Surf Challenge puts safety first

The East End Surf Challenge over the Heroes weekend is guaranteed to be another safe event, partly because so many involved are now certified in first aid and safety measures to a high level.


of the race committee that got CPR, AED and First Aid Certified on Saturday were Shane Edwards, Natasha Whitelocke, Stafford Berry, Don Patrick, Mark Bothwell and Eric Solomon.

Organiser Edwards said: “We see this training as a positive investment in our race committee to have trained officials in the case of an emergency in addition we have the support and assistance of the Cayman Islands Red Cross who will be at the race to assist with safety management on shore as well as Lifeguards on water with rescue sleds. Also as per our usual procedure, we have requested EMT, marine police, and volunteer firemen to assist on the day.

“I’m thankful that our race committee saw the need to attend the course and achieved their certificates. We look forward to a safe and well organised East End Surf Challenge on Heroes Day 24 January 2011 at the Colliers Public Beach.

“Many thanks to our sponsors East End Seaport, Flowers Bottled Water, Whats Hot, Vibe Fm, Red Bull, Signs of Paradise, Admiral Administration, Digicel, Cayman Screen Print, First Impression, Massive Equipment Rentals, Caybrew, Maedac Supply, Quality Installation, Intec Research and Naya Wear.”

As well as great jet ski racing, there will be other attractions, such as the traditional Fish Tea Cook Off, featuring cooks from the various districts of Grand Cayman preparing their mouth-watering brews that, according to local lore, can add years to your life or even do what the spam e-mail can only promise.


Safety committee, from left Edwards, Whitelocke, Berry and Patrick. Missing from picture Mark Bothwell and Eric Solomon. – PHOTO: SUBMITTED