Jeffreys Bay to host 2021 South African Longboard Championships
For the first time in 12 years, teams of longboard surfers from around the country will meet in Jeffreys Bay to compete for the numerous South African team titles on offer at this annual event.
Jeffreys Bay will host the 31st annual SA Longboard Championships, sanctioned by Surfing South Africa, presented by RYD from the August 24th – 29th, subject to Covid-19 regulations.
Longboard surfers from around the country will get together at the world famous surf break to compete in an event that will involve both male and female competitors from the Under 14 category up to the Over 70 Legends division.
The pristine wave at Jeffreys Bay Lower Point lends itself perfectly to the art of longboard surfing. The Kouga municipality, together with a team of locals headed up by Cheron Kraak, have transformed the gardens of Point and Lower Point to create a warm welcome for guests from around the country.
“The locals and municipality have worked together tirelessly to beautify this high-traffic area and it’s looking gorgeous,” comments Cheron Kraak.
South Africa has a rich history of producing world class surfing talent and national championships have proven to be a breeding ground for future World Longboard Champions. 2018 WSL World Longboard Champion and Jeffreys Bay local, Steven Sawyer will be just one of the talented longboarders who will be taking part in the tournament at his local break. Four Wildcards will be added to the event this year, making it all the more competitive.
The event dates are subject to lockdown regulations at the given time. In terms of Surfing South Africa Covid -19 protocols all participants will be required to adhere to the Covid -19 event Standard Operating Procedures.
Confirmation of the final dates of the 2021 South African Longboard Championships will be confirmed based on National Government Lockdown regulations.
Contact Paul O’Connell for more information:
079 257 8822