INDULGE IN A MONUMENTAL ADVENTURE AT THE TAND INVITATIONAL 2023: SOUTH AFRICA’S PREMIER BODYBOARDING EVENT, IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, WITH A WAITING PERIOD FROM JULY 1st TO JULY 31st.
Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled spectacle at the Tand Invitational 2023—proudly presented by HandPicked Bodyboards. Now entering its 11th year, this leg, proudly presented by HandPicked Bodyboards, storms onto the scene. Celebrating its 11th year, this legendary event promises to enthrall spectators as 16 of South Africa’s finest bodyboarders converge at the formidable West Coast slab known as Tand, from July 1st to July 31st. Renowned as one of the esteemed specialty competitions sanctioned by the International Bodyboarding Corporation (IBC)— alongside its prestigious world tour—the Tand Invitational adopts an exclusive invite-only format. Each year, 16 riders are carefully selected from across the nation, recognized for their remarkable prowess in conquering challenging conditions beyond the ordinary.
Throughout its history, the Tand Invitational has drawn an impressive roster of champions—both from around the globe and within South Africa. From world titleholders to revered local heroes and unsung local chargers who have proven their mettle at their home breaks—this event continues to stand as a pinnacle aspiration for bodyboarders worldwide.
Located just an hour and a half away from Cape Town, the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve— near Paternoster Village on the West Coast, provides the awe-inspiring setting for this extraordinary one-day event. Against the stunning backdrop of Tand, a powerful wave renowned for its intensity—prepare to witness a breathtaking showcase of bravery and expertise.
Convenient parking is provided at the nearby Tietiesbaai campsite—allowing attendees to immerse themselves in the vibrant ambiance within the natural amphitheater of rocks and sandy shores. As the event takes place during the winter season, it’s essential to dress warmly and brace yourself for the invigorating winds that grace the renowned Cape of Storms.
For the first time ever—the Tand Invitational will be broadcasted worldwide through the IBC World Tour YouTube Channel—making it accessible to passionate fans across the globe. This groundbreaking live-streaming endeavor not only aims to elevate the status of bodyboarding as an exhilarating sport but also seeks to highlight South Africa as an unparalleled wave-riding haven. Prepare to be captivated as the event’s thrill and skill unfold before a global audience.
Keep an eye on the official Tand Invitational 2023 social media channels for updates on the contest and to stay informed about the latest news. To fully engage in the experience, we recommend reaching out to Paternoster Holiday Rentals to secure your accommodation and take part in the unforgettable after-party celebrations. Stay connected and be part of every exciting moment!
The Tand Invitational 2023 is elated to be presented by HandPicked Bodyboards—with the generous support of esteemed sponsors such as Red Bull, Skullcandy, Ryan Boon Meats, Buell Wetsuits, Smit Steenwerke, Jackery, Urban Hippy, What Goes Around SA, Kiff Lab, Paternoster Holiday Rentals, Comfort Cool Air Conditioners, Fuel Bakery, Wiara Coffee, Marqua Digital Design, and Mumbles. We extend our sincere gratitude to these valued sponsors for their contributions to making this event possible.
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