Dairyland Surf Classic This Weekend; Celebrating 20 Years Of Sharing The Passion For Freshwater Surfing
In 1987 at a surf contest in Grand Haven, Michigan, Oscar Wolfbrandt (Director of the Eastern Surfing Association) asked us to host a contest on our side (West Coast) of Lake Michigan. We said "sure – we'll have one next year on Labor Day weekend". Oscar asked why Labor Day weekend, and we told him that it was the end of the summer and the beginning of our surf season (Fall).
This was pre-internet so everything was word of mouth or through Surfing organizations newsletters. Little did we realize what the "D-Land" would become!
Corona's Dairyland Surf Classic has become the largest gathering of freshwater surfers in the world. The main focus has always been the gathering of surfers from all the Great Lakes to share stories, photos and celebrate the passion we all share and love. Most of us have surfed many breaks around the world but this, the great lakes, is what we call home.
By Lee "Waterflea" Williams
Friday September 3rd.- Meet n Greet
Come enjoy an Open House at EOS Expedition Outdoor Sports Shop on Sheboygans beautiful riverfront Live music, raffles and door prizes 6:30p.m.-10:00p.m.
Saturday September 4th.-Northside Beach – Dawn Patrol- Expression Session
9:00a.m.- Eastern Surfing Association sponsored Surfing Competition (waves permitting)
1:00p.m.- Individual Pro paddle Competition (21yr. or older)
1:30p.m. Individual Master's Paddle Comp.(16yr-20yrs)
2:00p.m.- Individual Youth paddle Competition(15yr. and younger)
2:30p.m.- 3 Person paddle relay
3:00p.m.- Stand-up paddle competition
5:00p.m.- Awards Banquet and raffle at the Richardson Center outdoor picnic area (located just south of beach area). As always the highlight of the days events. Grills and picnic tables provided. Come enjoy a night of music, food and fun. Bring something to grill or pass.
Sunday, Sept. 5th.-Northside Beach-Dawn Patrol Expression Session
9:00a.m.- Eastern Surfing Assoc. Sponsored Competition