On Sunday 28 April, Surfers Paradise celebrates "Lei Day", a Hawaiian holiday where everyone with a garland of flowers around their neck participates in a ceremony that takes place on the water. A "Lei" is a Hawaiian garland.
Two seasons ago, Surfers Paradise organised this event for the first time in cooperation with Culture Knokke-Heist on the occasion of the Surf's UP exhibition in the Cultural Centre in Knokke-Heist.
All participants were so enthusiastic that this has become an annual tradition, as surfing is a major activity in Knokke-Heist.
This year once again, all surfers are expected to go ashore at 16:00, paddle their surfboards and, a little further out to sea, sit on their surfboards hand in hand and form a large circle. The master of ceremonies will say a few words after which all the flowers will be thrown in the air and everyone will proceed to the "big splash". In this way, all surfers feel connected and bring an ode to the sea and all that lives in it, the waves, nature, and they hope to enter a good surfing year.
Surfers Paradise provides free wetsuit and surfboard for those without equipment so everyone is welcome.
Afterwards, everyone can enjoy live Dj tunes with Dj Red Rum and a real beach BBQ.
For the first time there are also free introductory lessons in surfing and / or Stand up Paddle at 13h so you can join immediately after these lessons, register for these free lessons via https://www.ikwatersport.be/
Programme on Sunday 28 April @ Surfers Paradise:
13:00: Free initiation lessons
16u: Circle of Surf
16:30: Live Dj tunes by Red Rum
18u: Surf & Turf BBQ
Everyone should preferably come with a lei (which are also provided) and, while drinking a delicious cocktail, can enjoy live music at 4pm followed by a delicious Surf & Turf BBQ.
The day itself is completely free of charge,
Registration for the BBQ costs €23 per person,
reservation necessary via firstname.lastname@example.org
Surfboard and/or wetsuit needed for the circle of surf? mail to email@example.com