For Immediate Attention
4 October 2010
Wet and Wild South Coast Surf Carnival Set to Rock Scottburgh this November
KZN’s premier water sports event the South Coast Surf Carnival starts taking shape ensuring a glorious end to a glorious sporting year. This year marks the eighth edition of the South Coast Surf Carnival presented by Jeep Apparel and the Independent on Saturday which will be taking place on the hospitable Scottburgh Beach during the 6th and 7th of November 2010
Over the years Scottburgh has proved to be a perfect contest arena with its natural amphitheatre and local charm. The big swells and rough surf conditions over the years has not dampened the enthusiasm of the competitors who courageously enter the water in search of the various division titles.
Paul Godwin, Nerve Events. “We are thrilled that we have been able to keep the event running for eight years. It is the only event of its kind in South Africa which promotes “Cinderella sports” such as longboarding, kitesurfing and Stand up Paddle surfing under one roof and receives massive media support due to the calibre of competitors that flock in from all over the country.”
The longboard division has evolved into one of South Africa’s premier open longboarding events .The open division which will be left wide open this year as current SCSC SUP and long boarding champ Jason Ribbink and contest favourite Matthew Moir (CT) had to pull out. However the division will still get great showing as previous SCSC champion, Jeep and Bilt Team Rider Dylan McLeod (EP) and Ross Lahana (EP) and Scott Lefevre surfing in the Junior and Open Division will be fighting tooth and nail to gain the title.
The kite surfing division will be a show down between distinguished kite surfers Lyle Bottcher and brothers Rob and Craig Chrystal. This event is judged as a wave riding contest much like surfing but with radical manoeuvres and fast paced action being the order of the day.
The ladies division will be wide open and sees Nikki Trickett’s return to competitive surfing, however up and coming Longboard surfers Jessica Lefevre and Mia Hordyk will be sure to give Trickett a run for her money, Not to forget last years Champion and ladies Longboard legend Lisa Smith who will be out to keep her title.
The Stand up Paddle surfing division (SUP) is attracting SA’s surfing cream of the crop due the rapid growth and interest in the sport. The SUP division was introduced to the contest in 2007 by waterman supremo Jason Ribbink and as been a hit ever since.
“The SUP wave event last year was insane, the guys really pulled out all the stops in the harsh conditions and certainly raised the bar for competitive SUP surfing in South Africa, I have no doubt 2010 will produce the same explosive surfing” cites Paul Godwin.
Cape Town’s Jonathan Rosslind is expected to be a strong contender in this years SUP event and is one of many surfers who will be making the annual pilgrimage to Scottburgh. Kzn’s hopes rest on Brandon Ribbink who will be hoping to follow in his Brothers footsteps and take out the SUP title.
The South Coast Surf Carnival is sponsored by Jeep Apparel and the Independent on Saturday. Contributing sponsors to the event are Island Style, Pick’n Pay Scottburgh, Bilt Surfboards, Thermo Plastic Concepts & Equipment (TCE), Maisch Fins, Nestle Pure Life Water, Natural Curve Surfboards, Bokomo, Ocean 2 Air Kitesurfing, Pro Class Wetsuits, Phatboyz, Carling Black Label
Issued on behalf of: Nerve Events
Press release compiled by:
Olivia Jones Communications