el Jimador Tequila, in partnership with Zigzag and Mahala, will be hosting the very first Agave Surf Classic at Big Bay, Blouberg, Cape Town on Saturday, 7 June*. The premium 100% agave tequila has teamed up with local shaper Ian Armstrong and carpenter Jason Hayes to produce five unique agave surfboards, which contestants will have the opportunity to ride and if they do well, stand a chance to win and keep forever!
The 100% Agave Surf Classic will be streamed LIVE on: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/agave-surf-classic
* The event was initially set to run between 24-31 May, but due to stormy conditions experienced during the waiting period, it has been pushed out to this Saturday.
The event promises to be an action-packed day, which will end with a let-the-good-times-roll after party at the local beach bar, Boardhouse.
Anyone over 18 years of age can enter, so if you’re amped on alternative surfboards (and good times) then the Agave Surf Classic is not to be missed. Contestants need to be at the beach by 9:00am to sign-up, while spectators are in for a treat as they watch the wave warriors shred these original wooden sleds. And then there’s the after party!
Master craftsman, Ian Armstrong, has already taken care of R&D, so the boards should be ready to fly.
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Talented Cape Town shaper, Dutchie, inspected one of the agave boards at the opening function.
Check out the video below, which shows the craftmanship and steps that are required to make one of these beautiful agave wood surfboards.