Women planning to make waves in the La Muse Classic at the end of July


La Muse Classic

Cape Peninsula

29 / 30 July 2017


The La Muse Classic, South Africa’s first ever for women by women lifestyle longboard contest, will take place in the Cape Peninsula on either July 29thor 30th.

Surfing is a source of inspiration, as the name La Muse Classic suggests and surfers say that riding waves keeps them physically, mentally and spiritually balanced and connected to each other and to the elements. There is no doubt that they leave the water with bigger smiles than when they entered.

It is this element of stoke that has inspired this stylish and fun-filled ladies longboard event.

“It is the coming together of all women with a common love for the ocean” says contest coordinator, Charmaine Adams. “We want to involve women of all ages and introduce competitive longboarding to free surfing women to show them that the vibe is fun, friendly and easy-going”.

In fact the contestants, the judges, the commentator, contest directors , event organisers, media and graphics, gift sponsors, service providers, marketing team are all ladies.

Even The Store, who are the main sponsors of the event, is owned and run by women.

The event is not just about spending the day competing. The organisers of the La Muse Classic are intent on leaving their playground in a better state than it was before. To this end they support local initiatives such as Surfers Pledge and the Beach Co-operative that drive awareness and advocate cleaner beaches.

 “What makes this contest unique is the incredible variety of longboarding experience that will be on display” says contest organiser Cheree Thomson, “from first time competitors (dubbed the Sirens), to some big names such as Rachel Tilly and Tarryn King, all are welcome in this inclusive event”.

In true feminine form, the day commences at 7:30am with a yoga session to salute the sun. A Wintergreen pamper tent inclusive with body products and masseuse will be set up at the contest site and there will also be a chill parlour for contestants to relax in.

A free coffee from Hang Ten Café will be supplied to each contestant provided they bring their own mugs. The goodie bags all contain recycled plastic rubbish removal bags to encourage participants to dig in and give back.

The single-day event will either take place on Saturday July 29th or Sunday July 30th depending on where the waves are best on the day. The event will either be held at Muizenberg or Long Beach in Kommetjie  if Muizenberg conditions are not suitable.

The La Muse Classic is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa.

Top South African Longboarder Tarryn King in action