2018 Mercedes-Benz SA Surfing Championships hosted by Buffalo City Municipality

2018 Mercedes-Benz SA Surfing
Championships
hosted by
Buffalo City Municipality

 

Final Results

Final Day Photos

Zoe Steyn and Jordy Maree crowned SA Women’s and Men’s Champion’s respectively at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz SA Surfing Championships hosted by Buffalo City

Zoe Steyn of Buffalo City Surfriders and Jordy Maree of Cape Town Surfriders win premiere Women’s and Men’s SA Championship titles and hosts Buffalo City Surfriders sweep the board at the 2018 Mercedes–Benz SA Championships hosted by Buffalo City. 

Sunday August 12th – Local girl Zoe Steyn became the youngest female surfer in the 53 year history of the South African Surfing Championships to win the Open Women’s Division title when she dominated the final in 4 – 5 foot Nahoon Reef surf at the 2017 Mercedes–Benz SA Surfing Championships hosted by Buffalo City Municipality. Read More…

2018 South African Men’s Champion Jordy Maree – photo Ian Thurtell

2018 South African Women’s Champion Zoe Steyn – photo Ian Thurtell


Photos Day 5

Photos Day 4


Day 3 Photos

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. Read More…

Zoe Steyn at home at Nahoon Reef. Photo Ian Thurtell


Photos Day 2


Strong winds and difficult Nahoon Reef conditions force a move to Nahoon Corner on Day Two of SA Surfing Championships

A strong westerly wind combined with a difficult rip forced organisers of the 2018 Mercedes – Benz South African Surfing Championships hosted by the Buffalo City Municipality had to move the event away from Nahoon Reef to nearby Nahoon Corner on Day Two of this six day event.

Situated in the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve, Nahoon Corner offers more protection to the competitors and officials and produces some excellent waves especially.

Day two saw surfers in the Over 35, Over 50 and Over 55 Divisions competing in their first round heats. Despite the strong winds and difficult paddle there were some fine performances by South Africa’s more mature surfers.

Defending Over 35 Champion Tyrell Johnson of Buffalo City Surfriders, Cape Town Surfriders captain Neil Zietsman and Nelson Mandela Bay Surfriders team mates Kelvin Zehmke and Etienne Potgieter all won their heats and advanced to Round Three. Dean Knox, Orrin Johnson and Ulf Von Delft of Buffalo City as well as Alan Johns of Ilembe all came second and also advanced to Round Three. Read More…


Photos Day 1

 


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