SurfAid Cup Santa Cruz
Big Stick Surfing Association
Santa Cruz, Northern California
30 April 2017
The Logjam is one of the longest running, vintage longboard contests in the world
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 February, 2017 - The 2nd Annual SurfAid Cup Santa Cruz will be hosted by Big Stick Surfing Association (BSSA) as part of the Logjam Classic on Sunday, April 30th.
The Logjam is one of the longest running, vintage longboard contests in the world and is known for its “old boards, no cords” format. Participants in the SurfAid Cup are welcome to follow this format, or they can ride a long or short board of their choice.
The SurfAid Cup is a tag-team format surf competition where teams of 4 raise a minimum of $5,000 for SurfAid. While all teams get to pick a pro or local legend surfer, the team that raises the most money gets the first pick of pro surfer to join as their 5th team member.
Past pros include the legendary long-time SurfAid Ambassador Robert “Wingnut” Weaver, big wave chargers Shawn Dollar and Tyler Fox to name a few. In 2016, Wingnut surfed with the Fundraising Cup Winners, team Benchmark Property Group. “How can you not support an organization that has such a great vision and is able to act on it so effectively? It’s nice to see so many members of the community come together on the various teams for such a good cause.”
Last year’s event raised $73,000 for SurfAid’s Mother and Child Health programs. Held in pumping 6-10 foot conditions, we couldn’t have asked for a better day. Non-stop sets stacking up out the back helped local team the Santa Cruz Syndicate carve their way to victory in the Surfing Cup.
Captain Alistair Craft was stoked at the opportunity surf in the event. “A chance to surf the point with just a couple friends and get to support such a great cause…couldn't think of a better way to spend a Saturdayafternoon.”
The SurfAid Cup is a legendary day of surfing that supports SurfAid’s life-saving programs in some of the most remote and impoverished villages in Indonesia – all close to places surfers love to go. This is your opportunity to give back, done while mingling with the pro’s and being one of the lucky few to have Pleasure Point all to yourself.
8 team spots are already confirmed, but there’s still time to register as an individual or team captain. The competition is an open event and although you get to surf with the pros, it’s not required that you surf like one.