First South African Surfing Pioneers Inducted into Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame in Muizenberg

The first 12 pioneers of surfing to be inducted into the Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame were announced on Saturday at the launch function for the national landmark that will celebrate the past, present and future legends of South African surfing at Muizenberg in Cape Town. [Read More...]



The Big Jol to launch the Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame landmark at Muizenberg

The ground-breaking Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame, a national landmark to celebrate the legends of South African surfing in perpetuity, will be launched at a momentous function at the Pavilion in Muizenberg, Cape Town, on Saturday 5 April. [Read More...]



Historic national surfing landmark to be established at Muizenberg Beach

An historic national landmark celebrating the heritage and culture of surfing is to be established at Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town where the first South African to ride waves standing up on a surfboard was recorded in 1919. [Read More...]

































The Big Jol to launch the Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame landmark at Muizenberg

The ground-breaking Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame, a national landmark to celebrate the legends of South African surfing in perpetuity, will be launched at a momentous function at the Pavilion in Muizenberg, Cape Town, on Saturday 5 April.

Aptly titled The Big Jol, this gathering of hundreds of surfing luminaries and local celebrities will feature live music and audio visual presentations, reveal the details of the country's first national surfing landmark, announce the names of the first 12 surfing pioneers to be honoured in the Walk of Fame and disclose the selection criteria for future honourees.

With the effervescent Deon Bing as master of ceremonies, lucky draw prizes totalling more than R20 000, great food and drinks on tap and plenty of camaraderie, the Big Jol will go down in the annals of surf folk lore as a night to remember!

Long-time surfer Robin Auld heads the music bill with his internationally renowned blues, folk, reggae and African influences given a rock steady feel by bassist Roger Bashew and drummer Paul Tizzard. Andre de Villiers provides one of the highlights of the show with his tribute to the late John Whitmore, the Doyen of South African surfing, while fellow SA music legend Steve Walsh will join the Robin Auld Trio in a rocking jam session.

The evening's entertainment is kick-started by Verity, whose tenacity, inspirational music and revolutionary use of crowd-funding enabled her to produce her first album in 2008. A sought after speaker on innovation and thinking outside the box, Verity is a direct descendent of Heather Price, the first South Africa recorded riding waves standing up on a surfboard at Muizenberg in 1919.

Tickets for the Big Jol are R250 each, or R2 000 for a table of eight, and are available from Rustenberg Pharmacy or Epic Print in Muizenberg. Contact Tessa at muizies@gmail.com for details on how to obtain tickets / tables via electronic banking. Tickets numbers are limited and will be sold strictly on a first come, first served basis.

For further details on the Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame, how to make donations or to volunteer your services please contact Chevone Petersen at manager@mid.org.za or 021 788 1196.

Stay up to date with the latest news on the project and the launch function at www.facebook.com/Surfers.Circle.Muizenberg


About the Surfers Circle Walk of Fame

The Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame is a project of the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID), a Not for Profit Company that has been inspired by the pivotal role surfing has played in encouraging economic growth, fostering cultural diversity and social cohesion and gaining international recognition for Muizenberg as a destination of choice in South Africa.

The historic national landmark celebrating the heritage and culture of surfing will be constructed on the traffic circle at Surfers' Corner in Muizenberg and includes a life-size bronze statue and Walk of Fame comprising landscaped gardens surrounding walkways embedded with plaques honouring the country's past, present and future surfing legends.

After a four year journey to obtain permission to build the landmark, every cent of the estimated R1,5 to R2 million required to design and build it will come from donations and fund-raising efforts.

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Historic national surfing landmark to be established at Muizenberg Beach

An historic national landmark celebrating the heritage and culture of surfing is to be established at Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town where the first South African to ride waves standing up on a surfboard was recorded in 1919.

The Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame will be constructed on the traffic circle at Surfers' Corner in Muizenberg, the birthplace of surfing in South Africa and the epicentre of the local surfing community, which has been acknowledged as one of the world's top 20 surf towns by National Geographic.

The landmark will feature a life-size bronze statue of Heather Price, who befriended two American Marines and learned to surf on their solid wood Hawaiian surfboards nearly 100 years ago, and a Walk of Fame consisting of paved pathways set amongst landscaped gardens and studded with plaques honouring the past, present and future legends of South African surfing.

A function to launch the concept and raise awareness and funds for the Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame will be held at the Muizenberg Pavilion on Saturday 5 April 2014 where a model of the landmark and statue will be unveiled. The names of the first group of surfing pioneers to be included in the Walk of Fame will be announced along with the selection criteria for future nominees who will be inducted annually.

This exclusive social occasion and gathering of the surfing 'tribe' will feature many of the current legends of the South African surfing community alongside live music acts, audio-visual presentations and displays of historic surfing photos and artefacts.

Tickets for the launch function are R250 each, or R2 000 for a table of eight, and are available through info@thesurferscircle.co.za or can be purchased in Muizenberg at Rustenberg Pharmacy in Beach Road or Epic Print in Atlantic Road. Tickets numbers are limited and will be sold strictly on a first come, first served basis.

The Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame is a project of the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID), a Not for Profit Company that has been inspired by the pivotal role surfing has played in encouraging economic growth, fostering cultural diversity and gaining international recognition for Muizenberg as a destination of choice in South Africa.

Surfing is both a recreational lifestyle and a competitive sport and the Surfers' Circle aims to embrace the legacy of past and future achievements in perpetuity as a catalyst for change and social cohesion.

For further details on the Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame, how to make donations or to volunteer your services please contact Chevone Petersen at manager@mid.org.za or 021 788 1196.

Stay up to date with the latest news on the project and the launch function at www.facebook.com/Surfers.Circle.Muizenberg

Heather Price surfing at Muizenberg in 1919 - the earliest recorded example of a South African riding a wave standing on a surfboard

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