Today we took a much needed day off from working on the van to take part in The First Ever Ottawa River Surf Jam – Presented by Surf Side and Catch Surf. The event had a great turnout with riders from the Ottawa area as well as from Montreal.
Mother nature did a great job with the sun and the river was flodded just enough to give the guys a great wave to work with.
There were 4 qualification heats (3 men and 1 women) of a 45 minutes jam and the best two riders made it to the finals (1 for the ladies) It was an amazing show and the surfers gave it all they had. A prize was awarded for best trick so everyone was doing their best to impress the crowd.
It was an overall success and thanks so much to Surf Side and Catch Surf for the first of many more Ottawa River Surf Jam!
John was riding his Surftech USA Thumbdrive 6’0″ as he has been all spring at Champlain. He finished first in his heat and secured a spot in the finals.
Oh… In case you care… Here are the final results
Price for the most Stoked Surfer went to John Rathwell
Best trick for Dave Crichton with his 360
Kelsey dominated the women’s heat
And – Drum Roll – First place goes to Dave Crichton!