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SA’s Top Stand Up Paddle-Boarders In Action At Coreban Summer Series at Bloubergstrand in December

November 28th, 2013 No comments

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The fifth annual edition of the three-day Coreban Summer Series, the country’s biggest multi-discipline Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) event, will be held at Eden on the Bay, Bloubergstrand, from 14 to 16 December.

Featuring current and former SA champions, top internationals and world junior champions in wave-riding, technical In & Out and long distance racing disciplines, the event is a Stand Up Paddling SA (SUPSA) sanctioned trials event and there is also a team relay race, a tandem surfing challenge and prone paddling races.

The local contingent of Thomas King, Tarryn Kyte, the Bertish brothers – Greg and Chris – and sisters Penny Stemmet and Tammy Robarts, all of whom are previous South African champions, will be up against Durbanites Brandon and Grant-Lee Read, current SA champ and former Capetonian Justin Bing and Shelley Bradfield amongst others in the Open divisions.

Internationals Pete Petersen, Ivan van Vuuren, Pietro Muscas and Karina Figel will be going all-out to ensure the locals don’t have it all their own way and junior world champions Dylan Frick and Ethan Koopmans will be charging to keep the rest of the fired-up rising stars like Kimon Dos Santos, Josh Robertson, Mishka Steyn, Cameron Tripney and Nathan van Vuuren away from the silverware.

Entries can be made online at www.ntri.co.za or at Xpression on the Beach in Muizenberg or Tableview. Entries cost R300 for the full series of disciplines or R150 for a single discipline. Join SUPSA at www.supsa.org.za and receive a limited edition XOTB UV protection rash vest valued at R250.

In addition to Open Men’s and Women’s divisions there are also Legends, Divas, Juniors, Kids, Novice Men and Novice Women categories with plenty of trophies, valuable prizes and even spot prizes on offer.

Registration is between 15h00 and 18h00 on Friday 13 December at Xpression on the Beach Tableview where goody bags and race vests can be collected. The first event starts at 08h30 on the Saturday morning and the Prize-giving ceremony will be on the beach at 14h00 on the Monday. Competitors should have all their equipment on-hand each day as conditions may change and favour any of the disciplines.

Further information can be found at www.facebook.com/events/539456729469865/?source=1 or from 021 709 0596

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Coreban Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Contact: Gary van Rooyen
Tel: 021 709 0596
Email: gary@coreban.co.za

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Life’s a Beach Communications
PO Box 48272, Kommetjie 7976, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 21 783 4965
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Email: lifesabeach@mweb.co.za

Anticipation ramps up for BOS Earthwave Beach Festival in Muizenberg next weekend

October 9th, 2013 No comments
Hundreds of surfers are expected to head out in an 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 20 October  Photo: Clive Maasch

Hundreds of surfers are expected to head out in an 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 20 October Photo: Clive Maasch

 

Anticipation for an action packed weekend of beach and surf events and allied activities at the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival has ramped up with the announcement that the two-day celebration of beach and sustainable lifestyles will include attempts to break two Guinness World Records at Muizenberg Beach on the weekend 19 and 20 October.

The sixth edition of this popular gathering of Cape Town’s beach community will host another attempt to break the record of 110 surfers riding the same wave set at Muizenberg in 2009 alongside the WP Touch Rugby Challenge presented by the People’s Post where an attempt will be made to beat the current record of 27 hours for the ‘longest touch rugby game’.

To break the touch rugby record, set in Australia in 2010, the WP Touch Association has selected two teams each comprising 16 players who will start playing at 8am on the Saturday and continue through the night on the beach until 12 noon on the Sunday, a total of 28 hours.

The programme for the festival features a broad range of activities of interest to the whole family including surfing, skateboarding and paddling competitions, demonstrations of innovative surfing equipment and adaptive surfing as well as displays and talks on environmental topics, beach games for youngsters and ends with an awards function and after-party in the Pavilion.

More than 400 local surfers from as young as seven to over 70, are expected to paddle into the gentle rollers at Surfer’s Corner at 1pm on the Sunday, many for the sixth time, to try and improve on the record they set at Earthwave four years back in what has become one of the surfing world’s biggest mass-participation events.

Teams from schools on the Peninsula and the Boland will come together at the Western Cape Inter-schools Surfing Tournament presented by Billabong where they compete for valuable prizes. This event, along with a transformation initiative that sees teams from the four surfing outreach programs operating in the Muizenberg area competing against each other, is supported by Surfing South Africa and the Dept of Sport and Recreation.

The top local stand up paddleboarders (SUP) and longboard surfers will also be in action with the Battle of Bay presented by Xpression the Beach seeing the SUP’ers holding short course races in the surf and a grueling long distance race to Kalk Bay and back before crowning the 2013 champions. Meanwhile the Xpression WP Longboard Classic includes members of the national team who did so well at the recent world championships in Peru and features divisions for juniors, women and men.

The interest in the second annual Similasan Tandem Surfing Champs, where a man and a woman surf together on the same board while completing acrobatic lifts and other skilful manoeuvres, has spawned the formation of the Earthwave Tandem Surfing Club which is holding its inaugural AGM in Muizenberg on Thursday evening.

Skateboarding will be hosted at the festival for the first time when the Pipeline Skate Ramps Skateboard Comp sets up their eco-friendly range of ramps and half-pipes and runs demos and competitions for all-comers in street, mini and vertical half-pipe skating.

Another innovation for the 2013 festival sees Wavejet Propulsion displaying and demonstrating their range of powered surfboards and SUP boards for the first time in South Africa, with members of the public invited to test these state of the art craft in the surf.

There are valuable prizes on offer for youngsters in the BOS Dig for Gold treasure hunt and Tuffy beach cleanups while they have plenty of fun in the Similasan Beach Ball zone.

Those attending the festival can learn more about sharks and the oceans from the Shark Spotters, AfriOceans and the SharkSafe project being developed at Stellenbosch University; more about sustainable lifestyles from Greenpop, WWF SASSI, the Glass Recycling Company and the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Dept. and even have their cholesterol and glucose levels tested for free at the Diabecinn First Aid tent

The weekend reaches its crescendo with the awards function and after-party in the Muizenberg Pavilion on Sunday afternoon and evening when live bands and a DJ will provide the entertainment and food and beverages will be available.

The BOS Earthwave Beach Festival is made possible by the support of BOS Ice Tea; Similasan; Dept. of Sport & Recreation SA; Xpression on the Beach; Wavejet Propulsion; Billabong; Rafikis; Diabecinn; In2Touch; Kahuna Creations; Natural Curve Surfboards; Zigzag Magazine; City of Cape Town; NSRI and more still coming on board!

The People’s Post and Wavescape are the print and digital media partners respectively for the festival and Spike from Wavescape is the surf and weather prediction guru. All the ocean events at the 2013 BOS Earthwave Beach Festival are sanctioned by Surfing South Africa (SSA), recognised by the Dept. of Sport & Recreation as the national controlling body for the sport.

Contact Kahuna Promotions on 021 783 4965 or kahunasurf@mweb.co.za for further information and see www.facebook.com/bos.earthwave for the latest details, including the full programme of events.

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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

Guinness World Record attempts and more at BOS Earthwave Beach Festival in Muizenberg in October

September 10th, 2013 No comments
The Guinness World Record setting wave with 110 surfers up and riding during the 2009 Earthwave festival at Muizenberg  Photo: Earthwave / Lee Slabber

The Guinness World Record setting wave with 110 surfers up and riding during the 2009 Earthwave festival at Muizenberg Photo: Earthwave / Lee Slabber

BOS Earthwave Beach Festival
Guinness World Records + Ocean & Beach events
Sustainable lifestyle event
Saturday & Sunday, 19 & 20 October 2013

The 2013 BOS Earthwave Beach Festival will host attempts to set new Guinness World Records for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ and for ‘the longest touch rugby game’ when the sixth edition of this popular gathering of Cape Town’s beach community is run at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg on the weekend of 19 & 20 October.

The 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, on the beach and in the Muizenberg Pavilion alongside exhibitions, demonstrations and talks on environmental issues over the two days.

“This year’s BOS Earthwave Beach Festival is shaping up as the best yet,” says Paul Botha from festival organisers Kahuna Promotions. “The line-up of activities includes attempts on two Guinness World Records plus junior, development, tandem and longboard surfing events, standup paddleboard racing, skateboarding and plenty of activities for kids like the BOS Dig for Gold and Learn to Surf lessons.”

In addition to prizes for the nearly 1 000 participants, there is also plenty on offer for spectators with valuable give-aways, sticker-showers, beach cleanups, raffles and fund-raising for worthy causes. The awards ceremonies, exhibits and an after-party with live bands will be staged in the Pavilion at Surfers Corner.

“The BOS Earthwave Beach Festival demonstrates the BOS philosophy that you can be healthy while having lots of fun,” says Marié van Niekerk, Marketing Director at BOS. “The aim of the festival is all about participation, not winning. It’s an inclusive experience for both young and old, encouraging people to get active and enjoy themselves in one of the most pristine natural settings in the world.”

Despite attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the most surfers riding the same wave in California and Australia during the past year, the record still stands at 110 set in Muizenberg at Earthwave 2009. Earthwave Brazil, the 2008 record holder, will also be making another attempt to break the current record on Saturday 12 October 2013 at Quebra Mar near Sao Paulo.

The record for the longest touch rugby game is 27 hours set in Australia in 2010 and the WP Touch Association will be attempting to break this marathon record at the festival by staging a match that runs from 8am on Saturday through the night until 12 noon on Sunday, a total of 28 hours!

The Battle of the Bay presented by Xpression on the Beach will see standup paddlers racing from Muizenberg to Fish Hoek and back on Sunday with a series of epic short-courses races through the surf planned for the Saturday.

Muizenberg, with its pristine beach, gentle rollers and warm water, is where the first photographic evidence of people riding waves in South Africa was recorded in 1919. Considered the birthplace of surfing in the country, it is rated one of the world’s top 20 beach towns by National Geographic.

Further information on the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival can be found at www.facebook.com/BOS.Earthwave and 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

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

Compiled & Issued by:

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

 

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

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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.

ENDS

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

Do Great Things Trust launched and fund raising events announced

November 1st, 2010 No comments

CAN SUP 110 Poster

The Do Great Things Trust, an NPO founded by Cape Town based businessman, world renowned big-wave rider and Mavericks contest winner, Chris Bertish, has the philosophy that it is the little gestures in life that mean the most to people and every little gesture, every kind act, no matter how small, helps in making a positive difference to someone’s life.

“I have been very fortunate over the last couple of years to be able to achieve most of my goals, aspirations and life long dreams,” Bertish explained. “I just felt that it was time to give back and that’s where the idea to start the charity began.”

Bertish says it starts by just giving a little back to less fortunate people and supporting other charities like the Cancer Association, Reach for a Dream Foundation, Doctors without Borders and My Life Project.

“We feel that these charities are also ‘doing great things’ for others and making a positive difference in people’s lives,” Bertish commented. “We are also looking at launching and assisting development projects and helping various upliftment projects we can get involved with going forward.”

The first Fundraiser for the ‘Do Great Things Trust’ will be a party on Friday 26 November followed by Bertish’s CANSUP110 event on the Saturday and the Sunday, where he will be attempting to become the first person to paddle a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town along the coastline to Langebaan on the West Coast.

This mammoth undertaking, covering a total of over 110km, will raise additional funds and generate awareness for the abovementioned charities. The Water Safety for the paddle expedition will be kindly handled by Marine Scene and supported by Texies Seafoods.

The exciting charity party on Friday 26 November will held at the legendary location of Trench Town in Observatory, Cape Town, featuring an inspirational snowboarding film, three top bands, a raffle and a charity auction with unique items up for grabs.

Organised by The Do Great things Trust, in conjunction with CMB Agencies, and sponsored by Corona and Vitamin Water, the doors open at 6.00pm and R110 gets you in with a free complimentary drink and a raffle ticket for prizes sponsored by O’Neill, Fox, Ocean Minded, Hurricane, CMB Agencies and Naish.
 
The event kicks off with the premiere of the long awaited and inspirational O’Neill / James Jones snowboard film, “Deeper”, at 6.30pm, followed by reggae rockers, The Little Kings.

Surfer and comedian extraordinaire Mark Sampson will then MC the charity auction which includes one-of-a-kind memorabilia items autographed by Mavericks winner Chris Bertish, along with block-mounted posters signed by O’Neill sponsored South African Jordy Smith, the current World No. 2 ranked surfer.

The winners of the awesome prizes in the raffle will be announced before Seventh Son and Brazilian drum & rockers Napalma take us on a journey of rock and jungle drumming for the rest of the evening with local DJ’s spinning us through until after 11pm.

All proceeds generated on the evening will be presented to the Cancer Association, Reach for a Dream Foundation, Doctors without Borders and My Life Project after Seventh Son has rocked the crowd.

For more information on the party and CANSUP110 please go to www.dogreatthingstrust.com/picsvideos. Donations can be made by SMS’ing ‘CANSUP110’ to 40131 (R20/per SMS) and you can also donate funds via EFT or PayPal. Visit www.dogreatthingstrust.com for details.

So come and unite with us at Trench Town on the evening of Friday 26 November and thump the night away by doing one great thing and making a small difference in someone else’s life.

And keep an eye on the media for Bertish’s latest exploits as he left on Sunday on a whirlwind journey to Oregon, on the West coast of the USA, to compete in the Nelscott Reef paddle-in big wave contest, an event where he finished third last year and became the first to ride the wave on a SUP.

The sixth edition of the Nelscott Reef event has been given the green light to run on Tuesday 2 November in what are forecast to be the biggest waves in its history. See www.nelscottreef.com for more.

After finishing 2009 ranked third in the inaugural Big Wave World Tour standings, Bertish is also honoured to have received his first invitation as an Alternate competitor in the Eddie Aikau in Hawaii. The world’s longest running big-wave event has a waiting period that runs from the beginning of December 2010 to the end of February 2011 and the contest is only held when Waimea Bay is over 20 foot.

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Do Great Things Trust
Contact: Chris Bertish
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Email:  info@dogreatthingstrust.com

In conjunction with CMB Agencies
www.cmbagencies.co.za
www.chrisbertish.com 
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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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Contact:            Paul Botha
Email:               kahunasurf@mweb.co.za

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