Monday, November 21, 2011

All roads lead to Scottburgh and the South Coast Surf Carnival

Ocean 2 Air Kitesurfing team rider Rob Chrystal (Dbn North) will once again be in action at this year’s Jeep Apparel South Coast Surf Carnival over the weekend, Rob has won the open kitesurfing title on numerous occasions over the years and with his experience is a favourite to take this year’s wave riding title,  Picture courtesy: Ryan Joffe

All roads lead to Scottburgh and the South Coast Surf Carnival

The heat is on as the competitors start heading for Scottburgh this week for the 9th edition of the  Jeep Apparel South Coast Surf Carnivalwhich takes place on Saturday and Sunday. The pre registration evening takes place at Phatboyz Restaurant on Friday evening at 18h00. 

With all the surfers in the various disciplines  logged in it is now up to the ocean to deliver, Scottburgh is renowned for never dishing up the same wave and part of the thrill of this event is seeing what the ocean is doing on the day. The Longboarding and SUP surfing will take place at Main Beach , the Kitesurfers will be in front of Cutty Sark Hotel and the Waveski Surfers will be utilising Back beach which is behind the Wimpy.

There will also be a Surf Clinic on the day hosted by Mad Dog Surf Schools Shaun Selman and his trained staff, the surfing lessons are free.

Representatives from Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) will also be on hand collecting pledges from people, business and institutions who intend to increase their efforts at preserving our marine environments.

Back to the competition and once again it is a veritable who’s who of South African Surfing with top International pro tour surfers Brandon Jackson (Dbn) and Casey Grant (Scottburgh) geared up, not too mention South Africa’s hottest ladies surfing talent Sarah Baum (Athlone Park) defending her 2010 title, The SUP and Longboard premier divisions are wide open this year with any one of the talented surfers entering capable of winning the event. 

Favourites in the Open Longboard will be Jeep Team riders Dylan Macleod (EP) and Ross Lahana (WP) but with Brando and Casey in the mix it could be a major tussle, Brandon Jackson has over a decade of longboarding experience behind him despite concentrating on his WQS career he has never forgotten his roots in surfing which has always included longboarding.

Lyle Bottcher ,Rob Chrystal and Joshua Emanuel (Dbn North) will be battling it out in the Kitesurfing division but Dylan Frick (WP) will be the new kid on the block to look out for.

The Waveski division is another story all together with SA’s top talent entering and most of the entries are from out of KZN. This division is truly shaping up to be a major national event. This event is sanctioned by the SA Waveski and KZN Waveski Associations and is set to be a very important event on the Waveski calendar going forward. All in all the 2011 edition of the carnival is set to Rock Scottburgh.

The Jeep Apparel South Coast Surf Carnival is sponsored by Jeep Apparel and the valued support sponsors include Independent on Saturday, Thule, Red Bull Mobile, Phatboyz, Wimpy, 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), Bokomo and MacSki.

For details on this event please contact Paul at Nerve Events on 0835601185 or email 

Press Release compiled by: Paul Godwin

Issued on behalf of: 
Paul Godwin/ Nerve Events

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