Big Wave Pro-Am

NELSCOTT REEF

Surfer: Jeremy Rasmussen / Photo: Richard Hallman

The Nelscott Reef Big Wave Pro/Am is a one-day, annual event that is held between October 15th and February 28th. The event is called on a 3 day notice in order to guarantee pristine conditions.

Organizers are looking for wave height of 30’+  with little to no wind and good visibility, a combination that occurs only a few times a year.

An elite group of notable professional surfers from around the world will be competing. along with local talent, such as Tyler Cunningham, Tony Perez, Tyler Muthand Jeremy Rasmussen.

This is the only big wave surfing event in the PNW that has support from the global surfing community, professional surfers, industry media, and the local surfers.

This event has three principle organizers, that combined, have put this event and Nelscott Reef on the global maps for the past 15 years.

Drone Video by Brian Dalrymple of BD Aerial. Directed by Phil Schlieder of Delphi Cinema for the Warm up session at Nelscott Reef.

Site Photos by Richard Hallman

 

About the Reef

ABOUT THE REEF

Reef
Photo: Richard Hallman

On the biggest days of the season, Nelscott Reef breaks about a mile offshore from Canyon Drive Park, in Lincoln City, Oregon. The massive open ocean swells are generated during the winter months.

Coming primarily from the northwest and westward direction, these storms produce wave heights in the 30’-50’ range once they hit the outer reef with some occasional crazy swells maxing out in the 60’-70’ range.

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Contest Info

CONTEST INFO

Surfers Tyler Cunnigham & Jeremy Rasmmussen Photo By Richard Hallman

On the biggest days of the season, Nelscott Reef breaks about a mile offshore  from Canyon Drive Park, in Lincoln City, Oregon. The massive open ocean swells become generated during the winter months. These Swells come primarily from the northwest and westward direction.

These storms produce wave heights in the 30’-50’ range once they hit the outer reef. With some occasional crazy swells maxing out in the 60’-70’ range.

Nelscott Reef Big Wave Pro/Am is a one-day, annual event that is held between October 1st and March 31st. The event is called on a 3 days notice in order to guarantee pristine conditions.

SURFLINE is the official surf forecaster and they will be working very closely with the organizers to guarantee the best day for the event.

The event operates on a traffic light system, waiting for the right combination of weather and swell.

Red light means there is no potential swell in the near future.

Yellow happens if we see a developing system in the Pacific that looks like it will produce the right conditions.

Green light goes on when we give 72 hours notice to athletes and sponsors.

Notably, Event Director Adam Wagner has been running all the ongoing big wave events at Nelscott Reef since the inception and has created a foundation of success and growth for the sport and local community for over a decade.

This year is no exception, as Adam Wagner Gabe Smith and Eric Akiskalian are working together to bring you another successful big wave surfing event for the 2017/18 big wave event season.

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