Surfs up at East End

The annual East End Surf Challenge festival is just round the corner, bringing with it the usual heady-mix of entertainment for the entire family.

Now in its seventh year the festival is a mainstay on Cayman’s yearly calendar, with the Eastern district regularly playing host to thousands of spectators who gather to revel in the four-day extravaganza.

The festival will kick-off on Friday, 19 January with the Total Togetherness Concert at East End Heritage Field featuring Edwin Yearwood, the lead singer of soca band Crosfyah. Other headline acts will include DJ Pepsi from Renaissance Disco, Miami based DJ Eternal Vibes and DJ John the Baptist of Renegade Disco. Local acts will include popular artists such as Notch, Big J and Daddy Stu.

Foodies will delight in Saturday’s East End Food Fest, an all inclusive event featuring East End speciality dishes and Caribbean fare.

Sunday will cater to sports fanatics with the Beach Football Tournament, kicking-off at 8.45am sharp at the East End Heritage Field.

The four-day festival culminates on Monday, 22 January with the eagerly awaited Jet Ski race and Fish Tea Cook-off.

Riders will tackle the waves across the East End channel, often touted as Cayman’s most challenging waters. Team 2Frenzied will bring some of Cayman’s top riders, competing in endurance and circuit races, as they battle it out for the prestigious Nayaman Award.

On dry land, attendees will be able to enjoy a host of activities, including a fashion show, motorbike display and dance competition, all while local and international DJs spin the latest tunes. Children will be kept occupied on the day, with a specially created Kid’s Corner, featuring a bouncy castle, slides and games. To top off the event, there will be a host of prizes and giveaways.


(Tickets available in advance from Reflections, Funky Tangs and 2Frenzied members.)

Friday, 19 January

(Tickets $10 pre-paid, $15 at the gate.)

Total Togetherness Concert, East End Heritage Field, from 9pm to 3am, featuring Edwin Yearwood, DJ Pepsi from Renaissance Disco, Jamaica, Miami based DJ Eternal Vibes, DJ John the Baptist of Renegade Disco and local acts.

Saturday, 20 January

(Tickets $40 pre-paid, $50 at the gate.)

Food Fest, enjoy local East End dishes, from 4pm to midnight, East End Heritage Field.

Sunday, 21 January

Beach Football Tournament. To register visit or call 323-1674, 323-1675 for further details.

Monday, 22 January

Race Day, Fish Tea Cook-off and festival, East End Heritage Field. Race starts at 10am sharp, Fish Tea judging at 3pm. Visit to register for the cook-off.


Team 2Frenzied is a non-profit social club. The club’s vision is to promote watercraft racing while providing financial support to charities and local communities. The team was formed by a group of close-knit Caymanian friends, but has since grown to include members from as far away as Bermuda. The success of their riders is a result of their dedication, drive and passion for the sport. Visit