- Published on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:15
- Written by Super User
Event to Feature Individual & Team Divisions
WILMINGTON, NC (February 26, 2014)- The UNCW Surf Club is excited to announce the resurgence of the Cape Fear Surf Fest this spring. Taking place in Carolina Beach, NC, March 22-23, 2014 this year’s event will incorporate a unique twist to the traditional surf contest: Surf Shop Team and Open Team divisions. Teams will be comprised of four surfers each, and go head to head, to compete for year-long bragging rights and special awards.
Each Surf Shop team must include a surfer over the age of 30, a surfer under the age of 16 and two others of their choice, who are on their current team. The Open Team division can be comprised of four surfers of any age. Other event divisions will include: Open Shortboard Pro, Single Fin Longboard Pro, Womens Open Longboard, and Womens Open Shortboard.
The Pro divisions will have cash prize purses for the finalists. The 2014 Cape Fear Surf Fest is a fundraiser supporting the UNCW Surf Team and their travels to participate in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Championships in Florida, as well as the NSSA Nationals in California. Over the past several years, the UNCW Surf Team has had great success at these contests, including winning the East Coast Championships for the last five years.
The team is comprised of another talented roster of surfers this year, including: Shane Burn (current NSSA Men’s Collegiate Champion), Michael Casper, Cobi Christiansen, Paul Cole, Alexis Goss, Alek Rockrise, Nick Rupp (current NSSA National Champion), Michael Uzzell, Zach Valenti, Darsha Pigford, and Airlie Pickett, who look to be in good contention for the national title this year.
In addition to a fundraiser, it is the Surf Clubs’ goal to provide an exciting, family-friendly, community event, which can be sustained by the club for years to come. The UNCW Surf Club invites all surf shops in Wilmington and the surrounding area to participate in the Shop Team division. Current participating teams include: 17th Street Surf Shop, CB Surf Shop, Southend Surf Shop, Surf City Surf Shop, and Sweetwater Surf Shop. There is space for 12 Surf Shop teams and 10 Open teams.
About the UNCW Surf Club: With its earliest foundations dating back to 1977, the UNCW Surf Club is a young and rising organization since its recent renewal in 2001. The purpose of the UNCW Surf Club is to provide a surf-oriented, recreational, instructional, competitive, and conservation-minded organization for current UNCW students, faculty, and staff. For more information on the history of the Surf Club, please visit student.uncw. edu/org/surfclub