2011 Earthwave Beach Festival postponed
Despite substantial support from surfers, the public, media and a handful of product sponsors, organisers of the Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ have been forced to postpone the 2011 Earthwave Beach Festival due to a lack of financial support.
The fifth annual edition of the event, which promotes the surfing lifestyle and raises awareness of climate change and sustainable lifestyle choices, was schedule run at Surfers Corner on Muizenberg Beach on the weekend 1 & 2 October with a program of ocean and beach activities.
“We are really disappointed to have to call off this year’s Earthwave Beach Festival and Guinness World Record attempt,” said Paul Botha from Kahuna Promotions, organisers of the event where the current record of 110 surfers on the same wave was set in 2009.
“The current tight economic situation is having an adverse affect on our potential sponsors, many of whom are simply unable to support the event as they have in the past. It’s a real pity as we had assembled an exiting program of SUP and surfing events to accompany the record attempt and with fuel and energy prices constantly rising, our objective of demonstrating how to reduce, reuse and recycle would have been especially relevant this year.”
“Our thanks go to those who did pledge support to this year’s festival and we look forward to returning with a bigger and better event in 2012.”
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