Surf It Forward – 19th Annual Surf For A Cause
Check-in Begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7
Everyone is pitching in to help Surf It Forward – the annual campaign created to raise awareness and to help people with cancer.
The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation will hold its 19th annual Surf For A Cause Saturday, Sept. 7 at Decatur Avenue beach in Margate. Registration opens Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Surfers are encouraged to collect online pledges to Surf It Forward. The top fundraiser in each of the following three categories will be awarded a custom surfboard shaped by Brian Wynn: male 17 years old and younger, female 17 and younger and male or female 18-years-old and older.
Not a surfer? Anyone can still help out by becoming a virtual surfer and fundraising on behalf of the foundation and joining in our event festivities. Spectators are welcome and to come out and watch the surfing, which will be followed by an after party at 4 p.m. which is open to the public. Tickets to the after party only are $25 and can be purchased online by clicking “register” on our crowdrise page, or at the event.
Surfing contest entries are $50 per division, $15 for each additional division, and includes a ticket to the after party. Entries are free for grom boys, 11 years old and younger and gromette girls, 12 years old and younger, divisions. There are also divisions for longboard and standup paddleboard. Anyone who raises $75 will receive a Surf It Forward hat and sticker. All entries include a Surf For A Cause T-shirt and a ticket to the after party.
Surfers are required to check-in between 7-8 a.m. the day of the event and the first heat begins at 8 a.m.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners in each of the the following age divisions: groms 11 and younger, gromettes 12 and younger, boys 12-14, junior mens 15-17, men’s 18-24, masters men 25-34, legends 45 and older, girls 13-15, womens 16 and older, open longboard and open stand-up paddleboard.
The foundation is named for Dean Randazzo, New Jersey’s most successful professional surfer, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the height of his career in 2001 and formed the organization to support others diagnosed with cancer in need of financial assistance.
Please note that all registrations and sponsorships are considered donations and will not be refunded in the event of inclement weather or lack of waves on the event date.
Sponsorships and raffle items are still being accepted. Contact Mike Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org See thedrcf.org for information.