Friday, February 1, 2008

La Union Surfvivor Challenge

Surfvivor Challenge, a surfing competition presented by Travel Factor International Ventures() will be held in San Juan, La Union on Feb 2-3, 2008.

It is a 2-day outdoor activity filled with surfing festivities. It celebrates Travel Factor's first year anniversary celebration of its Surfvivor series which started a year and 2 months ago.

Major events include the 1st Surfvivor Challenge, Surfvivor Photo Challenge, Night Party and the usual Surf Clinics for our beginner friends and clients. The Surfvivor Challenge is a surfing competition having two categories namely the Surfvivor Solo & the Surfvivor Tandem. The former is the usual type of surfing competition while the latter involves a surf-instructor assisting the surfer on a limited basis. The competition will be judged on how the surfers will catch the wave while on their surf stance, long ride and wave height.

Judges include Billabong San Juan Surf School owner Luke Landrigan, one of the most famous surfers in the country having won the 2005 Lanuza International Longboard Invitational and the La Union Long Board Open, to name a few.

Other activities include the Surfvivor Photo Challenge where ready-for-print photos should be taken on the same day. The submitted photo should include at least one surfer, surfboard and the beach. Surf clinics for newbie friends and clients will also be held in the morning before the competition proper in the afternoon of the same day.

The day will be capped by a night beach party and bonfire where awards for the surf champs and raffle prizes for everyone will be given away including a brand new NSP surfboard courtesy of San Miguel's Antonov Vodka.

Supporting sponsors for the event include Billabong Surf School, Stoked Inc., J&S Surf Shop, La Union Surf Club, Team Kuzbax, Swordfish, Aloha Boardshorts, Unilever and Sanuk.