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    Gallery: Krash Nationals USA Tour Kicks Off With Grayland Open 2014



    The Krash Nationals USA held its opening round of the 2014 freeride season at the Grayland Open in Grayland, Washington this past weekend. With a field of 40-plus strong competitors across the five classes: Rookies, Amateur, Pro, Masters, Runabout and a Pro Jam, everyone knew it had the ingredients for a weekend full of spectacular riding.

    The conditions for the duration of the weekend were challenging with a small inconsistent swell for the most part but the event was blessed with clear sunny conditions and moderate winds.
    The contest was judged on a similar format to the one used at the IFWA and Krash Nationals Australia, which consists of 50-percent surf riding and 50-percent aerial tricks (apart from the Rookie class which was only judged on surf riding and nose stabs).

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    Looks like they had a lot of fun. They were tearing it up out in that surf. Great photos as always.

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    Okay, Kevin. This is like the 4th time you've done something (article) about freerides since I've been aware of you and your publication. But I still don't don't know what a freeride is. What the heck is a freeride? Anything to do with freestyle? Anything to do with riding without paying admission? C'mon! What the heck is it?

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    LOL. Let me tell try it this way:

    freeride
    free·rīd

    verb

    1) to engage in aerial acrobatics (ie. "stunts" or "tricks") in tidal surf using traditional standup or smaller sitdown-style runabouts; participants - also known as "freeriders" - are judged upon several factors including amplitude (height), technicality, style, and difficulty of execution.

    noun
    1) an organized event wherein participants (or "freeriders") engage in aerial acrobatics (ie. "stunts" or "tricks") in tidal surf in a competition format for cash and prizes.

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    Thank you!

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    My pleasure!

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