Global surfing and sustainable lifestyle event
Surfers Corner, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
4 October 2009
Cape Town surfers determined to recapture Guinness World Record at Earthwave
Since declaring their intention to recapture the Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ at the Earthwave festival to be staged at Muizenberg Beach on Sunday 4 October, Cape Town surfers have been putting in hours of preparation for the event.
A crew from The Fabulous Boomtown Boys, headquartered right on Muizenberg Beach, captured footage of a clandestine training session earlier this week with all the participants having that steely look in their eyes that has seen South African sportsmen excel in various sporting codes around the globe.
“We’re stoked Westley Durand of Boomtown brought this situation to our attention,” said Dene Botha of Kahuna Promotions, the founders and organisers of Earthwave.
“It just shows the lengths Cape Town surfers are prepared to go to get that record back from Earthwave Brazil. With finely tuned athletes like this amongst the hundreds of participants of all ages and abilities expected to take to the surf at Muizenberg on 4 October, that record will soon be back where it belongs, right here in Cape Town!” he added grinning.
For a sneak peak at how the Capetonians are preparing, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utKxYbQW2GQ
After raising the record from 44 to 84 surfers on one wave at Muizenberg in 2006, Earthwave was founded to challenge other surfing organisations worldwide to make an attempt on the GWR, celebrate the global surfing lifestyle and promote awareness of climate change, all on the same day. Earthwave Brazil raised the record to 78 in 2007 and then to 100 last year.
Earthwave will take place at Muizenberg; Quebra Mar in Santos, Brazil; Mar del Plata in Argentina and in Tahiti on 4 October this year.
The Muizenberg event features Longboard and SUP events, heaps of fun beach activities and competitions with thousands of Rands of prizes donated by surf industry and mainstream companies, environmental talks, demos and initiatives with Miss Earth South Africa, Chantal Grantham, attending and followed by a huge after-party at the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay.
To reduce the carbon footprint of the event, ease parking and traffic congestion, Metrorail will allow anyone with a surfboard to travel free to and from Muizenberg on the day, along with various other initiatives such as ‘buy-one-get-one free’ tickets and their ‘hop-on-hop-off’ fares. Call Toll free on 0800 65 64 63 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
For further information see www.wavescape.co.za, the official digital media partner for Earthwave, and the Facebook group Earthwave 2009.
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