Win a single fin masterpiece
THE memory of local surfer Tony Waller will once again be recognised this morning with the seventh running of the Memorial Single Fin Challenge.
Hosted by the Sawtell Boardriders Club, the single fin challenge is all about getting back to the grass roots of surfing.
All competitors must ride a single fin board and on the day an old school format will be used to judge the surfing.
The day is all about getting down the beach for a fun day of surfing and retro vibes, even down to the 1970s-style presentation being held at Barrell’s Global Surf Bistro afterwards.
Late entries are still being received for both adults ($25 entry fee) and kids and women (both only $15).
The bonus for all competitors today at Sawtell’s main beach or southside headland depending on conditions is that everyone is in the running to win a newly-shaped single fin board shaped by Dennis Anderson.
Anderson is a master craftsman in the single fin form and there are no doubts that the board this year will be another masterpiece.
Spectators are more than welcome to watch proceedings with a barbecue running all day to keep everyone fed.