TV Schedule For Opening 2014 Billabong Junior Series Presented By BOS
The first leg of the 2014 Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS 2014 was a wild and exciting event, which set the precedent for junior surfing events for the year. Cooking surf all weekend in Mossel Bay saw the best junior surfers pit their skill and nerves against each other as well as the ocean, with the biggest surf conditions coinciding with the final day of competition.
Everyone stepped up to the challenge of the big outside sets, and proceeded to wow the judges with their bravery and skills.At the end of the event there were some brave new faces, some stoked winners and some very cool prizes being handed out to worthy champions.
This is just the beginning of the series, with the next event to be held in Cape Town in August, so stay tuned for more fun and excitement.
Date Series Episode Time Channel
22/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 19:30 SS8
23/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 8:00 SS8
26/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 11:30 SS8
27/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 8:30 SS8
28/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 2:00 SS8
29/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 15:30 SS8
30/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 5:00 SS8
30/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 9:15 SS8
30/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 23:30 SS8
30/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 2:00 SS Select SA
01/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 8:00 SS8
02/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - 20:30 SS8
07/05/14 Bbg Jnr 2014 Event 1 - M/Bay 17:30 SS Magic World
The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa. Surfing South Africa is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), and recognised by the Dept. of Sport and Recreation as the national controlling body for surfing.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the recognised world governing body of professional surfing has been crowning surfing's undisputed World Champions since 1976.
Oakley South Africa are raring to go with their inaugural celebrity event, the Oakley X-Over Challenge at the JBay Winterfest. Much excitement surrounds this multi-disciplined cross-over challenge, and the invited athletes and celebrities are already in 'serious training' for this fun event .
The Oakley X-Over is set to run from 15 - 16 July, which is in the middle of the ASP JBay Open World Tour surfing event waiting period, as well as in the middle of the 11-day JBay Winterfest.
With surfing, golf and mountain biking as the three disciplines in this invite-only event, the athletes are going to find the going challenging. One of the athletes, ultra marathon runner Ryan Sandes, might be one of the fittest guys around, but can he hit a golf ball?
"I'm super stoked to be taking part in the Oakley X-Over Challenge with some of South Africa's top athletes," said Sandes. "It's such a cool concept and I am really interested to see how the various athletes perform outside of their known sports. I am a bit worred about my golfing capabilities, but it is going to be lots of fun."
Invited athletes are Bob Skinstad, Butch James, Dale Steyn, David Miller, Greg Minnaar, John Smit, Jordy Smith, Kevin Evans, Ruan de Smidt, Ryan O'Connor, Raynard Tissink and Ryan Sandes, as well as a few special guests. Jordy Smith will be competing in the ASP JBay Open Of Surfing World Tour event, to be held at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay during the same period. Jordy is a two-times winner of the event, and is odds-on favourite to win it again. The event will be webcast live to a global audience at www.aspworldtour.com.
Jordy will face stiff competition from the likes of multiple world champion and current ratings leader Kelly Slater, current world champion and former event winner Mick Fanning, and former JBay Open runner-up Adam Melling.
The Oakley athletes in the X-Over Challenge remain committed to this unique event, and are all set to take JBay by storm at this time. The event will culminate with a prizegiving on the evening of the 16th at The Jolly Dolphin. This will be followed by a performance of The Parlotones at the Jolly Dolphin.
For more info on the JBay Winterfest and the Oakley X-Over Challenge go to www.jbaywinterfest.com/
Jeffreys Bay - The next four surfers invited into the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA have been announced. They are Matt Bromley, Mikey February, Beyrick De Vries and Remi Peterson.
The JBU Supertrial will take place over one day in the Month of June, and will result in a wild card for the Jeffreys Bay Open Of Surfing, an ASP World Tour surfing event to be held at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay. The World Tour event has a waiting period from 10-21 July, and is the anchor event in the JBay Winterfest - #JBayWinterfest.
The four surfers represent the JBay locals, the young chargers, the new school, and the next generation of young South African surfers who are stepping up to the plate on a local and an international scale.
Remi Petersen is the local JBay surfer who has a reputation for tight and fast surfing in his backyard of Supertubes, and an affinity for finding the biggest and deepest barrels on his backhand. He is the perfect example of local knowledge and will be a dangerman in any heat.
Matt Bromley is a Cape-based charger who stands out in big waves and who has shown his skills time and again at Supers, whether it be in free surfs or with a competitive singlet on. His clean and powerful surfing is perfectly suited to the perfect Supers walls, and when it gets bigger he really starts showing his supremacy and competitive experience. "It's going to be a cracker bash between the innovation from the groms and the power from the ballies," reckoned Bromley when he heard the news about his invite. "New school takes on experience. Hope the waves are firing."
Mikey February from Kommetjie has been one of the outstanding junior surfers for many years now, and he has stepped out of the junior leagues and has shown no signs of slowing down. Mikey has an incredible new-school arsenal of futuristic moves, an imaginative way of looking at waves and that powerful Big Match Temperament that gets him all the way to the winner's podium in so many events. Also hungry to win, Mikey could turn the tables on any surfers whatever their pedigree and is definitely one to watch in the barrel.
Beyrick De Vries from Umhlanga has been on the forefront of competitive surfing in South Africa for many years now, and he's still only 21 years of age. Last year at Sunset Beach in Hawaii, he caught the best wave of the contest, with some calling it the best wave of the year and more, scoring a 10-point ride and the acclaim of the contest officials, the judges and his peers. Wanna watch that wave? Here you go - www.youtube.com/watch. Beyrick is a powerful surfer and a determined contestant, and has the competitive acumen and skills to win the event and get that much sought after wildcard.
Nixon are also giving away a R10,000 Nixon watch to the JBU Supertrial event winner. The watch is the Capital Automatic, it is Swiss-made, adorned by 25 jewels, and is a work of art. For more info on Nixon South Africa go to their Facebook Page here www.facebook.com/Nixon.South.Africa
The JBU Supertrial is also co-sponsored by Arbor Skateboards and Firewire Surfboards.
Trailists so far: Greg Emslie, Joshe Faulkner, Shaun Joubert, Matt McGillivray - who was the RVCA Junior Challenge winner, Sean Holmes, Dylan Lightfoot, Warren Dean, Slade Prestwich, Mikey February, Beyrick De Vries, Remi Petersen and Matt Bromley.
The final day at the 2014 Cool Shoe SA Masters was Epic. Surfers were greeted with 4-5 ft clean conditions and definitely the best waves of the competition.
At the start of the day EP still had 7 surfers left in the draw and were looking good for a historical best showing at SA's. By lunch time and in the Semi's EP still had Dave Lippy, Wayne Klerk, Kelvin Zehmke, Andre Venter, Michelle Holmes and Clint Fraser.
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the day was the Grand Kahuna semi-final where Andre "almost 10 point" Venter dropped into one of the sets of the day, deep on the peak bottom turned to carve off the top and straight into the barrel on a solid 6 footer that had the entire beach screaming. He rode for more than 15 metres before getting clipped just before wave imitated backdoor with a spit that more than likely would've knocked most surfers off their board. The entire beach was going mental and on advice from the head judge the commentator said that if he had made it, it would have been the only 10 point ride of the contest.....
The camaraderie of this years EP team was awesome and showed in the results where we ended up with a solid 3rd place, agonizingly close to 2nd place Zululand and winners Border.
Individual results were excellent with the ever red hot Kelvin Zehmke claiming his second 4th place in a row in the Senior Mens, Clinton Fraser proving he can compete with the very best to claim EP's top result with a 2nd in the prestigious Masters division (only bested by ex World Tour campaigner Greg Emslie), Andre Venter claiming a well deserved 4th in the Grand Kahuna's and lady stand-in Michelle Holmes braving the big surf to claim 5th place for the ladies and the EP bravery award for her heroic efforts in gaining us invaluable team points.
Thanks must go to EP surfing and Andre Venter for the support and management for the team this year and all competitors who were part of this great team. The EP Masters are on the rise and next year hope to improve yet again.
By Martin Hartslief
(see below for official media release and results)
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
The 2014 Cool Shoe South African Masters Surfing Championships was completed at Nahoon Reef in East London on Saturday with the Border team dominating proceedings in their home surf, clinching their eighth successive provincial team title along with four of the seven individual titles on offer.
Competing in excellent one to two metre waves with stiff offshore winds, Border had representatives in the final of every division and accumulated 39 764 points to retain the Masters Cup. Zululand surprised their counterparts by finishing runners-up in the team standings ahead of Eastern Province, Western Province, KwaZulu-Natal Central, Southern Cape and Southern KwaZulu-Natal.
Devyn Mattheys (Bor) excelled in the final of the Senior Men (Over 30 years), selecting the best waves on offer and posting a heat total of 15.50 out of 20 and leaving teammate Tyrell Johnson needing a near-perfect 9.0 point ride for victory. Alan Johns (Zulu) picked up third place with Kelvin Zehmke (EP) in fourth.
Reigning World Masters Champion and defending SA Masters champ Greg Emslie (Bor) was in a class of his own in the Masters (O35) final, finishing nearly five points ahead of runner-up Clinton Fraser (EP). Stuart Fowles (Bor) and Andrew Banks (Zulu) claimed third and fourth respectively.
Gary van Wieringen (SKZN) fought a see-saw battle with Wayne Monk (Bor) in the Grandmasters (O40) before securing the crown with Kevin O’Brien (Bor) and Vince King (Zulu) collecting the minor positions.
The Kahunas (O45) division saw Gareth Sepp capture another title for hosts Border as he comprehensively outscored Rob Moore-Boyle (KZNC), David Malherbe (Bor) and Mark Wooten (KZNC), who finished in that order.
Fred le Roux claimed the Grandkahunas (O50) title for Zululand with a dominant display. Nick Pike (Bor) grabbed second place and Arthur Cowan (KZNC) narrowly outpointing Andre Venter for third.
Border’s Brian Heathcote produced the upset of the day when he finished just 0.50 of a point ahead of four-time World Masters Champion Chris Knutsen (KZNC) with Gordon Harmer (Bor) in third and Hand Kamhoot, the only male finalist from last year’s runners-up Western Province, finishing fourth.
The peerless Heather Clark, a two-time Women’s World Masters Champion and multiple South African titlist, showed her ongoing dominance by recording a heat total of 16.50 points, the highest in any of the finals, to earn the Women’s title. Tasha Mentasti (SC) took the runner-up spot with Nicky Hare (Bor) and Carolyn Dent (WP) in equal third and Michelle Holmes (EP) fifth
The 2015 Cool Shoe SA Masters Surfing Championships will be run in Richards Bay and will be the first national event hosted by Zululand Surfing Association.
Conditions were pretty tough for the first day of the Cool Shoe SA Masters Surf Champs being held at Nahoon. The ballies were greeted with very tricky 3-5ft onshore surf. Only round 1 of competition was surfed for all divisions so all our EP masters are still in the compo.
Some good heats were surfed and standouts were Clinton Fraser and Brad Sorour from the O/35 age group who won their respective heats to progress directly to the Quarter finals.
Luckily the west is pulling through and there should be some coooking surf for the next coupla days.
Here's all the results from Day 1:
Live streaming action from the 2014 Cool Shoe South African Masters Surfing Championships which begins at Nahoon Reef in East London on Thursday
Surfing South Africa has announced that for the first time ever at a National tournament, real time live streaming surfing will be broadcast from the 2014 Cool Shoe SA Masters Surfing Championships which kicks off with an Opening Function at the Nahoon Lifesavers Club at Nahoon Beach at 7pm on Wednesday. The first rounds of competition start at 8am on Thursday 15 May and the finals will be held on Saturday 17 May.
The live surfing will be available for viewing via the internet onwww.streamit360.tv In order to watch the live action from Nahoon Reef click the link and activate the SURFING button on the page. The Cool Shoe SA Masters Surfing Championships will be streamed live from noon on Friday 16 May and will include all the finals which will be held on Saturday.
The SA Masters Surfing Championships always produces the highest quality surfing and with 4 – 6 foot perfect offshore conditions predicted for Friday and Saturday this year’s event looks set to be a cracker.
Two current World Champions, Greg Emslie (Border) and Chris Knutsen (KZN Central), two former World Champions, Andrew Banks (Zululand) and Heather Clark (Southern KZN), 18 surfers who have represented South Africa in international competition and a host of provincial and South African champions will be in action at the 2014 Cool Shoe South African Masters Championships.
In addition all seven age group champions from last year’s event in Mossel Bay have been included in their respective provincial teams. Greg Emslie won both the World and South African Masters titles last year, Llewellyn Whittaker (Southern Cape) won the Senior Men’s (O30) title, Wayne Monk (Border) won the Grandmasters (O40) Division, Gareth Sepp (Border) took honours in the Kahunas (O45) Division, Robin Lavery (Zululand) was the 2013 Grandkahunas (O50) champion in Mossel Bay, Hans Kamhoot (WP) won the Veterans (O55) title and former two time World Masters Champion Heather Clark (Southern KZN) was crowned the SA Masters Champion in the Women’s Division.
Hosts Border, the defending champions and seven time winners of the Masters Cup which is awarded to the top provincial team at the event have put together a star studded side for this year’s 10th edition of the South African Masters Championships and will be hard to beat at their home break.
Anything can happen over the three days of competition and Border will face tough competition from 2013 runners up Western Province, neighbours Eastern Province and 2015 Masters Championships hosts Zululand. The other provincial teams are from Southern Cape and Southern KZN.
The 2014 Cool Shoe SA Masters Championships will decide seven individual champions and determine the top Provincial team. Each team member’s points will count towards the Masters Cup, which was won by Southern KZN in 2005 and 2006 and by Border in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Heats and the provisional format are posted onwww.surfingsouthafrica.co.za and each day's results will be available from 8pm on this website.
In between all the tunes, there is going to be World Class surfing going down at Supertubes, with the best 32 surfers in the world competing for World Tour victory, points and prizemoney. Our South African two times winner Jordy Smith will be in the mix, along with world champion surfers Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson. Other JBay regulars like Taj Burrow and Adriano de Souza will also be competing, along with relative JBay newcomers in Mitch Crews and Gabriel Medina, to name a few.
So when the sun goes down, the surfing is done for the day and you want to rock out, the Music Festival is going to be the place to head to. Ask Jack Parow -
"What can I say about the JBay Winterfest, except... woman, waves, booze, crazy parties, crazier people, music, more booze, waves, Mickey drunk, surfing, more booze, parties, surfing, hangover, surfing, booze, woman, music, Koffie in a wig, people falling down hills on longboards, blood, more booze, more blood, parties, music, music, blood, music, woman, booze, Frank shirtless, music, booze, surfing, sleep."
Ok you can breathe now.
Music Festival tickets will go on sale from the 15th May 2014, and are available directly from The Jolly Dolphin.
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How that possie is a venue for a WCT tour event is anyone's guess. Sure, Brazil is crazy about surf so the ASP wanna go for the "whole bums on seats" approach, but yoh, there really are better waves there than those we've had to endure the past few years. Take the boys to the heaving crystal blue barrels of Fernando de Noronha (below) and the surfers and the viewers will be frothing.
Michel Bourez emerged victorious from the lotto otherwise known as the Billabong Pro Rio. Cos it was anyone's game out there. Big slurpy barrels or closeouts, with a 2 outta 10 barrel to close-out ratio. Pure luck what your wave turned into, which meant a lot of luck in who advanced and who didn't.
Michel musta blown on the dice nicely, cos the waves kept rolling up for him and he surfed them like a champ. Kelly had been looking strong - specially after dropping a perfect 10 for the first wave of the day. A free fall no hander backside below sea level drainer, that saw him throw out a deserved claim. Adriano seemed to be shocked into submission, and didn't catch a wave the entire heat, bar the one he caught to come in on, which scored a paltry 3. something.
Trav pissed on the chips a bit as had Kolohe for an interference, but with 2 really arb wave scores got beat on the buzzer by Brother hooking a single wave that counted more than both of Trav's put together. Jordy stuttered in his QF against final winner Michel.
Kolohe and Kelly went ping pong in the semi's, but with it all to play for Brother threw out a huge air and stuck it, and kept Kelly out the hunt. Taj was in with a shot during the semi's, but the wave god's sent Michel a barrel and into the final he went.
Ask anyone at the start of the comp if it woulda been a Michel vs Kolohe final and you woulda got great odds.
Michel now has his 2nd CT win for the year. Who woulda thought......!
Billabong Rio Pro Final Result:
Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.84 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 6.43
Rio Women’s Pro Final Result:
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 16.27 def. Carissa Moore (HAW) 14.27
Billabong Rio Pro Semifinal Results:
Semifinal 1: Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.73 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 14.17
Semifinal 2: Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.30 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 12.33
Rio Women’s Pro Semifinal Results:
Semifinal 1: Carissa Moore (HAW) 17.97 def. Lakey Peterson (USA) 6.00
Semifinal 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 15.17 def. Tyler Wright (AUS) 9.80
Billabong Rio Pro Quarterfinal Results:
Quarterfinal 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 14.50 def. Nat Young (USA) 12.37
Quarterfinal 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) 12.44 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 7.40
Quarterfinal 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) 16.83 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 11.67
Quarterfinal 4: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.66 def. Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 7.20
Rio Women’s Pro Quarterfinal Results:
Quarterfinal 1: Lakey Peterson (USA) 13.47 def. Pauline Ado (FRA) 13.26
Quarterfinal 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.50 def. Alessa Quizon (HAW) 7.00
Quarterfinal 3: Tyler Wright (AUS) 15.37 def. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 14.43
Quarterfinal 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.77 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 12.90
Billabong Rio Pro Round 5 Results:
Heat 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 15.50 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 3.37
Heat 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) 6.83 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 8.17
Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) 8.60 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 8.10
Heat 4: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 11.76 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 8.17
Daniel Eden is the lucky winner of the ML Fantasy Surfer comp - after being one of the few who picked Michel for the win. Dan - a lekker Billabong hamper worth R1600 is coming your way (Billabong boardshorts, TShirt, cap, leash and grip). Next comp will be the Fiji Pro at the beginning of June, so start thinking about who to choose.
Bone crushing bombs, bomb barrels and bombs on your head is what characterized Rounds 3 & 4 of the Billabong Pro Rio. In the washing machine chaos of the line-up there were some seriously throaty shacks, and if you could hunt em down they won heats. Trav Logie used one for a giant kill to celebrate his birthday. A last minute bomb barrel scored him a 9.5 to pip Gabe Medina by 0.5 and get through his Rd 3 heat.
Jordy surf like a man possessed and is looking like he's getting some serious form back. This was the event he won last year - so hopefully history repeats itself. He's already secured himself a place in the quarters after downing one of the Brazzo's. Only one Brazzo left in the mix on their home turf, which is a pity - as the crowds go ballistic for their guys. And he's up against Kelly in Rd 5. Gonna feel the pressure of the beach on him for sure.
Kelly managed a buzzer beater to cull yet another Brazzo. The guys split the peak a minute before the heat ended, and Kelly's right barrel was the pick of the two. Round 4 and he was out of sorts - not often you see Kelly with a 5.30 wave score. He's up against Adriano in Rd 5. A tough one cos Adriano has the whole of Brazil backing him.
All to play for for the remaining competitors who have world title aspirations, as Mick got sunk early by a wildcard, and is outta the mix.
Here's the Round 3 and 4 results:
And here's who's still left in the mix. Round 5 will decide who the remaining 4 quarter finalists are. Remember, entries for the ML Fantasy Surfer comp will close just before the quarters run. Get your entry in and win a Billabong hamper worth R1600! Enter here.
Traditionally the surf community gives egg-beaters plenty of stick, but to be honest what some of the guys can do on waveski is pretty damn insane. Local waveskier Ian Macleod has just won the World Masters Waveski title, so let’s catch up with him to find out how an ou from PE gets to be the best in the world.
Ysss, World Champ – you must be feeling pretty chuffed right now!?
I am super stoked. It has taken 7 attempts over 28 years. I never attended all the world titles due to costs and my retirement in ‘97. Thanks to my sponsors Safire Insurance for helping me acheive my goal.
You guys surfed in Durbs – what were the waves like, and tell us a bit about the standard of surfing you were up against.
I am 98kg so I really need bigger waves to help me ride to my full potential. The bigger the better….. Last year’s SA Champs was also in Durban with 6-8 foot sucking bombs and I was hoping for the same this year but that was not to be.
The biggest it got to was 3 foot with the off shore wind and 4 foot with onshore wind. Every morning it blew offshore with the horrible cross and onshore winds blowing in the afternoons. So it was really tricky throughout the contest. With the French riders all weighing in between 60kg and 75kg it was super tough to beat these okes. I ended up 9th in the Open. The Masters is by far the most competitive category. The final consisted of 3 previous World Champs.
You come from a famous waveski family – with your dad, John, and brother, Alistair, also being world champs. Surely that makes you guys the only family with so many world titles?
Yes, my brother Alistair won the World Junior Title in 1989 in Cornwall, England and my Dad has won 3 World Titles: 1984 Noordhoek, Cape Town, 1986 Hawaii (these 2 in the Masters category) and 1996 North Beach, Durban (that year Alistair and I came 3rd and 4th respectively in the Open division).
There has been no other family where 3 members have been crowned World Champion.
Give us a quick history behind your brand, Macski
My dad started Macski in his garage in Summerstrand in 1979. Obviously Macski comes from our surname. In 1986 Macski produced just under 4000 waveskis. It was around this time when the hand shaped waveski made its first appearance and Macski stared making Body Boards.
End of 1991 I joined my Dad at Macski and within 9 months I started to shape waveskis. Alistair joined Macski in the financial department in the beginning of 1993. The nineties saw the cheap body board dominate our production and the waveskis steadily declined. By early 2000’s we were making over 12 thousand cheap body boards per year.
After breaking my back on a waveski in 1993 and achieving a 5th in France in 1995 and a 4th in Durbs in 1996 in the Open division of the World Champs and winning the SA Champs at Noordhoek in PE in 1997 I decided to retire from the sport and concentrate on being a husband and a father. Since my retirement the World Titles came to SA twice and I entered them for the fun coming 13th in 2000 and 9th in 2006. My dad retired from Macski in September 2004 and I took over the production and Alistair the sales and marketing.
With cheap body boards being imported I decided to stop the production of the body boards and started to produce and install fibreglass pools. By this time we were making only a handful waveski’s per year and with being out of the sport the sales of the hand shaped boards was almost zero. I was force to liquidate my Macski Manufacturing early 2009 and having signed personal surety lost everything.
I tried to get a job but was either the wrong colour or to qualified. It was at this stage that I decided to start making hand shaped waveskis again. I soon realised that I would have to get back into the sport if I was to gain the respect of the public and sell boards. The first year I sold 10 boards and this number almost doubled each year. In 2012 I rebranded Macski and Macski has grown to almost 80 boards last year. I started exporting my boards all over the world now and things are only looking better with me being World Champ now……
Were any of the competitors in the World Champs riding your boards?
More than half the competitors were riding my boards. I got 3 World Titles (Ladies-Sandra Pienaar, Masters (Me) and Grand Masters (Kieron Davies from the UK), I also got three 2nd’s, a 3rd and a 4th. This makes Macski the most successful brand at these World Titles.
Another local, Sandra Pienaar, won the Ladies Masters World Champs – how come PE is so strong in waveskiing?
It is weird, we don’t have the waves to justify that statistic….. There are 2 other World Champs over years that have come from PE. Ronnie Ackerman (three times) and Adrian Vos (junior) have also won World Titles.
Well done on your win, local is lekker!
Want a rad custom waveski? Give Ian a shout on his Facebook page or webpage Macski Custom.