MARGATE CITY – The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is going to award surfers prizes for shredding to help people with cancer, both on and off the water.
Prizes for the 19th annual Surf For A Cause Sept. 7 in Margate include divisional trophies for the surfing competition and top fundraisers will win for collecting online donations.
The Surf It Forward campaign is open to surfers and spectators. The top three fundraisers in both the 18-years and older category, and the 17-years and younger category, will receive prizes.
The winning fundraiser in each category will receive a custom-shaped surfboard from Brian Wynn Surfboards, built to their specifications. The second-place fundraiser in each category will receive a Hamboards skateboard designed to mimic a surfboard in its riding style. The third-place fundraiser will receive a gift certificate to Heritage Surf and Sport in Margate.
Surfing contest entries are $50 per division, $15 for each additional division, and include 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. Registration is online only and surfers cannot sign up on the beach.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners in each of 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.
Spectators are welcome and to come out and watch the surfing, which will be followed by an after party at 4 p.m. on the outdoor deck at Ventura’s Greenhouse which is open to the public. Tickets to the after party only are $25 and can be purchased online by clicking register on Crowdrise.com, or at the event.
Again this year, the foundation will also partner with the Heart of Surfing Foundation to work with special needs children and teach them to surf at Surf for A Cause.
Longtime foundation trustee and supporter Dan Celluci of Northfield will be honored at this year’s event for his years of service to the organization.