Carnival Stalwart & Jeep Apparel team rider Dylan Macleod (EP) in action
in the Open Longboard division (pic Matt Lamont)
Scottburgh beach on the KZN south coast is set to host the ninth edition of the Jeep Apparel South Coast Surf Carnival on November 26 and 27. The water sports festival has grown to include the KZN Waveski Open and will take place at Scottburgh Main Beach and Back Beach with the kiteboarders maximising the wind in front of the Cutty Sark Hotel.
The Carnival this year features Longboarding, Kiteboarding, Stand Up Paddle surfing and Waveski Surfing for men, women and juniors. The South Coast Surf Carnival will host free surfing clinics run by Sean Selman and his trained surfing instructors which will be open to all members of the public. Selman and his team will be on the main beach throughout the duration of the carnival to teach the basics to anyone who is keen to learn; all equipment is provided.
“Heading into year nine of this epic event is a major milestone for us as the organisers of the South Coast Surf Carnival. We are once again super stoked that we have been able to keep this important event on the calendar despite the current economic climate. Hard work, creative thinking and dedicated sponsors who believe in what we are trying to achieve are the key ingredients in our recipe for success for this particular event,” commented event organiser Paul Godwin of Nerve Events.
Defending 2010 longboarding women’s champion and pro surfer Sarah Baum of Athlone Park has already thrown down the gauntlet for the women’s division after her fiery win at the recent SA Junior Surfing Champs held in Durban. The ladies event this year may be shaping up to be the biggest discipline surfed at this year’s carnival. Another top competitor to look out for will be Nikki Trickett (Morningside) who will be fresh from her international debut at a Longboarding event hosted in China later this month.
Ross Lahana (WP) and Dylan Macleod (EP) both Jeep Apparel Team riders are early entries into the Open Longboarding Division as is the President of the South African Longboard Surfing Association Brad Trickett (Morningside).
The addition of the Waveski surfing will attract top riders from all over the country to take part in the KZN Waveski Association Open event. Local Durban waterman Dean Bottcher who is at home on any water craft will be surfing this event on his “kayak” and will be one to watch.
The Jeep Apparel South Coast Surf Carnival is sponsored by Jeep Apparel and the valued support sponsors are Independent on Saturday, Thule, Red Bull Mobile, Pick ‘n Pay, Phatboyz, Bilt Surfboards, Carling Black Label, Natural Curve Surfboards, Ocean 2 Air Kitesurfing, Maisch Fins, Nestle Pure Life Water, Island Style, Pro Class Wetsuits, Thermo Plastic Concepts & Equipment (TCE), MacSki. For details on this event please contact Paul at Nerve Events on 0835601185
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