For Immediate Attention
7 November 2010
Pengelly, Bertish and Bing Win the 2010 South Coast Surf Carnival in Style
Brett Pengelly (Umhlanga), Chris Bertish (Cape Town) and Justin Bing (Cape Town) won the 2010 South Coast Surf Carnival kiteboarding, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and longboarding events, respectively, at Scottburgh beach yesterday (Sunday, November 7, 2010). Contestable one-metre waves, sunshine and a packed beach set the scene for the finals of the KZN water-sports festival presented by Jeep Apparel and the Independent on Saturday.
“We have had a fantastic weekend for the 2010 South Coast Surf Carnival; the good surf and strong winds saw all disciplines compete with great results in all of the divisions. From Nerve events side we are so grateful for all of the support from our sponsors and members of the public. The beach has been really busy and we look forward to seeing everyone again at the 2011 South Coast Surf Carnival,” commented event organiser from Nerve Events, Paul Godwin.
The trip to KZN proved to be worthwhile for Justin Bing (Noordhoek) who cleaned up in the open longboarding final as well as bagging the only perfect 10 of the contest in an earlier heat. Another out of town longboarder Dylan Macleod (Humewood, PE) placed second ahead of KZN competitors Donald Brierley (Durban) and Justin Maisch (Umzumbe) who placed third and fourth.
There was a major upset in the ladies division with pre-contest favourite and multiple SA champion, Lisa Smith (Sherwood) relegated to fourth place. Top short-board surfer and national team member Sarah Baum (Amanzimtoti) proved her versatility as a wave rider when she took her first major ladies longboarding title ahead of runner up Taryn Kyte (Cape Town) and third placed Traci Phillips (Durban).
Scott Lefevre (Durban) was crowned the junior longboarding champion with Bradd Gilmour (Durban) scooping second spot ahead of Jago England ((Umhlanga) and Damien Stander (Durban North).
Craig Daniel (Bluff) successfully defended his title in the over 35 longboarding final with Grant Gilmour (Durban) taking second place. Richards Bay surfer Fred Le Roux relegated talented Capetonian and popular KFM radio surf reporter Deon Bing into fourth place.
Colin Whitmore (Durban) emerged victorious in the over 50 longboarding final with Dave Hansen (Durban), Hugh Thompson (Durban) and Dave Van Den Berg (Durban) finishing second, third and fourth, respectively.
The stand up paddleboarding (SUP) event proved to be a hit with a bumper number of contestants taking part. The standard of SUP riding was taken to the next level with 360s, huge top turns and re-entries being the order of the day. Chris Bertish (Cape Town) was a well deserving winner having been consistent throughout his heats. Jonathon Rosslind (Cape Town) placed second ahead of local stars Donald Brierly (Durban) and Brandon Ribbink (Morningside).
The kiteboarding competitors enjoyed a strong south westerly on the first day with a north easterly wind for the Sunday finals. The open title went to Brett Pengelly (Umhlanga) with seasoned kiteboarder Rob Chrystal (Umhlanga) taking second; Marc Warner (La Lucia) clinched third place ahead of Lyle Bottcher (Umhlanga) in fourth.
Linda Potts (Kloof) won the ladies division with Stuart Downey (Durban) crowned the junior champion.
The development surfing clinics were well-attended with many youngsters catching their very first waves and getting hooked on the sport of surfing.
The South Coast Surf Carnival is sponsored by Independent on Saturday and Jeep Apparel. 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.
2010 SOUTH COAST SURF CARNIVAL RESULTS:
1. Justin Bing (Cape Town)
2. Dylan Macleod (Port Elizabeth)
3. Donald Brierly (Durban)
4. Justin Maisch (Umzumbe)
1. Sarah Baum (Athlone Park)
2. Taryn Kyte (Cape Town)
3. Traci Phillips (Durban)
4. Lisa Smith (Sherwood)
1. Scott Lefevre (Durban)
2. Bradd Gilmour (Durban)
3. Jago England (Umhlanga)
4. Damien Stander (Durban North)
1. Craig Daniel (Bluff)
2. Grant Gilmour (Durban)
3. Fred Le Roux (Richards Bay)
4. Deon Bing (Cape Town)
1. Colin Whitmore (Durban)
2. Dave Hansen (Durban)
3. Hugh Thompson (Durban)
4. Dave Van Den Berg (Durban)
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING
1. Chris Bertish (Cape Town)
2. Jonathon Rosslind (Cape Town)
3. Donald Brierly (Durban)
4. Brandon Ribbink (Morningside)
1. Brett Pengelly (Umhlanga)
2. Rob Chrystal (Umhlanga)
3. Marc Warner (La Lucia)
4. Lyle Bottcher (Umhlanga)
1. Linda Potts (Kloof)
2. Carron Engelbrecht (Amanzimtoti)
3. Debbie Gough (Amanzimtoti)
1. Stuart Downey (Durban)
2. Bryce Rawlins (Umhlanga)
3. Lorenzo Valenti (Umhlanga)
4. Joshua Emanuel (Umhlanga)
Issued on behalf of:
Paul Godwin/ Nerve Events
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