East Coast Kayak Surfing circuit got off to a bum start at the OBX event last weekend.
For the first time in 1o years the competition did not run due to flat conditions. "It's just one of those things" said ESKA dude Joey Hall. Hey, what you gonna do ? Have a raffle, drink some bear, and organize a game of beach soccer maybe.
However.... in an exciting turn of events, the Tsunami Smash in Surf City on the 17th May has been turned into a World Cup qualifiyer event. But, at such short notice it's highly unlikely to attract any foriegn competitors and has a few surfers a little upset.
"Is this a ploy? "asked a disgruntled Malcolm Piercey of Team Mega in the U>K.
"I think it is totally unreasonable to expect anyone from this side of the pond to be able to organise getting to the event with only one weeks notice."
But then, is there much likely hood of anyone on the east side of the pond coming to an event on the west side ?. No, not really, but it is an interesting point. Many disciplined surfers follow a strict training schedule and plan out their events accordingly.
'Dropping in ' an event can and will cause upsetance.
Standby for more on this one.