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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  • lbpopsbun
    lbpopsbun2/7/2013
    Love to surf! Sooooooo using this for school
    • Odd jokester2/18/2013
      Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha that's ridiculous
      • BubbleJuice2/28/2013
        Ha! What in the world was the surfer dressed up as tigger using as a surfboard? It looked flimsy and...thick.
        • coral 3/7/2013
          me ad my friends are so serious about surfing and training but we always get in trouble for goofing off this is something we do like with beach chairs and funny outfits
          • thumsup
            thumsup3/16/2013
            Many have great ideas, and a thousand are creative.
            • kell-bell
              kell-bell11/20/2013
              Owch. that is a little crazy.
              • mr_cool4/8/2014
                the boards and costumes the ppl r wearing looks cool and creative
                • ikyra_marie
                  ikyra_marie5/21/2014
                  that looks crazy and cool!Some look alittle dangerous though
                  • otter
                    otter5/21/2014
                    Really? Surfing on a ladder? That rocks!
                    • vikings28
                      vikings285/22/2014
                      ummm awesome!!

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