Small, but contestable conditions at Muizenberg beach for Day Two of the Tigers Milk Winter challenge
Small, but contestable conditions at Muizenberg beach greeted competitors this morning for Day Two of the Tigers Milk Winter challenge. Despite the small surf there were many highlights in each of the divisions.
In the Open Womens division 2016 SA team captain Faye Zoetmulder, under twenty SA champion Natasha Van Greunen, former SA team member Tarryn Chudleigh and Surfing south Africa’s development officer Danielle Johnson all progressed through to the finals.
In the Open Mens division current SA team member Brandon Benjamin, current Grom Games champion Ntando Nqadala and local boys Papi Makanyane and brothers Dillon and Gabriel Fernandez all progressed through to the Semi-finals.
In the highly contested Over Forty mens longboard division Gavin Moir, Michael Grenden, Whaldo De Kock and Dave Jenkins all won their heats to make it through to the semi finals.
The contest continues tomorrow with all the semi-finals and finals taking place. Finalists will share just on R50000 in prize money and will also win prizes from Mami Wata, the support sponsor for the event. These prizes will include clothing, tshirts and caps and the winner of grand prize of a beautifully crafted longboarded shaped by Hugh Thompson will be announced at the award Ceremony in Tigers Milk on Sunday afternoon .
Day One and Two results and the schedule for the Tigers Milk Winter Classic is posted on here….
Click the contest poster to view the heats and schedule. Results and photos will be posted on the www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za at the end of each day and there will be regular updates on the Surfing South Africa and Tigers Milk facebook, twitter and instagram platforms.
The Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic is not just about South Africa’s top Longboarders, Surfers and Stand Up Paddlers as it will also support a Surfing South Africa Outreach initiative featuring 60 young surfers from nine programmes in the Cape Peninisula that use Surfing to change the lives of boys and girls.
This initiative will be coordinated by SSA Development Officer Danielle Johnson and will involve Waves for Change, the 9Miles Project, Choose 2 Care,Surf Outreach, Projects Abroad, Learn 2 Surf, the Save Foundation and Surfers With Original Talent (SWOT).
A Tag Team format which will see groups of five boys and girls surfing together as teams will be used to determine the top four teams. In this way organisers ensure that every participant plays a role in the project which is geared towards giving surfers from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to participate in a team focussed surfing contest.
Each participant will receive a commemorative Tigers Milk T shirt, a goodie bag as well as refreshments and meals which will be provided by Tiger’s Milk.
The Tigers Milk Outreach project will be held at Surfers Corner from 10am to 1pm on Sunday.
The Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic is supported by Mami Wata in partnership with Wavescape.