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.
In conjunction with the King Tides and big swells this weekend the D river tidal bores will be breaking upriver and the 1st annual DRIBSWC will be held with a combined purse of $200. and prizes to be announced. Friday 2/15 through Sunday 2/17 from 8 am to 10am are the prime times and tides w swell for the river to work. Grab your camera phone, drone and beat-up longboard and capture your favorite hero/heroine on the wave and submit to this post or message me. Categories: Longest Wave, Best Gag Wave, Best Debris Survival…. all gender and ages welcome. Entry deadline Feb 23….winners to be announced after review by panel.**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!**
Posted by Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic on Thursday, February 14, 2019
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.