Seal Point Boardriders Club Championships A Resounding Success

Seal Point Boardriders Club Championships A Resounding Success

Club Surfing Is Alive and Well

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Seal Point Boardriders Club Championships – Seal Point, 8/9 June 2024

Venue: Seal Point

Conditions: Decent swell, a bit of wind on Saturday, slightly smaller on Sunday, but an epic, warm and windless day.

What an amazing event the Seal Point Boardriders Club Championships was! Groms, ballies, moms, dads, and top surfers were all competing and having fun. The Saturday arvo surfing spilt over to the Pig and Rooster for a couple of quiet beers, burgers, etc., before the FOSTER jol later that night and the morning of the finals the next day.

Sunday started chilly, but it soon became an epic day, and Cape St Francis was soon showing off.

The finals were epic for all contestants, with everyone getting their fair share of waves and non-competitors enjoying the outside beachbreak peaks.

A few select highlights.

The new crew of young grom girl surfers stepped up to the plate at the point, and there will be some champions coming out of that group one day in the near future. Hinatea Chretin was the winner and won herself a custom Fishstix surfboard for her efforts.

On top of that, Faye Zoetmulder was the only surfer to secure a 10-point ride during the event.

Max Burrows arrived on the scene with a second place in the grom boys

Rody Dace continued to win everything in sight, taking both the juniors and open Men’s divisions.

The Paddle Battle was loads of fun, with Slayde and Brin taking the honours.

Richard Arderne was a standout in the O60, placing second behind Andre and taking out both Ed and Dennis.

Billy Payne was toppled from the Open Division, coming 4th in the category he usually dominates.

Thanks to everyone for coming down, for helping out and for supporting. It was a great attendance, and a good jol the whole weekend.

FINAL RESULTS

Grom Boys

  1. Slayde Shooter
  2. Max Burrows
  3. Murray-John Boonzaier
  4. Leo Mcleod

U18 Girls

  1. Hinatea Chretin
  2. Charlotte Reitz
  3. Brin Jarvis
  4. Summer Harding
  5. Maya Weiss

U18 Boys

  1. Rory Dace
  2. Rylan Jarvis
  3. Troye Jorge
  4. Ollie Boucher

Ladies

  1. Faye Zoetmulder (only 10-point ride of the contest)
  2. Anna Weiss
  3. Flavi Kupczyk
  4. Carryn Plomeretis

0ver 60’s

  1. Andre Venter
  2. Richard Arderne
  3. Ed Godfrey
  4. Dennis Desilva

Over 50’s

  1. Bobby Ellis
  2. Julian Werts
  3. Rob Gault
  4. Kevin Boucher

over 40’s

  1. Simon Fish
  2. Matt Mcleod
  3. Dan Thornton
  4. Jazz Kuschke

Paddle Battle

Males

  1. Slayde Shooter
  2. Leo Mcleod

Females

  1. Brin Jarvis
  2. Summer Harding

Open

  1. Rory Dace
  2. Donovan Zoetmulder
  3. Joel Dace
  4. Billy Payne

 

Thanks to The Store, Calibre, The Pig and Rooster, The Brewery, Fishstix, Flavii and Surf Sense for the prizes and support

CLUB COMP ENTRY FEES

For all contestants who still need to pay entry fees, please remember to make a payment.

Make a R300.00 payment to SEAL POINT BOARD RIDERS CLUB using this link:

https://pay.yoco.com/r/2VkjAl

See also: https://stfrancistoday.com/seal-point-boardriders-club-annual-championships-on-8-9-june/

Seal Point Boardriders Club Annual Championships On 8/9 June

Seal Point Boardriders Club Annual Championships On 8/9 June

The Annual Seal Point Boardriders Club Championships.

This event will take place next weekend, 8/9 June. The forecast looks great, with decent swell and light winds—a typical autumn weekend.

 

Seal Point Boardriders Club

 

 

 

Registration

 Registration will commence promptly at 07:30 on Saturday. 

The day’s surfing will kick off with the Open and Juniors categories, so participants in these categories are advised to arrive early.

Format

The format will be announced on the day, and we will use a ‘Gentlemen’s Priority’ system. There will be no outright hassling; everyone takes it in turns and lets everyone have a chance at getting a few bombs.

Sponsors

We want to thank the following sponsors: Calibre, St Francis Brewery, Dace Construction, Fishstix, Flavii, SurfSense, The Store, Coastal Collective, and Nevermind.  

Fishstix will be awarding a custom surfboard to the winner of the Girl’s division.

Entry Fees:

Entry to the competition is R300, payable on the day. There will be prizes for U14 / U18 / Girls / Ladies / Open / O40 / O50 / O60/Kneeboarders. There will also be a Paddle Battle with prizes.

Jol and prizegiving:

Everyone is invited to the Pig and Rooster for a mellow beer or two on the Saturday evening of the comp. The event’s prizegiving will be at the beach on Sunday immediately after the last surfed heat.

Club members

We are still working on our email database and phone numbers for our WhatsApp group. Please forward this email to anyone interested in entering the contest and email us with any queries. 

Also, with the mailers coming from the Seal Point Boardriders Club email address

 – sealsboardriders@gmail.com – 

These might be going into junk mail folders, so please check them. 

Help spread the word by talking to any of your friends who might be club members who are not getting these newsletters and anyone who might want to join. 

Dan Thornton

Club Chairperson

Seal Point Boardriders Club Championships

Seal Point Boardriders Club Championships

Newsletter
7 May 2024
Seal Point Boardriders Club

Seal Point Boardriders Club Championships

Dear Club Members
This newsletter is an update on our highly anticipated annual Seal Point Boardriders Club Championships.
The waiting period has already opened, and it is officially from 7 May to 10 June, except for the period around the Rip Curl GromSearch at Nahoon (May 17-19).

Format:

The Club Champs will incorporate a mixed format, with Groms and Adults surfing both days. More details to follow.

Entry Fees:

Entry to the competition is R300, with prizes for U14 / U18 / Girls / Ladies / Open / O40 / O50 / O60 / Kneeboarders. There will also be a Paddle Battle with prizes.

Jol and prizegiving:

On the Saturday evening of the comp, we will have a club jol at the Pig and Rooster, and the event’s prizegiving will be at the beach on Sunday immediately after the last heat has been surfed.

Club members

We are still working on our email database and phone numbers for our Whatsapp group. Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested in entering the contest and email us at sealsboardriders@gmail.com with any queries.
Dan Thornton
Club Chairperson

Lekker Baljaar By Die See – Notes From The Editor

That was a fast month.

When we first planned the trip it seemed like a month in Indonesia was a lifetime of holiday. What were we going to do for four weeks apart from surf, chill, work, enjoy the local cuisine, surf and chill?  Well, the old saying goes that time flies when you’re having fun, and the time – it went at breakneck speed during this holiday period.

Still, it’s lekker to be back in the 6312.

Nothing much seems to have changed, except a new house has come up here and there, more advancement on the secret buildings coming up next to the petrol station, and a few more people around who told me yesterday at the beach that they live here now, and they have some friends moving here soon.

But there are the same people around, friendly faces everywhere and it has been lovely weather since my return, except for the evenings, when it seems that someone left the front door as well as the fridge door open. Winter is coming, inexorably, and there isn’t much we can do about it except get the fireplace ready, order some batches of wood, dust off the heaters and get ready as best we can.

The waves are usually good during the winter months, so there is that, and the water is actually a bit warmer for most of the colder months, except for the biting southwest wind that blows into your right ear when paddling up the points.

Anyway, it’s nice to be home, to see the old friends and to have a few friendly moans about life as we know it. The most exciting thing for many of the younger crew is that the waiting period for the Seal Point Boardriders Club Annual Championships is this month, and the club will make an announcement sometime today about it. Keep your eyes on the Boardriders socials – https://www.facebook.com/SealPointBoardRidersClub and https://www.instagram.com/sealpointboardriders/ where they will announce the dates and the sponsors.

See you at the beach

the editor