Wednesday, June 22, 2011

1st Place

Vintage Board Contest

DLSA 60's Board Contest 2011

     Night before the contest, I was at a show watching my buddy play on stage for the first time and thankfully a friend called to ask what time I was going to the comp tomorrow...  I totally spaced it was the next day and to add to it.... I was board-less. It's 10:30pm, comp is tomorrow morning, and I have NO board to ride.... I call my best friend Christian Wach to see if he could help me find a board or if he knew anyone with one that I could borrow.... Somehow a few month prior, he purchased a vintage David Nuuhiwa Noserider. He has never ridden it, nor was it even waxed. He was in Nicaragua at the moment and without hesitation he said "DUDE, RIDE MY BOARD!!!" I was scared as sh*t to even ride such a monumental board and also the possibility of dinging it etc etc etc!!!  He insisted i ride it and to just do him a favor and do my best (:    WOOOOooooooo



     Arrived at 6:30am to sign up and check heat times.... The waves were non existent and to add to it, the tide was higher than mt. everest..... The particular wave the contest was being held at, breaks best on a low tide.  I decided to call it off and go home to pack for my upcoming trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico....  I get a message from Bing Copeland applauding for me to kill it in the contest and to make Bing Surfboards proud... I had to do the comp..... I had to...

     I drive back down to check the conditions.... I have to do the contest... I just have to.... I swear the wave gods heard me wishing for better waves and I walk up to the comp to only find the tide has dropped to a perfect height, south wind turned to offshore, and the sun was shining through!

     (Loud Speaker) "Kameron Brown, you have 5 minutes till your heat and need to check in." Of course the board is not even waxed and my wetsuit is back in my van.... I ran 100 miles per hour and have never waxed a board and/or put a wetsuit on faster than that in my whole life. Prolly a world record.... I hit the water's edge with 15 seconds till my heat starts.....   barely made it...

     Contest lasted all day..... heat after heat..... wetsuit change after wetsuit change (Thanks Coral Reef Wetsuits).....



Best 60's Board Ever Possibly


1st Place Baby..... and so STOKED!

Special Thanks to:
David Nuuhiwa 

2 comments:

Ramsnake said...

Your the man!

westbeach420 said...

What's the word big bird!!! Awesome meeting you in LAX/Cabo! Westbeach14@gmail.com shoot an email over. Cheers Hogan lol