PennyPinchers Easter Surf Ski Challenge supported by PPC Cement-mark it in your diary!


Three weeks until Pennypinchers Easter Surf Ski Challenge supported by PPC cement

With just three weeks left until the 4th edition of the Pennypinchers Easter Surf Ski Challenge (supported by PPC cement) kicks off on 23 and 24 April 2011 in Plettenberg Bay, a number of the area’s top local paddlers are eyeing out the R12 500 prize money in the men’s and women’s Singles divisions.

The three Surf Ski Challenge events form part of the Plett Easter Games 2011, a four day Easter weekend sports festival which also includes a Trail Run (4km & 10km), Golf tournament, MTB Challenge (20km & 40km) and Road Run (10km). Wayne Craig of Offthehook Events, organizers of the Pennypinchers Easter Surf Ski Challenge supported by PPC cement, said that “there was previously no surf ski race in Plett over Easter. We were interested in starting one up, and Pennypinchers and PPC Cement have since been unbelievable in their support”.

Along with the Singles race (1pm on Saturday, 23 April), there will also be a Doubles race (8am on Sunday, 24 April) and Kiddies Guppy Race (10am on Saturday, 23 April). Local legends Michele Eray and Alexis Lyon have already signaled their intent to challenge for the Singles surf ski race title. Craig said that “the Singles surf ski races are sure to be super competitive.

Plett’s beautiful coastline offers many spectacular vantage points for spectators to watch the race so I’m hopeful that our event, as well as the other epic Plett Easter Games, will be well supported”. Of those who enter the surf ski races before 15 April, two people will be in line to win a three-night weekend in Plettenberg Bay, including breakfast and dinner. The first 100 entrants will also receive an awesome Goodie Bag.

The entry forms are available on, and those wanting to see pictures of last year’s event can visit

Those who are interested in participating in or attending the event can find additional information by visiting, following @offthehookplett on Twitter, Pennypinchers Easter Surfski Challenge on Facebook or by contacting Wayne Craig at or on 044 533 0796.

For accommodation, Patty Butterworth is available at

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