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    Default 2012 Louisiana State Freedive Championships

    Alright guys we have the dates for The 2012 Louisiana State Freediving Championships set for July 19-20-21.

    ~The Weigh in and fish fry are going to be held on Saturday night at Chris Morans Marina in Fourchon, LA. The Scales will be open from 4:30-7pm Saturday.

    ~Entry fee is $40 which will include a rodeo t-shirt and entrance in the Prize Raffle. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=F4EQU274RXJPU

    ~the Proceeds from the Rodeo will be donated to the "William F. Crawford Scholarship fund for Coastal Engineering"

    ~Fish categories Include: Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Black Drum, Grouper*, Sheepshead.

    ~Some awesome awards are being built by killshot Metal art and will be given for King Skin Diver, Queen Skin Diver, And Biggest fish.

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    2012 LA State Freediving Championship Rules

    1. Registration is open until Midnight, July 18, 2012. Registration fee is $40. Pre-registration by phone or mail (email) is allowed. All participants must be known prior to the start of the rodeo. Phone ins- Joe 225-936-9685, email: Jwegmann1@cox.net. or Paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=F4EQU274RXJPU
    2. Valid fishing license is required of all participants.
    3. Diving is open to all waters.
    4. Competition starts Thursday July, 19, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 7:00pm
    5. All fish subject to autopsy.
    6. Scales open Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm only.
    7. All decisions by Rodeo Officials will be final.
    8. Headquarters for the Rodeo will be Chris Moran’s Marina in Fourchon, La
    9. No power heads allowed.
    10. Fish must be speared and apprehended by Diver without assistance.
    11. Fish speared from boats are not eligible.
    12. Scuba diving and the use of compressed air are not allowed.
    13. The use of detachable floats or “buoys,” is only allowed for Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi all other Fish (Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Black Drum, Grouper*, Sheepshead) must be shot with a line attached to the gun and Or line attached to the diver via Reel, Bungee cord or Riding Rig. Diver with float may let go of the line and follow the line with the boat, but must retrieve the fish while in the water. Diver must bring the fish and or the line to the boat without assistant. The boat may go to the diver. The diver may not hold on to a down line or to the anchor line when shooting the fish. Any length of line is allowed. Reels and Bungee cords are allowed. Fish must be shot without the aid of compressed air rather active or passive. Bait and Burlee chumming is allowed.
    14. Diver must be present for Raffle prizes, Saturday, July 21. All Sponsor Prizes/Products are to be given away during the Raffle, except for Chad Morris' Freedive Gun, It will be presented to the King Spearfisherman.
    15. Trophys will be given for King Spearfisherman, as well as Queen Spearfisherman and Largest Fish.
    16. The 3-2-1 point system will be used with ties broken by cumulative weights of fish on these boards.
    17. In case of any ties due to weight the earliest fish (es) entered win(s).

    18. Eligible fish species are as follows: Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Black Drum, Grouper*, Sheepshead.

    Competition begins Thursday, July 19 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    Awards Ceremony will follow at 7:15 p.m.
    Saturday, July 21 --- Weigh-in Day Scales Open Only from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    if you have any questions/concerns or need help planning your trip, please feel free to contact me at (225)936-9685 or Jwegmann1@cox.net
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    looks like it's going to be a great time again!
    PartyBoy + Booze = Mayhem

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    Just checked in with Chris Morans Marina and they still have a number of rooms available on the marina side with slips for the Freedive Championship July 19-20-21. Give them a call at 1-985-396-3900 to book your room. We also have a number of things close to completion, so stand by for more up dates on prizes and the 2012 t-shirt design!!!

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    We just Added another awesome sponsor, Big thanks to Joe D'Agostino and

    EmeraldCoastFreediving.com ~ Emerald Coast Freediving provides FII certified training programs along the Gulf Coast. Our clients include: Those wanting to make the transition from spearing fish on SCUBA to breath hold, board paddlers, swimmers, surfers and kayakers looking to advance their waterperson skills, yoga enthusiasts, or ANYONE looking for the next challenege in life! Let Emerald Coast Freediving add depth to your world!

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    We just got news the Aqua Aces Spearfishing Club has volunteered to bring down their brand new food truck and prepare some awesome stuff for us!!! If you've been to one of their rodeos you know they run a first class operation, and we couldn't be happier to have their support.

    We also just picked up the T-shirts and added a new sponsor:

    Spearotek.com ~ SpearoTek, Inc. is a wholesale distribution company bringing you, the most elite spearfishing and freedive equipment dealers of the United States, and the latest innovations in gear from around the world!
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    This years weather for the Freediving Tourney is starting to shape up,
    So Shmooze your "Life partner", call some buddies and fix your gear, its gonna
    be on!!

    If your not able to go diving or make it down for the party Saturday
    please consider purchasing a ticket to help support the rodeo. You will get a
    Free T-shirt and all the Proceeds will be donated to the "William F. Crawford
    Scholarship fund" for Coastal Engineering at LSU. So please help us to honor a
    true legend in the sport of Freedive spearfishing and contribute to a great
    cause.

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=F4EQU274RXJPU

    WEDNESDAY NIGHT
    SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. SLIGHT
    CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

    THURSDAY
    SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. CHANCE OF
    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

    THURSDAY NIGHT
    SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

    FRIDAY
    WEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. CHANCE OF
    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

    FRIDAY NIGHT
    WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
    SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

    I called Chris Morans Marina and as of today they had two rooms available for
    SAT. But I went ahead and reserved two rooms for Thursday-Saturday with boat
    slips a few weeks back for anyone wanting to make plans at the last minute.
    Give me a call 225-936-9685 or email at Jwegmann1@cox.net if your interested in
    the rooms.

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    The Rok Zone will be bringing in the King again this year........

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    Awesome rodeo! Had a great time, and won some great freedive fins. Looks like I'm going to have to retire my jet fins now
    PartyBoy + Booze = Mayhem

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