With five days to go before entries close for the Striped Horse Challenge in association with RVCA, Twig Surfboards and Hurricane, there is still time for a dramatic conclusion; especially when plenty of swell has been forecasted for the remainder of the contest period.
The forecast for Cape Town this weekend and next Wednesday according to swell.co.za
The swell will peak at over four meters in Cape Town this weekend, before it does so again on the last day of the competition period next Wednesday, 30 September. With the swell predicted to come through with a powerful long period as well, there’s a good chance we’ll be in for some late entries.
The fourteen contenders who’ve already showcased their abilities with their entries, will be hoping to impress the judging panel further with a big finish. But there is always a chance someone else can slide in out of the blue on the winning wave on the final day. Let’s see what Mother Nature provides.
With this big wave he rode in the Western Cape, Dougal Patterson is a contender.
About the Striped Horse Challenge:
The Striped Horse Challenge presented by Zigzag in association with RVCA, Hurricane and Twig Surfboards is a big wave competition open to any Saffa surfer who is willing to put their head down and paddle themselves into the biggest and/or heaviest waves that thunder through during the waiting period. The competition runs until 30 September, after which the winner – judged by a panel led by 2013/14 Big Wave World Tour champion Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker – will be awarded not only a trip to Hawaii, but also cash and prizes totalling more than R50 000 (plus R10 000 to the videographer who records it).
Find out more on stripedhorsechallenge.co.za