12 March, 2014 12 March, 2014

Green Light For Nelscott Reef BWWT Event

The green light has been given for the Dive ’N Surf Oregon Pro, one of the two remaining Big Wave World Tour events left to contend before the world champ is decided.

Nelscott Reef will be the Big Wave World Tour battleground this Wednesday, 12 March.

A minimum wave height of 30ft has been set for the event to run, so the forecast is predicting some massive waves heading towards Nelscott Reef off Lincoln City, Oregon.

With a solid 1000-point lead in the BWWT rankings, Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker will be looking to keep his undefeated run going after winning the Mavericks Big Wave Invitational in January, as well as the Arnette Punta Galea Challenge last December.

You’d be smiling too if you’d just won back-to-back Big Wave World Tour events. Twiggy, in charge.

The event will be webcast LIVE, starting at about 8:00pm SA time tonight, Wednesday, 12 March on http://divensurforegonpro.com/

In addition to the Big Wave World Tour chargers dropping into some massive waves, a Women’s Super Heat will be contested, giving some of the world’s bravest women a chance to show they have the guts to ride giant waves.

Competitors include:

Keala Kennelly, HAW
Mercedes Maidana, ARG
Wrenna Delgado, USA
Savannah Shaughnessy, USA
Paige Alms, HAW
Jamilah Star, USA
Bianca Vallenti, USA
Andrea Moller, BRA

Here is the heat draw for the Dive ’N Surf Oregon Pro:


Check out the event details below.



Officially named Tacklebuster Reef, but more commonly referred to as Nelscott Reef, is one of the Pacific NW’s hidden gems. Located a half mile out to sea in Lincoln City, Oregon, just up the beach from Spanish Head. It is a high performance big wave with both rights and lefts, but predominantly rights when it’s really big. The wave is protected by miles of beach break surf that is mostly impassable when the swells are big enough for the reef to break. Although there are smaller days when the reef can be paddled to from the beach, Nelscott Reef isn’t generally considered a big wave spot until the beach break is too big to paddle. In these conditions, PWCs are the access vehicle of choice, but you still have to deal with beach launching to get to the wave, and launching a ski from the beach can be a truly precarious undertaking with high tides and huge surf. The waves at Nelscott Reef are rideable up to 50-foot and beyond. Add regular rainfall and chilly land and sea temperatures to the equation, and you’ve got a truly rugged big wave spot. Water temperatures from October to March range between 47-53 F (6-12 C), while the average daytime air temperatures range between 55-61 F (13-16 C).

The Invitee’s for this year’s Dive ‘N Surf Oregon Pro are:

1 Greg Long USA
2 Jamie Sterling HAW
3 Peter Mel USA
4 Carlos Burle BRAZIL
5 Ken Collins USA
6 Gabriel Villaran PERU
7 Zach Wormhoudt USA
8 Ben Wilkinson AUS
9 Joao de Macedo POR
10 Ramon Navarro CHILE
11 Jeff Rowley AUS
12 Alex Martin BRAZIL
13 Mark Healey HAW
14 Kohl Christensen HAW
15 Shawn Dollar USA
16 Grant Baker SA
17 Alex Gray USA
18 Nic Lamb USA
19 Aaron Ungerleider HAW
20 Jose Gomez PERU
21 Keith Galbraith OR, USA
22 Tony Perez OR, USA
23 Jeremy Rasmussen OR, USA
24 George Desoto OR, USA

1 Marcos Monteiro BRAZIL
2 Will Skudin USA
3 Frank Solomon SA
4 Grant Washburn USA
5 Chad Jackson USA
6 Nathan Fletcher USA
7 Ryan Augenstein USA
8 Jamie Mitchell USA
9 Anthony Tashnick USA
10 Travis Payne USA
11 Colin Dwyer USA
12 Cliff Skudin USA

For more information, Please visit the Event Website at

1 Comment

  1. JHL
    12 March, 2014 at 12:53 pm · Reply

    Go Saffa!

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