Notes From The Editor

Notes From The Editor

All images courtesy South African Surf Lifesaving Association/DHL


It was another big week and weekend for many St Francis residents. 

SA Lifesaving Championships

Last week the DHL Lifesaving SA Nippers and Masters National Championships took place at Kings Beach in Gqeberha. The St Francis crew were there, representing.

However, before the event began, the competitors were bolstered by the news that local lifesaving and swimming legend Amica De Jager had rewritten the record books in Durban at the senior Lifesaving Championships.

Amica won so many medals in an unprecedented streak and booked her spot in the ILS Africa Championship in Egypt in December.

In an article on last week: “The 22-year-old De Jager, who won five individual golds, a team gold and an individual silver in the surf competition earlier this week, added more silverware in the Pool Championship taking place at Newton Park, and also got confirmation of selection for Team South Africa’s participation at the 2021 ILS Africa Championship in Alexandria, Egypt, from December 1-5.”

Full article here!

But back to King’s Beach and the St Francis competitors. 

In the Nippers event, St Francis was represented by Jess, Nicola and Danni Harcus, Ethan and Emma Darke, Brin Jarvis, Liam and Jamie Schweitzer, Zoe Harding, Sloane Warner, Jamie White, Hayley Holmes, James Reed and Milla Aylesbury. In the Masters, we had Lorrin Jarvis and Claudia and Brandon Harcus. 

They were all representing Summerstrand Surf Lifesaving Club, which ended up winning the entire event. All the results and photos can be viewed on the Summerstrand Surf Lifesaving Club Facebook page here!  

All images courtesy South African Surf Lifesaving Association/DHL


Former World Champion Longboarder JBay’s Steve Sawyer Competing In World Title Showdown.

The World Surf League (WSL) Longboard Tour World Title race will conclude with the Jeep® Malibu Classic presented by Havaianas at one of the sport’s proving grounds, Malibu, California’s First Point. On October 11 and 12, former WSL Longboard Champions and the next generation of competitors will vie for their respective World Titles.

Sawyer, world champion in 2018, will be surfing in heat 5 of the first round. 

Steven Sawyer of South Africa surfing in the Heat 3 of Round 1 of the Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic on September 29, 2021 in Lemoore, CA, United States. (Photo by Thomas Lodin/World Surf League).

Border Historical Society Looking To Make Contact with Lynn Phillips From St Francis Bay

Message from Donald Davies, Committee Member Border Historical Society In East London.

Hi St Francis Today

I’m hoping you will know how I might contact Lynn Patricia Phillips from St Francis Bay. Formerly from Koonap River Farmers District, Grahamstown to Bedford, to Fort Beaufort area!

 Lynn relocated to St Francis Bay a few years ago. She hardly uses Facebook, and although I have had many conversations with her in the past about the history of that area of the Eastern Cape, I have been unable to establish a contact number.

 If anyone could assist me in making contact with Lynn, it would be most appreciated.  

 From Donald Davies, Committee Member, Border Historical Society In East London

 Phone 0824591254