The surf season is still in full swing, and many professionals are in South Africa. The Ballito Pro is on, the Corona Open JBay is coming soon, and the heat is on.

Down in Cape Town, the best event to come to Muizenberg in many a year/decade took place over the weekend. The Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational was a full-on surf festival with a logging event as its anchor. It was a fantastic event; South African logger Steve Sawyer placed third in the final. 

Final Results Duct Tape Invitational Muizenberg Cape Town


1. Ambre Victorie

2. Honolulu Blomfield

3. Kellis Kaleopa’a

4. Sierra Lerback 


 1. Kevin Skvarna

 2. Justin Quintal

 3. Stevie Sawyer

 4. Johnny ‘The Ripper’ van Hohenstein

Duct Tape International © Grant Scholts

Rip Curl GromSearch #2 – Seal Point, Cape St Francis

Let’s not forget about the groms. The second event in the Gromsearch series occurs at Seal Point on 23/24 July, the weekend after the Corona Open JBay. 

It’s a perfect venue for the groms (U12- U18 Boys and Girls), and the froth is real for the groms. They will be so pumped after seeing their heroes surfing JBay that there will be unprecedented performances and loads of excitement amongst the best junior surfers in the country.

Entries are open here – and the GromSearch events are usually fully subscribed. Therefore, to ensure you get a chance to compete in this event, best to enter as soon as possible.

The Rip Curl GromSearch Seal Point is supported by the Cape St Francis Resort. They are offering discounted prices on their accommodation to all competitors and families. For more details, contact Anita at the Cape St Francis Resort 


t. 082 494 3755

The Rip Curl GromSearch Series are all Surfing South Africa Premier SAST events, with 1,000 points going to the winners and prizemoney per premier event.

Contestants must register as members of Surfing South Africa to compete in this Premier SAST Event. Click Here to register as an SSA member.