Pacific City, Oregon to host the 3rd Annual 2011 Blowsion Surfslam September 9-11th
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The world's greatest Watercraft Freeriders and Racers are descending once again to the ocean beaches of Pacific City Oregon for this year's top US PWC surf event, which combines the second round of the IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup and Motosurf Western Championship. The Surfslam is held at 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 40 professional competitors from around the world competing for a cash purse and points towards the IFWA World title and competing for the 3rd 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 grueling buoy course all while being challenged by the Pacific Coast's always unpredictable waves. Returning this year to compete will be UK Pro Ski Champion Jordan Fielder as well as US Pro Freerider Ross Champion and current IFWA World Champion Pierre Maixent from France.
Pro and Amatuer Freeride competitors will compete in a head to head double elimination format. A panel of professional judges will score them 50% for their wave surfing and 50% for their aerial maneuvers.
The IJSBA, in its support for the IFWA, will award the winner of this round with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup. The infamous Oregon Pacific Coast surf will boost freeriders over 20 feet in the air while performing surf combinations featuring multiple rotation backflips, Madonna rolls, Superman backflips, inverted barrel rolls, floaters, look backs, aerial re-entries and no handed 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 utterly pounded by the intense Pacific Coast surf.
This event is a weekend of non-stop surf and beach vibe action. The Freeride Qualifying will begin on Friday September 9th. Motosurf racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday Sept 10th and 11th. The main events will take place Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm. K&S Kuwait is proudly presenting the second annual K&S BIG AIR SHOWDOWN on Saturday with a $500.00 cash award to the freerider exhibiting the most amplitude in this must see contest of aerial throw downs.
Rounding out the amenities of this action packed weekend is a 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 launch from, be sure to bring your own wave shredding machine to carve up some of the famous Oregon Surf.