2010 Big Abalone Competition and Cook Off

by kreuter on July 24, 2010

2010 Sonoma County Abalone Network Big Ab Competition & Cook Off
Saturday August 21, 2010   7:00 am to 3:30pm   Ocean Cove, CA.

This event is open to free divers only.  Current California Department of Fishing Game laws apply.  Donation Fee’s are $30 if pre-registered, $40 day of event.  To receive a free shirt you must pre-register.  The pre-registration will end on 7-14-10, after that you will have to purchase your shirt at the event.  All divers are required to fill out and turn in a waiver form, show current CA. fishing license and current 2010 abalone tags at sign in.  All divers are required to register with at least one dive buddy.  The check in and measuring for the abalone for the event will be held at the Ocean Cove Campground 23125 Coast Highway One.  Diving can be done anywhere along the California Coast, all divers must return to “Check Out” area by 2:00 pm, no exceptions.  Free diving Divisions Awards (plaques) will consist of:  1st, 2nd, 3rd for biggest Abalone, Top Female Biggest Abalone, Top Junior Biggest Abalone, Most Beach Garbage Picked Up, Abalone cook off.

Etiquette and safety:
The Ocean Cove Big Ab competition promotes safe buddy diving and friendly competition.  All divers should be in contact with their dive buddy/ies while in the water.  Eligibility: paid entry fee, signed waiver form, 2010 California Ocean Fishing License and Abalone punch card and tags.  Disqualifications: Any California Department of Fishing Game Violations, arriving at the check in area after 2:00 pm sharp.

For more info: call 707-478-1504. 
***THIS EVENT IS WEATHER PERMITTING, WHICH WILL BE DETRMINED ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
***ALL EVENT PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO S.C.A.N (Sonoma County Abalone Network)
To register go to:
http://2010norcalunderwaterhuntersbigabcomp.eventbrite.com/

Here are the list of all the other sponsors:  20fathoms, Sac Free Dive Shop, Bamboo Reef - Rohnert Park and Marin, Ikelite, Neptonic Systems, Herranen Spearguns, Applied Automotive, Hammer Head Dive Gear and Spearguns, Speargear Shop, Abalone Ten Divers/Erick Anderson, Jbl Spearguns, John Banks Dive Board, BB Pro Dive, Aeris Free Dive Company dive watch, Gualala Sport and Tackle, Gat Ku Pole Spears, NUVAIR Shark Sheild $200 off, Amadeo Bachar art print, Sonoma County Abalone Network one year free membership, Lozano’s Freediving Instruction Level II Free Diving class in Monterey, Cramerdecker Industries, D.A.N Divers Alert Network, Out Of Focus Productions, Rich Vanduesen Ab bar, Petaluma Sport And Dive, Allen Chitty, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Palapas Ventana Dive Resort in Baja, CA, Precision Dive Products.

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