SURFING NEWS - As with many other industries this year, the professional surfing circuit has been put on hold with events either cancelled or suspended, meaning no prize money for athletes, no sponsorship deals, and less multichannel earnings. But there is hope in the form of a hunt for surfing ambassadors.
Durban-based entrepreneur and former Springbok and professional surfer Richard Edy says the #PollywogSurfluencer campaign is a way to assist and boost the surfing community during trying times, and is "an opportunity to put surfers in the spotlight for the time when brands are open for business again to invest in the sport and the unique individuals who comprise our industry".
Judges will be looking for surfers and bodyboarders who epitomise what the sport and lifestyle is all about; someone who is as prominent online as they are in the waves.
There are four ambassador categories: male, female, junior and bodyboarder. The male and female winners will each earn R10 000 cash a month for three months, as well as a R30 000 product voucher.
Junior and bodyboard winners will receive gear sponsorships valued at R10 000 each.
To find out more, visit pollywog.co.za.
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