It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancelation of the 2021 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic (CKLC). Due to the recent surge of COVID in Oregon and particularly in Tillamook County, the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners has terminated all event permits for the near future. Despite our attempts to modify the event, this includes the 2021 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic. As the main fundraiser for the PC Skatepark, this puts a huge damper on the positive momentum after completing phase 1. Yet, we understand the need to take drastic measures due to the gravity of the situation in Tillamook County and the rest of the state.
If you wish to receive a refund, please contact us with that request and we will process that right away. You may also donate your fee to the skatepark. Liveheats is tied directly to the Nestucca Valley Community Alliance/CKLC bank account so we can ensure that your donation goes to the construction of phase 2.
The good news is that the online Coastal Craft and Silent Auction is still on! The auction will run the week of September 19 – September 26. We will be posting more details about the Coastal Craft and Silent Auction at @momentsurfco. You can also support the skatepark by purchasing a hoodie or t-shirt.
We can’t thank you all enough for your support! Please stay safe everyone!
Moment Surf Company
Nestucca Valley Community Alliance
General surfing etiquette applies – Closest to the peak has priority, no dropping in. Each surfer is scored on their top two waves, and can have a maximum of 10 waves per heat. Any waves caught after 10 waves will not count towards their heat total.
Most heats are 15 minutes long, and consist of 6 people. Some of the semi-final and final rounds may have longer heats.
Horn & Flag Info:
One horn starts the heat (A solo green flag will be flying).
Two Horns signals 5 minutes left in the heat, plus the paddle out for the next heat up (A green & red flag will be flying together)
One horn ends the current heat, and starts the between heat break period (Red flag up). This break between each heat will usually last 1 minute, as the judges catch up scoring any last minute waves ridden in the finished heat. Sometimes this break will be longer than one minute, sometimes it will be shorter. If we are running behind schedule, we will try and make this break as short as possible. If you are in the next heat in the water, remember to wait for another single horn blast to start your heat before riding waves. Any waves ridden during the break period will not count towards your score, or towards your wave total.
Three horn blasts signals a delay of contest, stop of contest, or emergency (No flags flying). If you hear three horns in a row blast, please exit the water immediately.
It is your responsibility to keep track of when your heat starts and ends. Do no rely on posted heat times, as they are subject to change throughout the day. While your heat time on our live heat system will automatically update as the contest moves through the day, it is best to check in with the beach marshal to be sure. If you miss your heat, it is no one’s fault but your own.
If a surfer drops in on another surfer, or interferes with their ability to surf the wave, their top wave score will be cut in half for that heat. If the same surfer interferes twice during the heat, their top wave score will be completely dropped.
Interference’s are determined on a case by case basis by the judges, and are final. Besides dropping in, you can receive an interference call by being in the way during your paddle back out (always go toward the white wash), or by paddling for a wave and snowballing a section in front of an already riding surfer.
In the event of a tie score, the heat will be decided by the top scoring wave between the two surfers tied. In the event that both surfers have the same top scoring wave, it will go to the top second scoring wave.
Check in with the beach captain 10 minutes prior to your heat. Return jerseys immediately after your heat has finished, staying in the water and surfing with your jersey after your heat has ended may disqualify you.
End Of Heat:
As soon as your heat is over, please exit the water promptly. Please belly ride in after the end of your heat. Standing up during the next heat may disqualify you.
We use a live scoring system, so you will know exactly what is happening during your heat with your score. If weather conditions are foul and you are unable to hear your score in the water, you will have results posted immediately upon exiting the water.