SECOND ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC SURF GAMES
Saturday May 31st
The Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter announces the second annual Interscholastic Surf Contest. The contest will take place on Friday, May 31, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at Ditch Plains Beach, Montauk. (No wave date is Sunday, June 1).
We have secured a permit to hold this special event issued by the Town of East Hampton, and insurance from the Surfrider Foundation National office in San Clemente, CA. In addition, we have arranged for lifeguard coverage to be provided by certified lifeguards. Our chapter will provide all resources necessary to conduct this event.
Last year, for the inaugural contest, eight teams entered to compete. Teams came from Bayshore, Shirley, Westhampton, Riverhead, Sag Harbor, Southampton, East Hampton (The Ross School) and Montauk. This event is part of the Surfrider Foundation’s Respect the Beach education program, an award-winning coastal educational program that includes field trips, classroom lectures, handouts, video, and hands-on projects designed to coastal watershed processes, shoreline ecology and coastal areas stewardship to K-12 students and community groups. The Surfrider Foundation represents ocean environmentalism from the surfer’s perspective.
Our chapter has enlisted the aid of many local Individuals and businesses who are donating prizes, giveaways and money. In addition, Quicksilver, SoBe and other major brands have committed resources to this event
We encourage surfers of all skill levels to participate (participants must minimally be able to paddle out and into a wave under their own power and be able to swim). You must be affiliated with a school, and participate as a surf club or team. Each team must have at least 4 and no more than 7 students. (Clubs can enter up to two teams each) Each team must have an adult advisor present on Saturday May 31st (or Sunday June 1st). Each participant under the age of 18 must have parental permission in writing. Each participant must pay an entry fee of $35.00 which covers all awards and a Surfrider Student Membership.
Click here to DOWNLOAD THE RULES (.pdf)
Our Chapter sees this event as a way to help grow our membership with young surfers via a fun and educational event. An important component of this event will be Respect the Beach and Water Safety Presentations – which will be done during an in-school visit prior to the contest by Surfrider Foundation members.