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The VIC 2017 dates released

Since we moved the contest dates from June to end of August we have been blessed by exceptional conditions. The competitors are then able to perform at their highest level and deliver an incredible show for the spectators around the World thanks to our live broadcast. So looking at tide schedules we decided to host […]

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Look back at the VIC 2006, by Tex Haines

My pavlovian response (dog hears bell and salivates because food usually accompanies the bell) the stimuli of an approaching contest is to go into a nervous state of fear and loathing. It starts 4 weeks before and I don’t recover until a week after the event. Fear that the waves won’t show up and 160 […]

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The VIC 2016 dates released

The VIC 2015 was one of the “best skim contest in history” according to Tex Haines. This year we are happy to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the VIC and the dates were just released! The 40th VIC will take place on August 27th and 28th, 2016! So mark this date in your calendar and […]

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Pre VIC warmup

The VIC contest is quickly approaching and Aliso is looking pretty promising

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VIC 2015 Schedule

Contest will start SATURDAY MORNING AT 8AM with the 8 and under division. Then we will run the Amateur age divisions from youngest to oldest. That being said, the biggest divisions are the Professional Women and Men. These divisions will be run at the best tide, swell and wind conditions, which is unpredictable until the day […]

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Spot Check

Saturday before the contest Tex Report: Cool, a bit windy, small down the liner waves. Fun Though! :)

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Priority System

Purpose: To eliminate the problem of 3 or 4 riders going at the same time. It is nearly impossible to judge fairly for Three or Four man heats.   Two are up and either can go. First with priority will be the first two on the heat sheet. Other two riders are on deck. Third on […]

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The VIC 2015 dates released

The VIC will take place on August 29th and 30th, 2015! So mark this date in your calendar and see you in August!!!

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Spot Check June 21

The past couple of weeks, the sand was not very set up right. It was pretty flat and the waves weren’t really breaking at any tide. The swell has been very small too… But the last couple of days, it has picked up a bit and the beach is starting to get in better shape. […]

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Spot Check June 11

I stopped by Aliso this morning on my way to Victoria. Tide was a little high, but there’s a very good long slope at Aliso right now. As the tide goes down, it will only get better. It is promising for the contest in 2 weeks! – Matthieu