2014 Rincon Classic Set to Run This Weekend!

Prime Conditions Will Allow Contest to Start on First Day of Waiting Period!

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The 2014 Rincon Classic is confirmed for a start this weekend! Photo by Jon Shafer.

The 2014 Channel Islands Surfboards Rincon Classic Presented by Hurley will get an early start this year thanks to a solid NW swell and stellar conditions. On January 18th and 19th, thousands will pack the shore along the rivermouth section of the point during the two day event as top local and regional pros battle it out for the Pro Division crown.

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Last year’s conditions were flawless on the first day of the event. This year is shaping up to be even better! Photo by Ryan Richardson.
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Long, clean lines wrapped around the point for the 2013 Rincon Classic. Photo by Ryan Richardson.

Considering temps are forecasted to be in the high 70’s in January, you can expect a good turnout for the annual surf contest. The pro division looks stacked this year with multiple Rincon Classic winner and Sundance Beach Pioneer Kilian Garland going head to head against local pros like Frank and Pat Curren, Pete Mussio, Mike McCabe, and another one of our Pioneers, Andrew Bennett! Standout pros like Yadin Nicol, Bobby Martinez, Conner and Parker Coffin, and even Dane Reynolds are scheduled to show up as well!

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SDB Pioneer Kilian Garland is hungry for another Rincon Classic win in the Pro Division. Photo by Matt Collins.
Kilian's air in last year's final was hands down the best maneuver of the contest. Photo by Matt Collins.
Kilian’s air in last year’s final was hands down the best maneuver of the contest. Photo by Matt Collins.

 

SDB Pioneer Andrew Bennett, former Men's Division winner and Pro Division finalist, looks to make back to the podium in 2014.
Former Men’s Division winner and Pro Division finalist, SDB Pioneer Andrew Bennett looks to make it back to the podium in 2014. Photo by Jon Shafer.

In the Women’s Division, our Pioneer Demi Boelsterli will look to win her 10th Rincon Classic title! Her utter dominance of The Con is unprecedented. The Classic will be a great warm-up for Demi as she heads out on the ASP WQS Series in Australia this February where she will try to rack up points to qualify for the ASP World Tour.

SDB Pioneer Demi Boelsterli gouging a Chinese wave at the 2013 ISA China Cup. Demi goes for her 10th Rincon Classic title this weekend!
SDB Pioneer Demi Boelsterli smashing a Chinese lip at the 2013 ISA China Cup. Demi goes for her 10th Rincon Classic title this weekend!

If you live in Southern California you should definitely make your way up to The Queen of the Coast for the 31st Annual Rincon Classic! With conditions this promising, it will be one for the ages!

Highlights from the 2013 Rincon Classic

2013 Pro Division Final Highlights

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