Chauncey’s Surfabout Provides Great Waves And More Than $5,000 In Prizes

The 2008 Chauncey’s Surfabout ran June 28th at 30th Street in Ocean City with great summertime waves for over 160 competitors from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida that eagerly contended for trophies and gift certificates that were awarded to the top finishers. Surfers were relieved to see the lethargic Atlantic shake off her early summer slumber mode she’s been in lately and provide a fun sized south swellthat stayed consistently contestable all day long.

This is the second year Chauncey and Blair Rhodes of Chauncey’s Surf Shops at 30th Street and 52nd Street in Ocean City have sponsored a contest for the Delmarva Eastern Surfing Association, and their involvement has been a big boon to the local organization.  Both guys are icons of the local surf scene, having been involved in surf shops and local skateboarding  since the early years, and at least are partly responsible for the flourishing surf culture here in Delmarva.

Throughout the day, Chauncey’s sent employees on the beach among the contestants handing out freebies, like new leashes, wax, posters and of course the highly coveted contest t shirts. Another big prize was the raffle of a brand new Al Merrick surfboard to one lucky contestant as well as a free dinner for two at La Hacienda Restaurant. And speaking of food, Ponzetti’s Pizza was on hand once again to serve up free pizza to all competitors and their families.

The competition was extremely fierce this year as many experienced competitors were lured to the event by the first real swell of the summer. In the  hotly contested Junior Men’s division, Matt Meinhardt proved to be on a roll, placing first again in this second contest of the season, followed closely by Dillon Harrington. Likewise, Travis Knight pulled another first out of his hat, winning by a hair over a red hot Walden Remington in the Men’s Division. Remington got his revenge in the Open Men’s Division however, winning top honors over a stacked field of finalists, including second place finisher Mike Lawson, with Dillon Harrington taking third. Another big winner during the day was local powerhouse Ted Smith, who took first in both Master’s Shortboard as well as in Men’s Longboard.

The next Delmarva ESA event will be the Malibu’s Classic which will be held at 8th Street in Ocean City, Maryland, July 12, 13, 2008. Due to the size of this event entries will be a mail in to Delmarva ESA,  P.O. BOX 207, Ocean City, MD 21843 or drop off entry to Malibu’s Surf Shop only, with an entry deadline of July 10. Call the toll-free contest info-line at 1-888-632-4742 for the latest contest update and location. Check out the Eastern Surfing Association Delmarva District’s web-site at DelmarvaESA.org for more information and to view a schedule of upcoming events.

Full results for the 2008 Chauncey’s Surfabout are as follows:

Open Shortboard (all ages)
1. Walden Remington of Ocean Pines, MD
2. Mike Lawson of Ocean Pines, MD
3. Dillon Harrington of Ocean City, MD
4. Jamie Crosby of Berlin, MD
5. Matt Meinhardt of Ocean City, MD
6. Travis Knight of Ocean City, MD

Menehune Shortboard (boys/girls 11 and under)
1. Shane Moore of Berlin, MD
2. Patick Ruppert of Indiatlantic, FL
3. Tyler Clazey of Rockhall, MD
4. Melissa Harrell of Ocean View, DE
5. Evan Conboy Bishopville, MD
6. Jack Fager Bishopville, MD

Girls Shortboard (14 and under)
1. Tierney Loeser Dagsboro, DE
2. Claire Zurkowski Havre de Grace, MD

Boys Shortboard (12-14)
1. Brad Flora of Ocean City, MD
2. Gabe Bell of Berlin, MD
3. Avery Sieg of Berlin, MD
4. Seth Conboy of Bishopville, MD
5. Dallas Harrington of Ocean City, MD
6. Roland Gerachis of Ocean City, MD

Jr. Men Shortboard (15-17)
1. Matt Meinhardt of Ocean City, MD
2. Dillon Harrington of Ocean City, MD
3. Jamie Crosby of Berlin, MD
4. Andrew Stewart of Ocean City, MD
5. Austin Gerachis of Ocean City, MD
6. Caleb Buchler of Fenwick Island, DE

Jr. Women Shortboard (15-17)
1. Rachel Harrell of Ocean View, DE
2. Kelly Powell of Ocean City, MD
3. Lindsey Meeks of Ocean City, MD

Men Shortboard (18-24)
1. Travis Knight of Ocean City, MD
2. Waldon Remington of Ocean Pines, MD
3. Mike Lawson of Ocean Pines, MD
4. Roy Harrell of Ocean View, DE
5. Aviad Sasi of Ocean Ciy, MD
6. George Vitak of Berlin, MD

Women Shortboard (18-29)
1. Laurel Harrington of Berlin, MD
2. Kaitlyn Curran of Berlin, MD
3. Kelcey Bodolus of Ocean Pines, MD
4. Mackenzie White of Berlin, MD
5. Chelsea Remines of Berlin, MD
6. Abigail Corrin of Bishopville, MD

Masters Shortboard (25-34)
1. Ted Smith of Ocean City, MD
2. Pat Merkle of Street, MD
3. Gatey Dawkins of Chincoteague, VA
4. Jack Thomas of Chincoteague, VA
5. Chris Makibbin of Ocean City, MD
6. Andrew Snook of Wilmington, NC

Ladies Shortboard (30+)
1. Danielle Ariano of Lutherville, MD
2. Bonnie Preziosi of Berlin, MD

Sr. Men Shortboard (35-44)
1. Chris Vaxmonsky of Ocean Pines, MD
2. Craig Garfield of Ocean City, MD
3. Dave Clazey of Rockhall, MD

Grand Masters Shortboard (45-54)
1. JD Moore of Berlin, MD
2. Dean Thompson Selbyville, DE

Legends Shortboard (55-64)
1. Bill Helmuth of Ocean Pines, MD
2. Brett Buchler of Fenwick Island, DE

Grand Legends Shortboard (65+)
1. Bryant Hungerford of Ocean City, MD

Menehune Bodyboard (boys/girls 14 and under)
1. Michael Murray of Ocean City, MD
2. Ryan Thane of Ocean City, MD
3. Andrew Powell of Ocean View, DE
4. Nate Rosenblat of Berlin, MD
5. Matt Meekins of Berlin, MD
6. Zachary Mitchell of Berlin, MD

Open Bodyboard (all ages)
1. Jake Buchler of Fenwick Island, DE
2. Matt Landon of Berlin, MD
3. Zach Robbins of Chincoteague, VA
4. Caleb Buchler of Fenwick Island, DE
5. Brady Faby of Lutherville, MD
6. Craig Chatterton of Dagsboro, DE

Menehune Longboard (boys/girls 14 and under)
1. Roland Gerachis of Ocean City, MD
2. Bob Fernandez of Chincoteague, VA
3. Tyler Clazey of Rockhall, MD
4. Carter Pruitt of Frankford, DE
5. Ryder Lahr of Berlin, MD
6. Johnny Moore of Berlin, MD
7. Ben Vaxmonsky of Ocean Pines, MD

Jr. Longboard (15-17)
1. Jake Buchler of Fenwick Island, DE
2. Matt Meinhardt of Ocean City, MD
3. Jake Buchler of Fenwick Island, DE
4. Caleb Buchler of Fenwick Island, DE
5. Doug Dashiell of Ocean City, MD

Men’s Longboard (18-34)
1. Ted “Mad Dog” Smith of Ocean City, MD
2. Chris “Cuback” Makibbin of Ocean City, MD
3. Pat Merkle Jarrettsville, MD
4. Roy Harrell of Ocean View, DE
5. Aviad Sasi of Ocean Ciy, MD

Women’s Longboard (29 and under)
1. Chelsea Remines of Berlin, MD
2. Rachel Harrell of Ocean View, DE
3. Kelcey Bodolus of Ocean Pines, MD
4. Kaitlyn Curran of Berlin, MD

Ladies Longboard (30+)
1. Bonnie Preziosi of Berlin, MD

Masters Longboard (35-49)
1. Chris Vaxmonsky of Ocean Pines, MD
2. Craig Garfield of Ocean City, MD
3. Dave Clazey of Rockhall, MD

Legends Longboard (50+)
1. Bill Helmuth of Ocean Pines, MD
2. Bill Thomson of Ocean City, MD

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