Movember Retro Surf Event Promises Seventies Fun Day Out

Beach Bums, Tongaat – Saturday 22nd of November will mark the second edition of the Off The Lip Movember Surf Jam at Tongaat’s Beach Bums. This event, which is hosted by Quiksilver and the Movember foundation, is aimed at creating awareness as well as raising funds for men’s prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other men’s health issues. Surfers participating in the event are encouraged to dress up in seventies surf gear, alter-ego’s welcome, use surfboards from the seventies era and show off their bushy upper lips while creating awareness for the Movember movement.

The event will see ten six-man heats, sixty surfers in total, with the traditional beach start in practice. Unlike traditional surf competitions, surfers will be judged on their style, flow and creative approach to each wave. The surf off will culminate in a six-man final to crown the eventual retro surf champion. Various fun awards such as “Vert Alert”, “Spin To Win”,  “Wave Waster”, “Best Mo Sista” and “Best Dressed Mo In Character” will be handed out to surfers and spectators alike. Various single and twin fin surfboards from the seventies era will be on hand for surfers to test drive, old school rock ’n roll surf tunes will be the order of the day. Action gets underway at 10.00am at Tongaat beach (near Beach Bums) with the finals expected to be held at 3.00pm.

All proceeds raised on the day through the compulsory R100 participation fee will be donated to the Movember foundation and their men’s health partner, CANSA. All surfers, families, friends and members of the public are welcome to come down to the beach to join in the fun and support a good cause. Quiksilver’s Dane Patterson is excited for the event and hopes to see it well supported, “We are very proud to be associated with Movember and such a good cause, we really hope that the surf community can pull together to support the event. It promises to be a fun day out with some classic traditional surfing.”


Entires can be made online at: www.quiksilver.co.za. Entry/Donation fee is R100 and includes a limited edition Off The Lip t-shirt.

For more information about Movember and to register to start your fundraising visit www.movember.com. To purchase Movember merchandise and support a good cause visit www.boardriders.co.za/movember.


Photo by: Nick Ferreira

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