|2009 "Hurricane Surf For Dean!" Official Press Release|
Official Press Release
2009 “Hurricane Surf for Dean!” Charity Big Wave Surf Event to benefit the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation
Surfers to compete to ride the biggest waves in September and October!
Somers Point, NJ [August 17th, 2009] – With hurricane season on the horizon, surfers up and down the east coast of the United States invariably think of the biggest and possibly best waves of the year. This year, NYNJSurf.com is looking to take advantage of the season’s great waves and help raise much needed funds for the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation with the 2009 “Hurricane Surf for Dean!” contest - possibly the only contest of its kind! What makes the contest unique is the format – competitors up and down the east coast – or anywhere in the world, for that matter – compete against each other regionally to get photographed on the biggest wave. And the contest doesn’t run for just one day or at just one location – surfers can be photographed on any wave, anywhere from September 1st to October 31st, 2009!
A unique, challenging, and exciting format for the surfers is one thing, but the cause is quite another. The contest, inspired by New Jersey pro surfer Dean Randazzo, benefits the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation. The Foundation was founded in 2001 after Dean’s first bout with Hodgkin’s Disease. Dean has since battled back from the disease 3 times to rejoin the pro circuit and has come to represent the best in surfing and the best in life to a generation of New Jersey surfers and surfers across the world. Despite his setbacks, Dean has continued to battle back time and again and is healthy and doing quite well. His foundation also continues to work hard, raising much needed funds to support cancer research and assist others from all walks of life stricken by cancer.
“Hurricane Surf for Dean!” is NYNJSurf.com’s followup to the highly successful 2008 “Do it for Dean!” contest, which also benefited the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation. The contest, held across the month of March 2008, attracted over 100 surfers from the U.S. East and West coasts, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.