Finally I’m finding some time to post some feedback and videos after the SA Longboard Surfing Champs held in the Cape Peninsula.
Long Beach was a dream location and the setup was great from a spectating and surfing perspective.
So I’m getting more and more amped for the Tiletoria SA Longboard Surfing Champs happening at the end of the month in Cape Town. My new Dutchie board is almost complete and needs to get some surf time before champs, so it’s going to be a close call. *Watching paint dry at the moment…*
Are you getting in your surf time?
The ISA World Masters Surfing Championship 2013 was held recently at Montañita, Ecuador. Apart from an overall team silver, we had a few great results.
Masters: Greg Emslie (ZAF), Gold Medal
Women’s Masters: Heather Clark (ZAF), Silver Medal
Kahuna: Andre Malherbe (ZAF), Silver Medal
Grand Kahuna: Chris Knutsen (ZAF), Gold Medal
Well done to the team! For final day results, check out the video below.
So, got to do a roadtrip to the South Coast this Easter and had some pumping Still Bay on the Friday. I surfed twice and totalled almost 6 hours. Just love that feeling of being surfed out, falling into bed totally exhausted at night. Yes, that’s my idea of the perfect holiday…
Looks like the waves have been pumping on the West Coast this whole week, I’m stuck in the office most of the time, but I’m amped to get out over the weekend. What I’m even more amped about is to be training for SA Longboarding Champs, albeit on a shortboard, as I’m still awaiting my new longboard from Dutchie. If you’re in the market for a new board, talk to the man, he’s been at it for years…
While I’m sitting here writing this I’m hearing how they’re blasting the remains of the Seli 1 shipwreck on Dolphin Beach. From what I’ve read you won’t see much on top of the water when they’re done with the R40 million operation to remove what’s left. Apparently there will be some remains below water…
Now if you’ve got a frothing grom inside like me, you’ll also have visions of a grand artificial reef with peeling a-frames, much like the original wreck created in it’s wake so time will tell. I think some banks will hopefully form around those parts. Not sure how dangerous it’ll be but danger is a Saffa surfer’s middle name, right? Easier than fending off bergies and car guards or making that 20ft Sunsets drop…
And winter swells are coming! Let me know your thoughts.
So here are my fantasy surfer picks for Snapper Rocks. It’s the first time I’m taking part, so be kind
Had to back our boy Jordy. He’s always performed reasonably well at Snapper, so let’s hope it pays off. Parko (left out) is my only worry as he just won a comp, but else I couldn’t get my team full, so here goes. I think Taj is going to give it his all this year, so wanted to leave him in.
It’s something we all strive for, to find that perfect wave in the middle of nowhere with only you and your mates surfing it.
It can’t get much better than this…
Kudos to South African Jared Houston (one of our better bodyboarding exports) for being one of the guys in this movie. Great flick Nic Barclay!