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Surfers the world over gather to celebrate Malibu

Malibu Pier © Malibu Surfing Association
Malibu Pier © Malibu Surfing Association



MSA Classic 

Malibu Surfing Association
First Point Malibu, California
5 - 7 September 2014

Malibu Classic invites over 250 surfers to compete

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 September, 2014 - The premier competition in the Coalition of Surfing Clubs annual series, the Malibu Surfing Association's MSA Classic Invitational, will be held at Surfrider Beach, Malibu from September 5-7, 2014. More than 250 invited athletes representing surfing clubs from California, Hawai'i, the East Coast, Australia, and Japan will come together to compete at First Point, Malibu, one of surfing's legendary waves.

"The Rose Bowl. The Maracana. The MCG. The sport of surfing has hallowed ground, too, and on any list is placed First Point, Malibu. Come join us, visit this special spot, and be part of it all." said John Hinkle, MSA President.

More than a competition, the MSA Classic Invitational is a celebration of Malibu's, and Southern California's, contribution to the history and lifestyle of the sport. 

Other MSA Classic Invitational events include:

Malibu Noseriding Championships (5 September 2014)
Foam Symmetry, Tyler Surfboards, Matix Clothing and MSA are proud to host the third edition of the Malibu Noseriding Championships. The 52-person contestant field spans all ages, men and women, and not limited to club affiliation. This is a timed noseriding event with extra time awarded for 10s.

Aviator Nation Womens Logger  (5 September 2014)
The Aviator Nation Womens Logger, presented by MSA, is a showcase of traditional longboard surfing for professional and elite women surfers. The 24-person field is not limited to club affiliation.

Keep A Breast Expression Session  (5 September 2014)
Keep A Breast, the leading youth-focused, global, nonprofit breast cancer organization, will host a 1-hour Expression Session at 12pm on Friday. This event will garner attention and awareness for the Keep A Breast Foundation and support their mission -- eradicating breast cancer for future generations. 15-20 of KAB's top influencers in LA/OC, along with their invited surf partner, will be awarded for: longest noseride, most innovative manuever, best surfer impersonation, and best costume. Good fun supporting a serious cause.

Surfaid Cup Malibu  (6 September 2014)
The tag-team competition will involve 11 teams, each fundraising for humanitarian organization SurfAid, and aiming to raise $5,000 per team to enter. Each SurfAid Cup team in order of their fundraising total will get to pick a pro surfer to join them, for a total of five surfers per team. Past surfers who have competed in the SurfAid Cup Malibu include: three-time ASP world champion Tom Curren, four-time ASP world champion Lisa Andersen, big wave legend Greg Long, ASP world tour surfer Travis Logie, former ASP world longboard champions Joel Tudor and Jen Smith, and artist/shaper Tyler Warren.

Michael Blum

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