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The 2017 Randy Fry Memorial Big X dive event
Saturday, October 14 at 8 AM - 11 PM
KOA-Manchester Beach
44300 Kinney Rd, Mendocino, California 95459

This years Randy Fry memorial "Big X" will be held at the Manchester KOA campground in Manchester California.
Please check with the Manchester KOA for camping or cabin accommodations prior to the tournament. Phone # for the Manchester KOA is 707-882-2375. Book early.
Ticket sales are now available but T-Shirts will be ordered around the end of September in order to have them in time for the tournament. EXTRA T-SHIRTS WILL BE ORDERED GUESSING AT SIZING, BUT SIZING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED FOR THOSE WHO SIGN UP AFTER THE T-SHIRTS ARE ORDERED. Tournament sales may be available the day of the tournament for CASH ONLY. T-Shirts will be available on a first come first served basis for "Day Of" sign ups again for CASH ONLY.
Check in for the tournament begins at 6:30 am near the camp office and store. The tournament starts at 8:00 am. Divers will be released for tournament upon registering in order to get to your dive destination. Do not enter the water with abalone fishing equipment before 8 am. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife do not allow taking abalone fishing gear in the water before 8 am. Doing so makes you subject to a citation.) You will be required to check in with your dive buddy. No solo divers. Dive buddies must both check in together after diving before either will be allowed to weigh in. You must be in the check in line no later than 2 pm for your catch to be eligible.
Upon check in, you will recieve your wristband for lunch. Food will be available for non participants for $10.00 per person. You may sign up here for prepaid non tournament participant lunches. Non tournament participants who pay for lunches online here MUST PRINT TICKETS ONCE PURCHASED, AND SHOW AS PROOF OF PURCHASE FOR LUNCHES.
Rules for the tournament:
Largest aggregate pound weight of fish from 5 SPECIFIC species listed below:
Blue Rockfish
Black Rockfish
Lincod (must be 30")
Cabezone (must be 15")
Vermillion or Halibut (Halibut must be 22")
All fish must be at least 14" in length unless otherwise specified above.
A 10 point bonus for having each of the 5 fish sized as stated above.
Abalone must be 9" to enter. 10 points for an Abalone 9" or greater. Points go up for larger abalone.
Catagories to be judged:
General Admission 1st place for the most points.
General Admission Largest Abalone
Junior's 1st place for the most points. (Junior is under 18 years of age.)
Junior's Largest Abalone
Women's 1st place for the most points
Women's Largest Abalone.
Honorable mentions for 2nd and 3rd place for points and abalone in these same catagories.



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I'm ALready Signed up and....ready to rock!!
if you kill it, you eat it.... don't be a dick

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I would like to thank Zenon Issel and the awesome folks at surf-fur for donating a surfcheck hoodie


I also donated to 2 of these custom abalone irons with mirror finish to the raffle table as well.

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to register for the event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-x-randy-fry-memorial-freediving-tournament-2017-tickets-34675476283

Also 100% of all proceeds are being donated to the Watermens Alliance to fund the Sea Urchin removal project, to help save the abalone fishery
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cant wait!

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I remember about ~5 years ago when this event was held at the Pacific Star winery. There was literally like 100 cars, trucks and RV's sprawled out over the bluff. Free wine flowing from the winery and an epic abalone cook off. Would be cool to see this event get to that status again.

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I would like to thank Walter Inman for donating a case of wine that can be auctioned into 2 different lots of 6btls with value of 3-400$
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I would like to thank Luis Hernandez for donating a case of wine, and a pair of booty fins , for board / surf to the raffle table
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I would like to thank Kris Cortez for Donating a FII level 1 free dive course to the Randy Fry raffle table !!!! to register and sign up click here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-x-randy-fry-memorial-freediving-tournament-2017-tickets-34675476283

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I would like to thank Walter Inman for donating a case of wine that can be auctioned into 2 different lots of 6btls with value of 3-400$
Your going to make a lot of friends if you win this one lol

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I would like to thank the following for donating to the randy fry raffle table, Gift certificate from Little River Inn for a round of golf for two and 15% off room rental, Neptonics systems float tube cover with inner tube, ab iron and gage with assorted stickers, Julie Riffe and the rest of the Riffe family for donating several speargun blanks for a trophy chair.

raffle prize and sponsor list

1.   Walter Inman for donating a case of wine that can be raffled into 2 different lots of 6btls with value of 3-400$
2.   Luis Hernandez for donating a case of wine, and a pair of booty fins , for board / surf .
3.   Kris Cortez for Donating a FII level 1 free dive course                                     
4.   Zenon Issel and the awesome folks at surf-fur for donating a surfcheck hoodie
5.   Gift certificate from Little River Inn for a round of golf for two and 15% off room rental
6.   Neptonics systems float tube cover with inner tube, ab iron and gage with assorted stickers
7.     Julie Riffe spearguns blanks for the trophy chair
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I would like to thank Dennis Haussler  of 20Fathoms for donating a Pair of Free dive blades to the randy fry Raffle table as well as
 I would like to thank Daniel Semard of oregon freediving company
 for donating a bad ass VIBE cooler to the Randy Fry Raffle table



1.   Walter Inman for donating a case of wine that can be raffled into 2 different lots of 6btls with value of 3-400$
2.   Luis Hernandez for donating a case of wine, and a pair of booty fins , for board / surf .
3.   Kris Cortez for Donating a FII level 1 free dive course                                     
4.   Zenon Issel and the awesome folks at surf-fur for donating a surfcheck hoodie
5.   Gift certificate from Little River Inn for a round of golf for two and 15% off room rental
6.   Neptonics systems float tube cover with inner tube, ab iron and gage with assorted stickers
7.    Julie Riffe spearguns blanks for the trophy chair
8.   Dennis Haussler from 20Fathoms Pair of Free dive blades
9.   Daniel Semard of Oregon freediving company donated a VIBE cooler               
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I would like to thank Jason Woody of  Mutiny Dive Co for donating some Lobster catch bags

1.   Walter Inman for donating a case of wine that can be raffled into 2 different lots of 6btls with value of 3-400$
2.   Luis Hernandez for donating a case of wine, and a pair of booty fins , for board / surf .
3.   Kris Cortez for Donating a FII level 1 free dive course                                     
4.   Zenon Issel and the awesome folks at surf-fur for donating a surfcheck hoodie
5.   Gift certificate from Little River Inn for a round of golf for two and 15% off room rental
6.   Neptonics systems float tube cover with inner tube, ab iron and gage with assorted stickers
7.    Julie Riffe spearguns blanks for the trophy chair
8.   Dennis Haussler of 20Fathoms Pair of Free dive blades
9.   Daniel Semard of Oregon freediving company donated a VIBE cooler   
10.    Mutiny Dive Co, Jason Woody for donating some lobster bags       

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I would like to thank Donna and Jorge Martinez of ABALONE BAY, for Donating a TWO NIGHT STAY AT ABALONE BAY AT SEA RANCH VALUED AT $1500 ~ Valid through June 30, 2018







BE SURE TO CLICK ON PDF FILE ATTACHMENT FOR PICTURES AND INFO ON ABALONE BAY


1.   Walter Inman for donating a case of wine that can be raffled into 2 different lots of 6btls with value of 3-400$
2.   Luis Hernandez for donating a case of wine, and a pair of booty fins , for board / surf .
3.   Kris Cortez for Donating a FII level 1 free dive course                                     
4.   Zenon Issel and the awesome folks at surf-fur for donating a surfcheck hoodie
5.   Gift certificate from Little River Inn for a round of golf for two and 15% off room rental
6.   Neptonics systems float tube cover with inner tube, ab iron and gage with assorted stickers
7.    Julie Riffe spearguns blanks for the trophy chair
8.   Dennis Haussler of 20Fathoms Pair of Free dive blades
9.   Daniel Semard of Oregon freediving company donated a VIBE cooler   
10.   Mutiny Dive Co, Jason Woody for donating some lobster bags       
12.   Donna and Jorge Martinez of  ABALONE BAY, TWO NIGHT STAY VALUED AT $1500 ~ Valid through June 30, 2018.
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