Twenty four team from 21 Western Cape schools participated in the annual Sea Harvest Interschool’s Surfing Championships which was presented by the Surf Emporium and supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Roxy Davis Foundation at Muizenberg yesterday (Sunday November 3rd)
Small, contestable surf provided the ideal conditions for the Tag Team format used in a tournament that saw 130 competitors of all ages representing junior and senior schools from as far afield as Cape Agulhas.
After a highly successful 2019 Surf League programme run by the Surf Emporium during the year, the annual Sea Harvest Western Cape Interschool’s Championships brings the schools surf contest season to a fitting conclusion.
Contestants of all ages and from vastly different backgrounds competed in the event which sees teams of five surfers each surfing in a relay format over a set period of time. The youngest competitor was 5 year old Sydney Daniels of the Zoetendal Akademie in Cape Agulhas. Zoetendal Akademie from Cape Agulhas, who entered two teams, is situated at the southernmost tip of Africa. Zoetendal and the surfers from Bredasdorp Junior and Senior Schools took four hours to get to Muizenberg, spent nine hours at the contest and then took four hours to get back home. It is a credit to their coach Rob Moir and their teachers that they attended this year’s championships and the Bredasdorp senior team will wear the silver medals they won in the Plate Final with pride.
This year’s event also featured teams from Capricorn Park, Masiphumele, girl’s teams from St Cyprians and Herschel, teams from Melkbosstrand and Somerset West power teams from Reddam Constantia and Reddam Atlantic, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Generations Noordhoek, Westerford and Ambleside.
After nine hours of competition Generations Noordhoek won the Junior Cup Final beating the team from the Melkbostrand Fellowship School into second place. Ambleside were third and Camps Bay primary took fourth spot. The Junior Plate Final was won by Reddam Constantia with Capricorn Junior School taking second ahead of Llandudno A and B who were third and fourth respectively.
The Senior Cup Final gold medal went the way of Reddam Atlantic with Capricorn High taking the silver medal spot. Melkbosstand Fellowship High came third and the all-girls team from St Cyprians were fourth.
Plate honours went the way of Westerford with Bredasdorp taking second place ahead of Somerset College and Masiphumele.
Every participant received a commemorative Sea Harvest T Shirt, a Zigzag magazine and a certificate of participation and floating trophies were awarded to the winners of the Junior and Senior Plate and Cup Finals. All the finalists won medals, the Cup winners earned a team prize of R1000 each and the members of the winning teams as well as the runners up won a gift pack from Hurricane.
The Sea Harvest Western Cape Interschool’s Championships was presented by the Surf Emporium and supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation SA and the Roxy Davis Foundation.
Surfing South Africa is 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), The African Surfing Confederation (ASC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).
All the results and scores are posted on www.liveheats.com/surfingsouthafrica and photos are posted on Surfing South Africa’s Facebook page – Surfing SA