19 May, 2014 19 May, 2014

Stoke Levels Rise at Namibia Surf Week

Last year we introduced Christian Surfers and their efforts to lend a hand in developing the growing surf scene in Namibia.

Stoke

For the past three years the amped crew from J-Bay have been visiting Nam to host the annual Namibian Surf Week in partnership with local action sport business, Element Riders. The aim behind the week of non-stop surf action is to further develop the sport of surfing, unite the grassroots surf community, and encourage the local surfers.

Lessons
The hosted surf lessons are a welcomed part of Christian Surfers’ mission to Namibia.

Part of the week-long itinerary included taking a handful of stoked Nam groms on a surf trip out of town. A day was also spent hosting surf lessons for those keen to learn to master the waves, before the week ended with the third annual Swakop Pro Surf Contest. The event is always hotly-contested by the local rippers, who are amped on the chance to win some of the R20,000 in prize money (as well as show their peers what they’ve got in their bag of surfing tricks).

Swakop-Pro
Local shredder, Shaun Loubser, smashes the lip at Guns during the Swakop Pro.

Fun times all round, and a rad initiative to see.

Read Christian Surfers’ blog for all the details of a stoke-filled week in Namibia.

SWAKOP PRO RESULTS:

NOVICE:
Novice
1st – Michael Viljoen
2nd – Luke Brinkmann
3rd – Sascha Rapp
4th – Jan-Ivan Van Dyk
5th – Luan Van Dyk
6th – Ramona Von Leipzig

UNDER 12 BOYS:
Under12
1st – Nils Kintscher
2nd – Jan-Ivan Van Dyk
3rd – Sören Kintscher
4th – Lars Kintscher

UNDER 16 BOYS:
Under16
1st – Julian Nel
2nd – Morné Mostert
3rd – Michael Mattheis
4th – Sascha Rapp
5th – Luke Brinkmann

UNDER 20 GIRLS
Under20G
1st – Xenia Raith
2nd – Nova-Lee Detmold
3rd – Nicole Visser
4th – Rhythm Stewart

UNDER 20 MENS:
Under20
1st – Heinrich Oesterle
2nd – Michael Viljoen
3rd – Morné Mostert
4th – Eike Rohloff

OPEN BODYBOARDING:
Bodyboard
1st – Tyrone Kotze
2nd – Richard Morsbach
3rd – Heinrich Oesterle
4th – Tiago Kutz
5th – Michael Viljoen

OPEN WOMENS:
OpenW
1st – Cisca Kaaijk
2nd – Nova-Lee Detmold
3rd – Xenia Raith
4th – Heidi Potgieter
5th – Nicole Visser
6th – Rhythm Stewart

OPEN MENS:
OpenM
1st – Mark De Wet
2nd – Tyrone Kotze
3rd – Chris Nel
4th – Uwe Doll

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