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The 2009 Rip Curl Stew - May 23-24, Cox Bay, Tofino, BC  


2009  Rip Curl Stew - May 23-24 Tofino - Photo:Brad Rutherford

Rip Curl ST3W Cox Bay – Tofino – May 23rd & 24th

This year, Mother Nature was definitely on our side, with blue sky, sunshine, and great waves all weekend at the Rip Curl ST3W, presented by Monster Energy. For the third straight year the best surfers from Canada and the Pacific Northwest met at Cox Bay, Tofino, where beach shenanigans, live music, entertaining commentary from Dom Domic, and free ST3W was served. All eyes and ears were focused on the local heroes: the legendary Bruwhiler Brothers, Peter Devries, Noah Cohen, Reid Jackson, CC Unger Mayor, Leah Oke, and many others. There were also some contestants from Australia here for the competition. These included Shannon Brown and the Michalak Brothers.

Day one was highlighted by fierce competition in the Men’s Pro and Women’s Pro all the way up to the semi finals. After running the first round for the Under 18 Competitors, contest director Christian Moutinho, signaled the end of an action packed first day at the ST3W. Despite a prediction for smaller waves on Sunday, the swell was clean, and the competition kicked off at 9am with some very contestable waves. Rip Curl was able to run all division heats and finals before the ceremonies at 3pm.

In an epic, and extremely entertaining final, the men pushed hard; and in the end, local star Pete Devries came out victorious. As for the women, Leah Oke maintained her exceptional form and took the honors. We had some crazy heats right from the start, and of course with the first place prize of $5K for the Men’s Pro and $1500 for the Women’s Pro, the incentive was enough to demand everyone’s ‘A game’ and that is exactly what they delivered.

Ninety four surfers signed up to compete in 6 catagories; Men’s Pro, Women’s Pro, Masters, Longboard, Super Grom and Mixed Grom. Other winners included Guto Cunha, first place in the Masters Division, David Fergurson, first place in the Longboard Division, Janek Peladeau, first place in the Super Groms, and Kalum Temple, who won his first ever competition in the Grom Division.

As an added bonus, there was a special guest appearance by iconic surfer Tom Curren. Tom is the 1985, 1986 and 1990 ASP World Champion. Curren along with Rip Curl US Team Manager Nick Greeninger, attended the event, both providing their assistance and knowledge on the judging tower. Tom Curren rocked out with Vince Vaccaro Saturday night at the sold out ST3W party.

Once again, entertainment wasn’t only in the water. We had an opening night ‘Heat Launch Party’ at Long Beach Surf Shop, Sitka demo’d boards, DJ Vinyl Ritche live, and food and drinks served on the beach by The Surfrider Foundation. Saturday night featured live performances by Tom Curren, Vince Vaccaro and DJ Mat the Alien. Globe set-up an open to all mini-ramp on the beach, and Rip Curl offered games, contests, and give away’s on the beach for swag of more than $20,000 from Rip Curl and the sponsors.

But, as always, our goal for the weekend was to bring the surf culture of Vancouver Island’s past back to life with a realistic goal – to continue to develop home grown athletes and help them reach world-class level. Once again the end result has exceeded our expectations for the third annual Rip Curl ST3W.

Rip Curl would like to thank everyone involved; especially Monster Energy Drink as the presenting sponsor, Globe, Sitka, SBC Surf Magazine, Spy Optics, Dose.ca, Arbor, Dakine, Light House Brewery, Surfrider Foundation, Zed Skim Boards, and all the local shops and spectators for once again showing up in masses.

We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to hold one of Canada’s only surf contest in Tofino. Special thanks to the District of Tofino and the RCMP for helping make Canada’s biggest surf event a huge success.

Rip Curl Vancouver - www.ripcurl.com

Rip Curls ST3W Results 2009

    Men's Pro

  1. Pete Devries - $5,000
  2. Chris Michalak - $1,500
  3. Sepp Bruhwiler - $500
  4. Raph Bruhwiler - $250

    Women's Pro

  1. Leah Oke -$1,500
  2. Dominga Bonamaison - $500
  3. Tamara Stephens -$250
  4. Steph Wighman -$100

    Masters

  1. Guto Cunha
  2. Jens Kalua
  3. Anthony Redpath
  4. Chris Barfoot

    Longboard

  1. David Fergurson
  2. Asia Dryden
  3. Guto Cunha
  4. Adam Dewolfe

    Under 18

  1. Janek Peladeau
  2. Michael Darling
  3. Kye Peladeau
  4. Ryan Oke

    Under 12

  1. Kazum Temple
  2. Jack Sanford
  3. Bryn MacDonald
  4. Jesse Clarkson

2009  Rip Curl Stew - May 23-24 Tofino - Video:Brad Rutherford
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Fraser Mayor - Rip Curl Stew - Cox Bay, Tofino, May 23, 2009 - Photo:Kathryn Kilpatrick
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The Rip Curl ST3W is a Canadian surf competition, for male and female surfers in the community directed to all ages on an international level. The Rip Curl ST3W is a great progression to strengthen Canadian competitive surfing in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

The Rip Curl ST3W concept started in 2007 originating in Tofino, BC.
It has developed into an annual event that attracts the best surfers in the Pacific North West.

· There are 6 categories total.

  • Pro Men’s
  • Men’s Open ---18 and under
  • Woman’s Pro
  • Mixed Grom’s ---12 and under
  • Masters
  • Longboard

Competition format: Surfing ‘heats’ are usually 20 minutes long contestants in a heat best TWO rides/ waves count to a contestant’s total heat score. Each wave scored out of a possible 10 points, in the younger divisions the series always utilizes a unique ‘second chance’ format. Guaranteeing contestants surf more than once in the event.

This promotes a friendly contest environment in the early rounds, without the immediate elimination pressures of standard competition.


Past Rip Curl ST3W winners include:

2008- Men’s Open – Pete Devries
2008- Women’s Open – Dominga Bonnemaison
2008- Longboard- Guto Cunha
2008- Masters- Doug Ludwing
2008- Juniors- Janek Peladeau
2008- Groms- Dom Charlie 

2007 –Men’s Open – Noah Cohen 
2007- Women’s Open- Tamarah Stephens

· there will be no registration the day of the contest.

  • Registration cut off is:
  • Wed 20th 6PM in Victoria/ Vancouver/ Nanaimo
  • Thursday 21st ---5PM Tofino.

RIP CURL PLANS ON DISHING OUT MORE ST3W THIS YEAR IN TOFINO.

The 2009  Rip Curl Stew - May 23-24 Tofino

TOFINO, BC Apr/13/2009– Attention all Pacific North West Surfers! Rip Curl Canada is proud to present “The Rip Curl St3w” a two-day judged surf contest, open to all ages – May 23rd-24th 2009 - held in the heart of Cox Bay, Tofino, BC.

Drew Hawkshaw, National Sales and Marketing Manager for Rip Curl states “With the help of Monster Energy Drink this year, Monster is determined to make this the best contest in the Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Already we have more prize money than any other surf contest in Canada or the Pacific Northwest. First prize mens will be awarded $5000.00 cdn dollars this year, and First Prize ladies will receive $2000.00.”

The 2009  Rip Curl Stew Party - May 23, Tofino
the Party

Rip Curl will be bringing up Tom Curren from the USA. Tom Curren is the 1985, 86, and 1990 ASP World Champion. Curren along with US team manager Nick Greeninger will be doing an Hbomb tour in Vancouver and up through Victoria days before the contest.

New additions this year will include a mini ramp at the beach provided by Monster, plus Sitka will also be setting up a surf demo on the beach, we have also signed a deal with Zed skimboards and they will also be doing a demo on the beach. Rip Curl will also have demo’s of there new HBOMB on site at the event.

Sponsors include; Rip Curl, Monster Energy Drink, Arbor, Sitka, Globe Shoes, SBC Surf Magazine, Sitka Surfboards, Spy Optic, Zeb Skimboards, Dakine, and Dose.ca, Lighthouse Brewery, and Surfrider foundation.

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RIP CURL PREPARES TO DISH OUT A THIRD HELPING OF THE "ST3W"…

TOFINO, BC – Attention all Pacific Northwest surfers! Rip Curl Canada is proud to be back for a third year with "The Rip Curl Stew" a two-day judged surf contest, open to all ages - May 22nd & 23rd 2009 - held at Cox Bay in the heart of Tofino, B.C.

For over 40 years, Rip Curl has played a leading role in the surf industry and continues to move forward in Canada by gaining the rights to hold the only surf contest this summer in Tofino, BC. Looking into the future they feel strongly that this event will bring the surf culture of Vancouver Island’s past, back to life with a realistic goal - to continue to develop homegrown athletes to compete at a world-class level. "The purpose of this event is to give back to the surf community while developing the home-grown talent," states National Sales Manager, Drew Hawkshaw. "we are stoked to be able to hold this competition and give back to the surf industry." says Hawkshaw. The contest will feature seven categories – including open categories for men, women & children, a long board category, as well as a masters over forty category - allowing surfers at all levels & ages to showcase their talent! In addition to these categories, new to the stew this year is the Pro division. Men and Women from across North America, will battle for TBD$ in cash prizing!

With the estimated number of competitors in attendance being over one hundred, it is lining up to be an unforgettable weekend. Along with the opportunity for up & coming surfers to showcase their talent.
These guys are sure to take this competition to a whole other unexpected & exciting level. "I am confident this will be Canada’s premiere surf event for years to come." states Hawkshaw.

Along with free admission for spectators, there will be over $20, 000 dollars worth of great give-aways from Rip Curl & the event sponsors, to be handed out all weekend. For the competitors there will be prize packs filled with amazing goods & winners will each receive major prize packs including, surfboards, skateboards, shoes, watches, wetsuits, sunglasses and much much more. (To entertain the kids there will also be games held on the beach all day long.)

Matching the event theme, Stew will be readily available on the beach to feed the masses, with all proceeds going to a Tofino based non-profit organization.

Anyone interested in competing can sign up at one of the following locations:

  • Long Beach Surf Shop – Tofino, BC
  • Sitka Surf Shop – Victoria, BC
  • Pacific Boarder – Vancouver, BC
  • Second Wave – North Vancouver, BC

Sponsors include: TBD

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