Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic to bring an international flavour to Muizenberg Corner in June 2016

After the success of the inaugural Tiger’s Milk Classic at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg Corner last year, the 2016 Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic will not only be even bigger and better this year but will also have an international flavour added to the menu.

Tiger’s Milk have upgraded the Men’s and Women’s Longboarding Divisions to World Surfing League (WSL) Speciality status, making it the first ever WSL speciality longboard surf contest to take place in South Africa. In addition, an Over 40 Longboard division for the more mature competitive longboarders has been added to the mix.

As was the case in 2015, the Tigers Milk Winter Classic will not only cater for longboarders but will also include Surfing South Africa 3A PST rated Open Men, Open Women, Under 18 Boys and Under 18 Girls surfers, a Stand Up Paddle Waveriding contest for Men and Women, as well as the unique Men’s and Women’s Varsity Divisions for registered student surfers.

With a total of R55 000 in prize money is on offer across the board in this multidiscipline surfriding event and up to 100 local and national surfriders expected to take part, the Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic is definitely a premier event on the Surfing South Africa contest calendar. Online entries for all the divisions will open on www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za on Monday 16th May 2016. Entries will close once each division is full.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jana van der Spuy | jana@brandnewcreative.co.za | www.brandnewcreative.co.za |(021)434 2699

OUTREACH PROJECT TO FORM PART OF THE 2016 TIGER’S MILK WINTER CLASSIC

The Tiger’s Milk Winter classic scheduled for surfers corner in Muizenberg corner will not only showcase the skills of many of South Africa’s top longboarders, surfers and stand up paddlers on June 17, 18 & 19 but will also support a Surfing South Africa outreach initiative.

This Outreach project, which will be coordinated by Danielle Johnson of the JSA, will be held at Surfers Corner from 9am to 1pm on Sunday June 19th and will involve about 60 young surfers from eight community based outreach programmes that use surfing to change the lives of marginalised youth.

Although the Tiger’s Milk Outreach programme is geared towards giving surfers from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to participate in a team focussed surfing contest, the main objective of the initiative is enjoyment. Using the unique Tag Team format which sees groups of five boys and girls surfing together as a team, organisers ensure that every participant feels plays a role in the project.

Although the aim of the day’s activities is fun, there is a competitive element attached to the programme which results in surfers in the four teams that reach the finals being awarded medals.

Spending time in the surf and sun is energy sapping but thanks to Tiger’s Milk all of the participants will be able to refuel with good meal and plenty of refreshments from the time they arrive until they leave.

While the Outreach programme is taking place the semi-finalists in the eleven divisions that make up 2016 Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic will be competing for places in their respective finals and a share of the R55 000 prize money on offer. Over 140 entries have been received for this popular event and organisers will have their work cut out for them over the three days of competition as they work through the 60 or so heats.

ABOUT SURFING SOUTH AFRICA

The 2016 Tigers Milk Winter Classic is presented by Surfing South Africa, the recognised governing body for the sport in South Africa. Surfing South Africa is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).

ABOUT TIGER’S MILK RESTAURANT & BAR

Located in the heart of the Cape Town Surf scene, Tiger’s Milk brings both a heighted sense of excitement and delicious food to Surfers Corner in Muizenberg. Serving generous portions of all your favourite ‘Dude foods’ with a panoramic view of the bay is a hard combination to beat. It wasn’t long before this popular restaurant opened its 2nd store successfully in Long Street, and its 3rd store opening its doors to Century City in May of this year. It is through Tiger’s Milk’s love for surf that has led to them hosting the Tiger’s Milk Classic Surf competition in 2015 and again this year. Their aim for sponsoring this competition is simple; to promote surfing as a sport in South Africa and provide accessibility to emerging surfers. Through the expansion of the brand, Tiger’s Milk has held on to the ethos that their customers have fallen in love with: mouth-watering ‘Dude Food’ enjoyed in a festive environment.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jana van der Spuy | jana@brandnewcreative.co.za | www.brandnewcreative.co.za |071 894 8849