‘Most surfers riding on same wave’ event
Once again South African surfers will attempt to break the Guiness World Record by having the most surfers riding the same wave at Surfers Corner, Muizenberg in October.
This 5th annual Earthwave Beach Festival that also showcases beach lifestyles will run on the weekend of 1-2 October. Activities include Longboard surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) events, plus other beach events, exhibits and demonstrations of environmentally friendly products. There will also be talks on climate change and environmental issues.
“Thanks to assistance from the Muizenberg Partnership we’re expecting an even bigger and better Earthwave Beach Festival this year,” says Paul Botha of Kahuna Promotions. “We’ll be going all out to increase the Guinness World Record that currently stands at 110 surfers riding the same wave set at Earthwave 2009.
“As in previous years we have challenged other surfing organisations worldwide to run an Earthwave festival and use the tremendous interest in Guinness World Records to raise awareness of climate change and what can be done to reduce our impact on the planet in their countries. Earthwave Brazil, the previous record holder with 100 surfers on a wave and our closest rival, has confirmed their next attempt will be at Quebra Mar, Sao Paulo at the beginning of September, so we will know exactly what is required to overtake them long before our attempt.”
In addition to the record-breaking attempt, Earthwave 2011 will provide plenty more action in the ocean, on the beach and at the renowned after-party. There will be heaps of give-aways, raffles and competitions like Dig for Gold offering prizes worth tens of thousands of Rands and the festival will end with a charity auction for worthy causes, live music and give-aways on the Sunday evening.
Organisers invite the participation of companies and organisations keen on displaying or demonstrating their environmentally friendly products and services. See http://www.kahunasurf.co.za/kp/earthwave for details of the 2009 and 2010 Earthwave Beach Festivals at Muizenberg.
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