More great memories will surface

The forthcoming East End Surf Challenge promises to be the best jet ski event in its history.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the popular Heroes Day event, gate entrance is free .

east end spectators

Spectators always come out in numbers.
Photo: Ron Shillingford

Shane ‘Nobee’ Edwards is the chief organiser and managing director of the 2Frenzied team. He is really excited that this promises to be the best attended and hopes to glean even more great memories.

As well as Flowers Bottled Water who are sponsoring the fish tea competition, sponsors include Red Bull, Caymanian Compass, What’s Hot, First Impression, Maedac, Hot FM, Cayman Screen Print, Morritt’s, Massive and Naya Wear.

There will be a fashion show as usual and great music featuring Selecta Renegade, Eternal vibes and House Arrest.

‘My fondest memory of the event was the year Kenny Rankine came with a masseuse and put a massage bed on the side of the beach where he got a massage before and after the race,’ recalled Edwards. ‘He really made the event rise to a different level.

‘In my opinion, the bravest rider in the event all time is Billy ‘The Kid’ Ebanks of WesTec. Now that boy can ride!

‘Natural talent and the way he takes the waves it’s unbelievable. He keeps the throttle locked out and in the channels be careful he will take you on the turns.

‘In the early days we had between 15 to 20 races but we didn’t have the many classes as we do now.

‘The event is very special in that it brings alive the tiny fishing village of East End. It also seems to bring out girls in their bikinis looking good and ready to party and we have no fights or arguments which is a plus.

‘We need more events like the Surf Challenge to bring unity and peace.

‘I see this event being even bigger in years to come. Most importantly I have been working on staging races in Jamaica, Bahamas and Bermuda. We are well on the way for a huge race in Bahamas.

‘Bahamas Surf Challenge? To be honest the Bahamas is more welcoming to the race than here at home. The government needs to be more supportive. Nuff Respect to my friends in Bahamas.’