What’s On At The SUPERSPAR? Win a Surfboard with Fitch and Leedes, and Are You Ready For Black Friday?

What’s On At The SUPERSPAR? Win a Surfboard with Fitch and Leedes, and Are You Ready For Black Friday?

Win A Surfboard With SPAR And Fitch And Leedes

Fancy getting a few waves this summer? Ready to hit Seal Point, Bruces or Huletts?  We might just have the competition for you. This summer SPAR along with Fitche and Leedes are running a competition, with 5 bespoke surfboards as prizes  All you have to do is buy any Fitch and Leedes product and enter the competition . Terms and conditions apply, find the competition in-store for more details

 

 

Black Friday Specials

These specials, below, are available on Black Friday and the offer extends to and includes 27 November. There are Multi-buy and Combo Deals as well as Rewards Deals on Coca Cola, Koo Baked Beans, All Gold Tomato Sauce, Huggies and Liqui-fruit amongst others.

Hendrick’s Gin Introduces Neptunia

The latest limited edition release from Hendrick’s gin’s cabinet of curiosities is Neptunia, available at TOPS.

It follows 2021’s release of Lunar gin and will also only have a limited two-year lifespan.

Master distiller Lesley Gracie visited Cape Town to unveil the new Neptunia at an appropriately curated gin pop-up at the Radisson RED Hotel in the V&A Waterfront.

“I walk down the beach every weekend with my dog and take in the sound of the waves,” Gracie said, referencing the particular smell that occurs, no matter what beach you are on. “I find listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore really therapeutic. Looking out onto the horizon and feeling the wind in your hair and the salty sea breeze on your face is just a great feeling – it’s so freeing, invigorating and calming all at the same time.”

 

Surfing Today With Rip Curl – Haleiwa Challenger Returns

Surfing Today With Rip Curl – Haleiwa Challenger Returns

Haleiwa Challenger Returns for Epic Conclusion to 2023 Challenger Series Season

Final Qualification Spots for the 2023 Championship Tour on the Line

Haleiwa lineup  – Photo by Tony Heff/World Surf League)

HALEIWA, Oahu/Hawaii (Wednesday, November 16, 2022) – The 2022 World Surf League (WSL) Challenger Series (CS) returns to Haleiwa, Oahu, for its 7th and final stop, the Haleiwa Challenger, which holds a competition window November 26 – December 7, 2022. Some of the world’s best competitors and Championship Tour (CT) qualification hopefuls will converge for one last opportunity to secure their places on the 2023 CT. Only a handful of spots remain for the men and women, making every heat high stakes.

Haleiwa local, Bettylou Sakura Johnson (HAW), got her big win at this very event last season, which secured her first appearance on the CT. Unfortunately, the Mid-Season Cut was not favorable to the Hawaiian, and she spent the rest of the season competing on the Challenger Series to requalify. Now, Sakura Johnson is once again in striking distance of rejoining the world’s best and is hoping for repeat performance to claim her spot on the 2023 CT.

Caitlin Simmers, Haleiwa, Hawaii. (Photo by Tony Heff/World Surf League)

“The moment to requalify again would mean a lot,” said Sakura Johnson. “This year has just been a big learning experience. Before the Challenger Series (last year) I wasn’t really competing as much. I’ve just put so much hard work and focus into my surfing to really just improve, and progress on it.”

Sakura Johnson’s road to requalification ends at the Haleiwa Challenger along with CT hopefuls looking to make their mark such as former CT competitors Bronte Macaulay (AUS), and Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), along with rising star Alyssa Spencer (USA), long-time qualification threat Teresa Bonvalot (PRT), and many more.

For the likes of CT hopeful Ian Gentil (HAW), this is the final opportunity to earn a big result and make a long-awaited dream become reality. The Maui, Hawaii, competitor stepped away from professional surfing earlier in his career and now sits at No. 5 on the Challenger Series.

“Points and rankings aside, Haleiwa means a lot to me,” said Genitl. “I’ve been looking forward to this event all year and all things considered, I’m exactly where I want to be. One thing I’ve learned this year is that pressure is a good thing. It helps keep me focused. So I hope I feel a ton of pressure at Haleiwa.”

Gentil will have to deal with the likes of recently confirmed 2023 CT surfers Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) and Ryan Callinan (AUS), as well as a plethora of those looking to make requalification moves of their own, including Hawaiian Ezekiel Lau, Liam O’ Brien (AUS), and Joao Chianca (BRA).