Exciting Earthwave Beach Festival
Another attempt will be made to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ at Muizenberg next month.
The BOS Earthwave Beach Festival will feature an exciting line-up of events in wave-riding, paddling, running and beach sports on the weekend of 29-30 September 2012.
The highlight of the festival will be an attempt on the Guinness World Record. Any surfer who can stand up and ride for more than 5 seconds is invited to join in to try and surpass the current record of 110 set during the 2009 Earthwave festival at Muizenberg.
This year sees the introduction of the two-day Surf Emporium WP Inter-schools Surfing Championships which will feature top surfers from Peninsula schools who will also compete in the Bomb Expression Session. There will be more action action for beginners and beachgoers in the Community Surfing Initiative and free introductory surf sessions where anyone can learn how to catch and ride a wave.
The country’s top longboard surfers will also be in action in the Western Province Longboard Surfing Championships, with the finals for the Open Men and Women taking place at the festival site shortly before the paddle-out for the GWR attempt.
Stand Up Paddlers (SUP) will be well catered for in the inaugural Coreban SUP Races which will see paddlers racing from Muizenberg to KalkBay or Fish Hoek and back (weather and conditions permitting) and around-the-cans in the surfline, along with displays and the opportunity to try out the latest state-of-art equipment.
Beach activities will be boosted by the running of the first ever New Balance Beach Run which is open to all athletes and follows a fast out-and-back course from Muizenberg along Strandfontein beach at low tide.
Negotiations are in progress to also stage a Beach Volleyball tournament, skateboarding and BMX events, beach sports for children and attempts to break other Guinness World Records at the festival.
For more info visit www.kahunasurf.co.za.
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