Packery Channel Open was called on for the weekend of October 24-25th!
With the remnants of Hurricane Patricia making their way into the Corpus area from Mexico bringing with it the threat of some flooding, along with a cold front pushing through on Sunday, the decision was made to hold the contest at the Seawall with staging at the Windward Parking lot north of the Holiday Inn. This proved to be the correct choice as the Gulf was offering up some head high and overhead sets on the outside bar.
With some very challenging conditions due to high winds in the 25-35mph range and gust in the 40’s and after a delay as squalls moved through in the early morning, the event kicked off with the first heat around 9:00!
In spite of some Victory at Sea conditions throughout the weekend, contestants found some beefy chest to head high and over nuggets out there to challenge themselves and each other.
Even the Mico-groms found some smaller waves to charge on the inside!
And there were a few contestants taking flight.
Support from friends and family was present, as is always the case.
And everyone was keeping warm with lots of smiles.
Some highlights included Phoebe Rogers getting 1st in Micro-groms, Shane Wiggins and Aransas Blaha taking 1st in Mens and Womens respectively, Trevor Socha and Olive Smith binging home 1st in Mens and Women Longboard respectively, Brandin Stevens first in Air, and Shawn Cooksey bringing home the money in Open Shortboard! Maddie Garlow and Ian Appling both took first place in multiple divisions: Ian in Boys and Junior Longboard and Maddie in girls and Junior Women.
Full results and Season Standings can be found here:
TGSA would like to thank its sponsor Third Coast Beach Co., the Corpus Christi Beach Patrol for a watchful eye on the safety of our competitors, and of course, G Scott Ellwood for capturing another one for us all.
MATAGORDA OPEN PRESENTED BY POCO PLAYA RESTAURANT IS NOW ON CALL FOR NOVEMBER 7th and 8th –
Online Registration for the Matagorda Open presented by Poco Playa Restaurant is now open. Please get your registration in asap.
This event will have a two week window to run. If it does not run in this period, it will be move to the back of the schedule.