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TOURNAMENTS => CCKF Tournaments => Topic started by: surfbrewer on January 24, 2018, 11:57 AM

Title: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on January 24, 2018, 11:57 AM
Updated on 2/26/18

Registration is now open at this link https://ianglertournament.com/4th-annual-estero-kayak-challenge (https://ianglertournament.com/4th-annual-estero-kayak-challenge)

We liked the ease of use with the iAngler app at last years Slam Down because of that and for continuity, so everyone doesn't have to learn a whole other tournament system we are using iAngler for the Estero tournament. The $5 iAngler app fee is included in registration as is the cost of the tournament shirt.

I haven't looked at the camping recently but if you plan to camp I would get those sites booked soon. Let me know if you have questions. We're looking forward to seeing a bunch of you there!

Update 1/24/18

#1 - Estero is now a qualifier event for the Cal-Salt Tournament of Champions, but otherwise has not changed. Same format, same rules, and still benefits our local chapter of Heroes on the Water.

#2 - last year we thought we had found a new “permanent” location to hold the event but due to costs we incurred, we can not use that location in the future. So, we said, cool let’s just move it to Spooners at MDO with camping there. It’ll be great! Problem, State Parks has a 50 person limit at Spooners for special events and we are over that limit. Here’s where we are now...

Estero will now be held at Leffingwell in Cambria with camping at San Simeon. They have a 100 person limit there and we will just keep the event capped at 100 if we ever hit that number. While not technically located in the Estero Bay it is pretty much all we are left with since State Parks owns virtually all of our local launch spots. I’m personally excited about this move and we plan to hold the event there as long as State Parks will let us.

#3 - the Tournament will be on June 2 and I hope to have registration open in the next couple of weeks.

If you plan to camp you may want to book soon. They have changed the reservation website and it pretty much sucks so good luck with that. Hope to see a ton of you there this. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks!
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: PacificViking on January 30, 2018, 11:10 PM
Just to make sure I understand. Fishing will be limited to within esteró bay but the awards etc will be at leffingwell. Thank you for putting the tournament on for us I sure it will be awesome!
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on February 03, 2018, 11:13 AM
Nope, the whole event is moving to Leffingwell. The fishing will happen there. The Estero tournament won't be in the Estero Bay anymore.

We debated changing the name but at this point it is somewhat known and the tournament sponsors know it by that name and its history and growth. I don't want to lose that because that helps us secure donations, etc. The other thought is that people outside of our area don't know what the Estero Bay is anyway and actually most locals don't really even know what it is either.

As it stands right now fishing will be 100% out of Leffingwell but we are discussing whether to open it up to San Simeon also. Does anyone have an opinion on that? Anyone really want San Simeon to be available? Let us know soon, because I would like to open registration for Estero by March or soon after the start of the Cal-Salt Series.

Thanks for the question, Jesse.
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: PacificViking on February 05, 2018, 05:30 AM
I may fish San Simeon if it's open to fish!
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on February 05, 2018, 01:11 PM
Ok
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: lopezcador on February 05, 2018, 09:00 PM
I’m in for San Simeon—- gonna just follow Chad this time   
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on February 05, 2018, 11:34 PM
Sounds like there is interest in San Simeon. I’ll get with the other guys but we’ll most likely include it.
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: PacificViking on February 06, 2018, 09:18 PM
As I think about it more it may be cooler to have every one launch and land out of the same spot. More camaraderie. 
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: H2joe on February 07, 2018, 09:36 AM
Not trying to complain-- takes a lot of selfless work to do these tourneys -- I agree with the dude who said there is more camaraderie and a better atmosphere  when launching from few or one location.   It also makes it harder for people to try and pull shenanigans.
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on February 07, 2018, 09:52 AM
I think even if we allowed San Simeon the majority will still fish at Leff. Those would be the only two launches approved.
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: Gotya on February 09, 2018, 05:13 PM
Looking forward to this tournament again.
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on February 10, 2018, 10:27 PM
Right on, looking forward to seeing you there!
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: Pacific Dust on February 16, 2018, 03:49 PM
I can't wait!!!  This year should be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: Zodiacker on February 23, 2018, 02:02 PM
Personally, I think(?) San Simeon should be included but...the place can be sketchy at launch or at beaching. I would fish there depending on the conditions just before tournament day. Launching at a low tide might be OK(?), but 6 hours later when the tide comes back in, and the wind kicks up, you could be in for some troubles...just sayin'...  ;D

Anyways, looking forward to this excellent tournament on the Central Coast.  :)

I Zod Out

PS. What happened to the motocons?
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: Gotya on February 23, 2018, 04:33 PM
Just curious about when the registration will begin?
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on February 23, 2018, 08:52 PM
Word
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on April 23, 2018, 09:38 PM
Just over month away! Don’t miss the 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge. Being held at Leffingwell Landing in Cambria this year and as always supporting Heroes on the Water. Come help us support a great organization, hang with a great group of anglers, and enjoy the festivities. Register here:

https://www.ianglertournament.com/4th-annual-estero-kayak-challenge (https://www.ianglertournament.com/4th-annual-estero-kayak-challenge)
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: billydog on April 24, 2018, 07:32 AM
do you have a list of who is registered
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: RHYAK on April 24, 2018, 08:47 AM
do you have a list of who is registered

I angler leaderboard will let you know
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on April 24, 2018, 11:13 AM
Yeah, it is listed on iAngler like Ryan said but I can make a post here too.
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on April 25, 2018, 07:13 PM
Current list of anglers as of 4/25/18. If you think you have registered and don't see your name, contact me.

1. Fabian Ayala
2. Josh Brightman
3. Richard Moiola
4. Dusty McAdon
5. Jodi McGreggor
6. Paul Williams
7. Alex Casillas
8. John Parker
9. Nick Lana
10. Frank DuMong
11. Bill DuMong
12. Josh Stefancich
13. Zach Clift
14. Scott Kopp
15. Kevin Hofer
16. Jimmy Carithers
17. Sabel Maguire
18. Ryan Howell
19. Russell Villers
20. Mike Arias
21. Brad Howard
22. John Narasaki
23. Matt Anderson
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: billydog on April 26, 2018, 07:45 AM
thanks bro I found it on I turny
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on May 11, 2018, 01:31 PM
Only a few weeks left and I'm getting ready to order shirts. If you are planning to and haven't, please sign up soon. Current list of anglers as of 5/13/18. If you think you have registered and don't see your name, contact me.

We've got some great gear for the HOW raffle and Central Coast HOW will be doing a fundraiser BBQ at the awards too. See you there!

1. Fabian Ayala
2. Josh Brightman
3. Richard Moiola
4. Dusty McAdon
5. Jodi McGreggor
6. Paul Williams
7. Alex Casillas
8. John Parker
9. Nick Lana
10. Frank DuMong
11. Bill DuMong
12. Josh Stefancich
13. Zach Clift
14. Scott Kopp
15. Kevin Hofer
16. Jimmy Carithers
17. Sabel Maguire
18. Ryan Howell - 2016 winner
19. Russell Villers
20. Mike Arias
21. Brad Howard
22. John Narasaki
23. Matt Anderson
24. Kenny Nakamura
25. Barton Riggs
26. Bryan Hildebrandt
27. Anthony Duplantis
28. Orlando Flores
29. Ricci Chavez - 2017 winner
30. Jason Woodworth
31. Jesse Landry
32. Christopher Monsalve
33. Jason Potts
34. Leo Rutten
35. Bryan Eskew
36. Ryan Arguello
37. Dionicio Cota
38. James Davis
39. Brian Martinez
40. Michael Jojola
41. Brian Craft
42. John Marrin
43. Greg Aiello
44. Ricardo Holden
45. Jeff Hopp
46. Chad Johnson
47. Eddie Falch
48. Wil O'Neal
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: PacificViking on May 15, 2018, 11:12 PM
I'm Going to sign up on Friday!
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on May 16, 2018, 11:20 AM
We'll see you there, Jesse!
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: RHYAK on May 18, 2018, 01:56 PM
Looks like there is gonna be some Ankle crushing waves...
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on May 18, 2018, 09:25 PM
Gonna be mayhem! Haha! Damn, let’s hope that forecast holds.
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: lopezcador on May 18, 2018, 09:29 PM
WOW— easiest sign up for any tournament ever. I’m in. Gonna be a blast,,,,,,
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: squawfish on May 19, 2018, 06:04 AM
All signed up!
Title: Re: 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge
Post by: surfbrewer on May 19, 2018, 02:27 PM
Updated list as of 5/19

1. Fabian Ayala
2. Josh Brightman
3. Richard Moiola
4. Dusty McAdon
5. Jodi McGreggor
6. Paul Williams
7. Alex Casillas
8. John Parker
9. Nick Lana
10. Frank DuMong
11. Bill DuMong
12. Josh Stefancich
13. Zach Clift
14. Scott Kopp
15. Kevin Hofer
16. Jimmy Carithers
17. Sabel Maguire
18. Ryan Howell - 2016 winner
19. Russell Villers
20. Mike Arias
21. Brad Howard
22. John Narasaki
23. Matt Anderson
24. Kenny Nakamura
25. Barton Riggs
26. Bryan Hildebrandt
27. Anthony Duplantis
28. Orlando Flores
29. Ricci Chavez - 2017 winner
30. Jason Woodworth
31. Jesse Landry
32. Christopher Monsalve
33. Jason Potts
34. Leo Rutten
35. Bryan Eskew
36. Ryan Arguello
37. Dionicio Cota
38. James Davis
39. Brian Martinez
40. Michael Jojola
41. Brian Craft
42. John Marrin
43. Greg Aiello
44. Ricardo Holden
45. Jeff Hopp
46. Chad Johnson
47. Eddie Falch
48. Wil O'Neal
49. Jimmy Thornell
50. Keith Yowell
51. Mark Anderson
52. Dan Fleming
53. Alan Kupstas
54. Jared Cordingly
55. Rolland Felton
56. DJ Stoneburner - best name on the list by the way!
57. Ren Reidel
58. Phil Lopez
59. Robert Marlow
60. Jesse Poquette
61. George Jercich