22 April, 2015 22 April, 2015

SA Surfing Legends Launch Surfing Academy

Since their formation last year, the South African Surfing Legends organisation have busied themselves fulfilling their mission statement; “To inspire, develop and mentor future generations of South African surfers through the celebration of our rich surfing heritage”.

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The 2015 SA Junior squad, ready for camp (January 2015).

They hosted the South African Junior Team Selection Camp in January this year, providing airfares, accommodation and meals for the 18 boys and 10 girls who attended the camp. They also made possible the SA vs France Shootout in February. This week, South African Surfing Legends announced that they will be launching a high performance academy – focussed on raising the game of our best Junior competitors.

“For decades, South Africa was a major surfing force,” reads the press release. “Our aim is to re-establish that status and create a winning culture for future generations.”

By offering coaching, fitness training, clinical psychology, dietetics, biokinetics, physiotherapy, as well as other subsidiary services to SA’s brightest young surfing talents, the South African Surfing Legends Academy aims to achieve this goal.

Charity

To raise funds for the academy, South African Surfing Legends will be presenting a Charity Gala Dinner at the Elangeni Hotel on Tuesday, 12 May. Aaron Mcilroy will be the MC for the evening, while the key-note speaker and special guest needs little introduction, because his feats are legendary; Shaun Tomson will be joining the rest of the South African Surfing Legends at the Gala Dinner. You can book either a table or a seat to show your support.

Check out the press release below for all the details.

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PRESS RELEASE: 21 April, 2015

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We are proud to announce the launch of the South African Surfing Legends Academy – a high performance centre that will primarily focus on the advancement of South African junior surfing.

For decades, South Africa was a major surfing force and our aim is to reestablish that status and create a winning culture for future generations.

The academy will utilize the best facilities and programs available. These include coaching, fitness training, clinical psychology, dietetics, biokinetics, physiotherapy and other subsidiary services.

SA Rugby Legends founder, Gavin Varejes will launch the Academy at the Legends Gala Charity Dinner to be held at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban on the 12th May, 2015.

The MC for the event is renowned Durban comedian, Aaron Mcilroy.
Shaun Tomson is the key note speaker.

Besides the entertainment, we will be auctioning some historic memorabilia. It will be an evening to remember. We’d love to see you there.

Tables that seat ten people are available at R15,000. Individual tickets are R1500 per person.

Please support this event by buying a table or individual tickets. Your contribution will go a long way to helping us establish and sustain the Academy.

The primary objective is to create future South African world champions using well established programs facilitated and managed by the Legends.

South African Surfing Legends will also make a donation to ‘Surfers Not Street Children’ from the proceeds of the event.

Contact Tanya Harvey at tanya@richmark.co.za to book.

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1 Comment

  1. doug
    12 May, 2015 at 2:14 pm · Reply

    whats the point?
    if the ous rather surf the Bluff,Umghlanga or elsewhere when its 2ft and kak with a howling east in town?
    Or keep hitting the points when a 6ft++ SW groundswell misses town…
    Anybody can surf kif glassy waves my china
    Train in kak to WIN in KAK !!!
    No hope for the saffas…sorry
    I predicts that In 10+ years time.. only a couple affirmative representation on QS

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