Surf competition and games on the beach in Unawatuna (held on 18th June 2005).
The local community of Unawatuna organized a festival on the beach to make a positive contribution to the post Tsunami program of the society. Man, woman and children came together to enjoy various traditional games.
The main attraction was a surf competition, the first one ever organized in Unawatuna. Eighteen local surfers and one Japanese surfer competed for the trophy, a ‘broken-fixed’ surfboard ... but mostly to have fun and show their skills to the crowd, both locals and foreigners. The sun was shining and the waves 3 feet high, good vibes all around, the local DJ playing his best records to boost the good spirits ...
Rasika bottom turn
moves where judged by a three-head jury. The surfers where divided into 4
groups, each group having 2 guys getting through to the next round, the
third round being the final with 4 surfers: Rasika, Sanesh, Suranga and
Iranka. The jury was having a difficult job to discern the competitors
having no rashvests to wear, but it was obvious very soon that there could
only be one winner: Rasika. His deep take-offs, strong turns and long
rides with a few floaters and cover-ups made him a real champion. He is
just ripping and scored a couple of 5 point waves!!! Rasika has a dream to
become a famous surfer owning a surfshop in Unawatuna. Today he made his
first step in that direction.
the evening a party was organized in The Rockhouse, where the prices where
handed over and everybody danced and drank till the early morning. But the
next day, all where back in the water, enjoying another day of good
surfing in Unawatuna.
On the right, Rasika with his "new" surfboard. The second prices being a leg rope was donated by Surfcity guesthouse.
Imco Flipse Surfcity, Unawatuna 24th June 2005