On July 20-21st, the third annual Surf n Turf Ride was held at the Sister Islands on Cayman Brac, the easternmost island of the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands are a set of beautiful island located in the Caribbean Sea, therefore making it the perfect place to hold a watercraft and motocross event.
In the watercraft event, there were nine riders in the novice and pro-am classes. They raced three on Saturday while on land there was a bike judging contest. Thase Walter in the novice class took the overall win with 60 points from the three motos. In second place was Michael Chambers with 53 points overall. In third place was Leroy Whittaker with 48 points followed by Emma Conolly with 43 points and Tyler Walter with 39 points.
All of these riders battled hard and provided the fans with some great racing! Tyler Walter who is an accomplished boxer said that he has raced in every Surf n Turf event and lives for the competition. He says, “I like the adrenaline rush before the race. It’s a good event. Cayman Brac doesn’t have many events like this so it’s exciting for the people that live here.”
In the pro-am motos, Matthew Panton was able to secure the overall win with 60 points, beating out Vanjae Ramjeet by 7 points. Chris Bodden finished in third place with 48 points, Billy Ebanks finishing in fourth place with 43 points and Michael Chambers in fifth place with 39 points. Chris Bodden, co-organizer and rider in the pro-am says that, “We want to do a sport where you live. Cayman is the perfect place for Jet Ski racing. We are passionate about the sport.”
For the Turf part of the Surf n Turf event, there were awards for “People’s Choice”, “Burnout” and “Best in Show” for 300cc, 600cc, and 1000cc for original and customized motorcycles. The winner for People’s Choice was Vance Ramgeet. For Best in Show Customized it was Sabrina Douglass for the 300cc class, Dr. Ruthlyn Pomareis for 600cc and Roy Owe for the 1000cc class. For the Best in Show Original winner for the 300cc class was Lavender Bryan, Felano Francis for the 500cc class and Damian Christian for the 1000cc class. And last but not least was Vance Ramgeet who put out the best burnout.
Overall, the weekend was a great success with the contribution of multiple individuals and for the watercraft riders and motorcycle riders for showing up and putting on a show. For a quick recap video, check it out here.