THE BIG WIG
On Thursday the 29th of October 2009 Surf’s Up will be hosting our annual fun surf competition, relaunched this year as 'The BIg Wig', followed by an evening of Party action with a special appearance by Mahoustic the Surf’s Up! band at Carters. This year we’ve introduced a new format to make it even more compelling!
The Big Wig will kick off at 4pm with check in from 3.45 pm at the Surf’s Up! training center above the Galleon Beach cafe. We estimate that the competition will be completed by 6 pm and this will be followed by a prize giving ceremony at 7:30 pm in the Carters pub which will be followed by the after party in the same venue.
THIS COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL SURFERS OF ALL ABILITIES!
The emphasis is on fun challenges rather than formal competition. The fancy dress code for this year is, as you might have guessed “Big Wigs”. We'll leave you to decide what that means - go crazy!
The maximum team size is six people. However if you don’t have enough people for a full team don’t panic! You can enter as an individual or a smaller group and we will match you up with other surfers to form a full team. Who knows if you get lucky you might get an instructor on your team as a wild card entry!
Each team needs to nominate a team captain who will be responsible for important decisions on the day.
Your first challenge is to build a 'dug out' in the sand in 20 minutes, for your team to use as a base camp throughout the event. You can bring props to furnish your camp! Please bring along spades, flags, banners etc (strictly no JCBs!) and anything else you think will make it stand out from the rest.
Each team will have one swell board to compete on.
Teams will be given various challenges, and for each challenge will need to choose someone to represent you to catch a wave and perform a specific manoeuvre on your board e.g. switch stance or longest left hand ride. All challenges will be given to the team captain at his/her base camp and they must nominate the person who will take on each challenge. Points will be awarded for the different challenges. Extra points will be given for carrying out your given manoeuvre on an unbroken wave.
There will be 12 wave challenges and team captains must ensure that all team members surf twice.
A range of bonus points will be awarded for style and creativity. And for best base and best wig outfits.
Whist one of your crew is surfing the rest of the team will be attempting to complete land based challenges! A secret envelope containing the land based challenges to be completed will be given to the team captains at the start of the comp - these can then be opened on the start gun (no peaking!)
So come on, drop us a line and we'll send you an entry form. It's going to be huge fun!