2016 BILLABONG SA GROMMET GAMES
24 – 27 MARCH 2016
Cape Town Surfriders make it five in a row as they win the Mandela Bay Trophy at the 2016 Billabong Grommet Games in Port Elizabeth
Sunday March 27th – Cape Town Surfriders Grommet Team made it five wins in a row when they took overall honours at the 2016 Billabong SA Grommet Games which was completed in 2 foot surf and offshore conditions at the Pipe, Pollock Beach in Port Elizabeth today.
The team in blue and white beat the hosts, Nelson Mandela Bay to win the coveted Mandela Bay Trophy which goes to the team that posts the highest points after the four days of competition both in and out of the water.
An ecstatic Cape Winelands team not only produced their best performance in the history of the 24 year event to take a deserved third place overall but their energy, enthusiasm and support for each other throughout the event also earned them the coveted Team Spirit Award. Read More…
Port Elizabeth will host the 24th edition of Billabong SA Grommet Games at Pollock Beach in Port Elizabeth from Thursday to Sunday.
Over 100 surfers representing six districts out of three provinces will compete in the 24th edition of the Billabong South African Grommet Games which gets under way at Pollock Beach in Port Elizabeth this Thursday and ends on Sunday.
The tournament is supported by Billabong, the Department of Sport and Recreation SA and the National Lotteries Commission and will officially get under way this Wednesday evening at 7.00pm when the official opening function takes place in the Victoria Park Grey Primary School Hall.
A highlight of the evening is bound to be a presentation by respected South African Big Wave surfer, Matthew Bromley. The Billabong Team rider recently surfed some huge waves in Hawaii and his presentation on this experience is bound to enthrall the young surfers. Another Billabong surfer, Josh Enslin, will also be on hand on Wednesday night to share a few anecdotes on his Guinness World Record set at the Pipe in December last year.
The annual hosts of the SA Grommet Games are the Nelson Mandela Bay Surf riders. Read More…