Morley Achieves the Impossible on Day One
posted by Olivia Jones on 18th March 2006
Sport Unlimited Reef Spur dEBIS Cape Classic
4A rated South African Bodyboarding Association (SABA) rated event
Glen Beach, Cape Town - South Africa
March 18 & 19, 2006
Mossel Bay bodyboarder Adam Morley achieved what is generally considered to be impossible by scoring a flawless 20 out of 20 points for two perfect rides in the Sport Unlimited Reef Spur dEBIS Cape Classic held at Glen Beach in Cape Town today (March 18).
Superb, barrelling 1.5-metre (3 to 4 ft) waves coupled with picture perfect weather set the scene for an exciting day of world class bodyboarding action. The wind picked up to a fresh south westerly later in the day; Sunday is expected to yield a slight drop in swell and a possible north westerly wind.
Morley, one of the favourites for the junior title kicked off his winning streak when he caught a wedging right breaking wave; he began his assault by boosting a big inverted air which he backed up with two rolls. The second perfect ten was awarded to the Mossel Bay local for cleanly executing a huge air-roll-spin and another roll.
Event organisers were pleased with the smooth running of the Sport Unlimited Reef Spur dEBIS Cape Classic which included the Western Province Development Clinic. The clinic attracted approximately 20 youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Table View and Ocean View areas and each one of them left the beach with a smile and a newfound passion for wave riding.
The first heat hits the water on Sunday at 7.50am with the finals anticipated to take place at about 3.00pm. The Camps Bay Soccer Club is hosting the event prize giving at 6.00pm.
The Sport Unlimited Reef Spur dEBIS Cape Classic is the richest South African Bodyboarding Association (SABA) tournament ever held in the Cape and it is the second event on the 2006 SABA nationwide tour; the total value of the prizes is R70, 000.
Divisions include pro, boys, juniors, men, women, masters, drop knee, under 12 boys, under 16 girls and a development section which is designed to provide a golden opportunity for young stars to showcase their talent.
In addition to the generous prizes there will be valuable South African Bodyboarding Association (SABA) rating points up for grabs which accumulate over the year to determine the ultimate SABA champion as well as influencing the national team selection.
The Son Surf Christian surf organization beach sports proved to be extremely popular with members of the public enjoying beach soccer, volleyball and rugby.
A host of generous sponsors have made the prestigious event possible; these include Sport Unlimited, Reef, deBIS Fleet Management, Arnette sunglasses, Mike Stewart Science Project and Spur.
SABA would like to thank Afrique de Sud Backpackers for organising special rates for competitors; they can be contacted on (021) 4399028.
To read more about the latest news and views in SA bodyboarding circles visit South Africa’s most informative bodyboarding website www.sixty40.co.za
Issued on behalf of:
South African Bodyboarding Association (SABA)
Western Province Bodyboarding Association Contact:
Angus Houston (Chairman)
082 920 5311
Email: [email protected]
Olivia Jones Communications
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21st March 2006 20:41
|WELL DONE!!! your on your own level right now, NO junior is even close to you. Mossel Bay sooooooooo under-rated... Well done to Wesley Holme on doing well @ the world surfing games trials...|
19th March 2006 19:12
|Well done Adam you make us proud.|
Kevin Theresa Trevor
Viva la Mossel Bay