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Fun and Games but No World Records at Earthwave Beach Festival

September 28th, 2015 No comments
Gary van Rooyen and Caitlin Brouckaert were worthy winners of the tandem surfing title at the Earthwave Beach Festival on Sunday Photo: Earthwave / StephenC Photography

Gary van Rooyen and Caitlin Brouckaert were worthy winners of the tandem surfing title at the Earthwave Beach Festival on Sunday Photo: Earthwave / StephenC Photography

The Earthwave Beach Festival lived up to its billing as Cape Town’s most popular celebration of beach culture with spectators and participants leaving the beach smiling despite variable weather conditions ranging from sunny and mild to windy with rain squalls that ruined attempts to set new Guinness World Records for the ‘largest bikini parade’ and the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ on Sunday.

Successful beach touch rugby, tandem surfing, Dig for Gold and outreach surfing events along with an entertainment program that included exhibitors, vendors and live music acts kept everyone entertained throughout the day and into the evening.

But weather forecasts in the media in the lead up to the weekend, predicting strong winds and rain on Sunday, prompted most of those who pre-registered for the record attempts to spend their day elsewhere and attendance for both the bikini and surfing record attempts fell far short of expectations.

The third Earthwave Tandem Surfing Open, the country’s only surfing event for two people riding the same surfboard, was again the highlight of the day’s program in the pleasant morning conditions. Participants displayed technical lifts and amazingly innovative combinations with multiple wind and surfing champion Gary van Rooyen and partner Caitlin Brouckaert clinching the title and unique trophy.

The Beach Touch Rugby Championships showcased the talents of some of Western Province’s top players while the inaugural Share the Stoke Outreach Surfing Games saw nearly 100 participants from the various outreach programs that use surfing as an incentive for enhancing the quality of life for youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds competing in surf and beach events.

Another highlight for youngsters was the Kingii Dig for Gold where dozens of pre-teens searched for valuable prizes in the beach sand to highlight the South African launch of the unique Kingii flotation safety device for all levels of water users.

The entertainment program staged in the comfort of the Pavilion, on the water’s edge overlooking the action, featured top class music by the likes of The Rudimentals, 7th Son, Kings Down South and The Ryan Kidwell Band alongside a beach bar, food trucks, a range of vendors and environmental displays by SANNCOB and the SharkSafe Barrier.

The seventh Earthwave Beach Festival was produced by Kahuna Promotions whose father and son duo of Paul and Dene Botha founded the event in 2006.The entertainment aspects were expertly produced by Regan and Monique Tacon from GoodTimes Events.

The 2015 festival was supported by Kingii, Pole Yard, Rafikis, Happy Socks, Tuffy, SAPPI, NSRI, 7Stars Energy, UBER, Metrorail, Ola, Corner Surf Shop, Lifestyle Surf Shop, Hooley, Xpression on the Beach / Coreban, Signature Surf and Skate, Naish SUP, Surf Emporium, Reef Wetsuits, Surf Shack, Dept. of Sport & Recreation, Share the Stoke Foundation SA, In2Touch and many more businesses in Muizenberg and surrounds.

The official digital media partner was www.Wavescape.co.za whose wave and weather guru Steve Pike was the official forecaster for the event.

The Earthwave Beach Festival is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa (SSA), recognised by the Dept of Sport & Recreation as the governing body for wave-riding sports in South Africa. SSA is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).

More information on the 2015 Earthwave Beach Festival can be found at:

Website: www.earthwave.info
Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/Earthwave.Beach.Festival
Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/1PPMPdB
Twitter: @earthwave2015 and #earthwave2015

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Issued on behalf of:

Kahuna Promotions
T: 021 783 4965
E: kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

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Life’s a Beach Communications
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E: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

2015 Earthwave Beach Festival – FAST FACTS

September 25th, 2015 No comments
2015 Earthwave Beach Festival poster

2015 Earthwave Beach Festival poster

WHAT: The Earthwave Beach Festival is a multi-discipline sports and entertainment event.

The highlights of the program are attempts to set two new Guinness World Records. These include:

• The ‘most surfers riding the same wave’, where hundreds of surfers enter the ocean and try to all ride on one wave. Open to anyone who can catch and ride a wave straight towards the beach for 5 seconds.
• The ‘largest bikini parade’, where women of all ages in two-piece swimsuits walk for a mile (1 610 metres) on the beach and are counted at the end of the course.

Sports include surfing, tandem surfing and touch rugby along with fun beach activities for the whole family such as Dig for Gold, raffles, give-aways, auctions, beach cleanups, etc

Entertainment takes place inside the Muizenberg Civic Hall (Pavilion) and includes exhibitors, vendors, displays and talks on environmentally friendly products and services alongside live music acts, food sales and a beach bar

LIVE MUSIC: The line-up is:
14:30: Kings Down South
16:00: The Ryan Kidwell Band
17:30: The Rudimentals
19:00: 7th Son
20: 00: DJ’s till close

WHERE: The sports activities are staged on the beach and in the ocean at Surfers Corner, Muizenberg. The entertainment and exhibition components are staged in the Muizenberg Civic Hall (Pavilion) located on the beachfront overlooking the action.

WHEN: The event runs from 8am to 11pm on Sunday 27 September 2015

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

08h00 – 16h00 Share the Stoke Outreach Surfing Games
Surfing and beach activities for youngsters from the various outreach programmes that use surfing as an incentive to improve the lives of youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds

08h00 – 12h00 Earthwave Tandem Surfing Open
Demonstrations, celebrity heat and surfing contest with two people riding on a surfboard

09h00 – 12h00 Beach Touch Rugby Championships
Touch rugby tournament featuring the Western Cape’s best players

09h00 – 23h00 Exhibitions, sales, talks and entertainment in Pavilion
Includes exhibitors, vendors, talks, live music, food trucks and a ‘beach bar’.

11h00 – 12h30 Guinness World Record – largest bikini parade
Registration online – www.earthwave.info . Sign in from 9am on the day. Line up at 10.30 and walk a mile (1.6kms) on the beach. Current record is 1 085 participants

12h00 – 12h30 Dig for Gold
Youngsters digging in demarcated area on the beach searching for prizes

12h30 – 14h00 Guinness World Record – most surfers on the same wave
Registration online – www.earthwave.info . Sign in from 10.30am on the day. Line up at 12h30 – enter the ocean at 13h00. One hour (approx. 6 or 7 waves ridden). Current record is 110 set at Earthwave in 2009.

WHO: The event is suitable for people of all ages and is FREE for spectators.

COSTS: A nominal fee is charged for participation in events. The activities in the Pavilion are free until 2pm – thereafter entrance is R30 per person until 10pm

ORGANISERS: The Earthwave Beach Festival was founded in 2006 by Paul and Dene Botha from Kahuna Promotions. This year is the seventh edition

The entertainment and exhibition aspects of the festival are run by Regan and Monique Tacon from Goodtimes Events

The festival is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa (SSA), recognised by the Dept of Sport and Recreation as the national controlling body for the sport and a member of SASCOC and the International Surfing Association (ISA)

REGISTRATION: Participants in the Guinness World Record events for surfing and bikinis should register at www.earthwave.info This is recommended and will make your signing in procedure on the day quicker and easier

MORE INFORMATION: More information on the event can be found at:

Website: www.earthwave.info
Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/Earthwave.Beach.Festival
Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/1PPMPdB
Twitter: @earthwave2015 and #earthwave2015

Participants, exhibitors, vendors and any entity wishing to promote their products, services, brands or worthy causes at the event can contact the organisers at kahunasurf@mweb.co.za / 021 783 4965

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Issued on behalf of:

Kahuna Promotions
T: 021 783 4965
E: kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

Compiled & Distributed by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
T: 082 423 1964
E: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

Sharing is Caring as Registrations Open for Guinness World Records at Earthwave Beach Festival

September 11th, 2015 No comments
2015 Earthwave Beach Festival poster

2015 Earthwave Beach Festival poster

Sharing is Caring has become the theme for the 2015 Earthwave Beach Festival which showcases the beach lifestyle at Surfers’ Corner in Muizenberg on Sunday 27 September.

Thousands of people have shared the event page on Facebook, which has now reached nearly 300 000 users, while beneficiaries of the world record events include the Dare to Share charity and the inaugural Share the Stoke Outreach Surfing Games will be launched at the festival.

Highlight events at the one-day Earthwave extravaganza include an ambitious attempt to improve on the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest bikini parade’ set in China in 2012 when 1 085 women of all ages walked a mile (1 610 metres) in two-piece swimsuits, and an effort to increase the record of 110 surfers ‘riding the same wave’ set at Muizenberg during Earthwave 2009..

Online registrations for both events opened when the www.earthwave.info website went live this week and, with two weeks to go, hundreds of enthusiastic beach-lovers and surfers have already signed up for these spectacular mass participation gatherings.

Participants in the record breaking attempts donate a minimum of R50 each and proceeds will be shared between the Dare to Share charity that does so much to assist those in need, and whose slogan is fittingly ‘Walk the Walk’; and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) whose admirable efforts keep ocean users safe.

Companies, brands, NPO’s and charities are encouraged to leverage the immense popularity and media coverage for attempts to break world records by sponsoring groups of participants to raise awareness and funds for the worthy causes they support.

The signing in procedure for the bikini record starts at 9am on the day at the Muizenberg Pavilion, with the parade along Muizenberg Beach between the Corner and the iconic bathing boxes starting at 11am.

Surfers of all ages and abilities sign in at the same venue from 10.30am with approximately 400 participants expected to line up on the beach for final instructions at 12.30. The aspirant record-breakers enter the water at 1pm for an hour during which the organisers try to get as many as possible onto six or seven ‘party’ waves.

The only criteria for surfers is that they can catch, stand up and ride waves straight towards the beach for the five seconds it takes to be counted in the record attempt. All those who complete either (or both) of the world record events will receive a certificate of participation via email.

The Share the Stoke Outreach Surfing Games is an initiative developed by Rory Heard, head of the South African branch of the international Share the Stoke Foundation, and Surfing South Africa, the national controlling body for the sport. The event will include surfing and beach games for teams of youngsters from the various outreach programmes around the Peninsula that use surfing as an incentive to improve the quality of life of their members.

Another first for 2015 is the live music acts, exhibitions, food sales and a beach bar in the Muizenberg Pavilion, right on the water’s edge overlooking the action. Doors open at 9am and the entertainment starts at 2pm, after which there will be a cover charge of R30.

The second Earthwave Tandem Surfing Open will again feature clinics on 2-Up surfing, celebrity heats and a club contest. Perennial favourites like the high energy Beach Touch Rugby Tournament, organised by Sportsman Promotions, and the popular Dig for Gold where kids dig in the sand for valuable prizes will also be back.

Keep up with the latest news on the 2015 Earthwave Beach Festival via:

Website: www.earthwave.info
Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/Earthwave.Beach.Festival
Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/1PPMPdB
Twitter: @earthwave2015 and #earthwave2015

The official digital media partner is www.Wavescape.co.za whose wave and weather guru Steve Pike is the official forecaster for the event.

For more information on how to participate in events or promote your company / brand at Earthwave contact the organisers at kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

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Note: The Earthwave Beach Festival is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa (SSA), the governing body for the sport in South Africa and a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).

Issued on behalf of:

Kahuna Promotions
T: 021 783 4965
E: kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

Compiled & Distributed by:

Life’s a Beach Communications
T: 082 423 1964
E: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za