PTSD & HEALING ALL HEROES

As the Founder of RIGS & REEFS Classic Its my Goal to Help Heroes, All Heroes. After going deep into THE OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION FOR TRUE HEROES i was inspired by the mission to heal VETS. But was motivated to heal more. After 20 years serving in our Community’s around the United States and Conducting Local Rescues with Local EMS I realized my target for healing was larger. From Nome Alaska where we conducted a 30 day mission where we found native Alaskans who were stuck at sea after a walrus hunt. To numerous Sinking Vessels, Vessel Fires, People in the Water, and Vessels Disabled. From Reedsport Oregon, Florence Oregon, Ilwaco Washington, Corpus Christi TX Sabine Pass TX. From Oil Spills, to Hurricane Katrina, & Harvey. 1998, 9/11, to 2018. We Served with All Heroes.

It was this Rescue that Changed my Life.

F/V CATHERINE M

Truth is Scared me being out there that day. But that’s what kept me Square, because the life of my Crew and People we rescued were all my responsibilities. As a Person Non-Certified I knew I was a Rescue away from a Mishap so I had to be on point. Team Work Saved the Day. For those we couldn’t reach were often saved by EMS, Beach Rescue, or Local Law Enforcement. This is What Inspired ALL HEROES & BLUEWATER HEALING.

It was my wildest Rescue In which I earned my SURFMAN Title as the 374th Surfman. Why do I share all this? Because it healed me. The Ocean Destroyed my Body, but daily heals my soul. PTSD is a Nasty beast. Injury is a Nasty Beast. Disabled is a Disappointment to hear. But it is what happens to those who serve. And that Applies to All Heroes. Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, EMS… everyone suffers

I put my stories out there to hopefully show others that it is a daily battle. But it’s also a Next Mission to Heal. For me, when I retired I realized its time for Action. Save the Rigs & Reefs. Heal the Oceans. Make them greater. To allow for Sustainable Commercial and Recreational Harvest.

We All have a Story. We all have a Motivation. Some of us are even strong enough to create more and bring more.

This is Ours

ONE TEAM | ONE FIGHT

Would You like to Help more Heroes like those of the USCG? Help USCG Heroes

AFRAS GOLD MEDAL

Harvey Rescues

Love Support Healing

Columbia River


Nome Alaska, 1998

Harvey

All Hands on Deck “HARVEY”

2019 Official Results

Let’s get right down to it! Absolutely Epic Event For Spearfishing in Texas been at this since 2012 Video of Our History

Ladies First Top Spearos

39.8lbs Amberjack Top Diver
59.7lbs Grouper Top Diver
Top DiveR Mentor Award 58.8lbs Amberjack Youth Spearo

Hear it from This FreeDivers Story

This year we created the DiveR Mentor Award to honor those who mentor the future


Sheepshead (lbs)

  1. Devin 4.4
  2. Levi 3.7
  3. Aquiles 3.5
  4. Michael J. 3.0
  5. Mike L 2.6
  6. George 2.6
  7. Malcolm 2.6
  8. Mike B 2.2

KING Mackerel (lbs)

  1. Mike L 23.1

Mahi

  1. Jared O .8

Grouper (lbs)

  1. Lewis 59.7 (180’Scuba)
  2. George .5

Red Snapper (lbs)

  1. Aquiles 14.3
  2. Mike L 4.8

Snapper Other (lbs)

  1. Levi 9.2/3.3
  2. Mike L 9.2
  3. George 8.5
  4. Micheal J 8.5/6.3
  5. Monte 8.5/7.4
  6. Mike B 7.0/2.6
  7. Jared O .6
  8. Don B 7.9/4.4
  9. Jared King 3.9
  10. Lewis 8.3
  11. Aquiles 3.0/3.5

Cobia

  1. Sean Allison 42.5
  2. Lewis 36.8
  3. Devin 36.1
  4. Catherine 20.7
  5. Levi 17.6
  6. Malcolm 20.2
  7. George 18.2
  8. Kevin B 20.4
  9. Kyle 17.8
  10. Monte 26.2
  11. Devin 36.1
  12. Mike 22.2 / 26.4 / 14.3
  13. Aquiles 26.4

  • Amberjack

    1. Mirna 39.8 (Top Woman Diver)
    1. Aquiles 60.6 (Reel Only/Freediving)
    1. Strider L 58.8lbs (Youth Top Spearo Freediving See imagine above)
    1. George 60.6
    1. Lewis 57.7/41.4
    1. Jered 55.3
    1. Tom D 53.1
    1. Michael J 44.7
    1. Mike L 43.8
    1. Malcomn 43.4
    1. Travis B 54.2/30.1
    1. Levi 48.4/45.1

    FreshWater Fish

    1. Jared 3.3/2.4 Drum
    2. Mitch .6/.4/2.8/2.6 Drum

    Due to Human Error if a Weight is incorrect/missing please let us know so we can fix this same with names we want to give everyone credit.

    100% Event & Sponsor Funded All Funds Remaining will roll over to next year.

    SpearfishingKings 2019

    Are you registered Yet? Register Today

    Do you want to help? Want to Help our Event Grow? Donate Today

    Thank You everyone for the Greatest Event to date in Texas. 5th Year Complete

    Next Mission All HEROES Like those of Hurricane Harvey. This is a Family Event Want to set up a booth? Contact David.Ramsey@gator-gripp.com

    Brought to you by Click Link to Find Out.

    Bravo Zulu Everyone including our Sponsors

  • Float Plan

    Do you develop a float plan before you leave port? Do you know what one is?

    What is a Float Plan?

    Simple it’s a Trip Plan. It should always consist of telling people where you plan on departing, going, what you plan on doing, and when your returning. Even how you can be contacted.

    Always check the Weather before you depart. After 20 years of Coast Guard Rescues Even a 1 day trip can turn into a two or three day rescue. Be prepared for being on the Water! Enjoy the Water With a Float-plan.

    Remember Food, Water, & Shelter


    Have Fun, and Create a Float Plan


    “Tell them before you go”

    “Let them know when your coming home”
    “We will be home at this time”

    Weather Update Corpus Christi TX

    Spearfishing Tournament

    2019 Hit List Update

    HIT LIST/DIVISION

    (HARVEST ONLY IF SPECIES IS OPEN, ALL STATE & FEDERAL RULES APPLY)

    (Spearos Helping others Harvest a Fish to prevent loss of fish and harm to divers is authorized)

    1. Dates – Aug 15th 6am – Aug 17th 5pm

    Scale OPENS 530pm – 7pm 17th Aug 2019 Marker 37 Marina

    13317 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

    Contact Dave Ramsey (503) 298-0592 with questions PAYPAL Debit Credit

    *MOST LION FISH

    *TOP Mens SPEARO
    *Top Women SPEARO
    *Top Youth SPEARO age 0-17

    How do you earn topspearo? Get your name on the board most

    *FRESH WATER FISH Division 1st, 2nd, 3rd any Legal Fish

    *Pelagic Division
    Amberjack / African Pompano
    Wahoo / Mahi / Tuna / King Mackerel
    Cobia / Grouper / Snapper Other

    *Coastal Division
    Red Snapper (If open)
    Snapper Other / Grouper / King Mackerel
    SheepHead / BlackDrum / Flounder  

    What’s Snapper Other? – I am referring to your other snapper class , cubera , grey snapper , dog snapper

    (* prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place points per pound all legal limits per species apply can not exceed daily bag limits state/federal rules apply)

    Scenario – Spearo A brings in 56lb amberjack + 40lb cobia + 12lb Cuberra Snapper = 108lbs Pelagic Division VS Spearo B brings in 57LB amberjack 12LB Red Snapper = 69lbs  Spearo A wins\\  All fish must be entered into proper division. Multiple Divisions allowed per entry.

    Coastal Fish Harvested cant be entered as Pelagic Division (Coastal is All Coastal Waters within State of Texas. {NON FEDERAL WATERS/ NON FRESH WATERS).

    8. Whole or Gutted FISH, will be weighed! In the Event of a Tie! Earliest Fish turned in wins!

    9. PreRegistration $60.00 Date July 31st!

    10. Aug 1st – 13th $75.00.

    In the event of a Cancellation Back Up Date will be Sept 14th 2019.

    ***NO REFUNDS AS THIS IS A NON PROFIT EVENT YOUR ENTRY FEE PAID IS AN AGREEMENT TO RULES ABOVE AND DONATION TO OATHinc.

    (***All Remaining Prizes Donated will be Auctioned online via Facebook Page for Rigs & Reef Classic and 100% of Funds Raised will be Donated to OATH )