Bridging the Gap Between Surf and Snow
March 30, 2015- The second annual Ice Coast Challenge presented by Pioneers Board Shop went down on March 28th at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton Maine under snowy skies with temps in the mid 30s. Close to a hundred competitors made the pilgrimage to the mountain to be part of surf and snow history. Pioneers Board Shop of North Hampton, NH with the help of Trigger House pulled off the wave inspired course build over the 4 days leading up to the event. The course featured banked turns, a 700ft serpentining spine with hips, air sections, and two barreling wall ride sections.
Keeping with the surf theme the event was judged by surf shop employees from around New England. The riders were judged on overall style and flow through a two hour jam. Top riders from each division advanced on to a final where riders were judged on their final two runs. The men and women open first place finisher each earned a 5 day surf trip to Puerto Rico thanks to SASS Global Travel, Rincon Surf School, and Samuel Adams Beer. The event featured an on hill boat bar and huge crowd that came out to watch the event, enjoy the Sam Adams, and listen to all day live music!
Winners by division as follows.
1st Keara Battagliese
2nd Olivia Scola
1st Quinn Brattagliese
2nd Zachaios Fitts
3rd Gavin O'hara
1st Shaun Ready
2nd Jason Burrill
3rd Joe Carter
1st Sara Lang
2nd Sam Malpass
3rd Mercedes Ortega
1st Ryan Kittredge
2nd Parker Szumonski
3rd Jacques Beriau
The Justin Freeman Freedom Spirit Award - Mike Ravelson
The @Spungiesdoorag Award - Ryan Kittredge
Special Thanks to Pioneers Board Shop, Trigger House, Shawnee Peak, SASS Global Travel, Rincon Surf School, Samuel Adams Beers, Powder Jet Snowboards,Burton Snowboards, Monument Snowboards, Snurfer, Electric Visual, Future Fins, Concepts, @Spungiesdoorag, Justin Freeman, Wheels and Waves, Cinnamon Rainbow, Liquid Dreams, Maine Surfers Union, Pisten Bulley, Ripcurl Wetsuits, Hyperflex Wetsuit, Stance Socks, Vans, Carver Skateboards, Sector 9 Skateboards, and everyone who came out to support the event!