SWOT Surf Club successfully defend their title at the 2018 Sea Harvest Interclub Championships in Muizenberg.  

Sunday February 25th – The SWOT Surf Club made history at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg today when they successfully defended their title at the Sea Harvest Interclub Surfing Championships.

The locally based community surf club earned the right to host the annual event at their home break when they won the title at Seal Point in Cape St Francis last year.

Kommetjie surf Club were second, J Bay Surf Club from Jeffreys Bay were third and Durban based Sisonke Surf Club took fourth place

Current South African Champion and National Team member Brandon Benjamin was the stand out surfer in the SWOT Team which mastered the tough onshore and windy conditions at Muizenberg Corner. Their efforts paid off and they edged their rivals from across the mountain, Kommetjie Surf Club, into second place by a mere two points.

The team was led by Danielle Powis, who married the club coach, Mark, last Saturday. The side included her brother Craig Johnson, Benjamin, Papi Makanyane and Dillon Fernandez.

The “Surfers With Original Talent”, which is the full name of the Club, once again showed that team spirit, good organization and hands on coaching plays a vital role in Tag Team competition.

Their victory means that the 2018 National Interclub Championships will be hosted at a by them in 2019.

Twenty teams representing sixteen surf clubs from as far afield as Johannesburg and Durban participated in this annual club get together which has grown in numbers over the last seven years.

Full results and photos can be found here…

The South African Interclub Championships is a Surfing South Africa event made possible support from Sea Harvest and Sport and Recreation South Africa.

Surfing South Africa (SSA) is a member of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA). SSA is the governing body for all surf riding in South Africa and is recognized as such by Sport and Recreation South Africa.

FULL RESULTS

  1. SWOT SURF CLUB A TEAM               111 points
  2. KOMMETJIE SURF CLUB                   109 points        
  3. JBAY SURF CLUB                                 95,8 points
  4. SISONKE SURF CLUB A TEAM         65,9 points
  5. SISONKE SURF CLUB B TEAM
  6. WEST COAST BOARDRIDERS 
  7. UCT SURF CLUB
  8. SBM SURF CLUB
  9. WHALE COAST WAVERIDERS
  10. PROJECTS ABROAD SURF CLUB
  11. MATIES SURF CLUB
  12. LLANDUDNO BOARDRIDERS
  13. SWOT SURF CLUB B TEAM
  14. SURF 4 LIFE SURF CLUB
  15. JOBURG BOARDRIDERS
  16. WAVES 4 CHANGE A SURF CLUB B TEAM
  17. 9 MILES B SURF CLUB
  18. SHARE THE STOKE SURF CLUB
  19. NINE MILES A SURF CLUB
  20. WAVES 4 CHANGE B SURF CLUB

SWOT SURF CLUB win the 2018 Sea Harvest National Interclub Championships
From left to right – Danielle Powis, Papi Makanyane, Mark Powis (coach),Craig Johnson,Dillon Fernandez
Photo – Ian Thurtell