Got Room in Your Bank Account for $5K?
IPD wants to change that.
Are you a resident of Hawai’i? Is there any South swell in the forecast? Is there enough room in your bank account for an extra $5,000 USD?
If you answered ‘yes’ to all of the above, you and two friends could fill that money-shaped gap in the vault by entering IPD’s Wave of Da Summah competition, running now through Labor Day, 2023.
Think of it as the calendrical counterpart to the other, more wintery, digital surfing competition. As its complement, this contest celebrates those quintessential boons of the Estive season – warm water surges sent by the Southerly sea gods, best enjoyed under a simmering sun with friends nearby – in a place that exudes a summery essence year-round.
How does one win? (Why so many questions?)
The surfer to submit the best-ridden wave on a south-facing beach in Hawaii will earn themselves a sweet $5K, plus an additional $1K for the filmer who catches it on camera. As a sign of goodwill and gratitude for their hand in the ultimate success, $1,000 will also be awarded to the shaper whose craft made the Summer success possible.
Rules for entry:
- The wave must be ridden during the event window – May 29 thru September 4.
- The wave must be ridden on a south-facing beach, regardless of the island.
- The wave must also be ridden by a current resident of Hawai’i. Brah.
How to submit:
- The wave must be posted on Instagram, tagging @IPDsurf and #waveofdasummah in the caption.
- Finally, you must Wetransfer the clip to [email protected].
Now, go stock up on tropical wax, start a text thread with your best filmer/surfer friend, and keep an eye on the horizon for your next opportunity for entry. But don’t tucker yourself out too early; the swell window is long and, Surfline-ically speaking, “south swells from tropical systems [are] generally strongest around August-September.”
How Kipp Caddy Got KO’d + Tore His Hamstring Paddling An Outer-Reef Bombie
Spoiler: it involves a friend’s board spearing him in the head…
How Surfers Get Paid Season 2, Episode 2
Loyalty and the Royalty of the Performance Surfboard.
The Surprising Link Between Neoprene And The USA’s ‘Cancer Alley’
A forthcoming documentary called 'The Big Sea' will change how you look at wetsuits.
Radioactive Wastewater From Fukushima’s Nuclear Power Plant Is Being Dumped In The Pacific Ocean
What does releasing 500 Olympic swimming pools of fission fondue mean for surfing?
Meet Aranui 5: The 126m, 103-Cabin Luxury Cruise Ship & Home To Olympic Surfers At Teahupo’o 2024
Who's gonna get the Presidential Suite?
Here’s How The Surfers Feel About The 2024 Schedule
Kelly Slater, Caroline Marks, and nine other CTers share their thoughts.
Risk Reward: The Dickhead Index
Sam McIntosh explains Stab's business model in light of a recent editorial slip.
Surfing’s Chief Of Sport Explains Why The WSL Finals Will Remain At Lower Trestles
The Stab Interview: Jessi Miley-Dyer
Full Frame: A Loaded Scoop Of Emerald Green
Russell Bierke in Ireland, by Arthur Picard.
Quiksilver Is About To Throw A Week-Long Party In France And Your Name Is On The Guest List
Want to see Clay Marzo, Sierra Kerr, Noa Deane, and more compete against world champs?…
Cloudbreak’s Back, Trestles Remains, J-Bay And Surf Ranch Gone
Here's the WSL's 2024 Championship Tour schedule.
Stab Edit Of The Year: Liam O’Brien In ‘Wandering’
An 18-minute DIY surf film featuring one of the CT’s classiest acts.
How Do CT Surfboards Differ From Our Own?
We got dims from all 51 tour pros and compared them to our Stab Reader…
Wait…How Did Caity Simmers Get A Spot In The Olympics?
Some sneaky selection criteria means Team USA is beginning to look mighty formidable.
A Goofyfoot’s Guide To Better Surfing
Parker Coffin and Luke Swanson get illuminated in Indo.
We Found The Center Of The Surf/Skate/Fashion Venn Diagram
A very fashionable drop from Globe and Austyn Gillette
Europocalypse Now (or Next Summer At The Very Latest)
Sure signs of surfing’s end times in SW France.