Thank you for registering for Queen of the Peak - Women's Surf Championship!


HERE'S OUR HISTORY & SOME FUN FACTS

  • Shelter & Surf Sister founded Queen of the Peak (QOP) in 2009 and have grown the contest into a week of events with over 100 competitors vying for $10,000 in cash & prizes.
  • QOP is women focused event. The contest offers amenities like babysitting, massages, and chiropractic on the beach for all of the contestants.
  • Shelter provides a free dinner for all competitors the night before the contest where we celebrate the previous year and the contest ahead.
  • Competitors make the trip to compete at QOP from all over North America.
  • QOP is the largest all women’s contest north of Southern California.
  • QOP is the first amateur contest in Canadian history to use live scoring.
  • QOP is the first amateur contest in Canada to offer live feed with replays.
  • Any contest proceeds are donated to charity. This year we are fundraising for the Tofino Hospital Foundation

2017 QUEEN OF THE PEAK EVENTS

Tuesday Sept. 26 - Zumba for the Hospital Foundation 6:15 at The Community Hall.
Wednesday Sept. 27 - Surf Clinic and gathering with Leah Dawson. 4:00pm at Cox Bay.
Thursday Sept. 28 - Queen of the Peak Opening Ceremonies and complimentary dinner at The Shelter. 6:00pm.
Friday Sept. 29 - Contest from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday Sept. 29 - Yoga with Eoin Finn - 6:00pm
Friday Sept. 29 – Backside Kick Off Dance Party with DJ Erica Dee
Saturday Sept. 30 -
Contest from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Oct. 1 - Contest and awards from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Oct. 1 – QOP After Party with the ROYS BAG and ALLAH-LAS Presented by Otalith (pre-sale tickets available at Surf Sister - cash only) 9:00pm.

FOR ALL THE DETAILS VISIT THE EVENTS PAGE!

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A BIG shout out to this years Sponsors & Supporters

Shelter, Surf Sister, Billabong, Wickaninnish Inn, Pacific Sands, Tofino Hostel – Whalers on the Point Guesthouse, Tourism Tofino, Ocean Village, Wildside Grill, Epic Pharmacy, Mascon, Aftanas Surfboards, Tofino Brewing, Nixon, Von Zipper, Pilot House Media, Rhino Coffee House, Sport Canada TV, Banger Tubs, Lisa Fletcher Jewelry, Pacific Rim Chiro, Otalith and more……


PRIZES

Shortboarding                             Longboarding                                                              Princess of the Peak

1st - $2000                                          1st – Aftanas Surfboard & $500                                          1st – $200 + Swag
2nd - $1000                                        2nd – Night at the Wick & $250                                           2nd – $100 + Swag
3rd - $500                                           3rd – 1Hr Massage at the Wick $100                                  3rd –  $50 + Swag
4th - $250                                          4th – 45 min Massage at the Wick $50                               4th –   $25 + Swag


CONTEST “HOW TO

Heat Times

  • Check in for your heat 20 minutes prior.
  • Collect the appropriate jersey, designated by the official heat board
  • There will be no heat time extension.
  • Heat schedule will be followed to the minute. If a surfer is not present the heat will start without the absent surfer(s).

Heat Start & Finish

  • All heats are allotted a 5 minute paddle out. Surfers are to paddle out to the marshalling area, which will be designated by the contest director prior to the start of the event. Surfers are to stay in this area until the heat ahead of them has finished.
  • Heat start is designated in a single horn blast. Heat finish is designated by two horn blasts
  • The judges stand will a have visual heat indicator. Green will mean the heat is underway. Yellow means the heat will have 5 or less minutes remaining. No indicator sign will represent the minute between heats.
  • At the end of the heat surfers must return to the beach in a prone position (on their stomach).
  • The announcer will count down both the start and end of the heat from five with the horn sounding on zero.
  • A wave will only be scored if the surfer is to their feet after the sound of the horn to start the heat or before the horn to end the heat.

Wave Tabulation

  • The surfer’s top two waves will dictate their score.
  • Each judge will score each surfer’s wave ridden, to a maximum of 10 waves.
  • With 5 judges the top score and bottom score of every wave ridden will be thrown out with the remaining 3 scores being averaged to give the surfer’s score for the wave ridden.
  • The judge’s scores will then be passed on to the tabulator at the end of each. The tabulator will input the sum of each surfer’s top 2 waves ridden.

Interference

  • A surfer deemed to have inside position has unconditional right of way for the entire duration of the wave.
  • Interference will be called if during that ride a majority of judges feel that a competing surfer has hindered the scoring potential of the surfer deemed to have right of way
  • Anyone who stands in front of another surfer with the right of way has the opportunity to kick out without being penalized if the scoring potential of the right of way surfer has not been hindered.
  • In a multiple peak situation where two surfers could be surfing towards one another, both waves will be scored if either ride is not hindered. If this situation occurs and it hinders the scoring potential of the first surfer to their feet the offending surfer will not be scored for their wave.

Interference Penalty

  • If any of the above mentioned scenarios occur the offending surfer will have their second best wave score halved.

Judging Criteria Shortboard

  • Judges analyze the following major elements when scoring waves.
    • Commitment and degree of difficulty
    • Speed, power and flow
    • Commitment of major maneuvers
    • Variety of maneuvers
    • Innovative and progressive maneuvers

Note: The emphasis of certain elements is contingent upon the location and the conditions on the day, as well as changes of conditions during the day.
Note: The following scale may be used to describe a ride that is scores:

0-1.9 = Poor
2.0-3.9 = Fair
4.0-5.9 = Average
6.0-7.9 = Good
8.0-10 = Excellent

Judging Criteria Longboard

  • Judges analyze the following major elements when scoring waves.
    • Commitment and degree of difficulty
    • Variety of Traditional & Modern Maneuvers
    • Use of foot work on the board
    • Speed, Power, Style & Flow
    • Combination of major maneuvers

Note: The emphasis of certain elements is contingent upon the location and the conditions on the day, as well as changes of conditions during the day.
Note: The following scale may be used to describe a ride that is scores:

0-1.9 = Poor
2.0-3.9 = Fair
4.0-5.9 = Average
6.0-7.9 = Good
8.0-10 = Excellent


PARKING PLAN

We recommend riding your bike, carpooling or taking the FREE Beach Shuttle!

Cox Bay

Please park in the gravel lot on Maltby Rd. or the public lot at Cox Bay Beach Resort. If these lots are full the overflow lot at the Tourism Tofino info center will be open as well.
DO NOT park on the highway! DO NOT park at Pacific Sands, Long Beach Lodge or Cox Bay Beach Resort.

North Chestermans

You can park on the BEACH side of the road and the designated lots at North, Middle & South Chestermans.  If these are full please use Howard Dr.


BEACH AMENITIES

DAYCARE

We have a complimentary babysitting service available during your heat.
Check with Beach Marshalls to find who and where.

ANCIENT CEDARS SPA/WICKANINNISH INN MASSAGE TENT

We have a complimentary massage service for competitors during the event.  Sign up at the massage tent.

BANGER TUBS

Competitors will have free use of the Banger Tub. Children need adult supervision. Use caution!

PACIFIC RIM CHIROPRACTIC TENT

Pacific Rim Chiropractic will be providing complimentary chiropractic services for competitors beachside.

PACIFIC SANDS

There are two public washrooms available. One outside the office and the other in the Surf Shack. The surf shack also has outdoor showers to warm up in as well as wax and extra leashes if needed. Please respect their guests.

WILDSIDE GRILL TENT

Wildside will be serving up some delicious items from their menu. These items will be available by donation. All money will be donated to the Tofino Hospital Foundation. Also, the Surfside grill is open to the public and located at Pacific Sands resort if you need any delicious food!

LIVEFEED and MASCON FIBER OPTIC

Let everyone know that if they cannot make it to the beach, that the contest will be streamed live. www.queenofthepeak.com

Mascon will also be offering a free open wifi at the beach so competitors and spectators can upload stories, scores and pictures for FREE!!!

OFFICIAL HASHTAGES: #QOP2017 #queenofthepeak #yourtofino


Please contact us with any questions or concerns!