Bodysurfers, bellyboarders, surf mat riders and alaia wave riders unite! April 13th will see the first annual Slyder Cup, presented by Reef, hit the UK. A coming together of the alternative surf scene to celebrate the art of waveriding from a finless perspective. Part competition, part social gathering the festivities hosted at Lusty Glaze, Cornwall will continue into the evening with music, art, awards and an exclusive UK film premiere hosted in conjunction with Reef.
Championing the underground and celebrating the creativity that exists in wave riding, The Slyder Cup takes surfing back to its roots, bringing together the fins free tribe. With an emphasis on good vibes, good rides and good times, the contest consists of four categories: body surf /handplane; paipo /bellyboard; surf mat; alaia/finless board with a winner crowned in each as well as an overall Slyder Cup Champion. Entry is open to all but places are limited and available online on a first come, first serve basis HERE.
Open to beach entries, the ‘Run What You Brung’ expression session will see competitors showcase a diverse range of fins free wavesliding vehicles – the only limit on what you can ride is in the parameters of your skill and imagination.
The Slyder Cup will also play host to the first edition of The Shaper’s Shield, an invitational challenge that will see a selection of the UK’s top shapers showcasing their own interpretation on the finless brief, ridden by their ‘designated drivers’.
“We’ve been blown away by the enthusiasm and support from the UK surf communities and are stoked to be showcasing such a diverse mix of boards – many of which will be available to demo throughout the day. Thanks to everyone who’s got involved so far including the team at Offsure and our title sponsor Reef who have wholeheartedly embraced this alternative gathering of the surf clans,” says Event Director Chris Nelson.
“Here at Reef we encourage creativity and freethinking, inspiring people to explore the world and do things in their own way,” added Janine Hearn, Reef UK Marketing Manager. “We are very happy to be supporting the first Slyder Cup – the event embodies our brand’s surf roots and playful laid back spirit”
To sign up and for full event information: www.approachinglines.com/slydercup