Eighteen teams from fifteen Western Cape Schools have entered the 2017 Sea Harvest Western Cape Interschools Surfing Championships which will take place at The Pipe in the Strand on Sunday.
Schools from the Cape Peninsula,the Atlantic seaboard, the West Coast, the Cape Winelands and the Overberg will compete as teams in an event which will focus on participation and fun as well as robust competition.
Fifteen High School teams will compete against each other from Round One up to a final while three Junior Schools will compete in a 40 minute Final.
The biggest entry is from Stellenbosch based Paul Roos, who have entered three teams while Fish Hoek, a famous surfing school that has produced a number of National and Provincial surfers over the years, has entered two teams.
The Cape Peninsula will be represented by Ocean View High School, Pelican Park High, Cedar House as well as Waldorf Constantia and Waldorf Imhoff, Reddam House Constantia and Cedar House.
Kommetjie Primary School, the alma mater of World Ranked surfer Mikey February, will be sending a strong young side to Strand on Sunday while famous surfing school Camps Bay High will also be in action while the Atlantic seaboard will be represented by Camps Bay High and Reddam House.
Strand High School and Parel Vallei High join Paul Roos as the Cape Winelands representatives and Melkbosstrand High will be holding the flag for the Cape West Coast.
Showing real commitment to the Interschools Championships is a team from Bredasdorp High School who will make the 500km round trip from the Overberg to compete in the event on Sunday.
The Championships will get under way with a briefing at 8.30am at the venue on Sunday and the first Round will start at 9am. The contest is expected to end at approximately 3pm.
All participants will receive a commemorative Sea Harvest T Shirt and the winning Senior and Junior Schools will win trophies, Sea Harvest vouchers, a set of contest vests and a cash prize of R1000. Members of the teams that reach the finals will be awarded gold, silver, bronze and copper medals as well as cash prizes for their school surfing funds.
All the participating schools will receive a certificate and medal of participation.
The Sea Harvest Western Cape Interschools Championships is presented by Surfing South Africa, the national governing body for the sport of Surfing in South Africa. SSA is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).
The event is hosted by the Cape Winelands Surfriders.