4th Annual Quickblade Junior Pro & Youth SupFiesta
presented by Infinity
Saturday & Sunday May 7-8, 2016
“Youth Inspiring Youth”
A youth only stand up paddle event for paddlers aged 17 & under. There are three events in the SupFiesta: A Junior Pro Invitation Sup Surfing competition, Age Group Sup Surfing competition (7 divisions), Age Group Sup Race (7 divisions).
Junior Pro: $80. By Invitation only
Age Group Surfing and/or Racing: $35 for first division, $50 both divisions
Includes goodie bad, event t-shirt, Saturday dinner, and Sunday lunch
Extra t-shirts, Saturday dinners, and Sunday lunches available for purchase during registration
Saturday May 7, 2016
SupFiesta Grand Prix
Newport Aquatic Center
3:45 Race Briefing
4:00 Races Start
4:00-4:30pm Flyin Mile
4:45-6:30 Sup Scramble
4:45pm Heat #1 15-17 Boys
5:00pm Heat #2 15-17 Girls
5:15pm Heat #3 12-14 Boys
5:30pm Heat #4 12-14 Girls
5:45pm Heat #5 9-11 Boys
6:00pm Heat #6 9-11 Girls
6:15pm Heat #7 8 & Under Boys/Girls
6:30 Awards/ Junior Pro Intros/Group Photo
Boys: 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
Girls: 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
8 & Under (Mixed Boys & Girls)
All race boards must be 12’6’’ or shorter for 15-17 & 12-14 divisions
All race boards must be 11′ or shorter for 9-11 & 8 and Under divisions
All competitors must also have a PFD
Sunday May 8, 2016
Jr. Pro Invitational & Age Group SUP Surfing
Bolsa Chica State Beach
Low Tide: 5:03am -1.3’ High Tide: 11:22am 4.2’ Low Tide: 4:41pm 1.3
Between Lifeguard Towers 16 & 17
State Park Opens at 6am
$15 day use fee for parking, unless you have a State Park Pass
SUP Surfing Divisions: No Board Restrictions (12 competitors maximum per division)
Boys: 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
Girls: 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
8 & Under (Mixed Boys & Girls) optional parent assist**
**Parent Assist: For the 8 & under sup surfing division, parent assist is allowed. Parents will not be allowed to bring a board or paddle into the line up, but may assist their child by swimming or standing in the surf zone. Swim fins are allowed for parents assisting their children. Please note that children who are being assisted by parents will only be able to score a maximum score of 4.0 (out of a 1-10 scale) on each wave. Parents that are assisting their children must also check in with the beach marshal before the start of the heat.
Junior Pro: This division is by invitation only. A total of 12 boys and 12 girls will be given invites to compete in this division. Junior Pro Invites that are 14 years old and under will be eligible to compete in the age group sup surfing competition, but those 15 and older will be ineligible.
7:00 Check in
7:20 Athlete Briefing
7:30 National Anthem & Blessing
7:40 Competition Begins
No Beach Entries. Registration ends Friday May 6, 8:00pm
Full Schedule with Race and Surf heats will be posted Saturday May 7
For age group divisions there will be 15-minute heats of 6 surfers per heat. Surfers will be judged on their top 2 waves out of a maximum of 10 waves. For divisions with preliminary rounds, the top 3 surfers will advance to the next round.
Junior Pro heats will be 20 minutes, with a maximum of 4 surfers per heat. Surfers will be judged on their top 2 waves out of a maximum of 10 waves. The top 2 surfers from each preliminary heat will advance to the next round.
Surfers will be judged on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest possible score. Judges will be looking for wave selection, length of ride, and functional maneuvers displaying speed, power and flow in the critical section of the wave. Penalties will be given upon an interference call for either positionint/”right of way” errors and to those who receive more than 1 warning to remain standing during the heat, unless there is inherent danger. See Beach Marshall before heat for further information.
Sup Races: Trophies and goodie bags will be awarded to the top 3 in each division.
Sup Surfing: Trophies and goodie bags will be awarded to the top 6 in each division.
Junior Pro Surfing: Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 4 finalists in each division.
Junior Pro Prize Money Breakdown:
Overall Awards: For the first time the SupFiesta will feature an overall champion for each age group (must have at least 3 competitors that compete in both disciplines per division). Age group competitors will earn points from their placings in the age group sup surf contest, and the grand prix. The competitors with the lowest combined placings in each of the eligible age groups will be recognized.
Just like we have done in years past, we will be giving out some special awards. We like to celebrate education and the importance of hard work in school. With that, we will give out special prizes for our Report Card Improvement Award, as well as Academic Excellence Award. Both winners will receive a FCS prize pack.
Let’s Celebrate our Mothers!!!
Since May 8th is Mother’s Day, we want to take the opportunity to celebrate our Moms! We will be having a Mother’s Day Essay contest.
Sponsorship inquiries or questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday morning we will be supporting the Standup for the Cure event in the back bay of Newport just across the bay from the Newport Aquatic Center. Athletes and families are encouraged to attend.