Red Bull Big Wave Africa
Dungeons, Hout Bay Cape Town South Africa
1 June - 31 August 2007
Special Awards Announced For Red Bull Big Wave Africa
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 June, 2007 : - - The site RedBullBWA.com has gone live, the three-month waiting period is open, and there is plenty of swell around. Hold steady - it's Red Bull Big Wave Africa time!
In addition to the massive one hundred thousand Rand first prize for the winner of the 2007 Red Bull Big Wave Africa, fifty thousand for second and thirty thousand for third, Red Bull is proud to announce the various Special Awards which have been incorporated into the contest.
The Billabong Biggest Tube Award R10,000
Dungeons has been known to throw a few mean barrels on the odd occasion, with previous surfers such as Sean Holmes, Chris Bertish and Grant 'Twiggy' Baker, to name a few, having had the fortune of experiencing some deep pits.
The Billabong Biggest Tube award, valued at ten thousand Rand will be handed to the surfer who pulls in to the biggest barrel on the day, or during the contest activation period. Last year the prize went to Jason Ribbink for a barrel he scored in the semi-finals.
The Von Zipper Deep Throat Award
The line up of big wave surfers invited to participate in this event are world renowned chargers who sieze every opportunity to catch the biggest and best waves whenever possible. Out of these surfers, there is always one individual who pushes the limits, charging anything and everything. This surfer will be awarded five thousand Rand from Von Zipper for his efforts. Last year the award went to Hawaiian Jamie Sterling.
The Ikaika Award by DaKine
Ikaika means 'Strong Warrior' in Hawaiian, and this prize of five thousand Rand will be awarded to the surfer who is involved in an extraordinary event on the day. This is the first time DaKine have been involved with sponsoring an award, and any surfer who does that something extraordinary on the day will be eligible for this prize.
Sensi Threads Biggest Wave Award
Along the course of the activation period, and during the event, some really big waves are going to be ridden. Some of them are going to be bigger than others, and there will be one wave, one singular, memorable wave, that will be deemed to be the biggest wave ridden.
This year, as motivation to get surfers over the ledge on the freak sets, Sensi Threads have signed a cheque for twenty-five thousand Rand for the surfer catching the biggest wave! In 2006 the award went to second placed Andrew Marr. With the inclusion of these Special Awards the surfers are given an added chance of being rewarded for their outstanding efforts.
Things are happening. The entire event, contestants, happenings and swell predictions can be tracked on www.redbullbwa.com, where current event updates and athlete profiles, along with other relevant information will be featured.
# 1 : Red Bull Big Wave Africa wait period begins on June 1
# 2 : Surfers announced for the '07 Red Bull Big Wave Africa
# 3 : Coming soon
# 4 : Coming soon