After the success of the inaugural Tiger’s Milk Classic at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg last year – an event founded to showcase the skills of many of South Africa’s top longboarders, surfers and stand up paddlers – this year’s incarnation not only promises to be even bigger, but will also have an international flavour added to the menu for Friday to Sunday, June 17 to 19.
Tiger’s Milk have upgraded the Men’s and Women’s Longboarding Divisions to World Surfing League (WSL) Speciality status, making it the first ever WSL speciality longboard surf contest to take place in South Africa. In addition, an Over 40 Longboard division for the more mature competitive longboarders has been added to the mix.
As was the case in 2015, the Winter Classic will not only cater for longboarders, but will also include Surfing South Africa 3A PST rated Open Men, Open Women, Under 18 Boys and Under 18 Girls surfers; a Stand Up Paddle Waveriding contest for Men and Women; as well as the unique Men’s and Women’s Varsity Divisions for registered student surfers.
With a total of R55000 in prize money on offer across the board in this multidiscipline surfriding event and up to 100 local and national surfriders expected to take part, the Winter Classic has reached premier status among the events on the Surfing South Africa contest calendar.
The 2016 Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic is presented by Surfing South Africa, which is the governing body for the sport in South Africa and is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).
The event will also support a Surfing South Africa outreach initiative. This Outreach project will be held from 9am to 1pm on Sunday, and will involve about 60 young surfers from eight community based outreach programmes that use surfing to change the lives of marginalised youth.
Tiger’s Milk is a restaurant and bar in Surfers Corner that prides itself on its “Dude foods”. There are also branches in Long Street and Century City.
* Catch the action daily from 8am to 5pm.
Spectators and supporters enter for free, however participants have an entry fee which varies depending on the division they enter.
Visit www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za for more information and online entries. Entries will close once each division is full.