Mako Surf Invitational

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This may be a crazy idea but what about organizing a Mako surf invitational?

Essentially all the Mako boards ever made can be ridden effectively in waves. Look at some of the videos of Phillipe Alengrin from 2006-2007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc-5rfjJVO0&feature=share&list=PLB81EA22C21D83874&index=5

To ride a Mako in surf requires a different technique and style than a traditional surf board. Why not make an event that reflects this? Besides Phillipe, I know plenty that really rip in waves with their Makos. The question would be would there be enough riders to make such an event? Who would judge it and who would win?

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Good idea Kirk. Photo or video? I just need a decent device in order to catch a good shot.

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Perhaps as part of a bigger event, otherwise I think it’d be too specialised.  It’s a long drive to Denmark :D
I think the great thing about the Mako is its versatility.  Waves, carving, tricks… all are possible.  Long live the Mako!

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What about putting it in Portugal? Or has some presence there and the waves are great.
But you are right, it needs to be a bigger event to get critical mass.

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My first thought was it working best as a Global photo competition. That way riders could submit their entry in the gallery for fellow crew members to rate?

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andy - 28 November 2013 06:28 PM

My first thought was it working best as a Global photo competition. That way riders could submit their entry in the gallery for fellow crew members to rate?

You are right. That would work better. Would it be still shots and videos?

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Photographs would probably work best.

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RbGar - 04 March 2014 02:47 PM

http://www.realwatersports.com/news/triple-s-2014-format/

Let’s go!!!!!!

Absolutely! Who is going to the new Triple-S?
One thing though, I have never seen a Mako with boots…. Anyway, who is up for it?

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Re a Mako contest,...I like it!
OR will come up with prizes.
Submit photo’s or video ( we have a category for both.)
Judging could based on Facebook likes???power to the people,..
I’ll let Todd, John, Ned and Steve chime in here as the inhouse social media guru’s.

Winners will also be focused in the Upcoming Crew mags…
We’ll have the rights to use the submitted videos and pics in OR promotions,...hey,..you might end up in magazine ad…


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Richard Myerscough - 05 March 2014 11:32 AM

Re a Mako contest,...I like it!
OR will come up with prizes.
Submit photo’s or video ( we have a category for both.)
Judging could based on Facebook likes???power to the people,..
I’ll let Todd, John, Ned and Steve chime in here as the inhouse social media guru’s.

Winners will also be focused in the Upcoming Crew mags…
We’ll have the rights to use the submitted videos and pics in OR promotions,...hey,..you might end up in magazine ad…

I will work on my entry. I fully expect a really good photo or video from you too Richard…

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OK,....I’m in on this as well.
Cleaning the Go Pro lens ASAP!


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One category or a different one for each size of Mako?

Must be serious…I’ve treated myself to a camcorder!

I also have a buddy whose really into his GoPro and quadcoptor. Impressive stuff Andy McCheyne.

See some of his clips on You Tube.

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