Everyone is talking about CBD oil and the benefits for your health

Many of us have heard all the amazing if not miraculous stories of CBS (cannabis) oil but have our reservations about using it to calm the pain, treat an illness or consider using is for the many uses it seems to offer . On Friday we published an article about the Chinese using cannabis thousands of years ago so here is a chance to hear more about what many consider a wonder drug or should we say treatment lest the word DRUG has a negative connotation. 

Everyone is talking about CBD oil and the benefits for your health – and just as this oil helps humans, it has many health-boosting benefits for your pets. Research findings prove that:

CBD oil reduces anxiety, relieves pain, reduces inflammation in dogs. It can fight cancer, treat seizures and epilepsy and help with bowel disease. Come and hear our very own Green Guru talk, on behalf of St Francis Animal Rescue, about the health benefits of Cannabis for humans and animals at Dune Ridge Country House on Thursday, June 20th.

Tickets cost R150 and are selling now at Kouga Print. Refreshment is included.

All proceeds go towards improving the quality of life of the cats and dogs of Sea Vista.

MEN ARE MORE THAN WELCOME!

Chelsea Tuach and Adin Masencamp Take Titles & Junior Champions Crowned on Youth Day

PIPE, POLLOCK BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH – The cream rose to the top at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres by Hurley when Barbados surfer Chelsea Tuach won the Women’s Qualifying Series (QS) 3000 and South African Adin Masencamp (Strand) won the Men’s QS 1000. The 6th stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Africa QS and the 4th of five events in the City Surf Series (CSS) offered five days of great surfing for competitors and spectators alike.

It was a challenging final for Tuach and Vahine Fierro (FRA), with surfers having to wait a long time before finding waves with decent scoring potential. Tuach scored the best wave of the heat for a 5.50 and backed it up with a 3.93 for a total of 9.43. Fierro searched the line-up for better scores but could only get two waves in the 4-point range. Tuach, who came into the event ranked in the top 30, will leapfrog up the WSL Women’s QS leaderboard after posting her best result of the 2019 season.

“It’s been a crazy day trying to make heats and also trying to make my flight!” said an elated and out-of-breath Tuach. “It got really hard in the final and I knew I just had to get two waves that would hopefully be the best scores. I knew Vahine wasn’t going to be easy to beat, so my heart was in my throat up until the last second. I feel like I’m surfing well and I’m in a good rhythm.”

Tuach heads home for a short break before starting to train for the Pan-American Games in the hope of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In the Women’s Semifinals, current World Junior Champion and event standout Kirra Pinkerton (USA) was disappointed after being eliminated by Fierro, herself a former World Junior Champ.

“It just didn’t seem to work out for me in that heat and I’m really disappointed,” said Pinkerton, who walks away with an equal 3rd place result.

Reigning WSL Africa champion Adin Masencamp (Strand) breathed a sigh of relief when he won the Men’s QS 1000 against Australian Sheldon Simkus.

“I’m so stoked to get the win. It’s been biting me, every time I come to PE I reach the finals but can’t seem to get a win. I think it’s just a mindset,” said Masencamp. “I’ve had a good year so far and I feel like I’m picking up momentum now heading into Ballito.”

Jake Elkington (Kommetjie) opted to play the waiting game in his Semifinal match-up with Simkus while the Australian kept moving and whipped out high performance maneuvers on every wave to build on his score and advance to the final. Disappointed with a strategy that didn’t pan out, Elkington was eliminated in equal 3rd place.

The fifth and final CSS event, the Vic Bay Classic, takes place from 20-22 June and offers Men’s, Women’s and Junior Men’s and Women’s QS 1000 rated events.

Alongside the world-class surfing action, the City Surf Series events also embrace sustainability and transformation programs such as the Surfing South Africa (SSA) Learn To Surf outreach project in collaboration with Caltex EC, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and Ocean Pledge.

Ocean Pledge will assist in creating ‘Blue Events,’ while the NSRI will be educating members of the public, competitors, local schools and surf outreach programs about ocean safety and ocean awareness.

More information, results and images will be available on www.worldsurfleague.com and on the WSL App.

Junior Champions Crowned on Youth Day at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley

In celebration of Youth Day in South Africa, Eli Beukes (Cape Town) and Piper Harrison (AUS) were crowned as the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres by Hurley Junior Men’s and Women’s Champions. Day 4 at the 6th stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Africa Qualifying Series (QS) and the 4th City Surf Series (CSS) event of five, saw challenging conditions with a fresh breeze causing plenty of bumps on the waves.

Eli Beukes on his way to victory in the Junior Men’s event at the 2019 Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley
Credit: WSL/Thurtell

The Junior Men’s Final was a stacked field with committed surfing from all four competitors. Eli Beukes (Cape Town) seemed to have left the best for last, dominating the final from the start. Beukes impressed the judges with his speed and powerful turns to open his account with a 7.67. He stayed busy, looking for a decent back-up, and finally found it for a 6.83 to shut the door on his opponents.

“I’m really happy. It’s been such a fun trip and I’m just super happy to come away with the win. I’ve been working really hard and it finally paid off,” said Beukes.

Luke Thompson (Durban) tried his best to find the right waves and managed to sneak into second place before the buzzer. Luke Slijpen (Hout Bay) has been surfing with plenty of fire throughout the day and you could never count him out, but it didn’t seem to go his way in the final, finishing third and the only international in the Junior Men’s competition, Lenni Jensen (GER) finished in fourth place.

In the Junior Women’s final, the powerful Australian, Piper Harrison, nabbed the win from Rachel Presti (GER) in the last few minutes.

“It feels so good to get that win. I wasn’t having that good a heat, and I just got lucky. I guess that’s how it goes and I’m stoked. I’m really enjoying PE and loving South Africa!” said Harrison.

It was Presti who was leading for the majority of the heat, but Harrison caught a great right-hander, completing four maneuvers with speed, power and flow and getting the nod from the judges for a 7.17 shooting her into first place.

Presti (GER) has been surfing well the entire event and she can be very proud of her performance. Kayla Nogueira (Durban) surfed a clever heat in the Semifinals to progress as the only South African in the final, but in the end she couldn’t find the waves with the right scoring potential.

In the Women’s QS 3000, it was quite a surprise to see all the remaining Japanese surfers eliminated from the competition. This came at the hands of the Australians Isabella Nichols, Holly Wawn and Sophie McCulloch who all progressed to the Quarterfinals. Nichols scored the highest heat of the round with a total of 13.50.

After being eliminated from the Junior competition, Kirra Pinkerton (USA) managed to hold on to a second place behind Vahine Fierro (FRA). Pinkerton showed why she is the current World Junior Champion when she bagged an excellent 8.33, just enough to send Emily Nishimoto (JPN) and Minami Nonaka (JPN) home.

In the Men’s QS 1,000 event, Dylan Lightfoot (Jeffreys Bay) continued his winning ways in a stacked all-South African heat with a two-wave total of 12.50. The slow conditions on offer made it crucial to find a decent back-up score, which heat runner-up Jake Elkington (Kommetjie) finding just enough while Koby Oberholzer (Durban) and Matt McGillivray (Jeffreys Bay) struggled and were eliminated.

The Surfing South Africa rated Longboard Men’s and Women’s champions were also decided, with Ryan Lightfoot (Jeffreys Bay) and Tarryn King (Cape Town) taking out the respective titles.

Alongside the world-class surfing action, the City Surf Series events also embrace sustainability and transformation programs such as the Surfing South Africa (SSA) Learn To Surf outreach project in collaboration with Caltex, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and Ocean Pledge.

Ocean Pledge will assist in creating ‘Blue Events,’ while the NSRI will be educating members of the public, competitors, local schools and surf outreach programs about ocean safety and ocean awareness.

More information, results and images will be available on www.worldsurfleague.com and on the WSL App. Catch the final day’s action LIVE on the WSL QS Facebook page.