Perhaps this will help kickstart a whole new generation of Saffa contenders.
This series hopes to bring four QS1000’s and one QS3000 to all the major coastal metro’s of South Africa:
CITY SURF SERIES SCHEDULE:
07-09 April Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro (Tentative)
15-17 April Buffalo City Surf Pro (Tentative)
21-23 April Durban Surf Pro
09-11 June Cape Town Surf Pro
14-18 June SA Open of Surfing
The divisions being Open Men and Open Women with Pro Junior (U18) Men and Women categories as well. The series finale be held on Durban’s Golden Mile and QS3,000 rated. The SA Open of Surfing will offer a US$75,000 prize purse.
“I’m over the moon,” said KZN WQS campaigner, Beyrick De Vries, “I feel like it’s going to be the junior series all over again, but it’s not practice this time, it’s the main stage with world ranking points and prize-money to assist in international events too. The City Surf Series is a massive step in the right direction for South African surfing, and the timing couldn’t be more prefect with Tokyo 2020 on the horizon. Thank you sponsors and organisers for seeing the bigger picture.”
‘At each of the events Surfing South Africa and its structures will work with local surfing outreach groups and surf clubs to engage with less fortunate youth. This programme will take the form of ocean awareness clinics and grass roots competition. The goal of these initiatives is to take surfing to all communities and showcase it as a sport that promotes a healthy lifestyle in a positive safe environment.’
*Featured Image By: Greg Ewing / Surfer: Beyrick De Vries