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Highest paying SUP event in Aus- Newcastle January 2018

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Created by pohaku 2 months ago, 16 Nov 2017
pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
16 Nov 2017 10:24PM
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As promised. The details for this event. Please take note! Entry is not open yet but will be shortly. Keep an eye on this thread and on both ECSboards & ECS-SUP Newcastle Facebook pages.

January 20/21st 2018 Redhead beach NSW. Lake Macquarie festival of surfing as part of Surfest. ECS Boards Australia is the sponsor for this event putting in a total of $23000 !! Split over an elite (anyone who's competed at Aussies or internationally in the past 12 months) bop men and women, open men's/ women.
Open men's surfing
opens women's surfing
mixed over 10' divisions.

Please note you can only enter one surf division & one race division.

$60 entry per division

now the exciting part $$$$
ECS BOARDS SURF SUP & PADDLE BATTLE.

BOP elite:
Men's
1st) $3000
2nd) $1500
3rd) $1000
Woman's
1st) $3000
2nd) $1500
3rd) $1000

Open men's
1st) $1000
2nd) $750
3rd) $500
Woman's
1st) $1000
2nd) $750
3rd) $500

Surfing open men's:
1st) $1000
2nd) $750
3rd) $500
4th) $250

Open woman's:
1st) $1000
2nd) $750
3rd) $500
4th) $250

10' open mixed:
1st) $1000
2nd) $750
3rd) $500
4th) $250

Any questions feel free to comment here, or message me.

Dylan Henry
0411240542
dylan@ecsboards-Australia.com





pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
17 Nov 2017 1:36PM
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Entry is open on Surfingnsw

supsurfers
QLD, 154 posts
17 Nov 2017 5:09PM
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What is best camp ground to book?

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
17 Nov 2017 7:59PM
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supsurfers said..
What is best camp ground to book?


Redhead beach holiday park would be the closest accom. Or airbnb is good.

angie pangi
QLD, 1759 posts
18 Nov 2017 5:53PM
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Is it 14ft?

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
19 Nov 2017 6:34AM
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angie pangi said..
Is it 14ft?


12'6 only

Markmyword
QLD, 43 posts
19 Nov 2017 5:47AM
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12'6 only...Pitty

That crosses out pretty much everyone from QLD. Don't know if anyone even owns a 12'6 board anymore.

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
19 Nov 2017 7:38AM
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Markmyword said..
12'6 only...Pitty

That crosses out pretty much everyone from QLD. Don't know if anyone even owns a 12'6 board anymore.


12'6 has always been the bop board until recent times. This year is 12'6 same as Aussie and state titles.

angie pangi
QLD, 1759 posts
19 Nov 2017 9:47AM
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That's a shame. No one up here in qld even owns 126 at all. Most of the guys and girls in nsw also only have 14ft now too. Counts a large amount of people out who would support the event unfortunately. Make it up to 14ft and its a different story.


Carbs79
NSW, 43 posts
19 Nov 2017 11:32AM
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12'6 is defiently the way to go for BOP.

supsurfers
QLD, 154 posts
19 Nov 2017 11:34AM
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Who cares 12'6 or 14 ft
how about just support somebody putting on an event. Find a board turn up race surf have a few beers and maybe take some $$$$ away...
we shall see u there....

paul.j
QLD, 2638 posts
19 Nov 2017 1:02PM
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supsurfers said..
Who cares 12'6 or 14 ft
how about just support somebody putting on an event. Find a board turn up race surf have a few beers and maybe take some $$$$ away...
we shall see u there....


i think everyone is more than happy to support it but the problem is just not as many people have 12'6 boards anymore so no point turning up with a 14 and not been able to race seems a little silly.
It has nothing to do with the race it is just a fact that over the last few years people have got rid of there 12'6 boards. I have heard that most shops don't even sell them anymore unless special ordered.

If the race wants to run 12'6 thats cool and i am sure some people will scrape up a board from somewhere to go in it but it just seems a shame that maybe more could have entered if it was up to 14ft so no one is excluded. Just look at the Aussies for example and all the boards where like one or 2 years old beside the top 2 or 3 guys.

I know from all the crew who paddle here who would like to have a look at this race that 12'6 rules them out as they just don't have a board of that size anymore.
At ONE SUP we have 1 x 12'6 board in Aus so this pretty much rules all us out straight away.


Please don't take this as negative against this event but maybe more just a fact of where the sport is right now in this country. If it was 14ft and under we would 100% look at supporting it as it sounds like a great weekend!!

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
19 Nov 2017 3:30PM
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I was basing it all off the current state and aus titles,

possibly 2019 I can look at making more divisions, but have to start somewhere. I can't please everyone...

12'6 only. If someone needs I have 3x 12'6 boards of my own someone can borrow ?

micksmith
VIC, 1125 posts
20 Nov 2017 6:39AM
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Please Pohaku can't you change the rules, I only have an 8' surf sup and would really like to race. It would be unfair for everyone else to be on 12'6" boards so make it maximum 8'. No one else in Victoria has boards bigger than 8' either.

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
20 Nov 2017 7:31AM
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micksmith said..
Please Pohaku can't you change the rules, I only have an 8' surf sup and would really like to race. It would be unfair for everyone else to be on 12'6" boards so make it maximum 8'. No one else in Victoria has boards bigger than 8' either.


Looks like you guys will struggle to surf in the 10' division!

tha dogman
NSW, 2906 posts
20 Nov 2017 9:30PM
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Holy crap Dylan

this comp sounds epic

thanks for the invite to spray insanities over the microphone for it

Lock Me In Eddie!!!!!!!

cant wait to head back down that way and hang out in and around where i was born at port stephens

and by the way all you Queenlanders, if you want a good board, then go and see simon at the Deep Factory in Burliegh he has a Heap of the NEW Deep Riot 12'6's that Lincoln Dews absolutely smashed everyone in the Tech Race at the Oz Titles a few days ago.

by far the fastest boards on the planet!!!!!!

petedorries
QLD, 686 posts
24 Nov 2017 1:56PM
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Sounds like a cracking weekend.
Will Opens and Pro's race at same time.

Cheers

SteveM74
QLD, 114 posts
24 Nov 2017 3:11PM
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Gotta work out whether I want to surf in the 10ft or shortboard

hmmm

surfershaneA
776 posts
24 Nov 2017 5:21PM
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Top one Dylan. About time!!!!!!

NNSUP
NSW, 1212 posts
25 Nov 2017 6:36PM
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I don't think any 12'6"s have been sold in NSW retail shops this year so I've got an old 2015 12'6" I'm happy to hire out for $500 for the day..

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
26 Nov 2017 3:07PM
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petedorries said..
Sounds like a cracking weekend.
Will Opens and Pro's race at same time.

Cheers


Yeah everyone will go at once.

AA
NSW, 2113 posts
27 Nov 2017 10:55AM
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I've got a 12'6 x 25 Lahui Kai looking for a home. Just think - win it and it will pay for the board!

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
27 Nov 2017 11:23AM
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Iv got 3 or so 12'6 boards here too

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
28 Nov 2017 7:20PM
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Keep up to date: m.facebook.com/ecssurfsupbattle

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
3 Dec 2017 8:11PM
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pohaku said..
Keep up to date: m.facebook.com/ecssurfsupbattle


Official event www.facebook.com/events/1480827818668535??ti=ia

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
14 Dec 2017 5:04PM
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thinking about opening it to 14? so everyone can come! thoughts?

Slatz
NSW, 120 posts
22 Dec 2017 8:54AM
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Just wanted to give give a shout out to ECS for this insane event. Can't wait to go up against the guns in the SUP surfing.
We need to support any event in Australia, no matter what level you are. It's not about winning, it's about meeting and socialising with a great bunch of people.
You can also learn a lot just watching guys like Kai Bates, Harry Maskell, James Casey etc.... and if you get to surf against them even better.
I have a mate who had never surfed before but started to SUP about 2 years ago, his progression is amazing and he has started to do comps, not to win or make finals, but to meet new people, watch & learn, have fun and support the industry that has given him so much joy.

I know comps aren't for everyone, but all the comps I do have a great atmosphere, we take the family and make a weekend out of it. So c'mon guys and girls, lets make this contest huge, I for one would love to see some new faces, you will have fun and maybe learn a thing or two.

Zeusman
NSW, 1153 posts
1 Jan 2018 6:45PM
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Good on ya Dylz. This looks like it will be epic!!! I'd love to come but unfortunately will be on night shift both dates. See what I can do.

quikdrawMcgraw
372 posts
1 Jan 2018 4:46PM
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Am I reading that correct there are divisions for size of board in the wave riding competition?!

pohaku
NSW, 402 posts
2 Jan 2018 11:45AM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..
Am I reading that correct there are divisions for size of board in the wave riding competition?!


Yep. Someone had to do it



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