Westcoast Boardriders Surf Event 4

Jaco Steyn

Another epic weekend of surfing at the West Coast Boardriders Surf event #4. The events are getting better and better, and these boys are setting the bar high for the other surf club in SA. Not to mension the high level of surfers at these events.
Looking forward to the start of the next series.

Results from event #4 Saturday 17 November.

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Mom of the day – Norm’s Mom
Dad of the day – Jason Neeleman (drive to the beach 5 times, between nappie duty)

Best Air- Diran Zakarian
Best Move – Rigard Smit
Stylemaster – Udi Lev
Retro craft – Greg Visagie

Boys (u/13)
1st – Julian Zens
2nd – Christian Venter
2012 series winner – Julian Zens
(wins a custom Dutchie surfboard sponsored by Redbull)

Juniors (u/17)
1st – Adin Masencamp
2nd – Norm Lotz
3rd – Gareth Williams
4th – Gabriel Bayhack
2012 series winner – Adin Masencamp

Girls
1st – Tanika Hoffman
2nd – Tarryn Chudleigh
3rd – Anoush Zakarian
2012 series winner – Anoush Zakarian

Masters (over 35)
1st – Adrian Fields
2nd – Leon v.d. Merwe
3rd – Dirk Wilson
4th – Nikki Venter
2012 series winner – Adrian Fields

Open Plate
1st – Rodney Somogyvari
2nd – Leon du Preez
3rd – Jason Neeleman
4th – Ettiene Buys

Open Pro
1st – Ryan Payne
2nd – Peder Christensen
3rd – Phillip Visagie
4th – Jaco Steyn
2012 series champion – Ryan Payne

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Exclusive pics from perfect Supertubes at the Billabong Jbay Pro 2012

 Billabong Pro Jbay 2012

Jeffreys Bay – Brazilian surfer Adriano De Souza is the winner of the Billabong Pro J-Bay 2012. Adriano defeated French surfer Joan Duru in small and difficult conditions in the final with a polished and dynamic display of small-wave surfing.

David Van Zyl

 

It was an icy winter day that dawned for the remaining competitors in the Billabong Pro J-Bay today, but with contestable waves running down the point, contest director Luke Egan showed no hesitation in sending the remaining competitors straight out into the water. “We’re going to crown a winner today, weather permitting,” said Egan.

 

Jordy Smith

First surprise of the morning was two- time and defending champion South African Jordy Smith getting eliminated by an on-form Joan Duru. In the small and inconsistent conditions, Jordy battled to find the high scoring waves, while Duru paddled into some good waves and rode them with confidence.

Second upset was a dominant Dale Staples defeating John John Florence from Hawaii. Surfing fast and smooth, Dale kept John John at bay all the way through to a nail-biting finish, with the young South African getting the nod from the judges. Dale was eventually knocked out by Aritz Aranburu (EUK) in the quarter-finals and finished as the highest placed South African in the event.

 

Maxime Huscenot

 

Although smaller than the absolute perfection that persisted throughout the first three days of competition, there were still excellent, high-scoring waves coming through and the remaining competitors were throwing it down on the fast, lined up Supertubes walls.

In the first semi-final it was Adriano De Souza against Ezekiel Lau (HAW) with the young Brazilian blasting his way through the heat and earning his spot in the final.

The ‘green room’ was the local hangout on this day.

 

The second semi-final was a one-sided affair between Duru and Aritz Aranburu (EUK), with Duru winning the heat comfortably and heading on to the final.

By the time the final heat paddled out, the bad weather that the contest organisers had been tracking all week was upon the competitors. With the onshore wind up and the rain falling, the two competitors went tooth and nail, with Duru quickly scoring a 9.27 out of a possible 10 points, showing that the conditions were still extremely contestable. after one particular wave Adriano De Souza lost a fin on the shallow inside rocks and chose to do a runaround, picking up his back up board in the process. Adriano slipped back into the line-up and picked up a nice little wave from way up the point that opened up for him and allowed him to score an 8.33 and victory.

 

Heats were run from dust till dawn

 

“I’ve come to South Africa and to Jeffreys Bay for so many years, and have always seen the guys win the Billabong Pro, and now it’s my turn,” said Adriano. “I’m just so happy, and I’m going to remember this win for my whole life. J-Bay is a special place for me and hopefully see you again next year.”

The Nixon Winner Takes All prize of a US$10,000 jewel-encrusted Nixon watch for the highest heat score of the event went to Nathan Hedge (AUS) for his incredible 19.27 score in the first round of the event. “What a sick prize,” said Nathan. “A few years ago I was in the final with AI and he needed a ten to beat me and he got it, so maybe it was AI who sent me the ten this year.”

Jordy Smith scoring a perfect 10

 

2012 Billabong Pro J-Bay Results
Final
1. Adriano de Souza BRA 16
2. Joan Duru FRA 13.60

Semifinals
Adrian de Souza BRA 15, Ezekiel Lau 5.57
Joan Duri BRA 14.93, Aritz Aranburu EUK

Mike February

 

NSRI in the water and on the ski’s all day looking after the riders.

 

Lines like this rolling in all day long

 

 

Billabong Pro Jbay 2012

 

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Westcoast Boardriders results and pics

Westcoast Boardriders event #2 went down this weekend with a bang. Day 1 saw some clean 2-3ft glassy conditions, and some epic surfing. We saw some of SA’s top surfers putting a a huge display including the likes of Shane Thorne, Ryan Payne, Diran Zak and Brandon Benjamin. On day 2 the swell dropped off a bit and we moved down to Derde’s for some fun wave’s and good surfing. The contest was however put on hold when organizers had to remove a man (Justin Kemp) while attempting to surf the contest in his ‘tiny winy pokerdot bikini’ (the bikini was later returned to it’s rightful owner)

The level of surfing in this event was amazing to see.  The public and brand support was fantastic  and of course seeing a surf community ‘Weskus’ putting their heads and hearts together to take our sport and lifestyle to the next level. Thanks to everyone involved.

All funds raised went to the Shark Spotters Program to ensure our playground is kept as safe as possible for all ocean users.

Results

Open Pro:

1st Ryan Payne

2nd Shane Thorne

3rd Diran Zakarian

4th Jochaid Salie

Jeandre Blignault

 

Open Plate:

1st Gareth Moyes

2nd Jason Neeleman

3rd Arron Heldsiger

4th Luke Venter

Tristan Lev

Juniors:

1st Brandon Benjamin

2nd Tristan Lev

3rd Greg Visagie

4th Adin Masencamp

Masters:

1st Adrian Fields

2nd Nikkie Venter

3rd Steve Gadd

4th Leon vd Merwe

Brandon Benjamin

Girls:

1st Chantelle Rautenbach

2nd Anoush Zakarian

3rd Krystal Tavenor

4th Caylin de Reuck

5th Lindi Louw

Jochaid Salie

VZ expression session:

Power turn. Shane Thorne

Best Move. Adin Masencamp

Best Air. Diran Zakarian

Best wave. Jochaid Salie

Jeandre Blignault

 

Weskus

Retro Heat:

Best noseride. Tyrone Jensen

Best Move. Tristan Lev

Retro Craft. Herman Oosthuizen

Style master. Greg Visagie

Legend award. Ted Preciado

Robbie Schofield

Extras:

Most Improved. Ben Alheit

Sportmanship award. Justin Kemp

Raw deal award. Rafael Gomes

Mom of the day. Shannon Masencamp

Dad of the day. Nikkie Venter

Youngest competitor. Christian Venter

Froth award. J ulian Zens

Freedom of Expression. Tyrone Jensen

Diran Zak

 

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Diran Zak

 

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2012 Billabong Sa Champs Results, Pics & Video

Photo by: Alan Van Gysen.

Misty Cliffs, Cape Town – The final day of the Billabong SA Champs went down in great surf at Misty Cliffs today. With a slightly smaller swell and light winds, the fourth and final day of the Billabong SA Champs headed over the hill from Kommetjie to Misty Cliffs, where three to four-foot peaks made for some excellent conditions for the competitors to show their skills.

In the team awards it was Western Province continuing their undefeated series of victories on home soil. WP have yet to be beaten whenever the SA Champs are held in Cape Town.

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Photo: Alan Van Gysen.

In the U20 Girls Heidi Palmboom from KZNC is the new champion. She beat Tanika Hoffman (WP), Emma Smith (EP) and Nikita Kekana (SKZN) into second, third and fourth place respectively.

The U20 Boys was an air-off between Mikey February (WP) and Dylan Lightfoot (EP), with local boy February getting the nod and beating Lightfoot into second. Jarred Veldhuis (EP) was third and Steven Sawyer (EP) came in fourth place.

Nikita Robb from Border was the eventual winner in the Open Women’s division, retaining her title in the process. She beat Chantelle Rautenbach (Bol) in second, Tarryn Chudleigh (WP) in third and Krystal Tavenor (Bol) in fourth place.

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Phot: Alan Van Gysen.

The 2012 Open Mens Champion is Casey Grant (SKZN). Dan Redman (KZNC) was a close second, ahead of Beyrick De Vries (KZNC) in third and defending champion Greg Emslie (Bor) in fourth.

The VonZipper Air Show was a punt-fest into the cross shore conditions, with Diran Zakarian (Bol) taking it, and the R1000.

One of the new awards, the Kustom Kustomized Maneuver, went to Jared Veldhuis (WP) along with the R1000 prizemoney.

The DaKine Highest Heat Score Award and R1000 went to Dan Redman for the highest heat score of the event with 17 points.

The Zigzag Blowing Up Award and R3000 went to Max Armstrong (WP).

The BuchuLife Performance Award and R2000 went to Nikita Kekana (SKZN)

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Photo: Alan Van Gysen.

The final team placings were:
1. WP – 43950
2. KZNC – 38782
3. EP – 37418
4. BOR – 36840
5. BOL – 35528
6. SKZN – 33990
7. SC – 24660
8. Zul – 19736

Winners! Photo: Alan Van Gysen.

Watch the highlights the 2012 Billabong SA Champs

 

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