TOFINO, BC--On Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th Canada's top professional surfers and some impressive up-and-comers will take to the Pacific North West's cold waves to heat up the fifth annual Rip Curl Stew presented by Monster Energy surf contest.
Last year's competition drew an impressive 90 competitors and 850 spectators to Cox Bay, near Canada's surfing capital, Tofino, BC, numbers event coordinators expect to beat this year.
The two-day, judged surf contest offers the largest purses in any Canadian surfing event. The contest is open to competitors of all ages with the men's category first place winner taking home $5,000, and women's category first taking home $1,500. Other categories include Mixed Groms (surfers under 12-years-old) and Masters (competitors over 35 years of age).
This year's contestants include top Canadian professional surfers Raph and Sepp Bruhwiler, Noah Cohen, Catherine Temple, Leah Oke and Tamara Stephens.
The "pot thickens" out of the water with Rip Curl and big-name event sponsors dishing up two nights of "après surf" events, thousands of dollars worth of swag, and next-generation wetsuit technology demonstrations. Surfrider Foundation, an international non-profit dedicated to the protection of the world's oceans, waves, and beaches, will be serving stew by donation, right on the beach.
Admission to the Rip Curl Stew for spectators is free. The Rip Curl Stew will be updating its website daily with weather forecasts, tide predictions, and images of the event's greatest action.
The Rip Curl Stew will be served up between 8:00AM and 6:00PM on Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th.
THE LEGACY LIVES ON...
Rip Curl's legacy began in the modern-day heartland of surfing, Torquay Australia, and continues worldwide. Built for riding and always searching for the ultimate journey, for 40 years Rip Curl has played a leading role in the surf industry. The brand continues to move forward in Canada by gaining the rights, for its fifth year straight, to hold the only summer surf contest in Canada's surfing capital, Tofino, BC, and one of the only surf contests in the nation.
For more information please contact:
Rip Curl Marketing Manager Myrosha Daley
See more at: www.ripcurlstew.com