Celebration of bad surfing taking place at Praa Sands
10:54am Thursday 15th September 2011 in News
The second celebration of bad surfing is taking place at Praa Sands at the end of next week.
The World Championship of Crap Surfing, dubbed CrapSurfer, gives surfers of all abilities the chance to show their love of the sport and enjoy the thrill of competing, despite not necessarily having the skills to take part in a serious competition.
It is the brainchild of renowned poet and “wretched wave rider” Murray Lachlan Young, who said: “The idea of a world championship for bad surfers was hatched when, after years of practising, I realised I was still a terrible surfer. Being a bad surfer meant that I missed out on the thrill of the surf championship.”
Thus CrapSurfer was born, as a “non-elitist, social network.”
More than 100 entrants from 17 countries have been attracted to the event, which this year takes place on Saturday, September 24 at noon.
They can enter categories including men’s open water, women’s open water, transexual and cross-dressing open, veteran open (over 50s), youth (under 16s) and overall World Crap Surfing Champion.
It will judged by experts on all things seafaring: Jessica Cox, a champion surfer, Sam Smart, runner up in the British Surf Championships, Andrew ‘Crabda’ Williams, a local fisherman from Newlyn and lifesaver and Shaun Stevenson, a fisherman and part time undertaker, who is credited with having “seen a fair few bodies in his time, and knows when they aren’t doing much.”
After the prize giving the Crapsurfers Ball will be held at The Sand Bar on Praa sands, with DJs and live bands as well as various games and a surf simulator.
The CrapSurfer ethos can be boiled down to: “Without failure, how can we truly understand the meaning of success?”
For entry forms and ball tickets visit www.crapsurfing.com