Humboldt Gettin' High Big Air Comp
Sunday, October 14th was the first annual Big Air Comp at Camel Rock outside of Arcata, California. Here is the promo video.
The day started off eventful enough with an early morning car wreck at the parking area. Four of us were standing around hoping a swell would come in when a car flew by us and proceeded off the cliff. Amazingly they weren’t too torn up, and the local crews did a great job on the rescue.
Once that was over we started the unofficial, grass roots big air ocean surf comp. Ben Wartburg walking down to the beach.
The first heat headed out.
Thankfully during the comp a swell came in and the waves picked up from 3’ to the occasional 6’ wave. I wont go into too much detail, but Rush Sturges was throwing huge Macho Moves over the incoming waves, and Erik Conklin was getting some nice combination runs in.
Ben Wartburg landed an epic kickflip in the final heat that included Charlie Center and Paul Gamache throwing moves all over the place. I didn’t know everyone there including the person blunting in this shot.
Dan Menton and Chris Zawacki were tearing it up in the glass boats, including a helix or two by Dan.
I think we scared all the surfers away.
Dan Menton hiking out.
Scott Ligare, Charlie Center and Ben Wartburg are all thinking about getting soup.
I'm sure there will be a video update soon of the comp and the Burnt Ranch Race on the Caliproduct website.
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