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Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge 2019 – Mt Bachelor

April 12 - April 13

Grassroots Snowboard Contest Mt Bachelor Ski Resort

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 2019 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


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. – Kickoff Event at Patagonia Bend


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 12
April 13
Event Category:


Mt Bachelor


Mt Bachelor Ski Resort
13000 Century Drive
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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