With the Western Cape expecting good conditions and a solid long period swell tomorrow, Cape Town’s big wave chargers are getting waxed-up and ready to ride.
Dungeons and Sunset are looking like good bets tomorrow (Thursday, 6 August), with light and variable winds expected to keep the 3 metre at 17 seconds swell clean.
After a few months of not much happening on the big wave front this winter, the Atlantic roared to life last week and delivered some serious waves and wipeouts for the crew to dust off the cobwebs on their big boards and get a few entries in for the Striped Horse Challenge in association with RVCA, Twig Surfboards and Hurricane
With a trip to Hawaii plus cash and prizes totalling more than R50 000 up for grabs, the Striped Horse Challenge has added major incentive for SA’s bravest surfers to charge hard, and we’re expecting some great entries to come thundering in after tomorrow’s sessions.
In the meantime, take a look at some of the rides already in contention for the big prize on stripedhorsechallenge.co.za
Neels Havenga caught a couple of big ones last Wednesday, and has been entered into the Striped Horse Challenge by photographer Grier Fisher.
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).