Shaping up for SA Longboard Surfing Champs

This past weekend I completed my second longboarding trials for making Southern Cape team to go to SA Longboard Surfing Championships and I’m glad to report that things went well! It looks like I’ll be seeing all my friends from last year again in Cape St Francis from the 27th of April.

The question is whether to stay in St Francis or near Supers in JBay for the off days when I’m not surfing champs (or for the two days we’re going up early :-). Having gone to JBay for the Billabong for many years I’m inclined to say JBay. It’s just 30-45 mins drive to Seals / St Francis anyway and who can resist a good Supers session or a relaxed Point at 2-3ft for longboard surfing sessions that never end?

Either way, I’m super amped to be part of things again this year and looking for sponsors so drop me a line if you feel generous!

I’m in need of

  • Accommodation (JBay) & Travel Budget  - First priority
    • Accommodation budget for 9 nights in JBay – R 3, 150.00
    • Fuel Budget – R 2, 500.00
  • Performance Hydration
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Clothing
  • Eyewear
  • Wetsuits (spring suit for warmer climates and a 4/3 with hoodie etc for cold locations)
  • Performance Waterproof Sunscreen

What sponsors get

  • Social & Blog mentions
    • Twitter: @dirktolken; @beachbumsa
    • Instagram: @dirktolken
    • Vine: @dirktolken
    • Pre & Post Event Blog post mentions with photos
  • Greyed out logo (two-up) in sidebar for duration of sponsorship with link to your website below the fold
  • Reduced cost on above the fold advertising (R100/1000 impressions, min 10,000 impressions)
  • Branding options (to be discussed)

Please drop me a line on if you’re interested!

Rolling Retro 2014

Rolling Retro 2014

Are you ready for a good time? The RVCA Rolling Retro will be held the 9th of Feb 2014 at Llandudno beach. This is a great outing for all on the beach. Various surfers will be riding their own, or old boards supplied by Vudu Surf. Hopefully there will be some contributions going towards Vudu Surf and Dutchie for their factory that burnt down (unconfirmed as of yet – someone set up a donations box!).

If you want to see what it’s like, check out last year’s gallery!

Hot chicks, good surfing and a few beers on a hot Llandudno day, nothing can beat it! Bring your sunblock and brollies and remember to have a granadella lolly for the jolly! Oh yes and there’s usually a few boeries for sale too so bring your mandelas.

Big wave surfing

Thought we do have a big bunch of mad chargers here in Cape Town surfing Sunsets, Dungeons, Bayside, Tand and other ‘bigger’ wave spots I guess you haven’t really cut your teeth if you haven’t surfed Teahupoo.

Here’s a great video about surfing some of the biggest waves on the planet.

Durban Surfer Slade Prestwich Wins Big in Fiji

Durban Surfer Slade Prestwich Wins Big in Fiji

Fiji – Eighteen year old Slade Prestwich from Durban has just won the Volcom VQS Global Finals held in perfect 4-5 foot surf at Fiji’s infamous Cloudbreak surf spot. The global finals consisted of 9 surfers that had all qualified from 9 various countries including USA, Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, Peru, New Zealand, Puerto Rica and South Africa. The powerful regular-footer used big turns and precision barrel riding to get past runner up Deivid Silva from Brazil. He pocketed a valuable US$10, 000 for his win and thanked his friends back home, sponsors and Volcom for the great event.