When Arnt and Valerie Arntzen lived in California and Arnt started surfing he would always look for surf trophies in the thrift stores. Lots of golf and bowling but never a surf one. So of course he made one and they got a bunch of surfer friends together and started this club in 2009. The group goes every year and camps at Greenpoint, shares meals and surfs together. On one of the days is the contest and there is a trophy that one person gets their name on and keeps for a year.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tofino Surf Contest 2015

Our 7th annual contest had us all camping at Greenpoint again so lots of visiting around the campfire and sharing of meals.  Salmon dinner, crepes, taco party and barbecues on the beach.  We were missing a few people for the contest but added a new friend named Anthony who immediately got into the groove of the whole thing.  We hope he comes back next year for sure.

Dori once again did her wonderful judging and everyone ended up with great prizes in their categories and our lovely Jayne took the trophy.  Well deserved as her surfing has come a long way.  My personal favourite ride of the day was Jayne riding with Vincent and Annabella on the same wave.  Congratulations to

Jayne from all of us.  Here are a few photos from this year.....

Arnt and I all set up for scrabble

Dori taking a break from it all with a book

Finn getting ready for road warrior games

Roland and Annabelle arriving in style

who will get the first ride on old red?

Finn and Beckly playing in the surf with kelp

judges tent ready to go

our flag is flying...let the games begin

Dori ready to catch all the action

Anthony our new contestant from Whistler/Toronto

Arnt and Anthony ready for the costume category

Roland and Annabelle as the Chef with the crab pot full

Annabelle loves her pot

Arnt as Black Bart

Owin as the Gnome

Hula Princess

Beckly as the Cat

Hula Princesses

Black Bart reciting poetry

Pipo Pixie

Trucker Anthony
 ....and then the family....
Annabella doing her acrobatics

The Mud Gang performance dance

the finale!

..no the final finale!

Dance category which the Gnome takes

Arnt and Vincent apres surf!

lining up for the group photo

2015 and another success

an improptu picnic in the woods

aaaaahhhhhh the prize!  Jayne's name to be added to the trophy

beach stuff and it still had air in it

tiniest starfish

Wya Point trail to Florencia Beach

tree fungus about 30 feet up in the air

I see why they are replacing the stairs
kelp on the beach

and off we go home until the next surf trip...thanks Uke and Tofino!