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6th Annual Point Michaud Surf Classic

The 6th Annual Point Michaud Surf Classic is fast approaching. The two-day surf contest and camp-out will take place at Point Michaud Beach Provincial Park, Cape Breton Island on August 29 and 30.

Registration for the event is free for students of the Summer Surf Program and $10 for non-students. Registration includes entry into all contest divisions as well as access to live entertainment.

Those who are interested in helping set up tents for the event, are asked to show up at the beach at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 29. Otherwise, participants should be at the tents at 10 a.m. to to register. A series of group photos will follow.

“If you are late, that’s OK, we will try to place you into your divisions,” said event organizer Michelle Richards. “People are encourage to enter as many divisions as they like.”

Surfboard and longboard divisions include:

Master
Women
Men
Junior Girl
Junior Boy
Kid
Open

The event also includes a skimboard, bodyboard, kayak surf, and body surf creative expression session.

Prizes, certificates and “unique awards” are given to the top three participants in each division. Top overall awards are also given to those who excelled in the majority of the divisions. The awards are as follows:

Top Water Man
Top Water Women
Top Water Junior Boy
Top Water Junior Girl
Top Water Kid
Top Water Master.

“If you are already familiar with the Point Michaud Surf Classic, then you will know that this is a super fun and easygoing event,” said Richards.

All divisions will be run on Saturday with an awards ceremony following. On Saturday night, participants are encouraged to enjoy some live music and camp-out on Point Michaud Beach. If weather isn’t favourable on Saturday night, the event will move to the surf house nearby.

“If people need accommodations, there is space available in the house,” said Richards. “On both days there will be a BBQ available to do your own cooking, or there will be hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks for sale.”

On Sunday, providing surf and weather conditions are favourable and there are still lots of prizes to give away, all of the contest divisions will be run again. A second awards ceremony will follow on Sunday afternoon.

“We are trying to create the most opportunity for everyone to walk away a winner and have a positive surf contest experience,” said Richards.

Event organizers appreciate any help people can provide for the 6th annual Point Michaud Surf Classic. This may include a donation of prizes, promotion of the event, or a contribution of time and skills.

“Anything at all helps us make this a successful event every year,” said Richards.

For more information, please contact Michelle Richards at 902-227-1230 (cell), 902-345-0741 (home) or by email (surfinglassie@yahoo.ca).

“I will be in the Halifax and Lawrencetown Beach area on August 8, 9 and 12 if anyone would like to meet with me,” said Richards. “I can also collect prizes at that time.”

Special thanks to prize sponsors will be mentioned throughout the contest. The names of contest sponsors will also appear on the awards certificates and on posters for the event.

“We will have all the prizes on display in our awards tent for viewing on Saturday and Sunday,” said Richards. “This gives everyone a chance to eye that special prize they want to win.”

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