International Surfing Day 2015
June 20, 2015 marks the 11th annual International Surfing Day organised by the Surfrider foundation. Each year celebrations take place across the globe in more than 30 countries featuring surf contests, barbecues, film screenings and other surf-related activities. In addition to celebrating the sport and lifestyle of surfing, participants also give back to our ocean, waves and beaches by organizing beach cleanups, habitat restoration and other acts promoting coastal protection.
To celebrate International Surfing Day 2015, Surf Star Ghana and Mr Brights surf shop will be hosting a two day surfing event at Big Milly’s, Kokrobite, Accra. This will be the first ever surf contest in the Accra area and will be a fun packed weekend for all. Not only will there be a surf contest but it will be the official launch of Mr Brights second shop, based at the famous Big Milly’s Backyard, Kokrobite.
During and before the event we will be holding beach clean-ups involving the surfers the local community and any one else that wishes to lend a hand. The surf contest will run with an open event The Big Milly’s open surf contest, and also fun tag team. The event is free entry and open to all. Also over the weekend there will be a local fishing boat race, beach boxing, volley ball, cultural drumming and dancing, surf movie screenings and the famous Big Milly’s Reggae night.
If your interested in participating in the contest or helping with the beach clean then either send us a mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0264 316 053
Mr Brights Surf Shop, Big Millys, Accra
Mr Brights surf shop/surf school is proud to announce it is opening a second surf shop based at the famous Big Millys Backyard, Kokrobite, Accra.
We are currently constructing the shop which we hope to be finished within the next two months, however we are offering surfing lessons and surfboard hire at the present time.
Big Millys has a great reputation of excellence and is popular with all visitors. If you have something to celebrate this is the perfect setting for your party. From Monday to Friday Big Millys is incredibly laid back and peaceful but on Friday and Saturday nights the garden comes alive. Every Friday they have a Bonfire and Barbecue on the beach with a live Cultural group of excellent drummers and dancers. The atmosphere is brilliant. On Saturday nights everyone dances beneath the coconut trees to a reggae and highlife band.
We believe that with our 2 locations we can offer a surfing experience in Ghana not to be forgotten. For those of you travelling to Ghana to surf, Big Millys is just 1 hour from the airport. The waves at kokrobite can be fun and user friendly for all abilities depending on the size. There are a few other spots within the area, a popular spot for the ex pats surfing community is the right hand point break of Fete.
Heading to the Western Region is a 4-5 hour bus ride or you can fly with Antrak air which only takes 1 hour. Our other shop is based at the famous beach of Busua which is becoming known as the surfing capital of Ghana. At Busua we are based at the Kangaroo Pouch Beach Resort, which is right in front of the beach break.
We plan to offer the best surf camps and tours in Ghana. Giving you the option to surf the best spots and stay at the best accommodation available. Full packages are not available as yet but we are more than happy to help you with all your surfing needs.
For further information please contact us via our website, and for information for Big Millys and The Kangaroo Pouch Beach Resorts simply click on the links below
Busua Beach Boardriders Surf Championships 2013
Over the Christmas Holidays 2013, Busua Beach hosted the Busua Beach Boardriders Surf Championships. Surfing in Ghana is still a young sport, but it’s a sport that is growing fast. Busua Beach Boardriders Club is the only surf club in Ghana. It started to help the local surfers of Busua improve their skills of riding the waves, introduce the sport to the younger generation, raise money to buy equipment, and for the surfers to travel to foreign countries to compete. In Busua there are around 16 local surfers ranging from the age of 7 to 24. Some of the surfers have travelled to South Africa, and to Ghana’s neighbouring country Cote d’Ivoire to compete in surfing competitions.
The Busua Beach Boardriders Club hosts three events per year to decide the overall surfing champions. The final competition was held on the 27th, 28th and 29th of December 2013. This year we had surprise visitors, a Ghanaian surfer from Fete and two young surfers from Togo. The local surfers from Busua were surprised to see these young surfers, as far as they knew they were the only surfers in Ghana. Unfortunately the waves were small but big enough to hold the event. Due to the demand of up and coming youth surfers, during the contest we were able to hold three Categories – Under 16, Junior and Open.
2014 looks to be a big year for surfing in Africa, this September will see a historic surfing event being held in Sierra Leone. The Africa Surf Invitational surf contest will be held at Bureh Beach, Sierra Lione. It began with a vision of the unifying of amateur and pro surfers from around the globe, meeting respectfully each year on the shores of Africa. Ghana will be the next contest location in 2015. The Busua Beach Boardriders Club are planning to send a team to the event and are currently looking for sponsorship to raise money to compete in this historical event.
If you are interested in helping these young talented surfers please contact Brett Davies – email@example.com and for further information on the Busua Beach Boardriders Club and surfing in Ghana check the following website www.mrbrights.com.
Contest results for the Busua Beach Boardriders Surf Championships for 2013 are as follows: 1st place Bebe Ansah, 2nd place Michael Bentum.
Open results for the final contest: 1st place Bebe Ansah, 2nd place Michael Bentrum and 3rd place Peter Ansah.
Juniors: 1st place Bebe Ansah, 2nd Place Benjamin Durant Jr. and 3rd place Michael Bentum.
A huge thank you to the sponsors of the event, Africa Cola, Rip Curl, Da Kine, Alder, Mr Brights Surf Shop, Surf Star Ghana, Studio 9, Oil City Magazine and Time Out Accra Magazine.
Photos by Brette Reed
Asabaako Music Festival 2014, Busua Beach, Ghana
Asa Baako is back for 2014 – three days of live music, parties, performances, dance, cinema, surfing and downright CHILLING on Busua Beach.
Join us for three days of local and international live music, dance and performance art, on the beach by day and in the jungle by night. Featuring the cream of new and established artists from the Western region, Accra and beyond, where highlife, azonto, hiplife, hip hop and reggae mingle with funky brass bands, master drummers and boundary crossing DJs.
ACCOMMODATION IS LIMITED and will sell out fast. Transport available from Accra and Takoradi. For more info visit www.asabaako.com
Main beach festival is free. Jungle party tickets are available to buy at the event for GH15 per night, GH20 weekend/on the door, GH5 local.
Pre Odrer Surfboards For Sale Ghana
If anyone is interested in buying new surfboards in Ghana, then look no further. Mr Brights surf shop will be importing boards into Ghana this September. Surfboards will be limited models and sizes, focused more for the beginner – intermediate surfer. If you are interested please contact me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org Orders need to be place within the next 3 weeks. Thanks
Mr Brights surf shop/school is proud to introduce Bjorn Maab to our team. Born in Germany, and having studied sports science at university Bjorn decided to head to Ghana where he now teaches at one of the German schools in the main city or Accra Bjorn has been surfing for many years and has taught surfing in Portugal and Indonesia. During the school holidays Bjorn has decided to travel to Busua to make the most of his time off from teaching at the school and hit the water to teach the fine art of surfing. So pop into Mr Brights surf shop/school and say hello to Bjorn, he’s more than happy to help you in anyway he can, and even share a few surf story’s over a nice cold beer or two.