Monday, February 11, 2013

Saffa SUPers Set for Second ISA SUP World Champs

Current  SA Champ Justin Bing, Noordhoek, Western Cape in action at New Pier during the
2012 SUPSA SA Championships at the Durban Surf Carnival presented by Jeep Apparel
pic  P.Godwin/Nerve Events


Chris Bertish, Kommetjie, Western Cape, runner up at last years 2012 SUPSA
SA Championships in action at New Pier as part of the Durban Surf Carnival presented by Jeep Apparel
pic  P.Godwin/Nerve Events




National Stand-Up Paddling team for 2nd ISA SUP World Champs in Peru announced






Stand-Up Paddling South Africa (SUPSA) is proud to announce the names of the members of the national SUP team which will represent South Africa at the 2nd ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championships to be held Miraflores, Peru from 24 February to 2 March 2013.



SUPSA is affiliated to Surfing South Africa (SSA), the recognised national sports body governing surf riding in South Africa and the official member of the International Surfing Association (ISA). Surfing South Africa is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).



The 2013 South African SUP team has been ratified by the Surfing South Africa Board of Directors.



"Surfing South Africa congratulates each member of the national SUP team on their selection to represent their country. This is a prestigious International Surfing Association sanctioned event and we look forward to their holding the South African flag high in Peru," said Robin de Kock, General Manager of Surfing South Africa.



The national team to represent South Africa at the ISA SUP World Championships includes the following team management and elite SUP surfers, SUP racing paddlers and elite prone paddleboarders from KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape .



SUP surfing

Justin Bing : Noordhoek, Western Cape

Chris Bertish : Kommetjie, Western Cape

Tammy Robarts : Vredehoek, Western Cape



SUP racing

Scott Rutherfoord : Salt Rock, KwaZulu Natal

Dylan Frick : Gordons Bay, Western Cape

Shelley Bradfield : Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu Natal



Prone paddleboard racing

Ryan Butcher : Umhlanga Rocks , KwaZulu Natal

Anna Notten : Fish Hoek, Western Cape



Team management

Bruce Johnston (Tableview, Western Cape) is the  Team Manager and Francois Frick (Gordons Bay, Western Cape) is the Coach.



"We have a strong team representing South Africa at this year's ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championships. This is testament to the growth of the sport along our coastline. With seasoned riders from last year's event along with fresh new talent in the team, we can look forward to top-class performances in the water against the world's top SUP surfing and paddling nations,” said Bruce Tedder, President of Stand-Up Paddling South Africa.



For further information on SUPSA and the national SUP team contact Bruce Johnston on 083 753 3815.







About SUPSA





SUPSA was established in late 2010 as a national sports body to promote stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding in South Africa as a sporting and lifestyle activity. It caters for the both wave-riding and race paddling disciplines, and encourages competitive and social SUP riders to participate in the sport through sanctioned SUPSA surfing and racing events. SUPSA is affiliated to Surfing South Africa. For more information visit www.supsa.org.za <http://www.supsa.org.za/> .



About Surfing South Africa



Surfing South Africa (SSA) is the recognized governing body for the sport of surfing in South Africa. SSA is a member of the South African Sports  Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), which, along with Sport and Recreation South Africa, controls all sport in South Africa. SSA is a member of the world’s governing body for the sport, the International Surfing Association (ISA),www.isasurf.org <http://www.isasurf.org/> . For more information about SSA visit www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za <http://www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za/> .


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