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Catching some air

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 20th, 2013


This year’s X-West Huck Fest winner Gabe Cruz edged previous world champion Josh Tenge in points, 25-23 on Saturday; Rebekah Austen (below) won the amateur women’s division with 19 points. A sandboarder at Saturday’s X-West Huck Fest sandboarding competition leaves the dune in search of points. Photos by Ned Hickson/Siuslaw News
Everything conspired to provide sandboarders with a golden opportunity to compete in the 15th annual X-West Huck Fest sandboarding competition on Saturday at Sand Master Park, including using the park’s new 50-foot portable ramp.

Nicknamed “Moby” because, as park creator and owner Lon Beale explained, “It’s as big as a whale and mobile,” he said with a laugh. “The name just stuck.”

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