Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic Founder John Forse announced the D River Itty Bitty S***** Wave Contest (DRIBSWC) Thursday, where anyone with a drone or camera can win a combined purse of $200 as they film contestants surfing up the D River.
You read that right. There will be surfing up the D-River at the first DRIBSWC.
The unusual conditions of a large ocean swell combined with King tides will allow waves to go up the D river. Forse is alerting the surfing community to these conditions and wants to see anyone with a drone or camera submit their footage of surfers riding up the ‘World’s Shortest River’ for a prize.
Forse said the best times to surf D River will be Friday through Sunday 7-10 a.m.
- Longest wave
- Best gag wave
- Best debris survival
“It’s just a way to keep everyone engaged while the big wave contest is not running,” Forse said. “It’s also a way to make a quick couple hundred bucks!”
Contestants can go any time they want but Forse advises the best opportunities are from 7-10 a.m.
“Its such a unique opportunity because there’s only a couple times a year when we can do something like this.” said Forse.
Forse issued a disclaimer:
*This is voluntary and there are hazards; we assume no responsibility for injuries or damages while attempting your submission. Please maintain your awareness while attempting your video entry. BE SAFE!*
All genders and ages are welcome.
Winners will be announced after review by panel.