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:: DESSIE McGLINCHEY / SCPF11 ::









Dessie McGlinchey My views on this year's edition of Santa Cruz Festival

Como foi o Festival de Santa Cruz 2011



Dessie McGlinchey, Northern Ireland / SCPS 2011 / Photo by Stormick



Dessie McGlinchey é um dos mais activos elementos da nossa NEWS TEAM. Colabora connosco há muitos anos e tem desenvolvido um excelente trabalho na Federação de Canoagem da Irlanda do Norte. É um dos grandes responsáveis pela secção de kayaksurf nessa federação e, neste contexto, tem apostado particularmente na formação das gerações mais jovens.

Para além deste trabalho federativo, Dessie é um dos grandes craques da nossa modalidade. As suas fotos e vídeos são já habituais e não deixam ninguém indiferente. Habituado a surfar sempre ao mais alto nível – participou pela primeira vez em 96 numa prova de kayaksurf – já conta com quatro participações na prova de Santa Cruz, Califórnia (03,07,10 e 2011). Em 2007, conseguiu a proeza singular de vencer em Santa Cruz (Califórnia) e em Santa Cruz… Ocean Spirit, Portugal ;)

Na edição do Santa Cruz Paddle Festival deste ano, Dessie sacou o quarto lugar em HP e o quinto em IC. Depois de Steve Farthing, fica mais um relato de luxo escrito por Dessie em cima do acontecimento. Em breve, mais um será publicado… e vem da Itália ;)


This year was the record breaking 25Th year of the Santa Cruz Festival. It is the 4Th time that i have made it across the Atlantic for the event. (2003,2007,2010 and this year) I only booked the flight in the early hours of Tuesday and was on the plane early on Wednesday morning heading to Heathrow before the San Francisco flight. I got into Santa Cruz on Wednesday evening and went to the Annual party hosted by the best hosts in the States, The Crandals.

This is a great way to meet up and see friends that you may not have seen for at least a year. Thursday morning early, everyone that was around headed for Steamer Lane to see this big surf that they were all talking about the previous night. Big clean and offshore waves breaking under a cloudless sky. This is what we had all come to surf. I had brought across a Bullit xs and the first session of the day was getting the boat set up with the right fins and seat position all in the right places.

The guys were ripping it up Dave J. Dan C, Galen L all taking the wave from the outside 3rd reef right through and past indicators. I was surprised by how chilled the local surfers were. The vibe in the water was good with every good wave ridden getting whoops from the boardies. I only managed to get entered into the event at the last minute. I had to wait and see if everyone had shown up. I managed to get a spot in both Mens open and Mens IC. I only realised the next morning why some people had withdrawn.

Howling onshore wind to blow for the next few days was the report. There was still good wave for the event to commence. Last years Champ Galen set the bar high as early as the first heat of the Day boosting an aerial and re-entry on the same wave.

It was a tough day for the event and by lunchtime the wind was at its most ferocious. By the time the event was into mid afternoon the wind had backed off to a moderate force 4. Some slick IC heats followed by a full waveski division finished off the day. The waveski class has two very distinct styles in this contest and with the conditions being the way they were it suited the longer flatter US style ski expertly paddled by Kenny King.



Dessie and Stefano watching the seal / SCPS 2011 / Photo by Stormick



Saturday morning was more of the same. Getting changed into wet gear in the middle of a heavy hail shower didn't feel much like CALIFORNIA, but we had all came to compete in the contest and everyone got on with the task in hand. Again the level of surfing was high in the windy conditions. By Lunchtime the word was out that the event wouldn't take place on Sunday so the results would be taken from the two rounds. So whoever was still in with a chance went on to the water and gave it their all.

The results were announced at the Coconut Grove party on Saturday night. Congrats to all the winners.

Scored a gem of a session on Sunday afternoon with Marc Woolward and Eric Connor who were shredding the wave to bits. It felt strange to be free surfing on a Sunday at Steamer Lane. I had some of my best and longest rides ever during this session so once again i leave California with a great session under my belt.

Thanks to all the staff and volunteers that make the event happen every year. A special mention to Ginny who got me into the competition at the last min.

Dessie McGlinchey


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Dessie McGlinchey, Northern Ireland / SCPS 2011 / Photo by Stormick





Dessie McGlinchey, Northern Ireland / SCPS 2011 / Photo by Stormick





Dessie McGlinchey, Northern Ireland / SCPS 2011 / Photo by Stormick




Dessie McGlinchey, Northern Ireland / SCPS 2011 / Photo by Stormick




Dessie McGlinchey, Northern Ireland / SCPS 2011 / Photo by Stormick





Dessie McGlinchey, Northern Ireland / SCPS 2011 / Photo by Stormick





Trabalho publicado em 28 de Março de 2011

Texto - Luis Pedro Abreu

Fotos - Stormick Photography

Video - SCKSF Channel




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