Cape Town is in for some serious shredding this coming weekend, as the Quiksilver Takes One To Know One Series kicks-off on the Atlantic side.
Long Beach – One of the possible venues for the event, but there’s also an option to roam.
The 3-Event series will see some of the country’s best surfers battling it out for R90,000 in prize money in the Open Men’s division, as well as the Pro Junior division in Cape Town, Umdloti in KZN, and at Vic Bay in the Southern Cape.
With R30,000 up for grabs for the Open Men in Cape Town a strong field of competitors have signed-up to shred. The line-up includes the likes of legends, Sean Holmes and Shane Thorne, current WQS campaigners, Michael February, Dylan Lightfoot, Beyrick De Vries, Slade Prestwich and David van Zyl, as well as rippers like Ricky Basnett, Brandon Jackson and Dan Redman.
Sean Holmes will be looking to grab the series lead at this weekend’s opening event.
If you’re keen to watch some red-hot surfing then be sure to check out the Quiksilver Takes One To Know One Series this weekend 15-16 March. Witsands and Long Beach have been listed as the primary venues, but should the need arise an option of going mobile is available.
Stay connected to www.quiksilver.co.za/totko in order to find out where they are going to be shredding each day.
Check out the official press release below.
TOP SURFERS READY FOR ICY CAPE WATERS AS QUIKSILVER TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE SURF SERIES KICKS OFF
Michael February (Kommetjie, Cape Town) will be a firm favourite at the opening Quiksilver Takes One To Know One event this weekend in Cape Town.
Cape Town, South Africa – The inaugural Quiksilver Takes One To Know One Series will be launching the first event of a three-part series in Cape Town on March 15 and 16. This 3A Pro Surf Tour-rated Surfing South Africa sanctioned event caters for Open Men’s and Junior Boy’s divisions and is set to take place in the Atlantic Seaboard area. With over 90 competitors already confirmed, the event is sure to produce some top notch high calibre surfing from South Africa’s best.
With a total of R30 000 in prize money on offer, valuable PST points and great product prizes, surfers from all over the country will be making the journey to the beautiful shores of the Western Cape to compete. Stalwarts Shane Thorne and Sean Holmes, both now residing in the Cape, have confirmed their entries and will be coming up against talented young stars Michael February (Kommetjie), Beyrick de Vries (Umhlanga Rocks), Dylan Lightfoot (Jeffrey’s Bay), Steven Sawyer (Jeffrey’s Bay) and David van Zyl (Durban North) just to name a few.
“I am super excited for this series, mostly because it kicks off in my hometown, thanks to the break in the World Qualifying Series schedule I will be here at home to compete. With the right swell and conditions it could be a really exciting event, all the boys will be home for it so there should be some crazy heats,” said Michael February. The Durban trio of Ricky Basnett, Brandon Jackson and Daniel Redman will all be exchanging their boardshorts for some thick rubber wetsuits as they aim to stake their claim on the R8 000 first place prize.
The U20 Pro Junior division will see a big challenge from Capetonians Max Armstrong and Diran Zakarian, however, the competitive ability of Jeffrey’s Bay duo Dylan Lightfoot and Steven Sawyer as well as Salt Rock’s Shane Sykes will make it very difficult for them despite the cold and challenging conditions. A total of R10 000 in prize money is up for grabs in the Pro Junior division plus some great product prizes from sponsors Techniblock Sunscreen, Zigzag Magazine, Red Bull, Drift Camera’s and Skullcandy Headphones.
The event will run as a roaming venue with Witsands and Long Beach being favourable locations.
“We will have to make a call on the day before the event and even a final call on the morning of the event as to where the event will be staged, it is all swell and wind dependent, it’s in mother nature’s hands but we’re looking for the best possible conditions,” said Quiksilver marketing and sales manager Dane Patterson. Competition gets underway at 8:00am on Saturday morning with finals and the awards ceremony around 16:00pm on Sunday afternoon. The next event in the series will be held in Umdloti on the Kwa-Zulu Natal north coast on the 31st May and 1 June with the final event set to take place in Victoria Bay in September.
Entry forms are available online at www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za and more information, photos and videos on the series can be found at the official event website: www.quiksilver.co.za/totko.
Sponsors of the series include Techniblock Sunscreen, Zigzag Magazine, Red Bull, Drift Cameras and Skullcandy.