The event organisers of the 2019 Cell C Goodwave have announced the invited surfers for the upcoming tournament. The one-year waiting period for this contest officially starts on Monday 21 January 2019.
The Cell C Goodwave is supported by Oakley and Bilt Surfboards, and the event will be hosted by California Dreaming.
The contest is a one-day event, with four-man heats and a sudden-death format of high -performance surfing. It will be run on one of the best surfing days of the year at New Pier, with the call being made by contest director Jason Ribbink, along with surf forecasting guru Spike from Wavescape.
“It has been a challenge to find the right day to surf this event,” said Ribbink, referring to the fact that the contest didn’t run in 2018. “We are determined and confident however that we will get an excellent day of surf at the New Pier in the first quarter of 2019.”
As a direct result of the competition not running, there has been an increase in the event prize-pool, with the first prize now up to R150k
1st – R150k
2nd – R50k
3rd – R20k
4th – R10k
Lee Wolins Award R10k
The invitees, in no particular order:
1. Brandon Jackson
2. Matt McGillivray
3. Dale Staples
4. Shane Sykes
5. Mikey February
6. Josh Redman
7. Jason Ribbink
8. Dan Redman
9. Slade Prestwich
10. Beyrick De Vries
11. Dylan Lightfoot
12. Chad Du Toit
13. Damien Fahrenfort
14. Brendon Gibbens
15. Adin Masencamp
16. Davey Van Zyl
17. Greg Emslie
18. Matt Bromley
19. Benji Brand
20. Chris Leppan
21. Steven Sawyer
22. Twiggy Baker
23. Davey Weare
24. Sponsor Wildcard
Alternates, in no particular order:
Shaun Joubert, Richard Kidd, Shaun Payne, Frankie Oberholzer, Simon Fish, Jordy Maree, Chris Frolich, Blaine Wood, Allan Johns, Gary Van Weirengen, Mike Frew, Ryan Payne, Simon Nicholson, Ford Van Jaarsveldt, Brendan O’Connor, Warwick Wright, Robbie Schofield, Gavin Roberts, York Van Jaarsveldt, Sean Holmes,, Paul Canning, Eli Beukes, Luke Slijpen, Max Elkington, Bryce Du Preez, Mitch du Preez, James Ribbink, Koby Oberholzer, Karl Steen, Angelo Faulkner, Joshe Faulkner, Jake Elkington, Manoa Robb, Michael Monk.
The 2018 Cell C Goodwave is officially listed as a World Surf League Specialty Event.
The Cell C Goodwave is presented by South African Surfing Legends
Cell C Goodwave website – http://www.thegoodwave.co.za/
Cell C Goodwave Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/GoodwaveNewPier/
Cell C Goodwave Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/goodwavesurf/
The event is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa.
The Cell C Goodwave – in loving memory of Lee Wolins.
For more information contact media liaison Craig Jarvis
t. 082 376 4443