The NMMU Madibaz took the team trophy honours at the SA Varisty Champs held at Vic Bay this weekend. Team captain Scott Lenton talks us through the win:
"The annual South African Intervarsity (USSA) surfing champs took place from the 24th-26th of June at Victoria Bay. The three day competition had mostly good waves, with the first day being on the slightly smaller side.
The men's team were all able to get through the earlier rounds with the women following the trend. For finals day the competitors were greeted with solid and consistent 4-6ft surf.
Jean du Plessis (defending his title) did well to place second (2nd) behind a past world champ Shaun Joubert (2013 ISA World Gold Medal). Dane van Greunen did well to place in the top 8, with Scott Lenton and Merrick Fairall placing equal 9th. This contributed significantly towards the points as the men won their division.
In the women's division Roxy Giles (defending champ) did well to place 4th in the final with Inge Mclaren doing well to make the semi finals. The women managed to finish second which is a massive improvement from last year.
In the overall team points NMMU managed to take the overall points trophy which is the most prestigious award at the competition. NMMU would like to thank their sponsors Billabong and Bos Ice Tea which were instrumental in clothing and hydrating the team."