Tow-Outs Make History at Plett Bodyboarding Event
posted by Olivia Jones on 5th July 2006SABA Wedge Classic
5A Rated South African Bodyboarding Association (SABA) sanctioned event
Sponsored by: First National Bank, Robberg Seafoods, Wavecrest Distributors, Ocean Life, Fish Bone Design Studio and deBIS Fleet Management
The Wedge, Plettenberg Bay – Southern Cape
3 to 7 July, 2006
A handful of top pro bodyboarders made history at the SABA Wedge Classic in Plettenberg Bay being involved in the first bodyboarding tow-out display held at a contest. Standouts that boosted big Jet Ski assisted aerial manoeuvres include Sacha Specker (Cape Town) and Marc Jucker (Port Elizabeth).
The waves improved slightly with a marginal increase in swell generating one metre waves fanned by offshore winds. Better conditions are expected on Thursday in time for the Pro and Drop Knee quarterfinals.
Wedge locals Sampi Kamffer and Wayne Craig excelled advancing to the next round of both divisions that they entered.
The SABA Wedge Classic is also supported by Bitou tourism; they will provide activities on the beach to ensure that the whole family is entertained with particular focus on fun events for children.
This year’s event has received an even bigger cash boost from sponsors First National Bank, Robberg Seafoods, Wavecrest Distributors, Ocean Life, deBIS Fleet Management and Fish Bone Design Studio. Product sponsors include Red Bull, Reef Brazil, Arnette Sunglasses and Logic Magazine.
The SABA Wedge Classic is the fourth event on the national circuit which counts towards the crowning of the year end champions in the Pro, Boys, Juniors, Men, Women, Masters, Drop knee, Under 12 boys, Under 16 girls and Development divisions.
WEDGE CLASSIC SCHEDULE
6 July (day 3 of contest) - Beach activities and coaching clinic for riders at 12h00 (Road Warriors autographing afterwards). Possibility of Beach Party (weather permitting). Red Bull going to show DVD's on Bettie or Final In door soccer 4 players
7 July (final day of contest) - Tow out final (time to be announced). Prize Giving at Formosa Inn at 18h45. After party 22h30 at VIP in Plett (Over 18 only)
Issued on behalf of:
South African Bodyboarding Association (SABA) and WCD
For more information please contact Wayne Craig
083 463 7102
Or Steve Polinski
082 573 3173
Olivia Jones Communications
082 537 8840