SUPSA WAVE OVERALL NATIONAL RANKING 2018

SUPSA WAVE SURFING SERIES 2018 RANKINGS
Competitors Best 2 Results count towards Total Score
Where Total Scores of competitors are equal, the result of SA Champs is the tie breaker.
Did Not Start points are maximum number of Entrants in an event in 2018 plus 2
NAME XOTB SUP DURB MISTRAL TOTAL Max Entrants
OPEN MEN Points Points Points any event ’17
Dylan Frick 3 0.7 3.7 17
Tom King 0.7 5 5.7 DNS =17+2= 19
Henco Scholtz 2 7 9
Charles Higgins 5 7 12
Gary Van Rooyen 4 9 13
Kimon dos Santos 7 9 16
Jon Ivins 19 9 21
Jethro Johnson 19 2 21
Keith Colls 19 2 21
Brandon Ribbink 19 3 22
Mike Teron 3 19 22
Tyran Cooper 4 19 23
Matt Maxwell 19 4 23
Dave Maxwell 19 4 23
Sean Cumming 5 19 24
Mike Teron 5 19 24
Grantley Read 19 5 24
Mike Beamish 5 19 24
Deon Bosman 19 5 24
Grantley Read 19 5 24
Neil Kruger 7 19 26
Nathan van Vuuren 7 19 26
Wes Bartho 19 7 26
Jon Ivins 19 9 28
Justin Linley 10 19 29
Justin Linley 10 19 29
David Wernas 12 19 31
Grant Renecle 12 19 31
Andile Zulu 19 15 34
Deon Bosman 19 15 34
Gareth Botha 19 15 34
Kade Burnett 19 19 38
Keith Colls 19 19 38
Nick Park-Ross 19 18 37
NAME Points Points Points TOTAL
OPEN WOMEN XOTB SUP DURB MISTRAL
Tammy Foster 0.7 2 2.7
Tarryn King 3 0.7 3.7 9
Penny Stemmet 2 3 5 DNS = 9+2=11
Gaby Lupini 5 5 10
Khara Doyle 4 11 15
Danica Bartho 11 4 15
Malin Kirljoen 5 11 16
Jackie de Billot 11 5 16
Chelsea Van Rooyen 7 11 18
Amanda Rootman 7 11 18
Missy Volker 11 11 22
Lizanie Teron 11 11 22
Joana Picq 11 11 22
Evette Terblanche 11 11 22
NAME Points Points Points TOTAL
JUNIOR MEN XOTB SUP DURB MISTRAL
Henco Scholtz 0.7 0.7 1.4 4
Cameron Tripney 3 3 6
Levi Mayes 2 6 8 DNS= 4+2=6
Kyle Chrystal 6 2 8
Alifa Mwanzi 6 4 10
NAME Points Points Points TOTAL
JUNIOR LADIES XOTB SUP DURB MISTRAL
Jess Rankin 3 0.7 3.7 1
Keena Thomson 0.7 3 3.7 DNS =1+2=3
Karissa Grace 3 2 5
NAME Points Points Points TOTAL
LEGENDS XOTB SUP DURB MISTRAL
Gary Van Rooyen 4 3 7
Justin Linley 0.7 11 11.7
Jon Ivins 11 0.7 11.7 9
Charles Higgins 5 7 12 DNS = 9+2=11
Rick Volker 2 11 13
Keith Colls 11 2 13
Mike Teron 3 11 14
Dave Maxwell 11 4 15
Mike Beamish 5 11 16
Deon Bosman 11 5 16
Grantley Read 11 5 16
Adrian van Varik 7 11 18
Guy Bub 7 11 18
Paolo Lupini 7 11 18
James Siedle 11 7 18
Mark Everdjl 10 11 21
Steve Searle 10 11 21
Grant Renecle 12 11 23
Rory Smyth 12 11 23
NAME Points Points Points TOTAL
DIVAS XOTB SUP DURB MISTRAL 4
Amanda Rootman 0.7 6 6.7 DNS = 4+2+6
Missy Volker 2 6 8
Tammy Mayes 3 6 9
Elleni Smyth 4 6 10
Caroline Gill 5 6 11

East London storm wipes out Day Four of the 2018 Mercedes – Benz SA Surfing Championships presented by Buffalo C

East London storm wipes out Day Four of the 2018 Mercedes – Benz SA Surfing Championships presented by Buffalo C

 

East London storm wipes out Day Four of the 2018 Mercedes – Benz SA Surfing Championships presented by Buffalo City.

Torrential rain and gale force winds which hit East London at around midday on Day Four of the 2018 Mercedes – Benz South African Surfing Championships hosted by the Buffalo City Municipality, forced officials to shut down the contest after only fourteen of the twenty three scheduled heats had been run.

 

At the start of the day’s competition 5-6 foot waves were pouring into Nahoon Reef and it seemed that the predicted storm might well have moved on. At midday the rain started to fall and the visibility on the ocean dropped making things difficult for surfers, judges and water safety. By 12.30pm the rain was buffeting down and the wind had increased to gale force and the decision to cancel the contest for the rest of the day was inevitable.

 

Before the storm hit there was some top notch surfing by the Open Men’s division and the Over 40 competitors. Standout on the morning was five time SA Open Champion and defending Over 40 Division Champion Greg Emslie who blasted his way into the quarter finals of both divisions.

Joining him in the quarter finals are his 14 year old nephew Daniel and fellow Buffalo City surfers Thomas Lindhorst, Tyrell Johnson and Luke Malherbe, eThekwini’s Brandon Jackson and Chad du Toit, Liam de Villiers, Michael Monk and Richard Kidd of Ilembe, Joshe Faulkner and Kelvin Zehmke of Nelson Mandela Bay, Jordy Maree of Cape Town Surfriders and Cody Coetsee of Ugu.

 

Buffalo City are represented by Greg Emslie and Tristan Johnson in the Over 40 Division Quarters and will come up against Graeme Field, Ryan Kuhn and Stephen Hutchison of Cape Town Surfriders, Justin Maisch, Chad Delport and Gary Van Wieringen of Ugu, Ross Solomon and Karl Ribbink of eThekweni, Dave Pietersen of Ilembe and Warwick Heny of Nelson Mandela Bay.

 

Due to the early shutdown of competition on Day Four organisers will run 25 heats tomorrow (Saturday) and twenty one heats on Sunday, which is the final day of competition.

 

The Heat Sheets and updated schedule and photos are available on www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za

 

 

The Mercedes – Benz SA Surfing Championships is hosted by the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality and supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Surfers representing eight districts are competing for nine individual national titles as well as coveted Presidents Cup, Masters Cup and Champions Trophy at this, the 53rd edition of the SA Surfing Championships.

Saturday and Sunday’s heats will be streamed live on www.vodacom.co.za/viewplus

The South African Championships are presented by Surfing South Africa, the recognised governing body for the sport and hosted by the Buffalo City Surfriders. Surfing South Africa is a member of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic committee (SASCOC), the African Surfing Confederation (ASC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).

 

Jordy Maree of Cape Town Surfriders : Photo Ian Thurtell

 

oshe Faulkner of Nelson Mandela Bay : Photo Ian Thurtell

Compiled by Robin de Kock

General Manager, Surfing South Africa

0824541149

surfingsouthafrica@gmail.comj

 

Women’s Day celebration on the waves of Nahoon Reef  at the 2018 Mercedes – Benz SA Surfing Championships hosted by Buffalo City

Women’s Day celebration on the waves of Nahoon Reef  at the 2018 Mercedes – Benz SA Surfing Championships hosted by Buffalo City

 

 

 

 

Women’s Day celebration on the waves of Nahoon Reef  at the 2018 Mercedes – Benz SA Surfing Championships hosted by Buffalo City

The 2018 Mercedes – Benz South African Surfing Championships hosted by the Buffalo City Municipality is celebrating National Women’s Day in perfect three to four foot surf at Nahoon Reef today.

 

After two days of strong winds and unruly surf, East London has produced the perfect day for the 30 women who are at the championships representing their respective districts and Contest Director Ann Wright had no hesitation in getting the third day of the contest going at 8am.

 

Today belongs to the female competitors at the event and the whole day will feature all the early rounds of the Open Women and Over 30 Women’s Divisions.

Today these graceful and competitive surfers will be cheered on from the side-lines by their male counterparts.

 

Among the competitors are South Africa’s queen of surfing Heather Clark, the defending Over 30 champion and eight time South African champion. Clark has been competing at the highest level for two decades and has made a name for herself all over the world during her career. A former professional who competed on the World Tour and an ISA world Masters Champion, Clark continues to show the way for the new generation of female surfers. Although she is the oldest competitor among the women she remains a threat in every heat she competes in and takes her wins and losses with style, class and grace. This champion surfer, who based in the St Mikes area on the KZN South Coast not only surfs every day but also makes time to coach young surfers and mentor younger competitors.

 

Another surfer with a long history in the sport is Tasha Mentasti. Mentasti is a former junior champion, SA Champion and National team member and continues to compete at the highest level. She is an international coaching instructor and course presenter, contest commentator and contest director, qualified surfing judge and is heavily involved in the growth of Adaptive surfing in South Africa. Her life revolves around the sport she loves and as a representative of Accelerate, Surfing South Africa’s marketing company, Mentasti lives and breathes surfing.

 

The youngest surfer in the Women’s divisions at this year’s Mercedes – Benz SA Surfing Championships is 13 year old Eat London local Aimee du Preez, who at the tender age of 10, began competing in national surfing events. She ended 2017 as the top ranked girl in the Under 14 Division of the South African Surf Tour and is already a tough competitor in the older age division. This is the first time that she will be competing in the Open Division at the SA Championships.

 

Also competing are defending Open Women’s champion Olivia Brand of eThekweni Surfriders, current National Team members Zoe Steyn of Buffalo City Surfriders and Nicole Pallet of eThekweni, who will be hoping to secure good results at Nahoon before they leave for the ISA World Surfing Games in Japan in a months’ time.

 

Professional Jeffreys Bay based surfers Emma Smith and Kai Woolf will be representing Nelson Mandela Bay at this event and Surfing South Africa’s Development Officer Danielle Powis has made the long journey from Cape Town by car to represent Cape Winelands at the championships.

Also competing are 2018 national junior team members Kayla Nogueira from eThekweni, Tayla de Coning from Buffalo City and former national junior team member Olivia Izzard of eThekweni.

 

The complete set of heat sheets for the Open Women’s Division and the Over 30 Women’s Division are available on www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za

Heats results and photos are also updated on the Surfing SA Facebook page.

The Mercedes – Benz SA Surfing Championships is hosted by the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality and supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Surfers representing eight districts drawn from three provinces have made their way to East London to compete for nine individual national titles as well as coveted Team Championships at the 53rd edition of the SA Surfing Championships.

The event runs until Sunday when the semi finals and finals will be held. The final two days of competition will be streamed live on www.vodacom.co.za/viewplus

The South African Championships are presented by Surfing South Africa, the recognised governing body for the sport and hosted by the Buffalo City Surfriders. Surfing South Africa is a member of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic committee (SASCOC), the African Surfing Confederation (ASC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).