South Africa Remains in Medal Contention on Day 3 of VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship
South African remained in medal contention at the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship when all six competitors in action yesterday the posted first or second place results to progress to the next round of their respective divisions at Oceanside in California.
Adin Masencamp got the team off to great start by winning his U16 boys’ Round 2 matchup, delivering an assured performance that earned a heat tally of 14.0 points and relegated opening day standout Logan Bediamol (HAW) to second place as they both moved through to the last 32 in the division’s Main Event stream. Read More…
Near Perfect Performance by South Africa on Day 1 of VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships
The South African Junior Surfing team posted a near perfect performance on the opening day of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship which got underway in excellent 1.0 to 1.5 metre waves and ideal weather conditions at Oceanside in California on Monday.
Team captain Shane Sykes led the way as seven of the eight SA team members in action on the day advanced directly to Round 2 of the Main Event in the world’s biggest junior surfing event which ran through 30 heats in each of U18 and U16 boys’ divisions.
Competing in the U18 boys’ on the South side of the Oceanside Pier, Sykes set the bar for the team as early as the second heat of the event when he won his closely fought Round 1 heat. He progressed along with heat runner-up, Luis Perloiro from Portugal, as they relegated their third and fourth placed opponents from Belgium and Denmark to the grueling Repercharge Rounds. Red More…
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Shane Sykes Named SA Captain as Action Starts at ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in California Today
Shane Sykes has been selected as the Captain of the 12-person South African Junior Team which gets its campaign underway for individual and team honours at the 2015 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship at Oceanside in California today.
The team, managed by Isaac February and coached by Greg Emslie and David Malherbe, arrived in California late last week and has enjoyed excellent waves and conditions at the Oceanside Pier, venue for this year’s event.
With over 320 competitors from 36 countries participating, this is the biggest edition of the annual contest since the ISA Junior Championship was inaugurated as a stand-alone event in Durban in 2002. After finishing eighth, sixth and seventh in the last three years, the SA team event will be going all-out to emulate the glory days of 2011 when they finished second to hosts Peru in the team standings and returned home with four medals. Read More…
Ntando Msibi at Oceanside in California.
South African Junior Surfing Team leaves for the 2015 ISA World Junior Championships
The South African Junior Surfing Team leaves for California later today (Wednesday) to join 34 other teams from all parts of the World in the annual ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. The event gets under way at Oceanside this weekend and ends on Sunday October 18th.
The team, which is made up of four U18 Boys, two Under 18 Girls, four Under 16 Boys and two Under 16 Girls, has been preparing for this event since February and after a string of successes in local events recently they depart full of confidence and determination.
Michael Monk of East London, Shane Sykes of Salt Rock, Ntando Msibi of Durban and Richard Kidd of Ballito are the Under 18 Boys while Teal Hogg of Umhlanga and Chanelle Botha of Warner Beach are the two Under 18 Girls in the team. Adin Masencamp of the Strand, Jeffreys Bay surfers Joshe Faulkner and Sebastian Williams and Luke Malherbe of East London are the Under 16 Boys group with Sophie Bell of Umdloti and Olivia Izzard of La Lucia the two Under 16 Girls in the side. Isaac February is the Team Manager, Greg Emslie is the Head Coach and Dave Malherbe is the Assistant Coach. Read More…