I went down to Pacific City for a couple of days to hang out and compete in the 16th Annual Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic this past September. The comp has been going on for a while and is a rare longboard gem for the Northwest now that the Lincoln City event has been decommissioned. There’s something pretty cool about a bunch of big boards (9’0″ and up) all getting together for some surf. The competition is also a benefit to help build a skate park for the Coastal Oregon town of Pacific City. Hosted by Moment Surf Shop, and Pelican Brewery, these guys know how to throw a party.
Introducing our most recent team rider Kelland Ong. Stoked to have him on board! Check him out wake surfing his 6’8″ Takayama Scorpion. The Scorpion is a sick little board with a really unique shape. Made for smaller surf, with a fat nose for noseriding, and a pointed tail for snappy turns, it’s a super fun board for wake surfing.
“Surfed the Takayama last night. Incredibly fun board. More people need to be using this for wakesurfing! ”