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Riding on the crest of a wave… on a step ladder: Meet the alternative Cape Town surfers
By Damien Gayle
Last updated at 3:56 PM on 20th November 2011
For most mortals, merely balancing on a board skimming its way back to shore is a task that requires hours practice to master.
But these guys have taken the skill to a whole new level.
These boarders from Kommetjie, in Cape Town, South Africa, are taking part in a surf competition with a difference, where the the prizes go out for best dressed, most outrageous craft, and most entertaining performance.
Balancing act: Surfer Michael Grendon rides a wave on his ladder board
It’s magic: Surfer Tony Button rides a wave dressed as a fantasy wizard character. The alternative surf contest awarded prizes for the best dressed surfer, most original craft and most entertaining surfer
Surfer Michael Grendon wowed onlookers by not only leaping onto his board to ride a wave, but then climbing a step-ladder he had strapped to the top of it.
His beach buddy Tony Button meanwhile showed that wetsuits were not the only things a surfer can wear by gliding back to the beach dressed as a fantasy wizard, complete with rubber mask.
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