Coupla waves about if you wanted to get wet. All the action was at JBay, with the Billabong SA Junior Champs that were held in some really good surf. NMB Surfriders hooked a 2nd possie overall, as well as the SA u15 girls title (Kirsty McGillivray) and the SA u17 girls title (Crystall Hullett). Props to the NMBS kids for winning the Skull Candy team spirit award. You can check out the full wrap and results here.
Just got back from 2 weeks in the Maldives and was hoping to have a surf with these 2 cats, but unfortunately they left the morning we got up to North Male atoll so we missed 'em. Brad and Hannah have now finished with their 18 month stint as surf guides in the Maldives, and are now on a lil surf mission to the Philippines before a pop back home, and then over to Mexico to begin a stint surf guiding there. Eish - it's a hard life!
Shot to Antony Smyth, the SA team captain, for his 2nd spot at the ISA Adaptive World Games. Some really inspirational performances by all competitors and looks like everyone had a big jol. Recognise that kinda familiar looking dude on the left? Shaun Tomson popped in to give the guys some support.
The newly revamped Boardroom is the perfect possie to go watch the rugger. Big screen TV, braai available for your wors (or just buy one of Smiler's lekker boerie rolls), and a crowd of stoked surfers getting amped on something other than waves. Everyone's welcome, so bring the lighties too. Next game is Wednesday Oct 7th.
Black wetties might be boring as hell - but they sure are a bunch more practical than white wetties! Kolohe Andino sporting his sponno's new suit - which might require some Omo bleach after a coupla sessions.....
Tokyo 2020 recommended to the IOC that surfing be included, and the IOC will take the decision at the 129th IOC session in Rio de Janiero in August 2016. The decision is also being taken to including sport climbing, skateboarding, baseball/softball, and karate. Yah well no fine. Wonder were the ou's will surf? Chiba is one of the country's most popular surf spots, so might be the go-to venue.
No wonder the Slummies ou's are always bemoaning our comparatively inferior waves when they end up based in the bay for varsity or work or whatever. When you're used to views like these must be hard to deal with Pipe on a regular basis...