More good surf at Nahoon Reef on Day Two of the 2007 South African Surfing Championships.
|Friday June 8, 2007|
Event : 2007 South African Surfing Championships
Day Two : Thursday June 8, 2007
Status: 41st edition of Surfing South Africa's premier Tournament
Dates: Thursday June 7 - Sunday June 10, 2007
Location: Nahoon Reef, East London
MORE GOOD SURF AT NAHOON REEF ON DAY TWO OF THE 2007 SOUTH AFRICAN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS.
More good 4 foot offshore surf, great weather and plenty of upsets were the feature of Day Two in the 2007 SA Surfing Championships which are taking place at Nahoon Reef in East London.
The competitive Men's Division produced one of the major upsets of the contest when defending champion Quintin Jones of Western Province failed to advance after ending third behind Gary Van Wieringen of Southern KZN and fellow WP Surfer Dagan Gold.
2006 finalist and SA Team member Matt Kruger of KZN, Border surfer Phillip Malherbe and Justin Maisch of Southern KZN were other shock eliminations in Round Three.
The fourth round in this division will involve 24 of the original 64 competitors with Border boasting seven contestants to the four of Southern KZN and Southern Cape.
Western Province and Zululand have three surfers left in this division, KZN two and Boland will hang their hopes on one surfer.
SA Junior team captain Klee Strachan and Devyn MacNicol of Southern KZN, Jaco Steyn and Brandon Roberts of WP, Peder Christensen and Josh Redman of KZN, Nic Godfrey of Southern Cape and Border's Clinton Gravett were the most impressive of the Under 20 Boys in the early rounds with Sarah Baum and Danielle Le Roux of KZN and Border girls Nikita Robb and Alice Mc Gregor, the pick in the Under 20 Girls division.
The third day of competition will see surfers in all four divisions competing with the final day of competition scheduled for Sunday June 10.
The SA Championships is the longest running surfing event in Africa and one of the longest running contests in the World. Steeped in tradition it features over 150 surfers competing for their provincial teams as well as for individual honours in the Menís, Womenís, Under 20 Boys and Under 20 Girls Divisions.
Winners of the provincial team event will take home the 35 year old President's Cup while individuals winners will be crowned as the National Champions in their respective divisions.
Held in a different province each year, the championships take four days to complete and while there is no prize-money on offer the chance to become one of the four National champions is priceless.
Surfers competing this year are representing defending champions Western Province, hosts and 2006 runners up Border, Southern KZN, multiple champions KZN, Zululand, Boland, Southern Cape and Eastern Province.
Robin de Kock
Surfing South Africa
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|Date: 8 June07||