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2015 SA Junior Surfing Team Management and Junior Squad announced PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robin de Kock   
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:47

Well done to our very own Liam de Villiers, of Richards Bay, who has been selected for the 2015 South African Junior Squad from which the South African Junior Team will be selected.

Liam by Jane Ferraris

Liam de Villiers at Alkantstrand - Pic by Jane Ferraris

The Board of Directors of Surfing South Africa has named the Management of the 2015 South African Junior Team which will compete in the ISA World Junior Championships next year. The venue and dates of the annual ISA World Junior Championships have yet to be announced by the International Surfing Association.
 
Isaac February of Cape Town has been appointed Team Manager for the second year in a row. February has plenty of experience having been in charge of the South African Team that competed in the ISA World Surfing Games in 2011 as well as the South African Junior Team in Panama in 2012 and again in Ecuador earlier this year.
 
Surfing South Africa Coaching Director Greg Emslie of East London is the Head Coach. Emslie, a former World Tour campaigner, multiple National Champion and current ISA World Masters Champion, South African Open Champion and South African Masters Champion will be assisted by former World Pro Am Surfing Champion and five time SA Masters team member David Malherbe who is based in Coffee Bay.
 
Malherbe, who like Emslie is a qualified ISA Level 2 Coach, has been coaching national and provincial teams as well as elite surfers since 1998.
 
The 2015 South African Junior Squad from which the South African Junior Team will be selected is made up of nine U18 and 8 U16 Boys and five U18 and U16 Girls.
The selectors will be looking for three U18 and three U16 Boys to join Michael Monk (East London) and Adin Masencamp (Strand) who have qualified for the team as the National Champions in the U17 and u15 Boys categories respectively.
Only one U18 and one U16 Girl will qualify to join Teal Hogg (Umhlanga) and Sophie Bell (Umdloti) who are in the team courtesy of their wins in the U17 and U15 Divisions of the SA Junior Championships.
 
The U18 Boys selected for the squad are Monk, Matt McGillivray (Jeffreys Bay), Ntando Msibi (Durban), Bevan Willis ( Ballito),Shane Sykes (Salt Rock), Richard Kidd (Ballito),Jordy Maree ( Kalk Bay),Jerry Van Wyk (Jeffreys Bay) and Dillon Fernandes (Muizenberg).
 
The U16 Boys are Masencamp, Koby Oberholzer (Warner Beach),Joshe Faulkner (Jeffreys Bay),Sebastian Williams (Jeffreys Bay),Liam de Villiers (Richards Bay),Ford Van Jaarsveldt (Kommetjie),Luke Malherbe (East London),Rewaldo Abersalie (Jeffreys Bay) and Ethan Fletcher (Kommetjie).
 
Joining Teal Hogg in the U18 Girls group are Anoush Zakarian (Melkbosstrand), Chanelle Botha (Warner Beach),Jade Mets (Salt Rock) and Crystal Hulett ( Cape St Francis). The U16 Girls group are Bell, Ashleigh Vaughan (Port Elizabeth),Natasha Van Greunen ( Muizenberg), Kai Woolf ( Jeffreys Bay) and Kirsty McGillivray (Jeffreys Bay).
 
The SA Junior Squad will gather towards the end of January for a four day Selection Camp.
 
Surfing South Africa is the recognized governing body for the sport and is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA). All South African surfing teams that participate in international events are ratified by the Board of Directors of Surfing South Africa.

by Surfing South Africa

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 20:30
 
Billabong Junior Series Presented By BOS Final Event TV Screening Times PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ox Khumalo   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 13:01

The Billabong Junior Series Presented By BOS held its final event for 2014 at Cape St Francis recently, the third event in the three-part Junior Series. Herewith the event TV screening times.
 

Schedule Date Schedule Time Channel Name
30 October 19:30 SuperSport Eight
31 October 06:30 SuperSport Eight
31 October 12:00 SuperSport Select SA
31 October 17:00 SuperSport Eight
01 Novermber 13:00 SuperSport Eight
03 November 15:00 SuperSport Eight
03 November 22:30 SuperSport Eight
04 November  07:30 SuperSport Eight
04 November 07:30 SuperSport CSN

There were also daily highlights clips featured on YouTube

Day 1 - Watch now
Day 2 - Watch now
Day 3 - Watch now

The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa. Surfing South Africa is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), and recognised by the Department of Sports and Recreation as the national controlling body for surfing.The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the recognised world governing body of professional surfing has been crowning surfing's undisputed World Champions since 1976.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:55
 
South African team is the top seed in the upcoming ISA China Cup & Hainan Classic in Riyue Bay, China . PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robin de Kock   
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 09:36

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ISA China Cup & Hainan Classic
November 23rd  & 28th 2014
Riyue Bay, Wanning, Hainan Island, China.

The Surfing South Africa Board of Directors has confirmed that the members of the South African Team which won the 2013 ISA World Surfing Games in Panama and recently competed in the 50th ISA World Games in Peru will travel to Hainan Province in China next week to represent South Africa in the ISA China Cup.

The four Men in the side  are team captain Mikey February, fellow WP surfer Davey Brand, Casey Brand of Southern KZN and new cap Dylan Lightfoot of Eastern Province, who replaces David Van Zyl.Van Zyl withdrew from the team due to other commitments.The Women who will travel to China as members of the South African Team are Tanika Hoffman of Western Province, who recently finished 8th in the World Games in Peru and Faye Zoetmulder of Eastern Province.The Coach is Etienne Venter.

The ISA China Cup will run on November 24th and 25th and is an invitation-only contest featuring the top seven surfing nations in the world based on the National Team results from the 2013 ISA World Surfing Games in Panama.

These countries are South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Panama and Costa Rica and China who will be competing as a full team an ISA event for the first time.

The ISA China Cup will be followed by a second surfing competition, the Hainan Classic, an ASP Men’s 4-Star event that runs from November 25th to 28th.

ISA President Fernando Aguerre is delighted that a Chinese Team will be competing in an ISA event for the first time and is excited about the fact that China will host its third ISA China Cup next week “ For an entire week , China will become the Surfing capital of the World.The 2012 and 2013 editions were hugely successful and working alongside our partners Womei Media and ASP will ensure that this year’s event will be just as good. The sporting competition is always first class and the huge media audience in the past two years is a testament to the global reach of surfing”, Aguerre added “We are delighted to confirm that a Chinese Team will compete in the ISA China Cup for the first time ever. China has a coastline of 9,000 miles, a lot of unexplored surfing breaks and there is strong support from the highest levels of Government for surfing so the time is right for the ISA to help China become a surfing powerhouse in the years to come.”

The South African team will leave for China on Tuesday November 19th  and return on Saturday November 29th .

Surfing South Africa is recognized by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee as the governing body for surf riding in South Africa. SSA is made up of Surfers, Longboarders, Bodyboarders and Stand Up Paddlers and is a member of the International Surfing Association, the World governing body for surf riding.

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New South African cap Dylan Lightfoot will compete in the ISA China Cup and Hainan Classic next week.

Compiled by:

Robin de Kock

General Manager

Surfing South Africa

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:10
 
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