THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Dates: August 17th-19th 2012 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
17th: Rider Clinic
18th and 19th: Surf, Big Air and Motosurf Racing Competitions
Location: Just north of the “Grayland beach Rd.” beach approach on the beach and in the surf in Grayland WA. Near Westport.
Grayland Open Jet Ski Competition Rides This Weekend
by Dave Haviland •
GRAYLAND, Wash. – Some of the best up and coming and seasoned jet ski surf and big air athletes in the world will once again be in Grayland on August 17th, 18th and 19th at the Grayland Beach Rd. beach approach near Bennet’s Restaraunt. This event has gained international recognition and is known as one of the top Freeride events in the United States. Don’t be suprised if you see an excessive amount of stand up and sit down watercraft and riders crawling through the south beach area throughout the weekend.
The event kicks off on Friday morining at 10 a.m. with a rider clinic that will be put on by some of the top ranked professional riders in the world. Friday will also be the set up day for Sat. and Sunday. There will be no competitions on Friday but anyone is welcome to watch the clinic and see how these tricks are performed. Sat. the 18th at 10 a.m. will kick off the main the Surf and Big Air (Freeride) competition. This will consist of surf slashing, wave riding, re-entries, nose stabs, barrel rolls, back flips and more. Many of these tricks will be performed 20 plus feet in the air. Sunday the 19th at 10 a.m. will consist of motosurf racing. There will be both sit down and stand up jet skis racing around buoys in the pounding surf with the awards to be given for all competitions afterwords on the beach at the main booth area. In total there will be around $5,000 in trophies and prizes for the top placed riders. The expected competitor turn out is around 40 riders but there will likely be closer to 100 jetskis and riders on the beach throughout the weekend