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October 8th, 2010:

2010 Nationals at OBX – Battle for Hatteras results. Prelims begin tomorrow.

The judges... judging.

Mark Woolward from England brings it all the way to the beach after battling it out against Anthony Bell. Mark had some smoking fast rides and explosive moves today.

Class is in session. Ed Skrzypkowski of Murky Water Paddling Supply talks composites while everyone listens. Ed & Mariola drove all the way from Ontario for the Nationals.

The swell grew consistently all day and a dropping tide made for some steep faces. Andy Gates runs a nice right in the long boat class.

Spencer Cooke charges left in the long boat.

Gordon Rock had some impessive rides in the Wave Ski Class.

Tom May of Florida is a wise old surf ninja. He absolutely smoked it in the finals of the HP class. Here he is bottom turning a screaming left while another paddler passes over top of the wave.

At the end of the day it was "The Death Eaters," Anthony Bell, Gordon Rock and Spencer Cooke, who took the 2010 BATTLE FOR HATTERAS title. 1st place prize is a set of Murky Water fins for each of the three guys.

The inaugural Battle For Hatteras event proved to be really fun for all involved.  The ESKA was pleased to successfully run a team formatted event as sort of a test before next year’s World Championships here at Cape Hatteras NC.

Come back to http://eskasurf.com the next couple days as the 2011 National Championships of Surf Kayaking unfolds.  Competitors have come from the Northeast, Southeast, Canada, Spain, England, California and more.  We didn’t expect quite the international contingency, but with the Wolrds coming up next year some competitors wanted to come check things out ahead of time.

Preliminary rounds begin tomorrow, Oct 9th at 8:00AM.