BUSAN, South Korea – This year’s event will welcome a team of the top six surfers from Thailand, in addition to VIP guest, International CEO of Ocean and Earth, Paul Munton, who is also the International head of Komunity Project. In addition to officiating at the event, he will also be on hand to help select riders for the 2011/12 Korean O&E surf team and launch both O&E and Kommunity for the first time in Korea. The Komunity Project, was founded by 10 time ASP world surfing champion, Kelly Slater.
The open event, which is now in its 3rd year, actively encourages surfers and non-surfers to take part and get in the water to experience that unique feeling that only surfing provides. For a small entry fee, participants will get lunch Saturday and Sunday, fun games, a goodie bag and T-shirt; plus there will be music, sponsored booths, photo shoots, learn2surf lessons with the top surfers from Thailand sponsored by Ocean and Earth and weekend long board rentals and surf clinics sponsored by Songjeong Surf club.
Competitors at the 2010 surf competition in Haeundae.
For the first time ever, there will also be SUP (stand up paddle board) lessons sponsored by Pine Ocean, all of which are free and open to the public. The event is free for spectators as are the clinics from O&E, Songjeong and Pine Ocean.
On Saturday and Sunday, the top sponsored Korean surfers take to the water to go head to head with sponsored international surfers in a new ‘special class’ which is paving the way to a more international event, and allotting points to the top Korean surfers to allow them to surf in competitions abroad. This event promises to be the “MUST” attend event of the summer season, so come on out, lube up with some sunscreen and enjoy the sun, sand and surf.
The Busan Mayor’s Cup International Surfing Competition will be held Friday, 24th of June, 2011 – Sunday, June 26th, 2011 at Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea. For more information check out ‘Surfing Korea’ on Facebook or email: email@example.com
You can check out Haps' surfing page for more info on the local surfing scene.