3 July, 2012 3 July, 2012

Last Chance to Vote for Your Ride of the Season

We’re into the final stretch for the Oakley One Wave Wonder 2012. Tomorrow evening (Wed 4 July) a winner from the five ‘Ride of the Season’ finalists will be announced at the official Oakley 1WW awards taking place in Ballito.

Public voting for the winning ride will close at midday tomorrow, so time is running out for you to help decide who wins the impressive grand prize of R30 000 cash and a Yamaha jetski valued at over R120 000 for the surfer, as well as an all-expenses paid trip for two to Macaronis Surf Resort for the person who captured the ride, made possible by All Aboard Surf Travel.

But who’ll you vote for? Matt Bromley’s double-sectioned Backdoor keg? Massive airs from both Dave Richards and Brendon Gibbens? Chad Du Toit’s menage et tois of crazy moves on one wave? Or will Twiggy become back-to-back Oakley One Wave Wonder champ with his crazy pig-dog pit he scored at Cloudbreak during that epic session at the Volcom Fiji Pro? With the public vote counting 50% of the overall decision, YOU have a big part to play in deciding the ultimate winner.

Log on to www.1wavewonder.co.za, check out the five finalists and simply fill out your details and click the ‘thumbs up’ to VOTE NOW for your Ride of the Season.

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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