The Mother City gears up for the 25th annual South African Bodyboarding Champs

posted by Simon Heale on 17th September 2011

For its 25th year on this earth the Mother City plays host to the biggest gathering in SA Bodyboarding this year. From the 3rd-8th of October at Big Bay, focussed veterans and overexcited groms from all over the country will be going head to head for that very exclusive title of SA Champ for their respective divisions.

There will be a host of beach activities going down throughout the week, including a development clinic, beach soccer; grom dance offs as well as a very exclusive premier of an all NEW South African made Bodyboarding video by the one and only Greg Fraser.

Last year's Pro division winner Mark McCarthy will not be there to defend his crown, due to his commitments to seeking the world championship crown at the IBA Reunion Island Event. But this does mean that one thing is certain; there will be a new Pro SA champion in 2011. Each team has a stacked line up from high profile locals to unknown rippers, so it's anyone's game.

Will Southern KZN be able to retain their title they so rightfully earned last year on Central KZN's home turf? Or will Central have that fighting dog spirit to claw their way back from last year's upset? Or will the hosts, WP, be able to claim their own ground and the gold that has eluded them so closely for years? Or will Boland, Northern KZN or EP hit everyone between the eyes and say "Hey, Ek se whoa, that title is ours ne". Well Northern wouldn't say that because they don't speak Afrikaans, and I don't know the Zulu translation, but you can well imagine how scary it would be.

So tell everyone you know, make it your Facebook status, do some sky-writing, it doesn't matter how or what, just make sure you are there to watch this battle go down.

Facebook Poll: Which team is your money on to lift the Fishman trophy?

A big thanks goes out to our sponsors so far:

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Remember, show support for and know those who give back to our amazing sport in South Africa and reap the rewards you could only dream of.

See you all down there.

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