The fifth annual edition of the three-day Coreban Summer Series, the country’s biggest multi-discipline Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) event, will be held at Eden on the Bay, Bloubergstrand, from 14 to 16 December.
Featuring current and former SA champions, top internationals and world junior champions in wave-riding, technical In & Out and long distance racing disciplines, the event is a Stand Up Paddling SA (SUPSA) sanctioned trials event and there is also a team relay race, a tandem surfing challenge and prone paddling races.
The local contingent of Thomas King, Tarryn Kyte, the Bertish brothers – Greg and Chris – and sisters Penny Stemmet and Tammy Robarts, all of whom are previous South African champions, will be up against Durbanites Brandon and Grant-Lee Read, current SA champ and former Capetonian Justin Bing and Shelley Bradfield amongst others in the Open divisions.
Internationals Pete Petersen, Ivan van Vuuren, Pietro Muscas and Karina Figel will be going all-out to ensure the locals don’t have it all their own way and junior world champions Dylan Frick and Ethan Koopmans will be charging to keep the rest of the fired-up rising stars like Kimon Dos Santos, Josh Robertson, Mishka Steyn, Cameron Tripney and Nathan van Vuuren away from the silverware.
Entries can be made online at www.ntri.co.za or at Xpression on the Beach in Muizenberg or Tableview. Entries cost R300 for the full series of disciplines or R150 for a single discipline. Join SUPSA at www.supsa.org.za and receive a limited edition XOTB UV protection rash vest valued at R250.
In addition to Open Men’s and Women’s divisions there are also Legends, Divas, Juniors, Kids, Novice Men and Novice Women categories with plenty of trophies, valuable prizes and even spot prizes on offer.
Registration is between 15h00 and 18h00 on Friday 13 December at Xpression on the Beach Tableview where goody bags and race vests can be collected. The first event starts at 08h30 on the Saturday morning and the Prize-giving ceremony will be on the beach at 14h00 on the Monday. Competitors should have all their equipment on-hand each day as conditions may change and favour any of the disciplines.
Further information can be found at www.facebook.com/events/539456729469865/?source=1 or from 021 709 0596
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Contact: Gary van Rooyen
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