Flapjack Invitational Surf Competition


Kelly I am pleased to announce the 1st ever Flapjack Invitational! After a little thought and consultation with the other ministers whom offered a "groundswell" of enthusiasm I decided, we need to do this.

It will be an invite only surf contest to take place Sunday the 21st. Old scores will be settled and a champion will be crowned! Depending on the number of participants we will have a standard contest format consisting of heats and finals. One thing we will need are impartial judges, actually everyone will be partial, just judges. I thought the Minister of Athletics might be an obvious choice.

Kelly_slater I was thinking we could have the contest at Jalama beach about 45 minutes north of Goleta. The benefits of this spot are two-fold. First there will probably we pretty good waves, Second we can get a stretch of beach to ourselves to surf, play horseshoes, drink, etc. This can be changed as necessary.

The Surfers:

Any member of The International Flapjack Society in invited to surf, I realize not everyone surfs so any able bodied IFS surfer should be in the contest,

Url Surfers include: Finance, Baumann, Diego, Converse, Dane, Fricker.

Other invitees include Ben Persons, Esteban (I could see this E$ making a run into the second round. Possibly taking down a heavy hitter or two in the process), Casanova (If he can overcome his sea-sickness problems he may be a contender.), Towers (He’s athletic right?), all IFS members, or any friend or relative who can’t surf very well.Blue_ribbon_copy

We will have prizes for any competitors, possibly even a cash prize for the winner and betting is encouraged. The next meetings flapjacks are free for the winner.  Any non-competitors can be judges, run heats, or drink beer and watch a bunch of flapjackers try and surf.   It should be a good ‘ole time down at the beach. Details will be announced at the meeting.

Please Post input welcome.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MANdrew Frickerigno
    May 11, 2006 @ 21:40:07

    Word, i don’t know why we don’t have more IFS event videos on the website. Baby steps. This weekend of competition could yield a quality piece of cinema.

  2. M+T
    May 11, 2006 @ 15:03:04

    Yeah without Frickerigno’s fancy video editing skills this competition could get ugly. Hopefully there will be some board fighting. Fricker I will gladly videotape this event since the MOP will be longboarding his way to gold.

  3. MANdrew Frickerigno
    May 11, 2006 @ 14:57:21

    Take care of your fragile immune system Defense, you don’t want to catch a cold.
    Oh, and you also might want to learn how to surf.

  4. rousing
    May 11, 2006 @ 14:48:28

    wow dad, this trash talking is graphic. and discomforting.

  5. Defense
    May 11, 2006 @ 14:28:45

    Whoever wins should be renamed Minister of Wang Sliding.

  6. MANdrew Frickerigno
    May 11, 2006 @ 14:16:00

    You have a board, why don’t you?

  7. letters
    May 11, 2006 @ 13:27:14

    how come no one expects me to surf?

  8. MANdrew Frickerigno
    May 11, 2006 @ 13:22:26

    I dunno Baumann, I got an order of Pigs in Blankets that say Finance will be the one doing the wang sliding come the 23rd.
    (Finance, you’d better get your sorry ass out to Sands and polish your smooth surf style before the Flapjack Invite.)

  9. Defense
    May 11, 2006 @ 12:27:34

    You guys should bring a box of Kleenex to clean up after I slide my big salty wang deep into each and every one of your poopers. You know, kind of like how I won the Big Sur Marathon. Yeah…

  10. MANdrew Frickerigno
    May 11, 2006 @ 11:49:41

    Anyone who wants to compete is welcome. I’ll bring an extra board or two and an extra wetsuit.
    I’m thinking a bottle or two of champagne (Andre?) for a celebratory shower might be in order.
    Diego bring a bucket to catch your tears after i whoop your ass!

  11. Rousing
    May 11, 2006 @ 11:20:23

    sounds good. i’ll be in charge of the refreshments…remember esteban and Finance. you guys will need to stay hydrated.

  12. Defense
    May 11, 2006 @ 10:10:26

    It’s on.