22 June, 2012 22 June, 2012

DOWN TO THE WIRE FOR RIDE OF THE SEASON – Last chance to enter 2012 Oakley 1WW

opefuls looking to get their hands on the Oakley 1WW grand prize of R30 000 cash plus a Yamaha Jetski valued at over 120 000, have until Monday to get their entries in for the final leg of the Oakley One Wave Wonder.

One more finalist still needs to be decided, before that ride joins the four previous leg winners in a final showdown to see who claims the Ride of the Season. It’s not just the surfers who are in line to score, as the winning videographer for this month will score themselves R6000 cash plus a spot in the finals, where they’re in with a shot at winning a trip to Macaronis Surf Resort for two, made possible by All Aboard Surf Travel. Any videographers still sitting on a crazy clip would be advised to get those entries in before Monday to stand a chance.

But who’ll it be? How will the judges and public decide whether a ridiculously long tube like Brandon Jackson’s crazy entry, or Matt Bromley’s big cape beachbreak shack, is better than two massive punts on one wave by Beyrick de Vries or grom shredder Matt MacGillivray? The answer to that will be revealed next week when voting begins.

One Wave Wonder entry – Brandon Jackson – crazy long double tube from Zag Tv on Vimeo.

Tubes, airs, carves, tow-ins, tow-ats, massive waves, small waves, combos… We’re looking for anything deemed an outstanding single ride by entrants that pushes the performance of surfing. And the best thing? It’s open to any South African surfer, no matter where in the world the ride is documented.

The rules remain largely the same. The event officially starts 1 January 2012, but with a slightly different prize structure. The monthly loot has been increased to R15000, (R9000 to the surfer, R6000 to the person who documents it). All five monthly winners will automatically become finalists for the Ride of the Season, where one winner will be voted for after the contest closes on 30 June 2012.

The winning surfer will then hit the motherload with a cash prize of R30 000, and this year a Yamaha VX1100 WaveRunner valued at R120k. The person who documents it won’t fare too badly themselves, scoring an all expenses paid trip for two to Macaronis Surf Camp, worth over R50 000 and made possible by All Aboard Travel.

Groms get to cash in as well, with the best U16 clip each month winning a custom shape from Spider valued at over R3000.

As with the 2011 edition, both January and February rides will count for the first month. To upload entries or vote, simply sign up as a member on the website. Go to www.1wavewonder.co.za for all the rules, terms and conditions.

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