Wimpy Rossi Pro-Am
5A Rated South African Bodyboarding Association (SABA) event
Margate Main Beach, Kwa-Zulu Natal south coast – Durban, South Africa
April 27 to April 29, 2007
Bodyboarders from around South Africa are gearing up for the eleventh annual Margate Wimpy/Rossi Pro-Am Bodyboarding event which takes place at Margate Beach from April 27 to 29. The 4A rated South African Bodyboarding Association (SABA) contest has grown from strength to strength and looks set to be even bigger this year. Entries for the prestigious event close on Monday, April 23; bodyboarders can download entry forms from the contest page.
The Wimpy/ Rossi Pro-Am event is known to attract scores of the country’s top bodyboarders with the occasional international rider entering as well. Over 130 entrants are expected to take part this year.
Margate Beach, on Kwa Zulu Natal’s south coast, has a reputation for attracting consistent, good quality waves. Spectators can look forward to seeing some spectacular high risk manoeuvres in some nail biting match-ups. There will be other beach activities such as the Factory 7 trampoline competition and also product give-aways.
Margate Beach Wimpy, Rossi Board Company and www.Factory7.co.za will again be joining forces as the main sponsors for the event providing lucrative cash prizes for the pro’s and drop knee divisions totalling R14, 400 and much-needed product prizes for other divisions. The R2, 400 prize purse in the Drop Knee division has been sponsored by Factory 7 which has resulted in the renaming of this category which is now known as F7 DK.
The contest is expected to run over two days to allow for a one day window period further improving the likelihood of getting perfect surf. The Wimpy/ Rossi Pro-Am briefing takes place on April 26 at 6.30pm in the Margate Hotel on Marine Drive.
Digital images of top bodyboarders are available on request.
Issued on behalf of:
South African Bodyboarding Association (SABA)
Southern Kwa-Zulu Natal Bodyboarding Contact:
Wayne Beekman (Chairman)
082 822 1825
Email: wayne @ venturenet.co.za
Olivia Jones Communications
082 537 8840
Email: olivia @ atomgate.com
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