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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Fest honoring Tony Silvagni

NC Press Release

Wrightsville Beach, N.C. - The Wrightsville Beach Ocean Fest "All-Waterman Award" is given each year to the contestant that demonstrates the ability to compete at the highest levels in both the Longboard and Standup Divisions in the Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association (WBLA) Pro-Am. The winner is determined based on how far each contestant advances in each division, with points awarded for successfully advancing after each round of competition. The competitor with the highest cumulative point total receives the All-Waterman Award and is recognized each year as the best all around Surfer.

This year the award is being given to Tony Silvagni of Carolina Beach. Tony won the Pro Longboard Division and advanced to the 3rd round of the Pro Standup Division. Tony has been competing worldwide for over 20 years and currently rides for Stewart Longboards on the ASP Tour.

In the past 3 years alone, Tony has achieved the 2013 1st place finish in the Taiwan Open of Surfing for Pro Noseriding, the 2012 5th place finish overall on the World Longboard Tour, and in 2011 both the ISA World Longboard Championship and been a Gold Medalist for the USA surf team.

This year the award has been named the Newkirk All-Waterman Trophy. Through this annual award, the Newkirk Family will honor the family Patriarch, Haywood Newkirk Sr, who passed away in 2013. Haywood Sr. was the embodiment of the term "waterman." He was a mate for Captain Eddie Hanneman and a pioneer in offshore fishing at Wrightsville Beach. He was a lifeguard at the Lumina Pavilion in the early 1950's and was also on the "All Army" swim team. In the 1950's he was surfing at Lumina on a converted airplane wing and barefoot water skiing in Banks Channel. Haywood Sr. also left a lasting legacy at Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island through his award-winning modernist architecture.   

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