South African Team Moves into Medal Contention

South African Team Moves into Medal Contention on Day Three of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan

The Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South African surfing team moved into fourth place and potentially a copper medal in the Team category at the 2018 Urban Research ISA World Surfing Games after the third day of competition in Tahara, Japan.

Hosts Japan head the team standings and are the only nation still to have all six of their surfers in contention. Spain and the USA each have one athlete eliminated while South Africa heads a group of seven nations who have had two team members sidelined from the event.

Team captain Bianca Buitendag of Victoria Bay again led the way for the Saffas, cruising into the last six in the women’s Main event. Last year’s bronze medalist finished runner-up to French standout Justine Dupont in Round 3, relegating compatriot Nicole Pallet of La Lucia to fourth place in their heat and dropping her teammate into the grueling Repecharge rounds

Buitendag then posted the highest women’s heat total of today’s action, 15.50 out of 20, to score a psychological advantage by finishing ahead of last year’s gold medalist Pauline Ado (France). The lanky South Africa faces Dupont and Paige Hareb (New Zealand) when competition resumes, with the top two in the heat advancing to the last four in the Main event stream and the third placed woman dropping to the Repo rounds.

Zoe Steyn of East London was the first Saffa to be eliminated from the event when she placed third behind competitors from Portugal and Indonesia in Repecharge Round 3. The hugely talented 14-year-old rookie of the team will have learned plenty from her participation in Japan where she progressed through two rounds of cutthroat, 15 minute Repo heats before ending her campaign in equal 37th place overall and contributing 300 points to the team’s tally.

In the men’s draw, Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga started the day strongly with two Repecharge heat wins, but was narrowly outpointed in Round 5 and the experienced international campaigner will be disappointed at finishing equal 25th and only adding 360 team points. David van Zyl of Glenashley was well off the top two in his Main event Round 3 heat but then produced two fighting finishes in Repo heats and will restart his challenge for honours in Round 6 on Wednesday.

Adin Masencamp of the Strand will also kick-start his bid for glory and a big haul of team points in Repecharge Round 6 after becoming the only South African male to reach the last 16 in the Main event stream before being relegated to the Repos.

The men are set for a big day on Wednesday when their Grand Final will be run before the Women’s Final is run later in the week after waiting out a brief flat spell of waves.

Japanese born and California raised Kanoa Igarashi has rapidly assumed national hero status by becoming the first Japanese surfer to qualify for the Grand Final of the men’s division of the ISA World Surfing Games. Igarashi is joined by 2011 event champion Santiago Muniz (Argentina) in the Grand Final and they will come up against the top two to emerge from Wednesday’s Repercharge rounds with gold, silver, bronze and copper medals at stake for the four finalists.

The Urban Research ISA World Surfing Games is streamed live starting at 12 midnight South African time on www.isasurf.org from Saturday 15 to Saturday 22 September. Team rosters, photos, videos, results and news will be available on the ISA website throughout the event.

The event can also be viewed on the ISA Facebook page (International Surfing Association), on Instagram (@ISAsurfing) and on Twitter (@ISAsurfing)

Mercedes-Benz and Buffalo City are supporting the South African Surfing Team’s participation in the ISA World Surfing Games for the second successive year.

Surfing South Africa is the governing body for the sport in South Africa and is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), the African Surfing Confederation (ASC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA). Surfing South Africa is recognised and supported by the National Department of Sport and Recreation.

All South African surfing teams that participate in international events are chosen by the National Selectors and, in terms of the SSA Constitution, are ratified by the Board of Directors of Surfing South Africa.

Press Release – Robin de Kock – General Manager – Surfing South Africa

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan

Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest heat total in the challenging overhead typhoon swell conditions for the opening day of the Urban Research ISA World Surfing Games at Long Beach in Tahara, Japan on Sunday.

A well establish international campaigner, de Vries is a member of the Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South African surfing team competing against national teams from 42 nations in the event that crowns Men’s, Women’s and Team champions annually.

De Vries, who last represented South Africa as a junior in New Zealand in 2010, posted a pair of seven point rides for a two heat tally of 14.27, one of just a handful of double-digit totals on the day. He was joined by male team mates and fellow heat winners Adin Masencamp of the Strand and David van Zyl of Glenashley in Round 2 of the Qualifying Stream of the double-elimination format used in ISA events.

Team captain Bianca Buitendag of Victoria Bay made full use her World Tour experience, winning her opening encounter in the women’s division with a total of 7.17. A bronze medalist at the corresponding event in France last year, Buitendag explained the significance of the World Surfing Games now that surfing has been accepted as a sport for the 2020 Olympics.

“It’s great to get out in the water with 42 other nations,” said Buitendag. “This is a really unique event that has the power to bring people together from all over the world. This event is another stepping stone to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so I definitely want to win. We are getting ready for the World Surfing Games when it is an Olympic qualifier next year.”

Multiple event winner Nicole Pallet of La Lucia racked up 5.2 points to finish second in her first match up of the event and also advanced to Round 2. But rookie South African team member Zoe Steyn of East London dropped into the cutthroat Repecharge Rounds when she placed third in her Round 1 duel.

The 14-year-old needed a score of just 1.28 to advance but missed out by 0.10 of point and now faces a difficult route to reach the final round of the event. Several surfers have won ISA titles after dropping into the Repecharge stream after Round 1, notably Steyn’s compatriot Jordy Smith of Durban who won the ISA Men’s title in California in 2006.

The task is made more arduous by surfers in the Repercharge Rounds having to compete in nearly twice as many heats, each of which is only 15 minutes duration and any result other than first or second sees them sidelined from the event.

The Urban Research ISA World Surfing Games were officially opened by ISA President Fernando Aguerre on Saturday after the signature Parade of Nations through the streets of Tahara and the traditional Sands of World ceremony where delegates from each nation pour sand from their beaches into a custom made receptacle.

Notable attendees included Chief Operating Officer of Tokyo 2020, Yukihiko Nunomura, and the Sports Director of Tokyo 2020, Koji Murohushi, as Aguerre addressed the assembled crowd.

“The 2018 UR ISA World Surfing Games are particularly special because we are in an Olympic cycle. For more than 20 years we paddled to catch that elusive wave and we finally did it, including surfing in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Also, this edition is historic due to that fact that men and women slots are equal, showing our commitment to gender equality in surfing.”

The event webcast will be streamed on www.isasurf.org from Saturday 15 to Saturday 22 September. Team rosters, photos, videos, results and news will be available on the ISA website throughout the event.

The World Games can also be viewed on the ISA Facebook page (International Surfing Association), on Instagram (@ISAsurfing) and on Twitter (@ISAsurfing)

Mercedes-Benz and Buffalo City are supporting the South African Surfing Team’s participation in the ISA World Surfing Games for the second successive year.

Surfing South Africa is the governing body for the sport in South Africa and is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), the African Surfing Confederation (ASC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA). Surfing South Africa is recognised and supported by the National Department of Sport and Recreation.

All South African surfing teams that participate in international events are chosen by the National Selectors and, in terms of the SSA Constitution, are ratified by the Board of Directors of Surfing South Africa.

Press release – Robin de Kock – General Manager – Surfing South Africa

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell

Beyrick de Vries Tames Typhoon Swell on Opening Day of ISA World Surfing Games in Japan

Beyrick de Vries of uMhlanga posted the highest heat total in the challenging overhead typhoon swell conditions for the opening day of the Urban Research ISA World Surfing Games at Long Beach in Tahara, Japan on Sunday.

David van Zyl of Glenashley on his way to victory in his opening heat at the Urban Research ISA World Surfing Games which started in Japan on Sunday – Photo: ISA / Reed

A well establish international campaigner, de Vries is a member of the Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South African surfing team competing against national teams from 42 nations in the event that crowns Men’s, Women’s and Team champions annually.

De Vries, who last represented South Africa as a junior in New Zealand in 2010, posted a pair of seven point rides for a two heat tally of 14.27, one of just a handful of double-digit totals on the day. He was joined by male team mates and fellow heat winners Adin Masencamp of the Strand and David van Zyl of Glenashley in Round 2 of the Qualifying Stream of the double-elimination format used in ISA events.

Team captain Bianca Buitendag of Victoria Bay made full use her World Tour experience, winning her opening encounter in the women’s division with a total of 7.17. A bronze medalist at the corresponding event in France last year, Buitendag explained the significance of the World Surfing Games now that surfing has been accepted as a sport for the 2020 Olympics.

“It’s great to get out in the water with 42 other nations,” said Buitendag. “This is a really unique event that has the power to bring people together from all over the world. This event is another stepping stone to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so I definitely want to win. We are getting ready for the World Surfing Games when it is an Olympic qualifier next year.”

Multiple event winner Nicole Pallet of La Lucia racked up 5.2 points to finish second in her first match up of the event and also advanced to Round 2. But rookie South African team member Zoe Steyn of East London dropped into the cutthroat Repecharge Rounds when she placed third in her Round 1 duel.

The 14-year-old needed a score of just 1.28 to advance but missed out by 0.10 of point and now faces a difficult route to reach the final round of the event. Several surfers have won ISA titles after dropping into the Repecharge stream after Round 1, notably Steyn’s compatriot Jordy Smith of Durban who won the ISA Men’s title in California in 2006.

The task is made more arduous by surfers in the Repercharge Rounds having to compete in nearly twice as many heats, each of which is only 15 minutes duration and any result other than first or second sees them sidelined from the event.

The Urban Research ISA World Surfing Games were officially opened by ISA President Fernando Aguerre on Saturday after the signature Parade of Nations through the streets of Tahara and the traditional Sands of World ceremony where delegates from each nation pour sand from their beaches into a custom made receptacle.

Notable attendees included Chief Operating Officer of Tokyo 2020, Yukihiko Nunomura, and the Sports Director of Tokyo 2020, Koji Murohushi, as Aguerre addressed the assembled crowd.

“The 2018 UR ISA World Surfing Games are particularly special because we are in an Olympic cycle. For more than 20 years we paddled to catch that elusive wave and we finally did it, including surfing in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Also, this edition is historic due to that fact that men and women slots are equal, showing our commitment to gender equality in surfing.”

The event webcast will be streamed on www.isasurf.org from Saturday 15 to Saturday 22 September. Team rosters, photos, videos, results and news will be available on the ISA website throughout the event.

The World Games can also be viewed on the ISA Facebook page (International Surfing Association), on Instagram (@ISAsurfing) and on Twitter (@ISAsurfing)

Mercedes-Benz and Buffalo City are supporting the South African Surfing Team’s participation in the ISA World Surfing Games for the second successive year.

Surfing South Africa is the governing body for the sport in South Africa and is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), the African Surfing Confederation (ASC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA). Surfing South Africa is recognised and supported by the National Department of Sport and Recreation.

All South African surfing teams that participate in international events are chosen by the National Selectors and, in terms of the SSA Constitution, are ratified by the Board of Directors of Surfing South Africa.

Press Release – Robin de Kock, General Manager – Surfing South Africa

Carissa Moore and Gabriel Medina Win Inaugural Surf Ranch Pro Titles

 

Carissa Moore (HAW) and Gabriel Medina (BRA) celebrate their wins at the Surf Ranch Pro pres. by Hurley. Credit: © WSL / Cestari

Carissa Moore (HAW) and Gabriel Medina (BRA) have won the women’s and men’s titles at inaugural Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley, Stop No. 8 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT).

South Africa’s Jordy Smith (Durban) and Michael February Cape Town) finished ninth and 25th respectively in the first CT event to be staged in artificial waves in nearly quarter of a century.

Smith narrowly missed out on the eight-man final group after finishing in seventh position in Friday’s qualifying session. But Smith was overtaken by three surfers in Saturday’s action and was one of four surfers allocated equal ninth place prize-money and ranking points.

The captain of the Rest of World team that in May won the Founders Cup preliminary event at the Kelly Slater Wave Systems facility 160 kms inland from the California coastline, Smith moved up one position to 6th on Jeep Leaderboard heading into the final three stops on the 2018 tour.

Caption: Jordy Smith tucks into the tube on his way to 9th place in the Surf Ranch Pro pres. by Hurley. Credit: © WSL / Cestari

February started his campaign for a spot in the top 8 in the event on Thursday, but top scores of 5.0 for his best left-breaking wave and 6.1 for his best right left the 2018 rookie grouped among the 12 surfers who exited the event in equal 25th position overall.

Sunday’s victory is the first of the season for Moore and her first on the CT since the Roxy Pro France last year. The win sees the three-time WSL Champion take home 10,000 points and move up one place to World No. 4 on the Jeep Leaderboard with two events remaining in the women’s CT season.

“I’m ecstatic to walk away with a win at the Surf Ranch Pro and this facility is such a new thing, so it’s such an honour to be a part of. It’s been a crazy year so far and we have two more events, and I’m just super stoked. My biggest goal is just to finish the year off strong and re-qualify because I’m not in the Title race. I just want to have a strong performance and gain some confidence hopefully for next year.”

Carissa Moore (HAW) carves a top turn during the Surf Ranch Pro pres. by Hurley. Credit: © WSL / Cestari

The surfer from Hawaii dominated the Final Day from the start and posted two excellent scores on her first run to claim first place. Moore went on to improve her total with an incredible second run where she earned two excellent scores and a 17.80 total (out of a possible 20). It was Moore’s decimating forehand that proved to be the dominant factor for the win.

Medina takes home his second CT win of 2018 with victory at the Surf Ranch Pro, now earning back-to-back wins against the world’s best. The 2014 WSL Champion narrowed the gap between him and Jeep Rankings Leader Filipe Toledo (BRA) with his 11th career CT win.

“It was amazing to win again, especially here at the Surf Ranch, and it feels good to get a little closer to Filipe (Toledo),” Medina said. “Filipe is so dangerous, he’s probably the best at the Surf Ranch, so it’s special to win. There are no words. I am so happy right now. I surfed the way I wanted to. It’s totally different from surfing in the ocean, but I’ll take it! It’s the most high-performance wave I think we’ve ever surfed and it’s good to feel we are on level ground with the other guys. There are three more events so they should be fun ones.”

Gabriel Medina (BRA) celebrated his second CT victory in succession with progressive manoeuvres at the Surf Ranch Pro pres. by Hurley. Credit: © WSL / Cestari

Medina’s win today looked to be in jeopardy after an uncharacteristic fall on his opening left, but he was quick to bounce back and posted an excellent 8.73 on the right run. Medina then went on to take advantage of the makeup left granted to competitors due to the infrequency of wave quality and soared his signature, ending air manoeuvre to earn a near-perfect 9.13.

Six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) could not quite put her dream run together on Finals Day, but still finished in second place. The Australian’s brilliant performance on her last run earned her an 8.87 (right) that moved her up to second place over World Title contender Lakey Peterson (USA) and 16-year-old rookie Caroline Marks (USA), who both failed to improve their score lines. Gilmore will retain the yellow Jeep Leader Jersey and has increased her lead over Peterson heading into the Roxy Pro France.

Toledo continues to be one of Surf Ranch’s most dynamic performers and one of the sport’s greatest showmen. The current World No. 1 showcased his incredible aerial antics once more, landing three airs on the wave that earned him an all but perfect 9.80 (out of a possible 10). Now, the Brazilian heads into a crucial European leg with Medina only 3,100 points behind him.

The Surf Ranch Pro provided the first artificial wave to host World Title implications since 1985 and both the men and women’s Word Title races heated up in Lemoore this past weekend. While the Toledo’s impressive lead has been cut in half by Medina’s impeccable performance, Gilmore created an even greater deficit between her and Peterson.

Surf Ranch Pro Men’s Final Results:

1 – Gabriel Medina (BRA) 17.86
2 – Filipe Toledo (BRA) 17.03
3 – Kelly Slater (USA) 16.27
4 – Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) 15.77
5 – Owen Wright (AUS) 15.40
6 – Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.37
7 – Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 15.07
8 – Miguel Pupo (BRA) 12.96

 

South Africans
9 – Jordy Smith (Durban)
25 – Michael February (Cape Town)

Full men’s results available HERE: http://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2018/mct/2791/surf-ranch-pro/results

Surf Ranch Pro Women’s Final Results:

1 – Carissa Moore (HAW) 17.80
2 – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 16.70
3 – Lakey Peterson (USA) 16.57
4 – Caroline Marks (USA) 14.77
Full women’s results available HERE: http://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2018/wct/2792/surf-ranch-pro-womens/result

For highlights from the Surf Ranch Pro pres. by Hurley, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

2018 WSL Men’s CT Jeep Leaderboard (After Surf Ranch Pro):

1 – Filipe Toledo (BRA) 49,785 points
2 – Gabriel Medina (BRA) 45,685
3 – Julian Wilson (AUS) 37,125
4 – Italo Ferreira (BRA) 31,825
5 – Owen Wright (AUS) 29,485

South Africans:
6 – Jordy Smith (Durban) 27,275 points
27 – Michael February (Cape Town) 11,420

2018 WSL Women’s CT Jeep Leaderboard (After Surf Ranch Pro):

1 – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 61,175 points
2 – Lakey Peterson (USA) 54,260 points
3 – Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) 41,415 points
4 – Carissa Moore (HAW) 41,235 points
5 – Caroline Marks (USA) 37,000 points

The next stop on the WSL Championship Tour will be the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France. The competition window will open on October 3 and run through October 14, 2018.

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

Press Release WSL

Fundraising drive to help J’Bay surfer

Fundraising drive to help J’Bay surfer make waves internationally

Mayor Horatio Hendricks (second left) congratulates Angelo Faulkner on his achievement while coash Etienne Venter, Speaker Hattingh Bornman and Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson look on.

A fundraising effort is underway to help a talented Jeffreys Bay teenager make it big in the surfing world.

Angelo Faulkner (17) is one of the top three under-18 surfers in South Africa and a member of the national team set to compete in the world junior championships at Huntington Beach in the United States in October.

According to Etienne Venter, Faulkner’s coach and the chairman of Eastern Province Surfing, the young man needs about R50 000 to make use of the golden opportunity.

“We have been able to raise some of the money but still have a shortfall as there is very little funding available in South Africa for surfing.

“We would like to thank everyone who has already come on board to support Angelo and would like to appeal to anyone who can, to help him make it to the contest,” Venter said.

“He has tremendous talent and taking part in the world champs will help him gain the experience he needs to follow in the footsteps of celebrated surfers such as Jordy Smith, who also worked their way up from the world junior circuit.”

Faulkner, who has been surfing since he was nine years old, has also set his sights on being included in the SA Olympics team in 2024.

Kouga Mayor Horatio Hendricks congratulated Faulkner on being included in the SA team.

“Young men such as Angelo, who pursue their passion with discipline despite their circumstances, are important rolemodels for other youngsters.

“I would like to wish him all the best and encourage anyone who can, to support him in his endeavours. We would love to see him competing with the world’s best at Supertubes in the years to come,” he said.

Should you be able to assist Angelo, please contact Etienne Venter on 082 324 7284 or email epsurfing@xsinet.co.za or Robin de Kock from Surfing South Africa on 082 454 1149 or surfingsouthafrica@gmail.com

Dane Reynolds To Surf In Durban

Dane Reynolds Accepts Invite To Surf In The Cell C Goodwave Surf Tournament In Durban

International surfing superstar and arguably the most exciting and dynamic surfer in the world, Dane Reynolds from California, is an invited surfer for the 2018 edition of the Cell C Goodwave surfing tournament at New Pier in Durban.

“It’s very exciting to be invited to surf in the Cell C Goodwave event in Durban,” said Reynolds. “I love coming to South Africa, and New Pier is such a world-class wave. To score it firing for a contest is going to be an amazing experience.”

Photo © Van Gysen

To see Dane’s latest video clip go here – https://stabmag.com/stabcinema/watch-dane-reynolds-in-copacetic/

The event has 24 invited surfers, and Reynolds joins surfers like New Pier standouts Brandon Jackson, Josh and Dan Redman, Jason Ribbink, and Chad Du Toit, as well as WQS competitors Matt McGillivray, Davey Van Zyl, and Dylan Lightfoot, free surfers Brendan Gibbens and Damien Fahrenfort, big wave surfer Matt Bromley and former two times big wave world champion Grant Baker.

A slot became available when Mikey February was awarded a position on the World Surf League’s Championship Tour as a result of Mick Fanning retiring, and as a CT surfer, February became ineligible to surf the Cell C Goodwave and had to be withdrawn. The tournament is a WSL Specialty Event.

“We’re incredibly stoked to have Dane onboard for this event,” said Cell C Goodwave event organiser Jason Ribbink. “Dane is recognised globaly as one of the most innovative and popular surfers of our time, and his addition breaks new ground for the event. Dane’s influence can be seen everywhere in modern day surfing, and it’s going to be amazing to have him around and competing in the tournament.”

Dane taking notes on the waves at New Pier on his recent trip to Durban © Van Gysen

The contest is a one-day event, with four-man heats and a sudden death format of high performance surfing. It has a one-year waiting period and will be run on the best surfing day of the year at New Pier, with the call being made on the advice of surf forecasting guru Spike from Wavescape.

The Cell C Goodwave enjoys support from Sun International, as well as Oakley, and the event will be hosted by California Dreaming.

The list of 24 invited surfers, in no particular order:

Brandon Jackson, Matt McGillivray, Dale Staples, Shane Sykes, Dane Reynolds, Josh Redman, Jason Ribbink, Dan Redman, Ricky Basnett, Beyrick De Vries, Dylan Lightfoot, Chad Du Toit, Damien Fahrenfort, Brendon Gibbens, Sean Holmes, Davey Van Zyl, Greg Emslie, Matt Bromley, Eli Beukes, Chris Leppan, Twiggy Baker, Casey Grant, Paul Canning, Slade Prestwich.

Alternates, in no particular order:

Shaun Joubert, Richard Kidd, Shaun Payne, Frankie Oberholzer, Simon Fish, Jordy Maree, Steven Sawyer, Davey Weare, Chris Frolich, Blaine Wood, Allan Johns, Benji Brand, Gary Van Weirengen, Mike Frew, Simon Nicholson, Ford Van Jaarsveldt, Brendan O’Connor, Warwick Wright, Robbie Schofield, Gavin Roberts.

For these lists of surfers there was a panel of 7 people who were involved in the selection process, including active pro surfers, former pro surfers, as well as representatives from the surf industry and media. The selection criteria and process is at the discretion of the event organisers, and no correspondence will be entered into.

The event organiser will accept walk-ups on the day, should there be openings.

The event has a R1 entry fee, and this must be paid before surfing. No exceptions.

Prize money breakdown:

  • 1st place R120k
  • 2nd place R40k3rd place R20k
  • 4th place R10k

Lee Wolins Memorial Prize for Surfer Of The Event – R10k

Total prize pool – R200k

The 2018 Cell C Goodwave is officially listed as a World Surf League Specialty Event.
The Cell C Goodwave is presented by South African Surfing Legend
Cell C Goodwave website – http://www.thegoodwave.co.za/
Cell C Goodwave Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/GoodwaveNewPier/
Cell C Goodwave Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/goodwavesurf/
The Cell C Goodwave is supported by Sun International
The Cell C Goodwave is supported by Oakley
The Cell C Goodwave is powered by California Dreaming.
The event is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa.

 The Cell C Goodwave – in loving memory of Lee Wolins.

For more information contact media liaison Craig Jarvis

  1. 082 376 4443
  2. info@craigjarvis.co.za

About Cell C

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Cell C has extensively invested in expanding and upgrading its network coverage and capacity over the last few years. Its network provides coverage to over 98% of the country’s population. Cell C offers 2G, 3G, LTE (4G) and LTE-Advanced services and continuously invests in expanding and upgrading its network to offer customers the latest technologies.