A beehive of surfing and family-oriented activities is scheduled to take place at Josiah’s Bay on the island of Tortola this month.
Event organiser and part owner of Surf School BVI, Alex Dick-Read told BVI News the first annual Josiah’s Bay Surf Classic is being held tomorrow, April 14.
He said the event is also a family fun day and will include competitions, musical entertainment, and a beach clean-up exercise.
Josiah’s Bay has been ranked among the top beaches for surfers in the territory.
“The surf has started to wind down now, so we just want to finish up the surf season with a nice day of music, games, and contests. Everybody is welcome,” Dick-Read said.
“We are going, to begin with, the beach clean-up. The beach is relatively clean but the public spaces around-the car park [needs cleaning]. There were some cleanup campaigns after the hurricane but we can always do with more,” he said.
Dick-Read further said the event is to promote the BVI as a surfer’s paradise.
“Obviously it’s been a quiet year in terms of tourism. We need a lot of tourists. It’s raising the awareness that we have very good surfing here in the BVI; it is one of the best places in the world to do it.”
“And it being such a tough year for everyone, for us, it is nice to do something positive and send that message,” the surfer said.
The event is slated to start at 9am.
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