Photo Courtesy: SurfOff
Guy Daniels enjoying his passion before his untimely death while jogging in 1999.
Update August 14th PM: Wow! We had a great time at such a good event. We witnesses some great surfing and all around friendship between the participants. Below is a listing of all the winners of the 12th Annual Surf-off.
Menehuene (12 & under)
Girl's (17 & under)
Boys (13 – 14)
Jr. Men (15 – 17)
Mens (18 – 24)
Open (all ages)
Masters (25 - 34)
Sr. Men (35 & up)
Menehuene Longboard (14 & under)
Men's Longboard (15-24)
Men's Longboard (25-34)
Men's Longboard (35+)
Update August 14th AM: Today is the last day of the event.
As black clouds darkened the skies over Surfside yesterday morning, things were not looking good for the outdoor event. But by mid-morning, the sun was shining brightly down on what almost feels more like a huge family party than a surfing competition.
We were also pleased to see our colleagues from other local media covering the event as well:
- The Sun News and Charles Slate have a photo gallery
- WMBF has a short video package on the event
- Lindsey Theis at WPDE has a nice brief write-up.
Update August 13th: Come see us!
Most of TheDigitel Myrtle Beach crew will be at the event giving out stickers and talking with the Myrtle Beach area community. We're also going to see if we can cover parts of the day using various gee-whiz gadgets and technology.
Update August 9th: The event is this coming Saturday and Sunday. Surfing starts at 9 a.m. both days.
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Back story and details below.
First Report: The Guy Daniels Memorial SurfOff is an annual event that is in its 12th year. The organization is still accepting surfers for the SurfOff on the weekend of August 12-13.
The Guy Daniels Memorial SurfOff "feeds the Guy Daniels memorial fund which provides scholarships to local students based on need. The scholarships are $1000.00 each and the Board of Director’s goal is to award five scholarships each year." The Guy Daniels Scholarship fund has awarded over $40,000.00 in scholarships to local students over the past three years.
If you would like to participate in this year's event please fill out the application by August 5. The SurfOff is open to riders of all ages and skill level (those under 18 must have a parent or guardian signature). This is truly a great cause that helps to carry on the name of Guy Daniels and helps to better the lives of local students.
About Guy Daniels:
Guy Daniels, a Surfside Beach native collapsed on the beach while jogging in 1999. A rising sophomore at the Collage of Charleston and a Deans List student, he also served as a Life Guard and worked in a local Surf shop. Guy possessed the qualities of leadership, dedication, fortitude and kindness, all of which made him a respected member of his community and a positive mentor and role model for other youth.
All of Guy’s traits: love of surfing, academic success, community togetherness, and environmental awareness are all manifested in the spirit of the Surfoff.
Read more at SurffOff.com
Make sure to check out SurfOff.com's Beach Cam that shows what's going on down at 13th Avenue South in Surfside Beach.
- Get the application to participate in the SurfOff HERE.
- Show your support for the Guy Daniels Memorial SurfOff by 'Liking' them on Facebook.
- The Guy Daniels Memorial Foundation is registered with the state as charitable organization # 13644 and is a member of the S.C. association of nonprofits.