#03 USA

The US Wave Championships

2022 Event Window: June. 11-19.

BORDER ACCESS UPDATE: The USA borders are open for international travel.

Location: Pistol River, Oregon Coast, OR, USA.
Event Prize Pool: TBA
IWT Wave Tour Points: 3 Star Event = 60% =points toward overall rankings.
Divisions: Pro Men, Women, Youth (18 max.), Masters (45+), Grand Masters (55+), OPEN for all non-pro riders.
Conditions: Cold, cold water, medium to very strong ocean wind, moderate to large wind swells, starboard tack, with right hand breaking waves.

Best Airport for arrival: Portland international airport (PDX) & drive 7 hours south. Or San Fransisco International Airport (SFO) & drive 7 hours north. Medford International Airport (MFR) is the closest at around a 4 hour drive. It is a smaller airport and somewhat limited, but worth looking into. Rental cars are available.

Accommodation: Contact InnoftheBeachcomber.com to book. Mention that you are coming for the IWT US Wave Championships.
Event Site: Pistol River, 15 minutes drive south from the town of Gold Beach.
Transfers: There are no transfers available. Riders must make their own way to Pistol River.
Registration: OPEN NOW.

Event Description: The IWT Pistol River Wave Bash returns as the US Wave Championships. It will decide the US national  Wave Titles and points will earn riders for the IWT Wave Tour overall rankings. We’re all insured, permitted and set to run the contest at “The Rock” in the Pistol River State Park, or if conditions warrant, in front of the Beachcomber in Gold Beach. The call will be made at each morning’s skipper’s meeting at the Inn of The Beachcomber. That is our base of operations. The Pistol River contest area is accessed from the gravel parking area just off highway 101, we park and walk the gear 200m down to the beach through the coastal vegetation and set up at ‘The Rock’ in the middle of the open sandy beach – this amazing place is 10 Minutes’ drive south from the little coastal town, Gold Beach, where we all stay.

Questions: If you have any further questions, or would like to share accommodation with other riders, please send a message.


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