Surfing competitions are a necessity for the sport, but sometimes they are taken so seriously, it can dampen the mood at these occasions. The Surfers themselves can barely crack a smile, they are so focused, driven and in the zone, as they mentally prepare themselves before battle. It is refreshing to see a competition that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is all about having fun and being part of a special day, that event is the RVCA Rollin’ Retro competition that goes down each year in Llandudno, Cape Town, South Africa.
Rollin Retro’ is an event that sees the riders competing on a selection of vintage, classic and retro boards that belong to a guy by the name of Robby Macdonald. Each year he put’s his unique collection of boards in the hands of the first 100 competitors to enrol and sends them out to basically have a blast. From big old clonky single fins from the sixties, to garish 80’s classics, there really is a board from every era of surfing.
Prizes are obviously awarded to the best surfers but you will also witness prizes given for best wipeout and best Bikini, like I say a competition with the emphasis on fun. Unfortunately this years Rollin Retro has passed, held on the 9th of February in head high conditions, but luckily we have found a snippet of the days events for you to enjoy.
Click on the videos below and check out the official tease clip and the highlights of this years event and let us know if you would like to see this style of competition at a beach near you?