Got Room in Your Bank Account for $5K? - Stab Mag
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Got Room in Your Bank Account for $5K?

IPD wants to change that.

elsewhere // May 30, 2023
Words by Corina Stephens
Reading Time: 2 minutes

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].

Got it? 

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.”

See complete rules and stipulations at and keep a close eye on the competition by checking submissions posted to the IPD blog.

Good luck?


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