The Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Riders groms hooked a 4th spot in the SeaHarvest SA Grom Games held at Pipe, with Calvin Rostrom winning the u16 boys. Other finalists were In the u8 divisign Denis Heasly ended with a 4th; in the u10 division Jack Daniel got a 2nd and Jake Bakker got a 3rd, also in the u16 boys division. Alfonso Peters coaches the lighties, and thanks to Billabong and the Boardwalk for their sponsorship and support #localislekker
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The Cape Town Surfriders Grommet Team made it eight wins in a row when they took overall honours at the 2019 Sea Harvest South Africa Grommet Surfing Games in Port Elizabeth on Saturday (March 23rd).
The three day event, supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation SA, was completed in perfect weather and ideal surf at its traditional venue, the Pipe at Pollock Beach.
The strong, well balanced Cape Town Surfriders team, posted 32324 points to beat their Garden Route neighbours Eden Surfriders into second place. Eden scored 23461 points and this result is their best since the event was first held 27 years ago. Cape Winelands, another Western Cape District, scored 22618 points to end third overall.
Hosts Nelson Mandela Bay Surfriders came fourth with 20816 points and fellow Eastern Cape District, Buffalo City Surfriders’ 18706 points earned them fifth place. Ugu Surfriders came sixth with 13495 points and eThekweni Surfriders, last year’s runners up, posted 12184 points and came seventh.
Cape Town Surfriders successfully defended their 2018 Sea Harvest Aloha Cup title beating Cape Winelands Surfriders into second place. Buffalo City Surfriders were third, Eden Surfriders came fourth and Nelson Mandela Bay Surfriders came fifth.
The event was coordinated with great skill by Event Director Shirley Fairall while Contest Director Anne Wright, Head Judge Luqmaan Bruce and his officials did a great job over the three days of competition.
Surfing South Africa President Johnny Bakker presided at the opening function and was on hand to lend his support and expertise during the event