BOOGIE KNIGHTS CORNWALL EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR MEXICAN FISHING VILLAGE
British bodyboard brand, Prone is returning to Fistral Beach, Newquay, for its second ‘Boogie Knights’ event – on Friday August 3 (8pm – 2am).
Following the great success of the inaugural ‘Boogie Knights’ held at The Anvil in Bournemouth, founder of Prone, Steve Berriman, is co-organising the next event in collaboration with Big Score Productions, at the Beach Bar.
The focus of the night is a fundraiser to raise money for the traditional Mexican fishing village, Puerto Escondido, commonly referred to as ‘The Mexico Pipeline’. It was struck by a hurricane on 15 June 2012, which devastated the town and beaches, killing two children and one local woman.
The internationally recognised Playa Zicatela is home to major bodyboard and surf competitions with the community relying heavily on tourism and it’s ‘surfer’s paradise’ coastline. The severe damage to the town and loss of nine lifeguard towers along the beach triggered the IBA (International Bodyboarding Association) to launch a global campaign called ‘Salvemos Puerto’ (Save Puerto) to help rebuild the town and vital lifeguard towers along the beach.
Steve Berriman said: “This town has seen awful destruction that was totally unexpected. Spending time at the beautiful Zicatela beach in 2007, I wanted to support a part of the world that’s shown me a lot of good times. The event will be staged at Fistral Beach, Newquay, the home of British surfing. We are holding a raffle to raise as much as possible for the campaign. We can’t thank the surf community enough for their generous donations supporting the Mexican ‘Salvemos Puerto’ campaign.”
The event is free entry and will start with the European premier screening of The IBA Official Mexico Documentary showing the highlights and behind the scenes action of the 2011 Puerto Escondido.
Photo: Edwin Morales
by 247 Magazine