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Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge 2020 – Mt Bachelor

May 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - May 10, 2020 @ 1:30 pm

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 2020 Event Details

  • All the money is that paid through registration will benefit Pat Malendowski
  • 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 all day and the holding period will be Saturday through Sunday. They hope to make the decision as far in advance as possible and will communicate to all once the call is made.


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

Saturday or Sunday

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


May 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am
May 10, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
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