sessions on the left and right turn buoy race course. For more information and registration details please visit: https://www.blowsion.com/2013-blowsion-surfslam-race-practice-entry-fee
What to Know
The Tierra Del Mar State Recreation Area is open for licensed street legal vehicles. All responsible recreational riders/enthusiasts are free to bring your recreational watercraft and enjoy some open surf freeriding off the beach outside of the event area. This recreational riding area encompasses all beach access south of the event competition area. While we are not responsible for any activity outside of the event, we ask that, due to space constraints, recreational riders limit themselves to stand-up/ski type PWC only and to be on your best behavior as you are representing the sport. Attendees must obey the beach speed limit of 10 mph. Please be aware that there are no ATV's or motorcycles allowed. This is a state of Oregon rule. Event competitors and event staff are the only exceptions. We will be strictly enforcing this rule so DO NOT UNLOAD OR DRIVE ANY QUADS, GOLF CARTS or UTV’S at the event site. We cannot stress this enough. North of the event site is Sand Lake Recreational Area which is a dreamland for ATV, UTV and Motorcycle enthusiasts http://www.pacificcity.org/sandlake/recreationarea.html
There is no overnight camping on the event site or beach of Tierra Del Mar State Recreation Area. Please See http://www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/parks/Campgrounds.htm for local area camping options. Only competitors and event staff will be allowed in the competition area. This will be strictly enforced for safety and insurance reasons. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Recreational surf riders please make sure your skis are legal. Fire extinguishers, PFDs, whistles as well as applicable state marine registration and OEM Hull Identification number plaque attached in correct location are all required. Those riders not participating in the event shall be subject to full law enforcement by all local marine and land authorities. Competitors outside of the competition area will also be required to meet all legal standards. If you are planning to freeride after competing make sure you have everything required to satisfy the state and county local requirements.
Pacific City is a very special beach town and has remained Jet Ski friendly due to the efforts of many local enthusiasts to 'self-police' any riding or behavior in off limits areas since 1989. Please be on your best PWC behavior so we can keep it that way. Tierra Del Mar does not have any built in public services or restrooms, so the event sponsors will be providing these free of charge for the weekend. For the recreational riding area south of the event competition area, we appeal that you leave your sitdown watercraft at home. This is not biased. There are simply too many standups on the water. Having recreational runabout PWC ripping at full speed back and forth among the surf lineup has simply caused way too many close calls. We ask that this request please be honored so that this event can grow into a comprehensive race and freeride performance show inclusive of all models of PWC.
Please follow the rules in and around Pacific City town and be on your most respectful behavior. Pacific City and most of the Oregon Coast towns are very small, so word about renegade Jet Skiers travels extremely fast. We have a reliable and welcome location in Pacific City for future Surf Slams. We count on your support for this event to continue to be a respected PWC gathering.