Surf for a cause

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation will hold its 19th annual Surf For A Cause beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Decatur Avenue beach in Margate.

The foundation is named for Dean Randazzo, New Jersey’s most successful professional surfer, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the height of his career in 2001 and formed the organization to support others diagnosed with cancer in need of financial assistance.

Surfers who will compete are encouraged to collect online pledges to Surf It Forward. The top three fundraisers in both the 18 years and older category and the 17 years and younger category will receive prizes. The first place winner will receive a certificate for a custom shaped surfboard from Brian Wynn Surfboards built to their specifications. The second place fundraiser in each category will receive a Hamboards skateboard designed to mimic a surfboard in its riding style. The third place fundraiser will receive a gift certificate to Heritage Surf and Sport in Margate.

Spectators are welcome and to come out and watch the surfing, which will be followed by an after party at 4 p.m. on the outdoor deck at Ventura’s Greenhouse. Tickets to the after party are $25 and can be purchased online or at the event.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners in each division.

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