Deadline to Register: Friday, August 31
Register NOW! www.regonline.com/StokesMeChallenge
Entry Fee: $500
On September 7, the Stokes Me Surf Contest will throw surfers and the surf industry into the deep end of the Typhoon Lagoon wave pool in Orlando, Fla., to raise money for the SIMA Humanitarian Fund.
Robert “Wingnut” Weaver, Alek Parker, Asher Nolan and other notable shredders will all be on hand to surf alongside their industry counterparts as brands battle it out. This chlorinated surf contest is a precursor to the Stokes Me Challenge, a 30-day fundraising campaign taking place this October. Entry fees from the Surf Contest will go directly to a brand's overall Stokes Me Challenge fundraising tally.
While the entry fee is $500, attendance to cheer on the contest is free. However, you MUST have your Surf Expo show badge for admission!
Split the Peak
The $500 entry fee for a team of two buys one peak, split by the two teammates, and of the two surfers entered one must be an employee of the brand. For a better chance to win, brands can purchase more peaks.
Shredding is a plus, but antics, appearance, and general idiocy will also be rewarded as the judging panel will be heavily influenced by the 2,000+ person crowd, who will all be equipped with "Stokes Me" and "Bums Me" voting paddles. As equalizers, entrants will pick from one of six provided soft surfboards, and pros will be on hand to surf as a stand-in.
The winning team will receive a free table at the exclusive "No Agenda" dinner for retailers and manufacturers at Surf Expo January 2013.
Kelly Keenan, SIMA Events & Communications Coordinator, at Kelly@sima.com or 949.366.1164 x3. Or visit stokesME.org.
The Stokes Me campaign is the official fundraising event for the SIMA Humanitarian Fund. Since 2004, the SIMA Humanitarian Fund has donated more than $1.58 million to surf-related, non-profit humanitarian organizations. All proceeds from this year's efforts will benefit 10 surf-related humanitarian non-profit organizations selected by the SIMA Humanitarian Fund Board of Directors for focusing on improving the quality of life, health and/or welfare of people. The 2012 Stokes Me beneficiaries include Best Day Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Jimmy Miller Foundation, Keep A Breast, Life Rolls On, Outdoor Outreach, Stoked Mentoring, SurfAid International, Surfers Healing and Waves for Water.
Special THANKS goes to Surf Expo and Sanuk for helping make the
Stokes Me Surf Contest happen!