Three-time ASP world champion Tom Curren and Big Wave World Tour Champion Greg Long are confirmed to compete in this year’s SurfAid Cup in Malibu, California, on Saturday September 7th, 2013 in benefit of the humanitarian organization known as SurfAid International. Last year’s event featured living legends such as: Joel Tudor, Lisa Anderson, Tom Curren, Courtney Conlogue and many more.
Style-master Curren, 49, from Santa Barbara, was a standout at last year’s inaugural event at Malibu. He said that he really enjoyed the tag-team format and was keen to return to the legendary break for the SurfAid Cup.
Long, 30, from San Clemente, is also revved up for the event.
“Sharing the lineup with my surfing heroes and a few good friends, and all to support and bring awareness to the amazing work that SurfAid does in Indonesia, sounds like a dream,” Long said. “Plus pouring and sharing a few drinks and laughs the evening before at the Benefit Night at Duke’s Malibu doesn’t sound too bad either.”
Besides Curren and Long, ASP world tour surfer Travis Logie, former world longboard champions Joel Tudor and Jen Smith, and artist/shaper Tyler Warren have confirmed that they will compete this year.
Competitors get the chance to surf the classic Malibu pointbreak, with a pro surfer/legend on their team, and only a few people in the water.
Teams aim to raise at least $5,000 for SurfAid and, in order of their fundraising total, each team picks a pro/legend surfer to join them, for a total of five surfers per team.
An Expression Session will also be held at Malibu on Friday 6th September as a warm-up for the competitors.
Ten teams are registered to compete including Santa Cruz Surf City Sliders, Firewire, North County Surf, SurfAiders, Frank-N-Riders, Malaria Free Mentawai, East Coast Bias, Surfing for Lives and The Inertia.
You can donate to the teams here.
SurfAid US Board President Karl Luber said Aloha is about love and the joy of giving: “This contest is Aloha. SurfAid gives us the opportunity to share and make people’s lives better while we celebrate what makes us who we are – surfers at heart.
“You can’t plan or create the feeling on the beach during the SurfAid Cup, it’s magic,” Luber said.
Besides the competition, there will also be a SurfAid Cup Benefit Night on Friday September 6th, from 6pm – 10pm, at Duke’s Malibu. Everyone is welcome.
Get to know Big Wave World Champion Greg Long behind the scenes of The Inertia‘s film, Sine Qua Non: