The wild midweek Cape storm has had no impact on the 2017 Tigers Milk Winter Classic
The wild midweek Cape storm that hit the Peninsula earlier this week has had no impact on the running of the 2017 edition of the Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic which gets under way in difficult 4 foot offshore surf at Muizenberg Corner this morning.
The popular multi discipline surf contest takes place in front of the Tiger’s Milk Bar and Restaurant at Muizenberg Corner, a venue that hosts the Surfers Circle Walk of Fame which was inaugurated earlier this year.
The early rounds of the World Surf League Longboard Division for Men and Women, round one in the Over 40 Longboard group and the first two rounds of the Men’s surfing division will be held today. The other divisions will surf tomorrow and the final rounds and nine individual Finals will be held on Sunday.
Finalists will share just on R50000 in prize money and will also win prizes from Mami Wata, the support sponsor for the event. These prizes will include clothing, t-shirts and caps and the winner of grand prize of a beautifully crafted longboarded shaped by Hugh Thompson will be announced at the award Ceremony in Tigers Milk on Sunday afternoon.
The Heat Draw and daily schedule for the Tigers Milk Winter Classic is posted on www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za
Click the contest poster to view the heats and schedule. Results and photos will be posted on the www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za at the end of each day and there will be regular updates on the Surfing South Africa and Tigers Milk facebook, twitter and instagram platforms.
The Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic is not just about South Africa’s top Longboarders, Surfers and Stand Up Paddlers as it will also support a Surfing South Africa Outreach initiative featuring 60 young surfers from nine programmes in the Cape Peninsula that use Surfing to change the lives of boys and girls.
This initiative will be coordinated by SSA Development Officer Danielle Johnson and will involve Waves for Change, the 9Miles Project, Choose 2 Care,Surf Outreach, Projects Abroad, Learn 2 Surf, the Save Foundation and Surfers With Original Talent (SWOT).
A Tag Team format which will see groups of five boys and girls surfing together as teams will be used to determine the top four teams. In this way organisers ensure that every participant plays a role in the project which is geared towards giving surfers from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to participate in a team focused surfing contest.Each participant will receive a commemorative Tigers Milk T shirt, a goodie bag as well as refreshments and meals which will be provided by Tiger’s Milk.
The Tigers Milk Outreach project will be held at Surfers Corner from 10am to 1pm on Sunday.
The Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic is supported by Mami Wata in partnership with Wavescape.