The Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge has returned! Resurrected in 2009, the event takes to the water for a two-day competition held within a 6-day waiting period at the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
Date: January 2013
Location: North Side Huntington Beach Pier, California
Event Duration: 2 day contest
Field of Competition: 20 teams / 80 man maximum
Team Eligibility Maximum of 20 teams, each team must have 4 members and are allowed two alternates. Team members can be of any age pro or amateur, although WCT surfers are not eligible due to ASP restrictions unless surfer has permission from ASP. Alternates may replace a team member prior to the event, once a team member has surfed in a heat, alternates cannot replace.
Format The format will feature a maximum of 80 competitors (20 teams) competeing individual in an open-draw format. Heats will be 4-man, 20 to 25 minutes in duration depending on conditions. Team results will be determined by the placement of individual competitors. Surfers will receive points in each heat (4 pts for 1st, 3 pts for 2nd, 2 pts for 3rd and 1 pt for 4th place). The team with the highest point total will be the Katin Team Challenge Champion and the individual winner will be the Katin Pro-Am Champion.
Judging Criteria Current ASP judging criteria and interference rules will be used with computer scoring.
Mike Morgan / Future Fins Most “Futuristic” Maneuver Competition In addition to the event co-sponsorship, Future Fins will be awarding a $500 most “Futuristic” maneuver on behalf of Huntington’s own Mike Morgan. As described by Tim Milliken, Marketing Director at Future Fins, “[Mike] was a legendary commentator whose unexpected passing touched us all.”
Judging will take place throughout the two-day event by two of Mike’s old judging and commentating colleagues. From aerials to ally ops, expect to see surfers throw down for a chance to walk away with extra cash and some great bragging rights.
Thanks to Future Fins for making it possible.
For more information on Mike Morgan, visit:http://www.surfingthemag.com/news/surfing-pulse/mike-morgan-060605/
|=5th Place||$500 (2)|
|=7th Place||$250 (2)|
|1st Place||Two-page spread in Surfing Magazine|
|2nd Place||One page ad in Surfing Magazine|
|3rd Place||$2,000 digital ad campaign on surfingthemag.com|
|4th Place||$1,000 digital ad campaign on surfingthemag.com|