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South African Surfing Icons Honoured in Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame

March 20th, 2017 No comments
Surfer’s Circle Walk of Fame inductees with their commemorative certificates at the official opening of South Africa’s first national monument to surfing Photo: SCWOF

Surfer’s Circle Walk of Fame inductees with their commemorative certificates at the official opening of South Africa’s first national monument to surfing Photo: SCWOF

South Africa’s surfing icons were honoured in the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame on Sunday when tablets commemorating the first 30 inductees who established and developed the sport and lifestyle on the Southern tip of Africa were officially unveiled at Muizenberg in Cape Town.

A selection of Pioneers, Legends and World Champions, ranging from Heather Price, the first South African recorded riding a wave standing on a surfboard at Muizenberg in 1919, to Justin Strong who won the ASP World Pro-Am title in 1991, had their names recorded for posterity in the country’s first national monument dedicated to surfing.

South Africa’s most famous surfing personality, Shaun Tomson, delivered a heartfelt talk of the importance of preserving and promoting surfing’s heritage before fittingly cutting a surfboard leash to open the monument. Tomson is touring the country promoting his book ‘The Code’ and was the 1977 ASP World Champion, has become an author, filmmaker and motivational speaker and is acknowledged as one of the world’s most influential surfers.

Other high-profile inductees in attendance included multiple SA Champion and Springbok team captain in the 1960’s and early ‘70’s, George Thompson, who flew in from England for the occasion; Jeffreys Bay’s Cheron Kraak; 1978 ISA World champ Ant Brodowicz from KZN and Graham Hynes from St Francis Bay, the former owner of Safari Surfboards and arguably the world’s best surfing coach.

After the completion of the public opening ceremony at the monument on the beachfront, the inductees and VIP’s attended a post event function where they were treated to speeches by former local councilor Dave D’Alton, Muizenberg Improvement District’s Chevone Peterson, Surfing South Africa Deputy President Bruce Anderson and former United Surfing Council of South Africa Secretary General, Schani Nagia.

The national monument has been seven years in the making, stemming from the highly successful Surfers Corner 60’s Reunion event in 2010. This was followed by the launch of the Surfer’s Circle Walk of Fame in 2014 when the original 12 Pioneers, three each from Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London were selected.

The SCWOF committee is in the process of forming an NPO to run the project, solicit donations for the ultimate aim of erecting a suitable statue to complement the plaques and to the select the inductees, who will be officially ratified by Surfing South Africa, the national controlling body for the sport.

Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame
2017 Inductees

Pioneers
Heather Price
John Whitmore
Dave Meneses
John Grendon
John Heath
Leo Davis
Sandy McGillivray
Bobby Joubert
Roger Taylor
Mike Hornsey
George Thompson
Leon ‘Dux’ Coetzee
George Bell
Ahmed Collier
Schani Nagia
Addie Jappie
Basil Lomberg
Baron Stander
Peter Burness

Legends
Robbie Abrahams
Cecil Whiteman
Graham Hynes
Max Wetteland
Cheron Kraak
Ant Van Den Heuvel

World Champions
Shaun Tomson
Antoni Brodowicz
Wendy Botha
David Malherbe
Justin Strong

For more information on the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame see www.thesurferscircle.co.za (under construction) or the Facebook page Surfers.Circle.Muizenberg

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Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame to Honour Legends of South African Surfing

March 9th, 2017 No comments
The Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame is South Africa's first national monument dedicated to surfing

The Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame is South Africa’s first national monument dedicated to surfing

South Africa’s first national monument dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of surfing will be officially opened when the plaques honouring the first 30 inductees into the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame are unveiled at Muizenberg in Cape Town on Sunday 19 March.

Featuring Pioneers, Legends and World Champions who contributed to the development and growth of the country’s surfing lifestyle and sport prior to 1992, 25 years ago, the monument has been seven years in the making and will be formally opened by 1977 world surfing champion Shaun Tomson.

The day’s activities comprise the public unveiling ceremony at the monument on the traffic circle in the centre of Surfers’ Corner at 11am, followed by a private function for the inductees, their families and invited dignitaries where each honouree will be presented with a certificate commemorating the auspicious occasion.

Surfers’ Corner in Muizenberg is considered the birthplace of surfing in South Africa since Heather Price became the first South African to be recorded riding waves standing up on a surfboard there in 1919. It was recognised as one of the world’s top 20 surf towns by National Geographic in 2013.

Originally mooted by the organisers of the hugely successful Surfers’ Corner ‘60’s Reunion in 2010, it took four years of tireless effort by the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID), and in particular their Beach representative Peter Wright, to obtain permission from the local authorities to use the circle for a national surfing monument.

The Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame was launched in 2014 when 12 Pioneers (three each from Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town) were selected for their contributions to surfing during the 1950’s and ‘60’s. A committee has subsequently been formed to run the project with Surfing South Africa, the national controlling body for the sport, providing the official endorsement of the inductees selected.

The 12 Pioneers selected in 2014 were John Whitmore, Dave Meneses and John Grendon from Cape Town; George Thompson, Leon Coetsee and George Bell from Durban; Sandy McGillivray, Leo Davis and John Heath from Port Elizabeth and Bobby Joubert, Mike Hornsey and Roger Taylor from East London.

Since then 18 more Pioneers, Legends and World Champions have been added to the list of honourees, each of whom will have an engraved black granite plaque in their name unveiled at the ceremony.

South Africans who won world titles prior to 1992 are Tomson (Durban), 1978 ISA champion Ant Brodowicz (Margate) and four-time (1987, ‘89, ’91 & ‘92) ASP women’s champ Wendy Botha (East London), along with David Malherbe (EL) and Justin Strong (Cape Town) who won the ASP world pro-am title in 1990 and 1991 respectively.

The Pioneers include Durbanites Peter Burness and Baron Stander; Capetonians Heather Price, Basil Lomberg, Ahmed Collier and Schani Nagia and Port Elizabeth’s Addie Jappie.

Those being honoured as Legends of the sport are Cheron Kraak from Jeffreys Bay; Ant van den Heuvel, Graham Hynes and Max Wetteland from Durban and Robbie Abrahams and Cecil Whiteman from Cape Town.

More honourees, including world title winning SA surfing teams, will be inducted into the Surfers Circle Walk of Fame annually, with the design and construction of a suitable statue honouring surfing’s heritage also in the pipeline.

Next Sunday’s activities will commence at 9am with an inspirational workshop for young surfers conducted by Shaun Tomson, one of the greatest surfers of all time and an internationally celebrated motivational speaker.

Titled “Commit to a Positive Wave: How to be the best you can be”, the 90 minute session complements the motivational messages in his best-selling book ‘The Code’. Shaun will be signing copies of the book purchased at the event on Sunday. Bookings can be made via howzitaway@gmail.com. Note that space is limited.

More on the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame can be found at www.thesurferscircle.co.za and on the Surfers.Circle.Muizenberg Facebook page.

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Celebrate winter solstice and win at WaveJet South Africa launch party with Cory Lopez

June 17th, 2014 No comments
The 7ft Evo WaveJet system, built by Frankie Oberholzer and featuring Kevlar reinforcing for the propulsion unit, valued at R50 000 that will be given away to a lucky ticket holder at the WaveJet South Africa launch party in Muizenberg on Saturday night  Photo: Supplied by WaveJet SA

The 7ft Evo WaveJet system, built by Frankie Oberholzer and featuring Kevlar reinforcing for the propulsion unit, valued at R50 000 that will be given away to a lucky ticket holder at the WaveJet South Africa launch party in Muizenberg on Saturday night  Photo: Supplied by WaveJet SA

Join hundreds of people celebrating the winter solstice and get the chance to win tens of thousands of Rands of products in Muizenberg this Saturday at the WaveJet South Africa launch party with legendary former World No. 3 ranked American surfer Cory Lopez.

The longest night of the year will see the Bluebird Garage in Albertyn Road decked out and ready to rock with well travelled band Crimson and DJ Dean Fuel providing the beats and Lopez talking of his storied exploits in Hawaii, Tahiti and other famous surf spots, signing autographs and mingling with party-goers.

Prizes include a full 7 ft Evo WaveJet system built by Frankie Oberholzer in Durban with a WaveJet Power Pod, a Blank Pod for non-powered use, a Seatooth®-enabled Wrist Controller and a Charging Station valued at R50 000 along with dozens of products totalling more than R25 000 from renowned international and local brands that will be given away in lucky draws and raffles.

Doors open at 6pm with Lopez introduced by celebrity MC Deon Bing at 7pm. Crimson, a Cape Town based duo who have appeared all over the Western Cape, kick in at 8pm while the first of the lucky winners will be announced at 9pm. Dean Fuel, who needs no introduction as the city’s top DJ, will get the dance floor buzzing from 10pm with his original compilations and you can dance till you drop!

Tickets for the party are selling out fast and can be purchased online at https://wavejet.nutickets.co.za/launch. General entrance is R100 while VIP treatment with separate entrance, free energy drinks and craft beer on tap and other perks is available at R150. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame project.

If you’ve got any energy left, or even if you cannot make it to the party, get down to Surf Shack at Muizenberg Corner on Sunday where you can try out the WaveJet craft of your choice in the surf for free. All powered by the revolutionary, unique Personal Water Propulsion system, these craft will change the way you interact with water.

Cory Lopez will attend the Sunday open day between 12 noon and 3pm for signings and to talk about his experiences using WaveJet boards in waves from one to 20 foot.

The WaveJet South Africa Launch Party is proudly supported by Vonzipper, Sector 9, Xcel, O’Neill, Rock Star, Xpressions on the Beach, Corner Surf Shop, FCS, Island Tribe, shift*eight VoIP, First Impressions, Long Beach Brewery and the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID).

See more on the party at www.facebook.com/events/1444015332512449/

About WaveJet
WaveJet is a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind Personal Water Propulsion system that will change the way you interact with water. A clean, quiet, battery-powered dual jet drive, the WaveJet Power Pod is fully modular and universally sized to be interchangeably popped into any WaveJet-ready personal watercraft, including surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, boogie boards, fishing craft, rescue boards and more. WaveJet overcomes the traditional limitations of surfing and paddling. It puts you where the action is. Fast. WaveJet lets you break free.

WaveJet South Africa, an authorised distributor of WaveJet products in South Africa, introduced the systems to this country in September 2013.

Rentals of the WaveJet systems are available on Muizenberg beach, at Surf Shack or online at http://wavejetrentals.co.za/ WaveJet SUP boards can be rented from Xpressions on the Beach.

Purchases of WaveJet systems can be made at Corner Surf Shop, Xpressions on the Beach or online at www.wavejetsouthafrica.co.za.

See more on WaveJet South Africa at www.facebook.com/wavejetsouthafrica

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First South African Surfing Pioneers Inducted into Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame in Muizenberg

April 6th, 2014 No comments
Cape Town’s Dave Meneses and John Grendon were amongst the first group of 12 South Africa surfing pioneers who were inducted into the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame at the Big Jol launch function in Muizenberg on Saturday evening  Photo: Surfers’ Circle / Pierre Marqua

Cape Town’s Dave Meneses and John Grendon were amongst the first group of 12 South Africa surfing pioneers who were inducted into the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame at the Big Jol launch function in Muizenberg on Saturday evening Photo: Surfers’ Circle / Pierre Marqua

The first 12 pioneers of surfing to be inducted into the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame were announced on Saturday at the launch function for the national landmark that will celebrate the past, present and future legends of South African surfing at Muizenberg in Cape Town.

Honoured for their inspirational and influential contribution to the surf community in the period up to and including 1964, the inaugural group of honourees consists of three pioneers each from Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town where the majority of the country’s surfers resided 50 years ago.

The crowd of nearly 400 surfing and local celebrities were treated to the wacky antics of MC Deon Bing, a thought provoking talk on community spirit and songs by Verity Price, the grand niece of Heather Price who in 1919 at Muizenberg became the first South African recorded riding waves standing on a surfboard, and presentations on the background and aims of the project and the need to raise funds to design and implement the landmark.

Tony Smith, chairman of the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID), explained that the non-profit company that is driving the Surfers’ Circle project and obtained permission to use the traffic circle at Surfers’ Corner for the landmark was inspired by Heather Price’s historic achievement, the role surfing has played in the economic development of the town, the way it has fostered cultural diversity and social cohesion and gained international recognition for Muizenberg as a destination of choice in South Africa.

He noted that the MID’s mandate included maintaining the landmark once it was built, but that all the estimated R2 million required for the design and construction of the centrepiece, walkways embedded with plaques honouring the country’s surfing legends and the landscaping would have to come from fund raising efforts such as the Big Jol and donations.

An audio visual production on the landmark, live music from the Robin Auld Trio and a heartfelt rendition of Andre de Villiers’ tribute to the late John ‘Oom’ Whitmore, the Doyen of South African surfing, were followed Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker celebrating his recent crowning as the 2014 Big Wave World Champion and inspiring everyone to follow their dreams.

The highly anticipated announcement of the names of the first surfers whose names will be honoured in perpetuity on the plaques in the Walk of Fame, and particularly the appearance and comments by Cape Town inductees Dave Meneses and John Grendon, were the highlight of the evening..

Meneses, 76, commented wryly on the rigours of surfing in the frigid waters of the Cape Peninsula in the 1950’s and early ‘60’s before wetsuits and leashes were invented and the effort required to hang onto surfboards that weighed 20 Kgs or more in giant waves at the Outer Kom and other powerful West Coast breaks to avoid having to swim 300 metres to the beach to collect them after a wipe-out.

Grendon, an extreme waterman and multiple SA Veterans champion, who is credited as the first surfer to ride a wave at Jeffreys Bay in 1964, laconically replied ‘Lonely’ to a query on what it was like surfing at Scarborough back in the early ‘60’s. He went on to explain that he, his brother Robert, who graced the cover of the SA Surfing magazine in 1966, and sister Jane, an early women’s surfing champion, shared a single surfboard and were the only surfers in the town that is now home to more than 100 wave-riders with many more visiting when conditions are good.

The Cape Town pioneers include Whitmore whose energy, inquiring mind and pioneering spirit saw him experiment with innovative board building techniques in the ‘50’s before introducing the polyurethane foam and polyester resins that the vast majority of surfboards are constructed of now. He also imported the first international Surfer magazines and surf movies (including the iconic Endless Summer where he starred in the SA segment), invented surf racks, hosted the first daily surf report (which ran for more than 30 years on Good Hope Radio), was the first Chairman of both the Western Province and South African Surfing associations, managed the first official Springbok surfing team at the World Surfing Championships in California and won the SA Masters surfing title twice.

The Durban contingent comprises George Thompson, a three-time SA men’s champion and four-time Springbok acknowledged as the country’s best surfer of the ‘60’s, along with George Bell, a standout in the early ‘50’s who introduced fins to the hollow wooden surfboards of the era enabling surfers to ride across waves instead of straight towards the beach and the late Leon ‘Dux’ Coetzee whose equipment innovations after returning from representing South Africa at the lifesaving championships held alongside the 1956 Olympic Games in Australia led to Finn Anderson surfboards becoming the equipment of choice for the country’s surfing community between 1957 and the introduction of urethane foam in 1961.

The trio of inductees from East London comprise the late Bobby Joubert, a legendary man-mountain who mastered many of the breaks in the area, led Border surf teams in the early national surf contests and manufactured Joubert Surfboards before introducing Rick Surfboards under license from the USA. He is joined by supreme surfing stylists Roger Taylor and Mike Hornsey who discovered new surf breaks in the area and motivated their peers with their dedication to the surfing lifestyle and inspirational surfing.

Port Elizabeth is represented by John Heath, who was also nominated as a Cape Town inductee for his surfing skills in the late 50’s before becoming influential in the Eastern Cape in the early ‘60’s by taking many youngsters along on his regular trips to nearby Jeffreys Bay and forming the Eastern Province surfing association that hosted the first interprovincial surfing contests. The evergreen Leo Davis, who still travels to exotic equatorial surf locales, inspired generations of 60’s PE surfers by forming the Commodore surf club and fellow inductee, the late Sandy McGillivray, became the era’s ‘Mr Surfing’, operating the first surf shop and building Seal Point surfboards.

The party continued with nine recipients awarded prizes totalling nearly R25 000 before legendary surf muso Steve Walsh joined the Robin Auld Trio for another rocking session and the evening closed out with dance music from the Bacardi mobile disco.

The success of the Big Jol launch party was made possible by the support of True Blue Travel, African Perfection Guest House, RVCA, Quiksilver, WaveJet, Roxy’s Surf Emporium, Boekenhoutskloof Winery, Hurley, The Drift Villa and Winery, Blue Bottle Liquors, Khuluma Meals, Soundworx, Grit Security and the staff and students from the False Bay College Catering Department, along with many dedicated volunteers and unsung heroes.

Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame
2014 Inductees – The Pioneers

Cape Town
John Whitmore
Dave Meneses
John Grendon

Port Elizabeth
John Heath
Leo Davis
Sandy McGillivray

East London
Bobby Joubert
Roger Taylor
Mike Hornsey

Durban
George Thompson
Leon ‘Dux’ Coetzee
George Bell

For further details on the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame, including how to make donations or volunteer your services, please contact Chevone Petersen at manager@mid.org.za or 021 788 1196.

Stay up to date with the latest news on the project at www.facebook.com/Surfers.Circle.Muizenberg

About the Surfers Circle Walk of Fame

The Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame is a project of the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID), a Not for Profit Company that has been inspired by the pivotal role surfing has played in encouraging economic growth, fostering cultural diversity and social cohesion and gaining international recognition for Muizenberg as a destination of choice in South Africa.

The historic national landmark celebrating the heritage and culture of surfing will be constructed on the traffic circle at Surfers’ Corner in Muizenberg and includes a life-size centrepiece and a Walk of Fame comprising landscaped gardens surrounding walkways embedded with plaques honouring the country’s past, present and future surfing legends.

After a four year journey to obtain permission to build the landmark, every cent of the estimated R2 million required to design and construct it will come from donations and fund-raising efforts.

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The Big Jol to launch the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame landmark at Muizenberg

March 28th, 2014 No comments

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The ground-breaking Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame, a national landmark to celebrate the legends of South African surfing in perpetuity, will be launched at a momentous function at the Pavilion in Muizenberg, Cape Town, on Saturday 5 April.

Aptly titled The Big Jol, this gathering of hundreds of surfing luminaries and local celebrities will feature live music and audio visual presentations, reveal the details of the country’s first national surfing landmark, announce the names of the first 12 surfing pioneers to be honoured in the Walk of Fame and disclose the selection criteria for future honourees.

With the effervescent Deon Bing as master of ceremonies, lucky draw prizes totalling more than R20 000, great food and drinks on tap and plenty of camaraderie, the Big Jol will go down in the annals of surf folk lore as a night to remember!

Long-time surfer Robin Auld heads the music bill with his internationally renowned blues, folk, reggae and African influences given a rock steady feel by bassist Roger Bashew and drummer Paul Tizzard. Andre de Villiers provides one of the highlights of the show with his tribute to the late John Whitmore, the Doyen of South African surfing, while fellow SA music legend Steve Walsh will join the Robin Auld Trio in a rocking jam session.

The evening’s entertainment is kick-started by Verity, whose tenacity, inspirational music and revolutionary use of crowd-funding enabled her to produce her first album in 2008. A sought after speaker on innovation and thinking outside the box, Verity is a direct descendent of Heather Price, the first South Africa recorded riding waves standing up on a surfboard at Muizenberg in 1919.

Tickets for the Big Jol are R250 each, or R2 000 for a table of eight, and are available from Rustenberg Pharmacy or Epic Print in Muizenberg. Contact Tessa at muizies@gmail.com for details on how to obtain tickets / tables via electronic banking. Tickets numbers are limited and will be sold strictly on a first come, first served basis.

For further details on the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame, how to make donations or to volunteer your services please contact Chevone Petersen at manager@mid.org.za or 021 788 1196.

Stay up to date with the latest news on the project and the launch function at www.facebook.com/pages/Surfers.Circle.Muizenberg

About the Surfers Circle Walk of Fame

The Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame is a project of the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID), a Not for Profit Company that has been inspired by the pivotal role surfing has played in encouraging economic growth, fostering cultural diversity and social cohesion and gaining international recognition for Muizenberg as a destination of choice in South Africa.

The historic national landmark celebrating the heritage and culture of surfing will be constructed on the traffic circle at Surfers’ Corner in Muizenberg and includes a life-size bronze statue and Walk of Fame comprising landscaped gardens surrounding walkways embedded with plaques honouring the country’s past, present and future surfing legends.

After a four year journey to obtain permission to build the landmark, every cent of the estimated R1,5 to R2 million required to design and build it will come from donations and fund-raising efforts.

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Historic national surfing landmark to be established at Muizenberg Beach

February 27th, 2014 No comments
Heather Price surfing at Muizenberg in 1919 – the earliest recorded example of a South African riding a wave standing on a surfboard  Photo: Ross Lindsay Collection

Heather Price surfing at Muizenberg in 1919 – the earliest recorded example of a South African riding a wave standing on a surfboard Photo: Ross Lindsay Collection

 

An historic national landmark celebrating the heritage and culture of surfing is to be established at Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town where the first South African to ride waves standing up on a surfboard was recorded in 1919.

The Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame will be constructed on the traffic circle at Surfers’ Corner in Muizenberg, the birthplace of surfing in South Africa and the epicentre of the local surfing community, which has been acknowledged as one of the world’s top 20 surf towns by National Geographic.

The landmark will feature a life-size bronze statue of Heather Price, who befriended two American Marines and learned to surf on their solid wood Hawaiian surfboards nearly 100 years ago, and a Walk of Fame consisting of paved pathways set amongst landscaped gardens and studded with plaques honouring the past, present and future legends of South African surfing.

Surfers Circle Walk of Fame - Artists impression courtesy Carlos Feyder

Surfers Circle Walk of Fame – Artists impression courtesy Carlos Feyder

 

A function to launch the concept and raise awareness and funds for the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame will be held at the Muizenberg Pavilion on Saturday 5 April 2014 where a model of the landmark and statue will be unveiled. The names of the first group of surfing pioneers to be included in the Walk of Fame will be announced along with the selection criteria for future nominees who will be inducted annually.

This exclusive social occasion and gathering of the surfing ‘tribe’ will feature many of the current legends of the South African surfing community alongside live music acts, audio-visual presentations and displays of historic surfing photos and artefacts.

Tickets for the launch function are R250 each, or R2 000 for a table of eight, and are available through info@thesurferscircle.co.za or can be purchased in Muizenberg at Rustenberg Pharmacy in Beach Road or Epic Print in Atlantic Road. Tickets numbers are limited and will be sold strictly on a first come, first served basis.

The Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame is a project of the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID), a Not for Profit Company that has been inspired by the pivotal role surfing has played in encouraging economic growth, fostering cultural diversity and gaining international recognition for Muizenberg as a destination of choice in South Africa.

Surfing is both a recreational lifestyle and a competitive sport and the Surfers’ Circle aims to embrace the legacy of past and future achievements in perpetuity as a catalyst for change and social cohesion.

For further details on the Surfers’ Circle Walk of Fame, how to make donations or to volunteer your services please contact Chevone Petersen at manager@mid.org.za or 021 788 1196.

Stay up to date with the latest news on the project and the launch function at www.facebook.com/pages/Surfers.Circle.Muizenberg

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