Surf jam event for a good cause

2013-11-01 00:00

SURFERS of all kinds have been invited to take part in a day of seventies’ surfing at the inaugural Off The Lip: Mo Retro Surf Jam.

The event is the brainchild of Quiksilver and Movember, and aims to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancer and other men’s health issues, as well as to celebrate the seventies era that contributed immensely to the surf lifestyle.

“We have been working closely with the team at Movember this year and we’re very excited to be associated with the organisation,” said Dane Patterson, Quiksilver marketing and sales manager.

“We hope to see a good turn-out on the day and are calling for all local surfers to get involved to support a great cause.”

The Off The Lip: Mo Retro Surf Jam event will get under way at 10 am on November 16 at the Beach Bums Restaurant on KZN’s North Coast.

Surfers are encouraged to dress up in seventies’ surf outfits, and to ride surfboards relevant to the era. All surfboards must be pre-eighties single or twin fins.

The event format will see 10 six-man heats take to the water, via the traditional beach start, with the top six surfers battling it out in the final heat scheduled at 2.30 pm.

Judging will not follow the regular criteria and entrants will be scored according to their style, originality, creativity and unique approach to each wave ridden.

Prizes for best-dressed male and female in character are up for grabs, as well as other surf-related awards including the “Larry Layback”, “Float The Boat” and “Wave Waster”.

Entry is R100, with a first-come, first-serve policy of 60 surfers. All money raised on the day will be donated to Movember’s men’s health partner Cansa.

Shuttle services have been arranged to and from the event, leaving from Umhlanga Rocks.

For more information find the event on Facebook or e-mail For information on Movember visit:

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