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View Poll Results: USA West Coast Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!
USA West Coast Finalist #1 - Video: Calico Bass Smackdown Video 19 44.19%
USA West Coast Finalist #2 - Video: Ukumulua at it again 2 4.65%
USA West Coast Finalist #3 - Trip Report: November Mendocino & Humboldt Dives: The Comeback! 20 46.51%
USA West Coast Finalist #4 - Video: Fort Ross CA - Last Day of abalone season and my humbling experiences 2 4.65%
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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GO SLOW - READ EACH TRIP REPORT AND/OR WATCH EACH VIDEO LINKED BELOW - CHOOSE CAREFULLY

YOU HAVE ONLY ONE VOTE PER POLL - NO DO-OVERS ARE ALLOWED


The Trip Report Challenge First 3 Quarters 2013 USA West Coast nomination process finalists are below. I congratulate these finalists and have started the above poll for you to vote for "the best" in accordance with the following rules:

The three geographic regions are USA East Coast (includes Gulf), USA West Coast, and International. There will also be a prize for best video in each time period. The video may or may not be part of a trip report and thus a compilation video may qualify. Spearfishing has to be the primary subject of the video.

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OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE SPEARBOARD BEST TRIP REPORT AND/OR VIDEO CHALLENGE

Note the following member qualifications to vote from the official rules:

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D. Voting is up to the voters; no one can force or rally a vote, please visit all nominated trip reports and/or videos and vote for the best in your opinion. Please vote based on quality of the report and/or video and not popularity of people, fish or areas that you are most familiar with personally.
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and you can vote in all three regional polls in the two time periods per this rule:

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all members with more than 50 posts are then able to vote one time for their favorite trip reports among the final nominations.
Be sure to vote in the other two regional polls for the two time periods linked here:

Poll - USA East Coast - First 3 Quarters 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170314

Poll - USA West Coast - First 3 Quarters 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170315

Poll - International - First 3 Quarters 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170317

Poll - USA East Coast - Last Quarter 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170320

Poll - International - Last Quarter 2013 ---> http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=170322

Please vote once in all six polls. They will close on 2-21-14.


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USA WEST COAST FINALISTS LAST QUARTER 2013

USA WEST COAST FINALIST #1

Original Poster: Triggerfish Jr.
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: Video: Calico Bass Smackdown Video
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=167820
Geographic Region: USA West Coast SCI
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: 11-03-2013
Description: Calico Bass action on a 3 day trip to SCI

USA WEST COAST FINALIST #2

Original Poster: mauidivah
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: Video: Ukumulua at it again
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=169019
Geographic Region: USA West Coast
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: 12-17-2013
Description: Some bluewater action off of Maui and lanai HAWAII.
Reason for Nomination: October 2013. 90+ miles on a 14.7' boat just to fuel our bluewater needs.

USA WEST COAST FINALIST #3

Original Poster: Fej
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: November Mendocino & Humboldt Dives: The Comeback!
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=168510
Geographic Region: USA West Coast
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: 11-28-2013, 01:38 AM
Description: Overcoming an ear hole and scoring scallop, Ab, rockfish and Octo Action
Reason for Nomination: This one should be in a magazine

USA WEST COAST FINALIST #4

Original Poster: Riff
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: Video: Fort Ross CA - Last Day of abalone season and my humbling experiences
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=168661
Geographic Region: USA West Coast
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: 12-3-2013, 11:16 PM (my bday! )
Description: Three young men embark on a journey with high spirits anxious to capture the coveted 10-inch abalone only to be b****-slapped by mother nature.
Reason for Nominationn: Representing shore divers in rough waters

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Re: USA West Coast Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!

Please do not post in this thread to help assure compliance with this rule:

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There will be a pool of prizes for the trip reports in three regions and the video winner. If the prizes are usable in all geographic regions, the four winners will try to agree which prize they want. If they can't agree, we will use a selection method like Rock –Paper - Scissors. Being awarded a prize should be a secondary consideration to the honor of being selected as the best trip reporter or video maker by your fellow spearfishing men and women.

























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Re: USA West Coast Poll - Trip Report/Video Challenge Last Quarter 2013 - Vote Now!

As a bonus and because this is the first video challenge, we are giving away a special prize for the best video of the six video finalists (three each for the two time periods) in the challenge for 2013. As a video professional myself, I will be the final judge of the overall winning video.

The prize is the following custom hybrid speargun from Spearboard sponsor Impaler Spearguns. Company owner Jason is the outstanding new custom hybrid speargun designer who joined the community and marketplace in 2013.














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Two days of voting left and then the winners will be announced at The Blue Wild
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Last Day of Voting is today!

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The winner here is:

USA WEST COAST FINALIST #3

Original Poster: Fej
Trip Report and/or Video Thread Title: November Mendocino & Humboldt Dives: The Comeback!
URL: http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=168510
Geographic Region: USA West Coast
Date of Trip report and/or video thread origination: 11-28-2013, 01:38 AM
Description: Overcoming an ear hole and scoring scallop, Ab, rockfish and Octo Action
Reason for Nomination: This one should be in a magazine
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