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Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge 2018 – Mt Bachelor

April 13 at 9:00 am - April 15 at 1:30 pm


Mt. Bachelor holds this one-of-a-kind event inspired by none other than legendary surfer and Mt. Bachelor Ambassador, Gerry Lopez – who is the event host!
This snowboard only event introduces the idea of applying the surf style to Mt. Bachelor ski resort. If you’ve ever ridden Mt. Bachelor you’ll notice that the topography and weather lends itself to give you that feeling of riding a wave instead of the normal terrain you’d see at other mountains.

Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge 2018 Event Details

  • All the money is that paid through registration will benefit Pat Malendowski
  • More than $25,000 in prizes! Open division winners take home a custom Gerry Lopez surfboard and one week at the Volcom Pipe House!
  • The Big Wave Challenge will be accompanied by a luau with traditional luau cuisine along with live music featuring Bend’s local Hawaiian musician, Bill Keale. Spread the aloha love and come dressed in luau attire!
  • Other amazing prizes offered in the raffle following the awards ceremony!


“Kane” (Men’s open division)
“Wahine” (Women’s open division)
“Keiki” (Groms 16 & under division)
“Makule” (40 & over division)
Pro-surfer division (exhibition only)

Event Schedule

This year they’re running things like a true surf competition and waiting for the swell to decide the competition day. Practice will be held on Friday 4/14 all day and the holding period will be Saturday April 14th – Sunday April 15th. We hope to make the decision as far in advance as possible and will communicate to all once the call is made.

Friday, April 13

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Registration

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Practice

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Yoga with Gerry at pine Marten Lodge

7:00 p.m. – Movie premieres at Patagonia Bend

Saturday, April 14 or Sunday, April 15

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Late Registration

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wahine, Keiki, Makule and Pro Surfer Divisions

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kane Division

Awards Ceremony to follow


April 13 at 9:00 am
April 15 at 1:30 pm
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Mt Bachelor Ski Resort
13000 Century Drive
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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