posted by Olivia Jones on 2nd June 200530 bodyboarders, nine days, Boland’s biggest waves, these are the ingredients required to stage the 2005 Bayview Shootout in Hermanus from 25 June to 3 July.
9th June 2005 20:08
|Rocki r u scared that the groms will charge bigger than u?|
Why do u judge the ""rebel"groms" before u have even seen them surf?
why do you sit on ur arse and judge the people that actualy stands up and overcome their fears.Why dont u support them?
Thats what bodyboarding is all about,pushing ur limits.
5th June 2005 16:54
i hace pmed you but you never replyed,i agree with martin or mark,which was it...i am doing this piurely to push my surfin and the sport into the next level.
if groms werent allowed to enter then none of our names would be down,i know bayview is heavy and i have the utmost respect for anyone who surfs it and the wave itself.
i know all the isks involved,and i will admit i am very scared,but i know what i can handle and what cant,i wont be doing anything stupid or out of my league..
thanks for the words of warning.
4th June 2005 19:51
|FYI The organisers are ensuring that everyone is aware of the risks involved. No-one wants injusries/fatalities!|
As for whether or not the groms should enter - there are groms that are capable, just look at Andre Botha and going back a few years Adam 'Wingnut' Smith who has been charging Shark Island since the age of 12. If you are capable then go for it and you should always push your limits. But you should know when those limits are way beyond your abilities and be responsible enough to admit that and not paddle out - if not you will be putting others at risk should it come to a rescue situation.
4th June 2005 18:12
|i think it`s kief that ous as young as 15 are entering, because that will just show the stand-up surfers just how much bodyboarders really charge, but those groms MUST catch at least one wave over 10ft. it does not help just entering so that you can get a name for yourself among the pro`s or older bodyboarders and not catch anything `cause you`ll just make a fool of yourself. any old dick, tom or harry can enter but not many will have the courage to see the task through.|
4th June 2005 10:37
|With all due respect Rockie, I am sure these guys including myself entered the event to only push our own boundries to a certian extent. So what if some of the guys do not go in? At least they've gone so far as to actually enter the event and want to be part of something words can't describe. Big up to all the groms that is already part of the event just by entering. Good luck.|
3rd June 2005 20:25
|Addressing all the rebel 'groms' that are entering the bigwave and THINK they'l surf Bayview [in exses of 10ft]: why are u much of pissys doing entering this comp? is it for the recognition or the media coverage, coz when u get there you will relise how big and heavy it really is and you'l say to yourself: 'waht the f*ck am i dong here!?!?'. And if u manage to scrape enough courage together to paddle out you will probally end up in hospital. So the message I i am try to bring accross to you that think you'l take on one of the biggest spots in SA, baview is bigger than your ego's, MUCH MUCH BIGGER. i.o.w. U think you know but you have NO IDEA!|
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