Nelscott Reef contest bans tow-ins

Updated: October 13, 2010, 3:32 PM ET
By Jeff DiNunzio | ESPN Action Sports

The 2010 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic surf contest has opted for arms over jet skis for the first time in five years. The Lincoln City, Ore., contest organizers decided that the event will feature paddle-in surfing only. Event founder John Forse stated in a press release, "The guys would rather paddle than tow, and they proved it can be done."

This is not the first time the invitational has had a paddle component, just the first time it has excluded tow-ins. "For the past two years, ...

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