The 1st annual Either/ Or surfing team cup took place
September 15th and 16th, 2007 at Roadís End State Park
in Lincoln City, Oregon. The event featured great
conditions in the six to eight foot range and was a
benefit for a 7th - 12th grade school water club.
Jason Garding, event organizer, describes the unique
team event. "The bottom line was you had to get all 4
surfers on the team to score at least one decent score
per heat. You may be the biggest ripper in the whole
contest but youíre only worth 10 points out of a
possible 40 per heat. After you get a good (wave),
youíre better off rooting your teammates into a few.
If youíre sitting on a solid six point wave youíre
probably not going to improve on that much. Itís
better to make sure your buddy who may only have a 3
improve his score. It was interesting to hear the
communication going on between the teams out in the
water. You donít hear a surfer telling another surfer
to go on a wave in the middle of a contest very
Jason further describes the highlight of the weekend.
"One of the coolest things I saw this weekend was
Buzzy Morales and Tony Perez working together on the
same team. Who would have thought that a guy who prays
before every surf and a guy who spray paints his
boards black and draws demon heads on them would come
together for the common good of the team. Yeah, we
broke down barriers this weekend. I felt the love."
Winners for the First Annual Either/ Or Surf Team Cup
1st Place Team: Oregon Surf Shop (OregonSurfShop.com)
Team members: Buzzy Morales (Salem) , Kenny Wilson
(Lincoln City), Tony Perez and Jason Garding (Lincoln
2nd Place: Seven Surfboards (SevenSurfboards.com)
Team Members (all from Pacific City): Bryan Bates,
Ryan Merton, Dustin Judd and Sylas Stephens.
Additionally, Ryan Merton was awarded the $100 best
single wave for the event.
3rd Place: Gorge Performance (GorgePerformance.com)
Team Members: Kainoa Casco, Bobby Ruleau, Matt
Spencer, Rex Adams.
4th Place: ASV Productions (AwesomeSurfVideos.com)
Team Members: Mattie Star (Lincoln City), Andy
Hensley (Lincoln City), Stew Williams (Eugene), Zach
Tied for 5th Place:
Ossies Surf Shop, Otter Rock Surf Shop, Double Vizion
Photography and Gallucciís Pizza.
Sponsors for this event included BK Mulligans Sports
Bar, Awesome Surf Videos, Oregon Surf Shop, Fox Riders
Company, Xcel, Rebel Boards, DoubleVizion Photography,
ERA skateboards, Ossieís Surf Shop, Right Front
Burner and Russo Surfboards. Volunteers included
Jason Garding, Ken Wilson, Keri Garding, Sean Johnson,
Mattie Star and Andy Hensley. Judging was provided by
Jedi Jonny, Hannah Nichols, and Stan Michaels.
Oregon Either/ Or Surf Team Cup - Jul/30/2007
BK Mulligans and Awesome Surf Videos Host Surfing Team Cup
The 1st annual Either/ Or surfing team cup has been scheduled for the weekend of September 15th
and 16th, 2007 at Lincoln City, Oregon. This event is a benefit for a 7th - 12th grade school water club
in the Lincoln City area. A surf themed raffle, surf movies filmed with local Oregon surfers and live
music will be offered on Saturday night (September 15th ) at BK Mulligans Sports Bar, starting at 6
PM. The Saturday night event will be free and open to the public.
Four man teams will compete against each other for the coveted Either/ Or Trophy. Jason Garding,
one of the event organizers, notes the winning team will also get a plaque "so years down the road
you can show your grandchildren how rad you used to be". This one of a kind event is limited to 32
surfers total in 8 teams, and will utilize a unique team format. The event will run with two teams per
"game" (or heat), with each team surfing two quarters per game with the winning team moving on
towards winning the team cup. Each team member will have their best wave score combined with
the best wave score for their other team members. The team with the highest cumulative score wins
the event and the coveted trophy. Another different aspect of this event is that the only other
surfers in the water during each heat will all be on the same team, and surfing cooperatively with
each other as opposed to the surfing against each other as is seen in every other local surf event.
Surfers in the Either/ Or team cup are encouraged to share strategy and to change water approach
tactics to maximize the best surfers for the best conditions during their heats.
The event will run a total of eight hours of heats, with each heat scheduled for at least fifteen
minutes. Teams will surf two heats each. Teams must have at least two shortboarders (boards 7í4" or
shorter) and one longboarder (boards more than 9í). Teams must register in advance as team space is
very limited. Individual team riders will be registered the day of the event in a beach registration
process, or at BK Mulliganís Sports Bar Friday night between 6-8 PM. The entry fee for each team
will be $150.00. Checks for team registration can be mailed to Jason Garding at Either/ Or Team
Cup, 1745 NE West Devils Lake Rd., Lincoln City, OR 97367. Include the team name, a team contact
person, a contact phone number and e-mail address with the team registration check. Judging for
this event will be provided by the surf judging group Pacific NW Judges, headed by Sonny Owens.
The location for the event will depend on ocean conditions on the day of the event. The selected
areas for running the event are D- River Wayside, Roadís End, Canyons, Nelscott, Otter Rock or
Mulligans. The selected event location will be posted on AwesomeSurfVideos.com on Friday,
September 14th. In the event of severe weather conditions, the team cup will turn into a pool
tournament at BK Mulligans Sports Bar, which is why the event is called the Either/ Or Team Cup
(either a surf event or a surf oriented pool tournament).
Sponsors for this event include BK Mulligans Sports Bar, Awesome Surf Videos, Oregon Surf Shop,
Fox Riders Company, Xcel, Rebel Boards, DoubleVizion Photography, ERA skateboards, Ossieís
Surf Shop and Russo Sur,oards.
Contact:Jason Garding (Registration, logistics)
Pamela Clark onewahine.com
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