A Surfing Competition With A Creative Twist

By Meera Dolasia on November 21, 2011

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While exciting, surfing competitions are usually all about which athlete is successful in catching and riding the highest possible wave. However, at this recently held event in Cape Town, the surfers not only had to worry about riding waves, but doing it creatively by either wearing something outrageous or, using unconventional surfing boards.

Organized by officials of the tiny surfing village of Kommetjie, this innovative competition, which took place earlier this week, was part of an inaugural festival held to foster community spirit and raise funds for local projects.

And, the surfers did not hold back - Shedding their normally somber black wetsuits, they braved the freezing waters dressed as clowns, wizards and even Tigger from Winnie the Pooh! Others focused their creative skills on the equipment with one crazy surfer even pulling down his shed door to use as a surfboard.

Some of the most innovative ones included surfer Chip Snaddon, who took home a brand new wetsuit and title of 'best dressed' with his blue bottle outfit. Mikah Burger won a custom surfboard for 'Most original' with his alien UFO surfing attire. The title of most 'Original Craft' was handed out to a duo who strapped their boards together and then tried to surf. Needless to say, while hilarious, they were not very successful!

However, it was Michael Grendon, who stole everyone's hearts with his surfboard contraption that comprised of a 'Bob the Builder' ladder and surfboard hybrid. Wearing just a Speedo, the surfer would paddle on the board and then hastily climb up the ladder to try catch the wave from the top - Not surprisingly, he went home with the award for 'Most entertaining surfer'.

All in all, it was a great day, one where surfers not only got to do what they love best, but also, have some fun - And the best part is, it was all for a good cause!

Resources: zigzag.co.za, dailymail.co.uk

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  • monkeybusness5
    monkeybusness5Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:19 am
    I am wondering how well the shed door worked?
    • Microsoft Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:02 am
      THE LADT ONE WAS AN ALIAN
      • bibliophile
        bibliophileSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm
        COOL!!!!
        • peacheslarue
          peacheslarueWednesday, November 26, 2014 at 6:27 am
          LOL!! I wanna be there!
          • monkeybusness5
            monkeybusness5Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:18 am
            I want to watch that I would be laughing like crazy
            • bibliophile
              bibliophileSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:06 pm
              IKR!!!!
            • happypug12
              happypug12Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:01 am
              That's hilarious! I wish I was one of the judges so I could have a good laugh!
              • nikukyu
                nikukyuMonday, November 17, 2014 at 1:06 am
                Yeah it's super hilarious!
              • vikings28
                vikings28Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 8:50 am
                ummm awesome!!
                • otter
                  otterWednesday, May 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm
                  Really? Surfing on a ladder? That rocks!
                  • ikyra_marie
                    ikyra_marieWednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm
                    that looks crazy and cool!Some look alittle dangerous though
                    • mr_coolTuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:18 am
                      the boards and costumes the ppl r wearing looks cool and creative
                      • kell-bell
                        kell-bellWednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:35 am
                        Owch. that is a little crazy.

                        Vocabulary

                        creativelyduofosterhilariousinauguralsomberunconventional

                        Geography

                        ALA