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Cory Lopez to drop in at WaveJet's South African launch party

Cory Lopez © Tupat



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WaveJet launches in South Africa with Cory Lopez

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 May, 2014 - WaveJet South Africa, an authorised distributor of the revolutionary personal water propulsion system for surfboards of all sizes, has announced that legendary surfer Cory Lopez will be attending the official South African launch party for WaveJet systems in Muizenberg, Cape Town, on Saturday 21 June.

The party features live music by Crimson, Cape Town’s hottest DJ Dean Fuel and the opportunity to win a WaveJet surfboard valued at R50 000 along with dozens of other prizes ranging from vouchers, surfing and skateboarding equipment to hampers of energy drinks and vintage wine in lucky draws and raffles.

Lopez, the former World No. 3 ranked surfer and three-time X-Games Gold Medallist, is renowned both for his fearless tube riding in Hawai and Tahiti and the small wave wizardry that saw him win World Tour events in the awesome barrels of Teahupoo and at Huntington Beach, as well as the 2009 Surfer Mag ‘Tube of the Year’ for a ride at Skeleton Bay in Namibia.

The Floridian is a member of the WaveJet International team that includes big-wave charger Garrett McNamara, freesurfing standout Peter Mendia and Jesse Billauer, founder of the Life Rolls On Foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for  young people affected by spinal cord injury.

At the party Lopez will talk about his surfing experiences and involvement with WaveJet, answer questions, conduct a autograph signing session and meet and mingle with those attending.

The function will be held at the Bluebird Garage in Albertyn Road, Muizenberg from 6pm to midnight. Ticket numbers are limited and can be purchased online at The cost is R100 for general entrance or R150 for VIP treatment that includes a separate entrance, free energy drinks and craft beer on tap and other perks. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame project.

Your ticket number doubles as your entry into the lucky draws for the WaveJet surfboard and other prizes. The surfboard up for grabs is a full 7ft Evo WaveJet system built by Frankie Oberholzer in Durban and includes a WaveJet Power Pod, a Blank Pod for non-powered use, a Seatooth®-enabled Wrist Controller and a Charging Station.

The WaveJet South Africa Launch Party is proudly supported by Vonzipper, Sector 9, Xcel, O'Neill, Rock Star, Xpressions on the Beach, Corner Surf Shop, FCS, Island Tribe, Shift Eight VoiP and the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID).

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