2017 Kirk McNulty White Seabass Spearfishing Classic


SIGN UP HERE! The tournament honors the legacy of Kirk McNulty, a surfer, diver, brother, and son. Kirk was a world class waterman who was inspired by everything ocean. Although some of you may not have known Kirk we hope that you will participate as we are a small family of spearfishermen here on the West Coast. .

A $25 entry is required prior to spearing a fish. Proceeds will be donated to the White Seabass Hatchery Program led by Hubbs-Seaworld to help improve the WSB population on our coast.

Please join us in the 4th Annual tournament to celebrate Kirk's life and passion for the sea. Winners will be chosen by Top 3 Biggest Fish. In order to help further the efforts of White Seabass Hatchery Program led by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute we have made it mandatory that fish heads are turned in to qualify your catch for placement (Drop off locations below). If the fish head(s) have been tagged an additional prize will be given and determined by the fish that has traveled the furtherest from its grow out location. 

OceansGlobal highly recommends that divers have a freediving certification from Performance Freediving International (PFI), Freediving Instructors International (FII) or the equivalent. Safety courses and dive insurance provided by Divers Alert Network (DAN) is also recommended. 

The Awards Party and raffle will be held May 13th at Tarsan in Redondo Beach, CA.

2017 Sponsors

Clothing & Accessories

Dark Seas, Salty Crew, Electric Visual, RoarkDIFF Eyewear, Surf-fur, HippyTree, SunBum, AFTCO, Lucky Bastard Co., Mizu Bottles, Amuse Society, Sea Native and Zeal Optics.

Gear

Sea Sniper, Ulusub, NitroGunCo., James and Joseph, Divers Alert Network, Meric, Wilmington Iron Works, SPOT LLC, NeptonicsOmer, RiffeGannet Dive Co.Silent Pocket, Grapes Chargers.

Services

Performance Freediving International, Meric Spearfishing, Deadwater Jaw Mounts

Restaurants

Fish 101, Ortega 120, Bear Flag Fish Co.

Media

SpearingForum, Long Beach Neptunes, LA Fathomiers , Fish Track/Bouy Weather

 

Click the links to view 2017 Leaderboard2016 Leaderboard,  2015 Leaderboard, and 2014 winners and video and be sure to join our Facebook Page to keep up with current fish counts and tournament stats.

 Prizes:

First to submit a White Seabass - Celestron Binoculars

1st Place - Perpetual Trophy - rotates annually, personal trophy - 100% discount Intermediate PFI freedive class, mounted sea bass tail by Meric, Mounted sea bass jaw by Dead Water Jaw Mounts, Nitro gun, Electric prize pack, Sun Bum prize pack, 1 year subscription to Fish Track and Buoy Weather and more TBD from the list above.

2nd Place - personal trophy - 50% off Intermediate PFI freedive class, mounted sea bass tail by Meric, 5MM Sea Sniper wetsuit, Electric prize pack, Sun Bum prize pack, 1 year subscription to Fish Track and Buoy Weather and more TBD from the list above.

3rd Place - personal trophy - 25% off Intermediate PFI freedive class, mounted sea bass tail by Meric, Electric prize pack, Sun Bum prize pack, 1 year subscription to Fish Track and Buoy Weather and more TBD from the list above.

Sustainable Fish Award - Most WSB heads turned into drop off locations during the tournament period. - 1 year subscription to Fish Track and Buoy Weather, Sun Bum prize pack and more TBD from the list above.

All head submissions are entered into a raffle to win a mounted sea bass jaw by Dead Water Jaw Mounts.

Rules:

You must be registered in the tournament prior to spearing your fish. No exceptions.

All WSB must be submitted between March 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017 and Fish heads must be labeled (Participants Name, OceansGlobal and location of where the fish was caught) and dropped at a certified location to qualify for placement.

Fish must be caught while freediving with spearguns and pole spears. No tanks, fishing poles, or chum can be used to capture fish.

Fish are required to be legal species and sizes according to the California Department of Wildlife and Mexico Oficina de Pesca.

Need Photo of Catch and Digital Scale readout (photo of fish/weight must be taken on land, not from boat). Image should carry a date stamp with the time and date the photo was taken. Please submit photos to Clark@OceansGlobal.org.

Drop-off locations:

Santa Barabara

Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (805) 568-1221

Sea Landing (805) 963-3564

Ventura/Oxnard

Eric’s Tackle (805) 648-5665

Channel Islands Sportfishing Center (805) 985-8511

Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey Sportfishing (310) 822-3625

Torrance/Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Boat Hoist (310) 374-3481

San Pedro/Long Beach

22nd Street Sportfishing (310) 832-8304

Long Beach Sportfishing (562) 432-8993

Pierpoint Landing (562) 983-9300

Santa Catalina Island

Avalon Fish Market (at the end of the pier) - (310) 510-0197

Two Harbors (harbor patrol office on the pier) - (310) 510-4253

Los Alamitos/Huntington Beach

Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (562) 342-7111

Pacific Edge Bait & Tackle (714) 840-4262

Mako Matt’s Marine (714) 893-7743

Newport Beach/Irvine

Angler’s Center (949) 642-6662

Balboa Angling Club (949) 673-6216

Davey’s Locker (949) 673-1434

Newport Landing Sportfishing (949) 675-0550

Dana Point

Dana Wharf Sportfishing (949) 496-5794

Hogans Bait & Tackle (949) 493-3528

Jig Stop Tackle & Tours (949) 496-3555

Oceanside/Carlsbad/Solana Beach

Helgren’s Sportfishing (760) 722-2133

Leon Raymond Hubbard, Jr. Hatchery (760) 434-9501

Blue Water Tackle (858)350-8505

San Diego

James and Joseph Spearfishing Supplies (619) 295-3705

Dana Landing (Mission Bay) - (619) 226-2929

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (619) 226-3870

Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (858) 467-4201