Dean Kaplan

The Big Bay Big Air Challenge went down with a bang this weekend. The 1st event of many to come i’m sure. The condition were fantastic, the turnout, amazing, and the vibe… incredible.

Big thanks goes out to Hans de Gelder for organising the Big Bay Big Air Challenge! The event was a massive success and well attended. 64 competitors including 8 women!

Emphasis was 100% on fun, and going big, keeping the big names out of the event meant everyone had a chance at taking gold, and the old school finally prevailed with some of SA’s 1st kiters walking away with silverware.

Lets hope our community can learn from this, and see how much fun there is to be had when everyone gets involved. and build on a great platform.

Oliver Umpierre

Niel Joubert – Braai Master

Donavon O’neal – The firestarter.

1 Heinrich Rohwer
2 Greg Thijsse
3 Colin Heckroodt


1 Hannah Whiteley
2 Nanette van der Snoek
3 Iva Lopes De Sarria

Over 35’s Men

1 Lanral Ruddock
2 Neill Niel Joubert
3 Clinton Santillan


1 Jason David van der Spuy
2 Eden Faclio
3 Leo Faclio

Lewis Crathern & Raymond Long did a great job behind the mic and judging all day.

For more info and upcoming events in Cape Town follow:

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