If you live at the Point, you’re likely to hear the sound of a surf contest horn every weekend from spring through fall. In addition to spending a little time planning where you’re going to surf, it also means there’s a constant source of entertainment.
This past weekend was probably my most favorite contest: The Logjam! put on by the Big Stick Surfing Association. Here’s why:
- pre-1970 old boards only
- no leashes (aka kook cords)
- first day is Aloha day where everyone surfs twice in mixed heats (men, women, and abilities)
- Aloha Team competition: 2 surfers on 2 old boards riding the same wave together
- probably the best T-shirt designs
And no, I didn’t compete. But my friend and surfboard shaper, Ashley Lloyd Thompson, suggested I get out there in 2014. We shall see!
The photos really say it all so here are some links to the best I’ve seen so far. Enjoy!: