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King and Bing edge Team SA towards a gold medal at ISA World Longboard Surfing Championships in Peru

September 27th, 2013 No comments
Justin Bing (Noordhoek) shows the form that saw him eliminate reigning ISA World Champion Toni Silvagni (USA) from the 2013 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championships at Huanchaco in Peru on Thursday  Photo: ISA / Tweddle

Justin Bing (Noordhoek) shows the form that saw him eliminate reigning ISA World Champion Toni Silvagni (USA) from the 2013 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championships at Huanchaco in Peru on Thursday Photo: ISA / Tweddle

Thomas King and Justin Bing edged Team SA towards a gold medal on Day 4 of the ISA World Longboard Surfing Championships in Peru on Thursday when they both advanced through tough heats to reach the last 10 in the Men’s division of the inaugural edition of the event.

King reached the final of the qualifying stream with an excellent showing where he placed second to Edouard Delpero (FRA) and relegated Hawaiian standout Ned Snow to the repecharge rounds in a fiercely contested, high scoring Round 4 clash.

The Capetonian is now just one heat away from the Men’s Grand Final and an individual medal. Even if he slips out of the top two in his next heat he still has another chance to reach the Grand Final via the repecharge final.

Bing (Noordhoek), who dropped into the repercharge rounds on Day 1, also placed second in his Round 5 heat, finishing behind former ASP World Longboard champ Phil Rajzman (BRA) as the pair eliminated reigning ISA World Longboard champion Toni Silvagni (USA) from the event. Bing must place first or second in three more heats to reach the Men’s Grand Final.

With Simone Robb (Kommetjie) and Ethan Pentz (Kalk Bay) already into the qualifying finals of the Women’s and Junior’s divisions respectively, Team SA, France and Hawaii are the only teams with all four members still in the event and in contention for the team gold medal.

Host nation Peru with three competitors and Brazil and Argentina with two each are the other nations challenging for a medal. Traditional surfing power USA in eighth place with one surfer left while perennial ISA team gold medallists Australia have none and sit in an unfamiliar 10th place in the provisional rankings going into the last two days of the event.

All four South Africans will be in action in the long rolling waves at Huanchaco today.

The ISA World Longboard Surfing Championships end on Saturday when the top teams and individual performers in the Men, Women and Junior (U18) divisions will earn gold, silver, copper and bronze medals. All the action can be followed live at http://isawlc.com starting at 2.40pm South African time daily

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About the International Surfing Association
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running the Open Division World Championship since 1964, the World Junior Surfing Championship since 1980, the World Masters Surfing Championship since 2007, the World Bodyboard Championship since 2011, the Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival in China, and the World Standup Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship beginning in 2012. The ISA also sanctions the World Kneeboard Titles and the World Tandem Surfing Championship, and will launch the World Longboard Championship in 2013. ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 75 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro and re-elected seven times since. The ISA’s four Vice-Presidents are Alan Atkins (AUS), Karín Sierralta (PER), Debbie Beacham (USA) and Layne Beachley (AUS).

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Cape Town surfers fall short in world record attempt at BOS Earthwave Beach Festival

September 30th, 2012 No comments

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival
Guinness World Record attempt + Ocean, Beach & Sustainable lifestyle events
Surfer’s Corner, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Saturday & Sunday, 29 & 30 September 2012

Cape Town surfers fall short in world record attempt at BOS Earthwave Beach Festival

Despite ideal conditions and the enthusiastic support of a packed beach, the Cape Town surfing community fell short in their attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ at the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival at Muizenberg on Sunday.

More than 300 surfers of every age and ability paddled out in brilliant sunshine, a gentle offshore breeze and waist to shoulder high waves with great expectations of beating the record of 110 set at Earthwave 2009. After an hour and seven attempts, the best tally posted on the day was 84.

The fifth edition of the two-day festival of beach and surf culture that uses the interest surrounding world record attempts to generate awareness of sustainable lifestyle choices was the best to date.

Champions were crowned in provincial schools and longboard surfing and, for the first time in this country, in tandem surfing. There was also a touch rugby tournament, a stand up paddle (SUP) race to Kalk Bay and back and an attempt to set a world record for the longest line of surfboards on a beach’.

The sports events were staged alongside talks and presentations on environmental topics, free testing for various medical conditions, the BOS Dig for Gold treasure hunt and fund-raising for the Sunflower Fund and Shark Spotters program.

The festival concluded with an after-party at the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay on Sunday evening where comedian Mark Sampson, SA’s funniest surfer, and live music act Paul & Stef entertained the revelers and the official result of the Guinness World Record attempt, based on photographic evidence, was announced.

For the latest information of the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival go to www.facebook.com/BOS.Earthwave or www.kahunasurf.co.za where you will find information on the program of events, images and videos. Follow the activities on Twitter @BOSEarthwave.

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Pictured: The Cape Town surfing community managed to get 84 surfers riding the same wave at Muizenberg on Sunday, well short of the Guinness World Record of 110 set at Earthwave 2009
Photo: Pierre Marqua / Earthwave

About BOS Ice Tea

• BOS is a range of organic rooibos ice teas blended with all-natural fruit flavours – peach, lemon, apple, berry, lime & ginger and cranberry energy. It is preservative, colourant and caffeine free.
• The BOS packaging is bold, colourful, and graphic exuding a youthful and open spirit.
• BOS Ice Tea appeals to people of all ages who have an optimistic outlook on life, an appreciation for great aesthetics, and a desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The BOS philosophy is – ”Being healthy and being robustly cool haven’t always gone together, but they can.”
• BOS premium quality organic rooibos is farmed exclusively at Klipopmekaar rooibos farm and private nature reserve. At the vanguard of organic and ethical farming, Klipopmekaar’s approach is intrinsic to the BOS experience.
• BOS plants and maintains 1 tree for every 2000 cans or packs sold. We focus this initiative in under-privileged and under-greened schools and public spaces.
• BOS likes to engage, have fun, give joyful experiences and share a sense of life and living.
• For more info visit WWW.BOSICETEA.COM

The BOS Earthwave Beach Festival is produced by Kahuna Promotions and supported by People’s Post and Wavescape.co.za, the official print and digital media partners respectively, and Corner Chat. The surfing events are sanctioned by Surfing South Africa (SSA), the national controlling body for the sport.

Issued on behalf of:

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival
Contact: Paul Botha
Tel: +27 (0) 21 783 4965
Email: kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

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Life’s a Beach Communications
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

 

Far more than just wave-riding at BOS Earthwave Beach Festival this weekend

September 25th, 2012 No comments

 

There will be far more than just wave-riding at the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival at Muizenberg this weekend and those attending the fifth edition of the sustainable lifestyles event can enjoy and participate in a wide range of fun-filled and informative beach sports and activities.

Alongside the attempts to set world records for ‘longest line of surfboards on a beach’ on Saturday and the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ on Sunday are paddle races and touch rugby, a treasure hunt and beach cleanups, blood and ear testing, skincare advice, land paddling demos, celebrity autograph sessions, fund raising for worthy causes, give-aways, two after-parties and environmental talks and presentations.

The highlight of the environmental program is a presentation by renowned conservationist and extreme adventurer Braam Malherbe at 11am on Saturday. This motivational speaker, youth developer and TV presenter who ran the Great Wall of China for Operation Smile will elaborate on how we all need to DO ONE THING to make a difference for our environment!

There will also be videos on environmental talks and plenty of materials on sustainable lifestyle options from Greenpop, the City of Cape Town’s Environmental departments and WWF, while Tuffy have donated recyclable bags for the twice daily beach cleanups where those collecting the most rubbish earn prizes.

Spatone, the natural mineral-water-based iron supplement and sponsors of the medical facilities at the festival are offering FREE iron and glucose testing for athletes and spectators daily. MichaelGamePlan, the first CANSA endorsed men’s product in South Africa, is providing skincare advice and hampers of products on both days and Wavescape.co.za, SA’s foremost surfing portal, brings well-known ear, nose and throat expert Dr John Steer to conduct tests and give advice on ‘surfers ear’ on Sunday.

The marquee tent, where registration for the world record attempts takes place, will also host awareness and fund raising for the Sunflower Fund, whose Bandana Day is on 12 October, and the Shark Spotters who do so much to protect ocean users from apex predators but whose operations are only partially funded by local authorities.

The tent is also the venue for an autograph and poster signing session on Sunday featuring South African super-models Tracy McGregor and Leigh-Ann Roberts, both of whom have graced the cover of Playboy SA in 2012. The girls will be promoting the latest swimwear range from Fondle clothing, designed by Tracy, and we hope to see them gracing the waves during the Guinness World Record attempt too.

The inaugural People’s Post Touch Rugby Challenge is an invitational eight-team tournament on Sunday morning and the BOS Dig for Gold treasure hunt where hordes of kids comb the beach sand for prizes totaling thousands of Rand is scheduled for 12 noon the same day, just before the participants line-up for the attempt to set a new record for the number of surfers riding the same wave.

Demos and trials of the latest Land Paddling equipment from Kahuna Creations will run throughout the weekend, with one of the paddles up for grabs, and for those who want to try surfing for the first time there will be free Introduction to Surfing lessons available from Surf Emporium and Lifestyle Surf Shop.

The waves will be filled on both days with the region’s best young surfers in the Surf Emporium WP Inter-schools Champs, which includes a Surfing South Africa transformation project and the Battle of the Waves where all proceeds go to the Shark Spotters. The men’s final of the New Balance WP Longboard Champs will be run on Sunday morning to showcase the top local riders.

And for those watermen and women who would like to make history by being the country’s first tandem surfing champions, the inaugural Similasan Tandem Surfing Champs will see couples performing acrobatic lifts and poses as they ride the same surfboard. Anyone keen of participating in this event, which has unique handcrafted trophies and hampers of the sponsor’s homeopathic treatment for swimmer’s ear on offer, can enter for free via kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

Another exciting new addition to the festival is the Coreban SUP Classic where stand up paddlers and surfskis will race from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay and / or Fish Hoek and back, depending on conditions. This demanding race will bring out the best in the burgeoning SUP community.

All these activities take place at surfers Corner on Muizenberg Beach, voted one of the world’s 20 top surf towns by National Geographic and undoubtedly one of the planet’s premier places to learn to surf. And thanks to the generous support of brands like BOS Ice Tea; Fondle; DaKine; Zigzag Magazine; Billabong; Rafikis; Von Zipper; Derevko Wetsuits; Kauai; Sector 9; MichaelGamePlan; Palmers and Kahuna Creations there will be heaps of valuable prizes to win while you’re there.

And when the beach action is over for the day, join the crowds at the official after-parties at Rafikis Restaurant in Kloofnek Rd in the city on Saturday night and at the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay on the Sunday where the official results of the world record attempts will be announced.

For the latest information of the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival go to www.facebook.com/BOS.Earthwave where you can find information, images and videos on how to become part of the activities.

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Pictured: Youngsters will be searching for valuable prizes in the Dig for Gold treasure hunt at the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival this Sunday
Photo: Sarah Nicolson / Earthwave

About BOS Ice Tea

• BOS is a range of organic rooibos ice teas blended with all-natural fruit flavours – peach, lemon, apple, berry, lime & ginger and cranberry energy. It is preservative, colourant and caffeine free.
• The BOS packaging is bold, colourful, and graphic exuding a youthful and open spirit.
• BOS Ice Tea appeals to people of all ages who have an optimistic outlook on life, an appreciation for great aesthetics, and a desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The BOS philosophy is – ”Being healthy and being robustly cool haven’t always gone together, but they can.”
• BOS premium quality organic rooibos is farmed exclusively at Klipopmekaar rooibos farm and private nature reserve. At the vanguard of organic and ethical farming, Klipopmekaar’s approach is intrinsic to the BOS experience.
• BOS plants and maintains 1 tree for every 2000 cans or packs sold. We focus this initiative in under-privileged and under-greened schools and public spaces.
• BOS likes to engage, have fun, give joyful experiences and share a sense of life and living.
• For more info visit WWW.BOSICETEA.COM

The BOS Earthwave Beach Festival is produced by Kahuna Promotions and supported by People’s Post and Wavescape.co.za, the official print and digital media partners respectively, and Corner Chat. The surfing events are sanctioned by Surfing South Africa (SSA), the national controlling body for the sport.

Issued on behalf of:

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival
Contact: Paul Botha
Tel: +27 (0) 21 783 4965
Email: kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

Compiled & Issued by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

Multiple world records at stake at BOS Earthwave Beach Festival at Muizenberg

September 13th, 2012 No comments

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival
Guinness World Record attempt + Ocean & Beach events
Sustainable lifestyle event
Surfer’s Corner, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Saturday & Sunday, 29 & 30 September 2012

Multiple world records at stake at BOS Earthwave Beach Festival at Muizenberg

The Cape Town surfing community will be participating in attempts to break multiple world records at the fifth edition of the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival which takes place at Muizenberg Beach on the weekend 29 & 30 September.

While the highlight of the beach and watersport festival that promotes sustainable lifestyle choices remains the attempt to break the existing Guinness World Record of 110 surfers riding the same wave set at Earthwave 2009, the organisers of the festival have introduced two more records that can be set if the waves are not ideal.

The first will be to try to establish a new Guinness World Record for the ‘longest line of surfboards laid on a beach’ which will take place at noon on the Saturday while the preliminaries of the New Balance WP Longboard Championships and the Surf Emporium WP Inter-Schools champs are being run.

“A record of 180 surfboards stretching for approximately 515 metres has been set at La Jolla in California but this has not been ratified by Guinness World Records,” says Paul Botha from Kahuna Promotions, the organisers of the festival.

“We are inviting surfers to bring their longest boards to the beach on Saturday and lie them nose-to-tail on the beach to create a spectacular display of surfing equipment. Everyone will receive a certificate of participation and the nett proceeds will be donated to worthy causes.”

The second new record attempt to be introduced this year is for the ‘largest logo created by surfboards’ and was set when 230 surfers paddled out and formed a peace sign in the ocean at Malibu in California in June last year to raise awareness about threats to ocean health.

This record will be challenged if the waves are too small to break the record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ on the Sunday at Earthwave.

Other new events to be staged at the 2012 festival include the Similasan Tandem Surfing Challenge where a man and a woman perform acrobatic lifts and poses while riding the same surfboard; the Coreban SUP Classic that sees stand up paddlers and surfskis race to Kalk Bay and back and the People’s Post Touch Rugby tournament.

There will also be free iron and glucose testing at the Spatone First Aid Tent and skincare advice from Michael Game Plan for participants and spectators, the chance to try out the latest Land Paddling boards and the popular BOS Dig for Gold treasure hunt will again see dozens of kids combing the sand for valuable prizes.

The Shark Spotters will have a stand in the marquee tent where you can find out more about sharks and the Sunflower Fund will be raising awareness and funds for the great work they do for those with leukemia alongside talks and presentations on environmental issues and ideas on how to reduce your impact on the planet.

In addition to the events and displays spectators of all ages will be kept entertained with numerous challenges and give-aways ranging from beach cleanups to quizzes with prizes from local and international brands such as Fondle; DaKine; Zigzag Magazine; Billabong; Rafikis; Von Zipper; Derevko Wetsuits; Kauai; Sector 9; MichaelGamePlan; Palmers and more.

The legendary Earthwave party atmosphere will be even better catered for this year with a party at Rafikis Restaurant in the city after the first world record attempt on the Saturday as well as the customary shindig at the popular Brass Bell in Kalk Bay on the Sunday evening featuring live music and comedian Mark Sampson, SA’s funniest surfer, where the official results of the world record attempts will be announced.

For the latest information of the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival visit www.facebook.com/BOS.Earthwave or contact the organisers at kahunasurf@mweb.co.za for particulars on how to become part of this sustainable lifestyle initiative.

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Pictured: Off to break the record at the Earthwave Beach Festival in 2007
Photo: Clive Maasch

About BOS Ice Tea

• BOS is a range of organic rooibos ice teas blended with all-natural fruit flavours – peach, lemon, apple, berry, lime & ginger and cranberry energy. It is preservative, colourant and caffeine free.
• The BOS packaging is bold, colourful, and graphic exuding a youthful and open spirit.
• BOS Ice Tea appeals to people of all ages who have an optimistic outlook on life, an appreciation for great aesthetics, and a desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The BOS philosophy is – ”Being healthy and being robustly cool haven’t always gone together, but they can.”
• BOS premium quality organic rooibos is farmed exclusively at Klipopmekaar rooibos farm and private nature reserve. At the vanguard of organic and ethical farming, Klipopmekaar’s approach is intrinsic to the BOS experience.
• BOS plants and maintains 1 tree for every 2000 cans or packs sold. We focus this initiative in under-privileged and under-greened schools and public spaces.
• BOS likes to engage, have fun, give joyful experiences and share a sense of life and living.
• For more info visit WWW.BOSICETEA.COM

The BOS Earthwave Beach Festival is produced by Kahuna Promotions and supported by People’s Post and Wavescape.co.za, the official print and digital media partners respectively, and Corner Chat. The surfing events are sanctioned by Surfing South Africa (SSA), the national controlling body for the sport.

Issued on behalf of:

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival
Contact: Paul Botha
Tel: +27 (0) 21 783 4965
Email: kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

Compiled & Issued by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

Exciting line-up of events at BOS Earthwave Beach Festival at Muizenberg in September

August 17th, 2012 No comments

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival
Guinness World Record attempt + Ocean & Beach events
Sustainable lifestyle event
Surfer’s Corner, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Saturday & Sunday, 29 & 30 September 2012

The BOS Earthwave Beach Festival, where an attempt will be made to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’, will feature an exciting line-up of events in wave-riding, paddling, running and beach sports at Muizenberg on the weekend of 29 & 30 September 2012.

The highlight of the festival will be the attempt on the Guinness World Record and 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 the top surfers from Peninsula schools who will also compete in the Bomb Expression Session. There will be plenty of 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 again 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 Kalk Bay 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. Contact Top Events for further details.

There will also be an eight-team Touch Rugby tournament organized by In2Touch, the BOS Dig For Gold where prizes totaling thousands of Rand are buried in the sand and development initiatives for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

And the action does not stop there as negotiations are in progress to stage a Beach Volleyball tournament, Skateboarding and BMX events, beach sports for children and attempts to break other Guinness World Records at the festival.

All the activities at the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival take place alongside exhibitions and displays of the latest outdoor products and services with presentations by experts on environmental awareness and sustainable lifestyle choices.

To stay abreast of the latest details Like the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival page on Facebook or visit www.kahunasurf.co.za for further details. The organisers can be contacted via kahunasurf@mweb.co.za for particulars on how to become part of this sustainable lifestyle initiative.

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Pictured: Crowds line the beach as Cape Town surfers attempt to break the Guinness World Record at the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival at Muizenberg in 2009

Photo: Lee Slabber /Earthwave

About BOS Ice Tea

• BOS is a range of organic rooibos ice teas blended with all-natural fruit flavours – peach, lemon, apple, berry, lime & ginger and cranberry energy. It is preservative, colourant and caffeine free.
• The BOS packaging is bold, colourful, and graphic exuding a youthful and open spirit.
• BOS Ice Tea appeals to people of all ages who have an optimistic outlook on life, an appreciation for great aesthetics, and a desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The BOS philosophy is – ”Being healthy and being robustly cool haven’t always gone together, but they can.”
• BOS premium quality organic rooibos is farmed exclusively at Klipopmekaar rooibos farm and private nature reserve. At the vanguard of organic and ethical farming, Klipopmekaar’s approach is intrinsic to the BOS experience.
• BOS plants and maintains 1 tree for every 2000 cans or packs sold. We focus this initiative in under-privileged and under-greened schools and public spaces.
• BOS likes to engage, have fun, give joyful experiences and share a sense of life and living.
• For more info visit WWW.BOSICETEA.COM

 

Issued on behalf of:

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival
Contact: Paul Botha
Tel:             +27 (0) 21 783 4965
Email: kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

Compiled & Issued by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
Mobile:             +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival to host Guinness World Record attempt at Muizenberg in September

July 26th, 2012 No comments

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival

Guinness World Record attempt + Ocean & Beach events
Surfing and sustainable lifestyle event
Saturday & Sunday, 29 & 30 September 2012

The BOS Earthwave Beach Festival will host an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg on the weekend of 29 & 30 September 2012.

The fifth edition of this popular festival will again harness the immense interest surrounding Guinness World Records to promote sustainable lifestyle choices by featuring a wide range of both competitive and fun events in the ocean and on the beach alongside exhibitions, demonstrations and talks on environmental issues over the two days.

“We’re really excited about the 2012 festival and with the support and energy of BOS Ice Tea we are confident that that the record of 110 surfers riding the same wave set at Muizenberg in 2009 can be broken,” says Paul Botha from Kahuna Promotions, the organisers of the festival.

“Since 2006, when 73 surfers were recorded on the same wave, the festival has become one of the surfing world’s biggest mass participation events,” Botha added. “This year we’re expecting even more people to participate in and watch events such as Longboard and Grom surfing, SUP and Surfski races, Touch Rugby and Volleyball tournaments along with plenty of activities for kids like the Dig For Gold and Learn to Surf lessons.”

For spectators there are also plenty of valuable give-aways, sticker-showers, beach cleanups, raffles and fund-raising for worthy causes while the whole fiesta ends with the after-party-of-the-year featuring a live band and hilarious auction at a popular local venue.

“We’ve always had a strong link to surfing through our relationship with big wave surfer, Twiggy Baker,” says Marié van Niekerk, BOS Marketing Director. “BOS appreciates the spirit of the surfing community coming together in this unique way to create a very memorable experience for young and old and we’re delighted to be ‘on board’.”

Muizenberg, rated one of the top 20 beach towns in the world by National Geographic, is the ideal venue for the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival. It’s considered to be the birthplace of surfing in South Africa and with its pristine 20km fine white beach, gentle rollers and warm water, it’s easy to see why.

Earthwave Brazil, the 2008 record holder, will also be making another attempt to break the current record on Sunday 2 September at Quebra Mar near Sao Paulo. Negotiations are in progress with several other organisations worldwide to stage Earthwave festivals to coincide with the Muizenberg event.

For further information on the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival visit www.kahunasurf.co.za. The organisers can be contacted via kahunasurf@mweb.co.za for details on how to become part of this sustainable lifestyle initiative.

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About BOS Ice Tea

  • BOS is a range of organic rooibos ice teas blended with all-natural fruit flavours – peach, lemon, apple, berry, lime & ginger and cranberry energy. It is preservative, colourant and caffeine free.
  • The BOS packaging is bold, colourful, and graphic exuding a youthful and open spirit.
  • BOS Ice Tea appeals to people of all ages who have an optimistic outlook on life, an appreciation for great aesthetics, and a desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The BOS philosophy is – ”Being healthy and being robustly cool haven’t always gone together, but they can.”
  • BOS premium quality organic rooibos is farmed exclusively at Klipopmekaar rooibos farm and private nature reserve. At the vanguard of organic and ethical farming, Klipopmekaar’s approach is intrinsic to the BOS experience.
  • BOS plants and maintains 1 tree for every 2000 cans or packs sold. We focus this initiative in under-privileged and under-greened schools and public spaces.
  • BOS likes to engage, have fun, give joyful experiences and share a sense of life and living.
  • For more info visit WWW.BOSICETEA.COM

Issued on behalf of:

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival
Contact: Paul Botha
Tel: +27 (0) 21 783 4965
Email: kahunasurf@mweb.co.za
Compiled & Issued by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

Close but no record as 93 ride same wave Earthwave Beach Festival in Cape Town

September 27th, 2010 No comments

Pictured: A total of 93 surfers ride the same wave at the Earthwave Beach Festival at Surfer’s Corner in Muizenberg on Sunday. The Guinness World Record of 110 surfers on the same wave was during the 2009 Earthwave event at the same venue. Photo: Lee Slabber

EARTHWAVE BEACH FESTIVAL

Guinness World Record attempt + Longboard and SUP contests
Surfing and sustainable lifestyle event
Saturday & Sunday, 25 & 26 September 2010

It was close, but the Guinness World Record for the most surfers riding the same wave remains 110 set at the 2009 Earthwave Beach Festival at Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town after today’s best effort at the same venue came in at 93.

Despite the ideal offshore winds and gentle rolling half metre waves, the unseasonable rainy weather reduced the field from last year’s record 443 to ‘just’ 228 participants. Even though nearly 50% of those who took part managed to catch and ride the same wave for the required five seconds, they could not improve on the existing record.

“What a fantastic effort by Cape Town’s surfing community,” enthused Dene Botha from Kahuna Promotions, founders of the Earthwave concept that leverages the immense interest around Guinness World Record attempts to highlight climate change and raise awareness of sustainable lifestyle options.

“We may not have been able to improve on the record, but the rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the hundreds of people at the beach for longboard and SUP events and Earthwave’s program of environmental awareness was the best in the 4 year history of the festival,” Botha added

The two day event included stop No. 3 of 5 on the SA Longboard Series and the first course racing events at Muizenberg in the rapidly growing Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) discipline. These ran in conjunction with talks by organisations such as 350.org and the Climate Action Partnership, who calculated carbon footprints, displays on marine life by Save Our Seas and demos of wind turbines and solar panels by 3rd Rock Energy.

Noordhoek local Justin Bing won the Open division of the longboarding ahead of Michael Grendon, Alfonso Peters and Dylan McLeod from Port Elizabeth. Bing moved into the lead on the series standings with the next event scheduled for the Eastern Cape in six weeks and inaugural national series will be finalised in Durban early next year.

Tarryn Kyte won the Women’s division, Muizenberg local Papi Makanyane took the Juniors, Deon Bing the Over 35’s and Gary Van Rooyen the O/50’s.

The super-fit van Rooyen also placed fourth in the Coreban SUP racing, behind winner Greg Bertish, runner-up Peter Peterson from Germany and Jono Rosslind, another competing in both events.

The host of activities during the festival included a Dig for Gold for the youngsters, spinning trials run by Spin 4 Charity, an outstanding display of big wave and Earthwave photographs by Nic Bothma, fund-raising by the Shark Spotters, who provided additional staff for the record attempt, and also the Sunflower Fund who do sterling work on behalf of those with leukemia.

Earthwave also featured a transformation component organised by Surfing South Africa and the Ticket to Ride Foundation, supported by Sport & Recreation SA and the Lotto, which brought 15 youngsters from Masiphumalele to the beach where they also received a hearty meal thanks to Compass Bakery.

The festival concludes with the Corona After-Party at the popular Brass Bell pub and restaurant in Kalk Bay featuring surf band the Little Kings, promos, the draw for the raffle and an auction of eco friendly items from Aidan Bennetts Design along with Corona and Monster Energy. This year there is a R10 cover-charge, the entire proceeds of which will be split between Spin 4 Charity, the Sunflower Fund and the Shark Spotters program.

The 2010 Earthwave Beach Festival is supported by Loaded Smoothies, Kustom footwear, Aidan Bennetts Design, Derevko Wetsuits, Hemporium, O’Neill, Caves Surfwear, Billabong, VonZipper, New Balance, Palmers, Zigzag, Empire Café, Rafikis, the Brass Bell and Octopus’s Garden, Bulk SMS, Compass Bakery, Monster Energy, Surfing South Africa, Corona and Wavescape, the official online and surf forecasting partner.

See www.kahunasurf.co.za/kp/earthwave-2010 for or the Facebook group Earthwave Beach Festival 2010 for further information and a gallery of images.

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Company:         Kahuna Promotions
Contact:            Paul Botha
Email:               kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

Compiled & Issued by:Life’s a Beach Communications
Mobile:         +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email:           lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

Stage set for Guinness World Record attempt at Earthwave Beach Festival

September 25th, 2010 No comments

The 2010 Earthwave Beach Festival got underway in sunny skies and light winds at Surfer’s Corner in Muizenberg on Saturday  Photo: Dene Botha

EARTHWAVE BEACH FESTIVAL
Guinness World Record attempt + Longboard and SUP contests
Surfing and sustainable lifestyle event
Saturday & Sunday, 25 & 26 September 2010
Stage set for Guinness World Record attempt at Earthwave Beach Festival

The Earthwave Beach Festival got underway in sunny skies and light onshore winds at Surfer’s Corner in Muizenberg today with the opening rounds of stop No. 3 of 5 in the SALSA Longboard surfing series and the first of the Coreban SUP races setting the stage for a grand finale and the Guinness World Record attempt on Sunday.

The beach was a hive activity as Spin 4 Charity hosted spinning trials alongside talks on environmental topics by 350.org and others, spectators browsed through the incredible images on display by renowned photographer Nic Bothma, carbon footprints were calculated by CAPS, wind turbines and solar panels from 3rd Rock Energy were perused and free beverages were dispensed by Loaded Smoothies and Monster Energy.

Greg Bertish won the first leg of Coreban SUP races, powering around the ‘M’ shaped course to finish ahead of Ivan van Vuuren, Jono Rosslind and Justin Bing. Craft of all shapes and sizes were demonstrated, including an incredibly light, streamlined Kevlar racing model that drew plenty of attention.

Former SA champion Dylan McLeod (PE) advanced to semi-finals of Open division of the longboard event, as did Rosslind, who is competing in both events, and Durban’s Brad Weare. PE surfers Faye Zoetmulder in the Women’s event and Grant Beck in the Juniors will also be contesting their respective divisions on the final day.

Wavescape, the official online and surf forecasting partners of Earthwave, predict light cross-offshore winds for Sunday morning and Kahuna Promotions, organisers of Earthwave and the Guinness World Record for the most surfers riding on the same wave, are optimistic that the record of 110 set at last year’s event can be raised even higher.

Registration for the GWR event starts at 10am and the hundreds of participants are expected to line up on the beach at 12.30 before paddling out for the one hour attempt at 1pm. Approximately six to eight waves are expected to be ridden in the 60 minutes.

While an attempt is made to count the surfers on each wave, it is photographic evidence that provides the final proof of how many surfers are up and riding five seconds after taking off. The official figures for the day will be announced at the Corona Earthwave After-Party at the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay.

The party starts at 5pm and features surf band the Little Kings, promos, the draw for the raffle and an auction of eco friendly items from Aidan Bennetts Design. This year there is a R10 cover-charge, the entire proceeds of which will be split between Spin 4 Charity, the Sunflower Fund, who will also be selling their Bandanas on the each during the day, and the Shark Spotters program which will have additional staff on duty during the GWR attempt.

The Earthwave Beach Festival offers fun in the sun for people of all ages, including a Dig for Gold with 50 valuable prizes ranging from branded wetsuits and sunglasses to apparel and footwear buried in the sand.

The Earthwave Beach Festival is supported by Loaded Smoothies, Kustom footwear, Aidan Bennetts Design, Derevko Wetsuits, Hemporium, O’Neill, Caves Surfwear, Billabong, VonZipper, New Balance, Palmers, Zigzag, Empire Café, Rafikis and Octopus’s Garden, Bulk SMS, Compass Bakery, Monster Energy, Surfing South Africa and Corona.

Contact kahunasurf@mweb.co.za for details on how to become part of this sustainable lifestyles initiative.

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Issued on behalf of:

Company: Kahuna Promotions
Contact: Paul Botha
Email: kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

Compiled & Issued by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
Mobile:         +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email:           lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

Action aplenty as surfers challenge World Record at Earthwave Beach Festival

September 24th, 2010 No comments

Some of the more than 400 surfers who lined up to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ at the 2009 Earthwave Beach Festival. Photo: Lee Slabber

 

EARTHWAVE BEACH FESTIVAL
Guinness World Record attempt + Longboard and SUP contests
Surfing and sustainable lifestyle event
Saturday & Sunday, 25 & 26 September 2010

Action aplenty as surfers challenge World Record at Earthwave Beach Festival

There will be action aplenty at the Earthwave Beach Festival at Muizenberg this weekend as Cape Town’s surfers try to break the Guinness World Record of 110 riding on the same wave alongside talks and displays on environmental issues, a photographic exhibition, contests for Longboard surfers and Stand Up Paddleboarders (SUP) and fund raising for worthy causes, before reaching a climax at a huge after-party on Sunday evening.

The fourth annual Earthwave event also features plenty of activities for youngsters, including a Dig for Gold with thousands of Rands in prizes, development surfing, a survey on starting a local surfers environmental organisation, calculating your carbon footprint, a tourism quiz with prizes, free books and CD’s on sustainable lifestyles, free beverages from Loaded Smoothies and Monster Energy and loads of give-aways, sticker showers and competitions.

The highlight will be the Guinness World Record attempt on Sunday, when even more than the 443 surfers of all ages who set the record last year are expected to take to the surf in sunny weather and ideal one metre rolling waves. Registration of participants starts at 10am and all participants line-up on the beach in a spectacular display of the diversity of the surfing lifestyle at 12.30.

Entering the surf at 12.55, half a dozen or more attempts will be made between 1pm and 2pm to get more than 110 surfers riding the same wave for 5 seconds or more. This all takes place under the watchful eye of the Shark Spotters (who will have additional staff on duty), a pair of Billabong / Monster Energy Jetskis in the surf and the reassuring presence of a flotilla of NSRI craft behind the break while highly trained paramedics from Medics in Motion and also the local Lifeguards are on-hand for any eventualities on the beach.

The Ticket to Ride Foundation will be bringing 15 rookie surfers from Masiphumelele to participate in the record attempt. Using surfboards and wetsuits kindly provided by Surfing South Africa as part of surfing’s national controlling body’s transformation program, which is supported by Sport & Recreation SA and the Lotto, the youngsters will also enjoy a hearty meal donated by Compass Bakery.

The festival gets underway at 8am on Saturday with a nationally rated Longboard surfing event run by the WP Longboard Club that has attracted top exponents from all over the country where the winners will be crowned on Sunday morning. The Coreban SUP races run between 10am and 12noon on both days and will utilise an ‘M’ shaped course through the surf that ensures spectators will be close to the action in this burgeoning watersport discipline.

All-day activities on both days include the works of renowned photographer Nic Bothma who will be displaying images from previous Earthwave events and also big-wave action around the Peninsula. There is also the opportunity to get some exercise and raise some funds for Spin 4 Charity, who will be conducting trials for the their own 24 hour Guinness World Record attempt at next year’s Earthwave festival.

Well known environmental organisations such as 350.org and the 90 x 2030 Project will be presenting talks on climate change and sustainable lifestyle options and 3rd Rock Energy will display solar and wind turbine energy generators. The Climate Action Partnership will calculate your carbon footprint, with prizes for those with the lowest impact on the environment, and there will also be a display and information on marine creatures by Save Our Seas and the Shark Spotters.

The event is supported by the City of Cape Town with the Environmental Resource Management Dept have providing copies of their excellent Smart Living Handbook in print and digital versions for those seeking the best way to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, along with copies of their guide to Western Cape Beaches. And Cape Town Tourism will be hosting a quiz with prizes just after 12noon on Saturday.

Spectators and participants alike can show their support for the meritorious efforts of the Sunflower Fund on behalf of leukemia sufferers by purchasing a Bandana at Earthwave and wearing it during the world record attempt.

Earthwave is supported by Loaded Smoothies, who will be dispensing their range of delicious and nutritious health drinks to participants and spectators, and will distribute tens of thousands of Rands of branded products in competitions, a raffle and competitions.

Products up for grabs include top-of-the-range footwear from Kustom, chairs using environmentally friendly materials designed by TV personality Aidan Bennetts, top-class Derevko Wetsuits, Hemporium bags and apparel made from environmentally friendly hemp, clothing and accessories from O’Neill, Caves Surfwear and Billabong, sunglasses from VonZipper, shoes from New Balance and surf wax from Palmers.

There are also magazines from Zigzag, vouchers from top restaurants such as the Empire Café, Rafikis and Octopus’s Garden, a year’s subscription of surf forecast SMS’s from Wavescape and Bulk SMS and much, much more.

The 2010 Earthwave Beach Festival culminates in the Corona Earthwave After-Party at the recently renovated Brass Bell in Kalk Bay starting at 5.30pm on Sunday. Starring surf band Little Kings, the after party will also feature the Corona promo-girls, surf movies from the Wavescape Film Festival, more prizes and give-aways and the announcement of the official number of surfers on one wave earlier in the day.

For further information see the Program of Events at www.kahunasurf.co.za/kp/earthwave-2010 and the Facebook group Earthwave Beach Festival 2010 where video footage on how seriously participants train for the event, produced by the Fabulous Boomtown Boys, can be viewed.

The Earthwave Beach Festival is produced by Kahuna Promotions and proudly supported by Wavescape, the official online and surf forecasting partner for Earthwave.

Contact kahunasurf@mweb.co.za for details on how to become part of this sustainable lifestyles initiative.

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Issued on behalf of:

Company: Kahuna Promotions
Contact: Paul Botha
Email:  kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

Compiled & Issued by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
Mobile:         +27 (0) 82 423 1964
Email:           lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

The KG Longboard Classic – Jongensfontein

June 17th, 2010 No comments

 

KG Longboard Classic Poster

Top Longboard surfers from all over South Africa are travelling down to Jongensfontein for the KG Classic, the first in the 5 event SALSA Longboard Tour. The Series winner will receive a Grand Prize at the last event, the SA Champs in Durban. Open Finalists at all series events receive cash prizes as well.

Contestants include KZN’s, Brad Weare, who is travelling to Peru later this year as part of the SA Team. Also surfing are WP’s Justin Bing, who competed at last years World Games in Costa Rica, Michael Grendon, who’s got a slot at the ASP Event in Makaha in November, and P.E.’s Dylan McLeod, who competed on the World Longboard Tour last year, in Japan and the Maldives.

A full field with International competitive experience.

Last years event was held in perfect 6-8 foot surf, and was won by Ludi du Toit from Jeffreys Bay, who returns to defend his title.

Current storm conditions are clearing for this weekends competition, with excellent contestable surf predicted once the cold front has moved past. There are a number of point breaks in the area, and the contest is mobile, dependent on the best surf on the day. It also forms part of the World Surf Day celebration.

Besides the Premier Open Division, there are rounds which include ladies, juniors, over 50’s and the Divas – ladies over 35. Over 80 surfers will be competing.

Of interest is the PDI contingent in the junior and Open Division. Previously they were part of development initiatives in WP Longboard surfing, but made the WP team on merit at the recent SA Champs. Alfonso Peters was the top performer at this event, and will be challenging for prize honours in the Open Division at the KG Classic.

He is being supported by SALSA to attend all the series events in the country, over the next year.

Issued on behalf of SALSA

The South African Longboard Surfing Association