Guam’s premier surfing and bodyboarding contest to take place March 25, 2017

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Rick’s Reef Classic reaches 10th anniversary milestone

Barrigada, Guam, Monday, March 13, 2017 –  Guahan Napu Inc., the local non-profit federation of surfers and body-boarders, has announced March 25 as the date for Rick’s Reef Classic X competition. This is the 10th year of the surfing and body-boarding contest. The holdover date is April 8.

IMG_4335 Kenny Pier 2nd photo from Mark Cruz

The event venue is hosted by Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. Budweiser Beer and South Pacific Petroleum Corp. 76-Circle K are this year’s major financial underwriters. Other financial sponsors include Guam Visitors Bureau, First Hawaiian Bank, Atkins Kroll Inc and Rhino Linings Guam. In-kind donations are from Primo Surf, Lotus Surf Shop, DNA Evolution, Fokai Industries, Proa Restaurant, Da Kine and Trivision Media. Graphic and video promotional production services are provided by Gonzo Ink.

Competition categories for Rick’s Reef Classic X are men’s and women’s open short board surfing, gender-neutral long board open surfing, gender-neutral body-boarding open and gender-neutral Legends short board surfing for surfers over 50 years of age. Contest fee is $30 per competitor per category and includes a competition T-shirt plus one-year Guahan Napu membership.

The association is holding a refresher judging clinic on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m., venue to be announced. Registration for the contest will open on Thursday, March 23, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. If the contest is held over to April 8, sign ups will be re-scheduled to April 6. For immediate updates on changes to contest schedule, follow Guahan Napu on Facebook.

For more details about the 2017 Rick’s Reef Classic X competition, contact Willi Byerly at 483-1376 or by email to