Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jimmie’s Summer Jumpfest Photo Competition – Ho’okipa August 18th thru 20th 2010

Updated: 6:35pm 15th August 2010:
The recent strong winds and explosive jumping at Ho’okipa got Jimmie Hepp thinking. He’s taken tons of great jumping shots of the North Shore crew recently and we decided to spice things up a bit. So next week as a bit of fun and in the true spirit of The 60 Days of Summer project we’ll be having the first annual Jimmie’s Summer Jumpfest Photo Competition. With the emphasis on fun the format is going to be super simple;

  • Sailors wanting to take part give their name to Jimmie either at the beach or by email letting him know what gear they will be riding. 
  • For three afternoons Jimmie will shoot from his spot on the rocks. 
  • The photoshoot will run on Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th & Friday 20th between 1:30pm and 3:30pm each day depending on weather conditions. N.B. There is a small NW swell forecasted for Wed and Thurs.
  • The best shots, one from each sailor will be posted online on and readers will be able to vote for their favorites.
  • The winning pictures (one MALE and one FEMALE) will be the ones with the most votes and receive a special prize (which is yet to be decided).  
  • This photo competition is all about having FUN at a time when not much is normally happening at Ho'okipa and all those taking part will get a little exposure too which never hurts!
These are two of my personal favourites of late both for very different reasons, I wonder what next week will produce?

The winner may not be the biggest jump; it could be the worst crash or funniest picture so get creative. If you are in Maui on these dates and fancy your chances or just want to have some fun then get yourself down to Ho’okipa, put your name down on Jimmie’s list and get out there and see what you can do. I can’t wait to see the pictures!

Spread the word, more details will follow…


  1. Has jimmie got a lense long enough to spot me in the UK?

  2. Great! Well, knowing there is a camera pointed at you brings out the recklessness and the fact that it might hurt just blows away! :)
    Have fun! Nice format!

  3. Coverage so far:

    The pics and or story will be on;

    - Here (including all sites that link e.g.

    Hopefully more will follow...