4th Annual Rip Curl Stew Contest – Tofino, BC

5 Jul

The Osheanik Family teamed up with The Surfrider Foundation to help make the 4th Annual Rip Curl Stew contest the weekend success it was! Tons of local talent was on hand and mother nature came through with UNREAL weather all weekend!

Kristi and myself showcased our best “Price is Right” talent to help out with Surfrider’s Silent Auction and kept Saturday morning hunger pains at bay on Cox Beach by promoting the beach bake sale of fresh muffins and baked goods with profits once again going to the The Surfrider Foundation.

We met loads of great people and are looking forward to next years event!

PS. Click on Leah Oke’s name to read up on this local shredder!

Check out the RipCurl recap….

It Takes Stew to Make a Thing Go Right! Wave Hello to Summer cuz The RipCurl Stew Dished out Another!

…..“A perfect kick off to a surfing summer in Tofino. Party(s) of the decade! …Tofino stoked on surfing.” -Long Beach Surf Shop

On June 5th and 6th 2010, Tofino yet again, was served up a massive dish of goodtimes at Cox Bay as the Rip Curl Stew rolled in for the 4th annual competition and celebrations. With a packed beach, Monster Mash music under the Monster tent, and surprise VIP cameos by clear skies, decent rays, and the Surfrider Crew, the events went down, as the energy of The Rip Curl Stew reached new heights.
The omens were good as a whale spouted and eagles dipped above the cross-stitching madness claimed by the mens pro final and
Two competitors won placement in the Cold Water Classic:
Peter Devries & Sepp Bruhwiler. Says Christian Mountinho, Contest Director of The Stew, “Surfing conditions were great and in both days the heat schedule was planned to make sure each division had its best conditions…Riders were able to perform out there with the best waves and safety.”
Stating the facts Becky Ellis, Event Coordinator says something was in the air for Noah Cohen, Keegan Varney and Simon Bauer these athletes were feeling the wrath of some sort of virus (Noah & Keegan just got back from a trip to Indo with no time to recover before the Stew, Keegan had a horrible ear infection but they both seemed to step up their game and make it pretty far in the competition.) These phenoms earned high-scale kudos for putting forth strong effort through the turmoil and still surfing! It was a close battle during the Women’s Pro between Leah Oke and Tamarah Stephens, but Leah came out with some cleaner maneuvers through the finals. And when the stars came out, with local DJs Vinyl Ritchie, Small Town DJ, and Mat the Alien ,party animals were spotted, zinc a-glowing, in various hot tubs and in several wolf packs between the bonfires, rows of cabins, Long Beach Lodge and the official Stew Party. All good.

The Surfrider Foundation Crew of Volunteers were in fine form during the various Stew events, demonstrating STEWardship for our revered beaches, and successfully raising a great amount of money, (thanks to generosity of sponsors, participants and the good-folk.) Says Haley Haggerstone of Vancouver Surfrider Chapter, “I do believe the evening was a huge success…We did raise a substantial amount of money for the Vancouver and Vancouver Island Chapters of Surfrider Foundation. Silent Auction tallied at $3600. Thanks to everyone for the support! “

This event is continuously possible only because of your support!

RIP CURL STEW SPONSORS INCLUDE: Monster Energy, Arbor, SBC Magazine, Dose.ca, Free and Easy Traveler, Sitka, Long Beach Lodge, Barefoot Wine, Dakine, Spy, Lighthouse Brewery, Surfrider Foundation.


“Another amazing time at the Ripcurl Stew. Sunshine, good waves, great times. Cant wait for next year.”

-Daryl Trinidad – Spy Canadian Marketing Manager

“Free & Easy Traveler is officially ‘Stewed’ after the Tofino weekend at the Rip Curl surf comp. The waves, the beach, the parties were all epic and we were extremely stoked to be part of the weekend. Looking forward to round 5 in 2011.”

-Rob Campbell – Free and Easy Traveler

“Rip Curl Stew 4, again topped last year. The support from Tofino locals, from brands and from the surf community was amazing. Add that to sunshine for 3 days and a pretty consistent June swell made this years Stew a weekend to remember. We are happy to support and can’t wait for Stew 5. Thanks to Rip Curl and all the other people involved.”
-Steve Thorp, SPY Optic


Men’s Pro
Peter Devries (5000$)
Sepp Bruhwiler (1,500$)
Raph Bruhwiler (500$)
Ben Murphy (250$)

Women’s Pro
Leah Oke (1,500$)
Tamarah Stephens (500$)
Catherine Temple (250$)
Nina Waltl (100$)

Jr Boys
Ryan Oke
Janek Peladeau
Frazer Mayor
Jacob Albury

Eoin Finn
Mike Redpath
Andrew Drake
Trennon Paynter

Long Board
Asia Dryden
Robbie Ferguson
Anthony Redpath
Andrew Drake

Mixed Groms
Kalum Temple
Sam Clarkson
Mitchell Saunderson
D/Q Kevin Porteous


For Further Information, Please Contact:
Rip Curl Canada
Becky Ellis
Rip Curl Stew Event Coordinator

Media/Writing provided by MoveThrough Productions http://www.Movethrough.weebly.com”


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