24 November 2023
Win Cash and Beer with St Francis Today and The St Francis Brewery
St Francis Bay: The local daily newsletter and website in St Francis Bay, St Francis Today, has two competitions running, with money, beer and beer vouchers as prizes, which are all quite lekker wins.
The first content is the St Francis Today writing competition. St Francis Today calls for entries into the writing competition if you are an experienced writer or a novice, young or old. The rules are simple. Between 500 and 700 words per entry, entries must be with St Francis Today before the public holiday on 15 December, and we will announce the winner by the end of the year. The winning story will get published in the print magazine Wildside TIMES. The winner also banks a lovely R1000 cash. Our last winner was Liz Spowart; her story is in this Christmas edition of Wildside TIMES.
The second competition is the Write an award-winning comment, win cash or beer.
Then, to get our comments section rolling, we are offering R1000 for the best comments over the next 30 days or so. We are looking for sharp, witty and insightful commentary. We will delete all the all shit comments.
On top of this, St Francis Today has partnered with the St Francis Brewery to give away a case of beer for the Funniest Comment until 15 December. We are looking for something that will make us laugh out loud. The winner gets a mixed case of St Francis Brewery Beer, and the runner-up in the giggles division gets 4 x beer tasting vouchers from the Brewery valued at R340.
Get cracking, send in those stories and comments, entertain the editorial staff and readers, and hopefully win prizes.
See also: Win Cash and Beer
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Seal Point, Cape St Francis – it only took a few days for the entries to max out for the Rip Curl GromSearch Seal Point. This popular tournament is the final contest in a 5-event series and will be crowning event champions and the Premier U16 Division Series Winners.
What Is This Contest All About?
The Rip Curl GromSearch Seal Point is the final event of this illustrious series, and the series has proven so popular that the entries were full in just a few days. Anyone who hasn’t entered by this stage and wants to surf in the contest needs to get hold of Surfing South Africa directly and ask to be put on the alternate list.
Where Is It Happening?
This tournament is a three-day event, and with such a full entry list, it will see all the days utilised for heats. Seal Point is a fun, high-performance right-hand point break perfectly suited to the best junior surfers in the country.
Who Is Involved In Such An Event?
For starters, the country’s best junior boys and girls will be surfing in the Rip Curl GRomSearch 2023. This tournament is the culmination of a very successful Junior Series that has brought together these junior surfers to compete and interact throughout the year. Some top names include Rip Curl team riders Gemma Hanafey (East London), Kai Stubbs (Scarborough), Jack Erlank (St Francis Bay), Rylan Jarvis (Cape St Francis”, Blake Crankshaw ((Wilderness) and Ben Esterhuyse from Cape Town. Local surfers include Rory and Joel Dace, David Moussouris, Slayde Shooter, Jesse Moulang, Troy Jorge and Nathan Plomaritis.
Kai Stubbs © Louis Wulff
The contest is a Surfing South Africa event, and The Cape St Francis Resort is the presenting sponsor. TCS Wi-Fi brings the Internet to the contest site for the spectators and competitors, and Louis Wulff is the official event photographer.
When Is It Happening?
The contest starts on Friday morning, the 29th of September, and will run through to the afternoon of the 1st of October. The prizegiving will take place at the car park immediately after the event.
This tournament is a Surfing South Africa event and will have U12 boys and girls, U14 boys and girls, U16 boys and girls and U18 boys and girls divisions competing. The competition is a Premier SAST event, with 1,000 points for the winners and prize money per a premier event.
The beautiful Cape St Francis Resort is supporting the Rip Curl GromSearch. Bordering the beach at Cape St Francis, just a few minutes from the contest venue, Cape St Francis Resort ticks all the boxes as a perfect beach holiday destination.
The Resort has a unique setting. Several accommodation options include conventional hotel rooms and three- and four-bedroom cottages. There are also luxury beach villas. The Cape St Francis Resort is ideal for couples, surfers, families and anyone who loves a beach holiday. All are suitable for either a bed and breakfast or self-catering option.
Discounted rates at Cape St Francis Resort for competitors and their families
Cape St Francis Resort Contact Details
T 042 298 0054
C 082 494 3755
F 086 412 3764
The contest is also supported by TCS Wi-Fi, which will supply free internet connectivity for competitors and officials.
TCS Wi-Fi was created to assist our existing loyal customers constantly struggling with slow and unreliable internet connectivity. Everyone deserves high-speed, reliable internet, and a network should be personally constructed to promote ease of use and maximise quality of life.
Surfing South Africa
This tournament is a Surfing South Africa event and will again have U12 boys and girls, U14 boys and girls, U16 boys and girls and U18 boys and girls divisions competing. The competition is a Premier SAST event, with 1,000 points for the winners and prize money per a premier event.
About Surfing South Africa
Surfing South Africa is the official National Federation for Surfing in South Africa. SSA is a member of the South African Confederation of Sport and Olympic Committee
(SASCOC) and is recognised as the governing body by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture.
Surfing South Africa is responsible for developing the sport, hosting National tournaments, sanctioning international events and selecting the national teams. This is for all disciplines that are part of SSA.
SSA is one of the 109 members of the International Surfing Association (ISA), the World governing body for the sport. For more information about Surfing South Africa, go to www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za or find SurfingSA on Facebook.
Rip Curl South Africa
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As waves go, this weekend was quite a tremendous affair. The giant surf (some forecasts called it 40ft on the wild side) combined with spring high tides, a southerly shift in swell direction and a 19-second swell period culminated in severe wave damage up and down the coast.
For some local video coverage, check out ST FRANCIS BAY – The Official Community Group and scroll down. Quite a few videos are in the comments sections.
Here are a few of the top headlines over the weekend, as well as a selection of reading material regards the storm damage up and down the coast
PS: Thanks to all those who helped yesterday at Bruce’s after I slipped on the jump-off rock, missed the jump and got hurled over the rocks underwater at quite a ferocious pace. Apparently, it was pretty funny, but I only saw the funny side of it after the doctor at Greenacres gave me some of that proper pain medication.