It’s on folks! The most ‘laid back’ surfing event to hit the Cape Town calendar is back and it’s going to be a blast. Be sure to get there early, because this year it’s going to be a cracker. I’m hitting it for the third year in a row and can truly say that it’s one of the most enjoyable contests on the South African surf calendar.

The contest is pretty laid back too in that regard, but don’t make a mistake, some top surf talent come and show off their mad retro skills.

For those that are unfamiliar with the setup, RVCA and VUDU Surf usually make available a bunch of old surf boards for contestants to surf on in the comp. The ones with the most style and flair make it through. Whether a classic fish or longboard, style is what it’s all about, so expect many a soul arch and larry laybacks.

Some tips on having an enjoyable Rolling Retro experience

  • Chicks (and okes for that matter) can dress up (pin-up style is a big hit!) retro and win prizes
  • Come early, the beach gets packed
  • Bring enough shade
  • Bring loads of sunscreen
  • Bring enough cash for beers and boeries at the Llandudno lifesaving club (they are to die for after a cold surf)
  • Don’t be a douche and free surf in the contest area

The event is on the 22nd of February 2015 from 09:00 – 22:00, see you there!