Kumba West Coast Classic raises the bar!

posted on 8th March 2012

Kumba West Coast Classic 2012

Hosted by Boland Bodyboarding and Reef South Africa.
Main Sponsor: Kumba Iron Ore
Product Sponsors : Reef South Africa, Coca Cola, Powerade, BONAQUA, Glider Sunglasses.
Other Sponsors: Eureka Holiday Accommodation, Cederburg Municipality

SABA 6A rated event

Kumba Iron Ore, a mining division of Anglo American, has once again raised the bar and pushed the total prize money up to bring a 6A rated SABA event back to the South African circuit. This will be the richest event on the circuit this year. This year's pro division prize money adds up to R40 000 with the winner taking home R20 000 in cash. The overall prize money for the event exceed R75000.

Kumba Iron Ore Limited is a leading value-adding supplier of the highest quality iron ore to the global steel industry. Kumba is a member of the Anglo American plc group. Kumba engages with surrounding business partners like Boland Bodyboarding to promote sports and recreation, health and wellness with the aim of promoting positive, mutually beneficial outcomes in the areas where it operates.

REEF South Africa, once again will be the main product sponsor making sure this event is enriched with their high quality bodyboarding products. The familiar Coke Cola truck will be providing us with lots of entertainment again.

The latest big news is that this year's event will be live streamed to the internet creating lots of excitement for South African Bodyboarding. This enables us at last to showcase our country and our talent to the rest of South Africa and the world.

The event will be held as a roaming event spanning over 4-5 days. The dates for the event is the 4th-9th April 2012. Like in 2011, the same area of coast will be utilised for the event which stretches from the start of the gravel road before Muisbosskerm to the start of the toll road towards Elandsbay. The Cederburg Municipality has given the event exclusive access to this area of coast for the duration of the event.

A Development / Pro free surf session will be held during a time when the event is not running or on hold. This will give the event riders a chance to "adopt a grom" and to give back to the sport which has enriched us in so many ways. It is also a chance for the local kids to surf with their favorite bodyboarders, and have pictures taken with them. The event is also introducing sport massage services for the first time which will be available to the riders throughout the event.

A new division for the local Lamberstbay development riders will be introduced this year. These riders will compete in the main event but in their own division. This will give them a feel for competing in bigger events. Next year they will slot into the normal divisions.

For accommodation enquiries contact Eureka Accommodation. You can choose from units of 2, 4, 6 or 8 sleepers. Please make sure you fill a unit where possible before making a booking. You need to book fast as it is over school holidays and Easter.

Go to http://www.eureka-accommodation.co.za/accommodation.html
and speak to Edith or Tel : +27 027 432-1211 Fax : +27 027 432-2627 or Email : info@eureka-accommodation.co.za. This accommodation is on the beach, so get calling!

Get your entries in now to compete in some of the best waves the west coast has to offer.

See you there bru!

BBA

CONTEST INFO:

Dates: 4 April - 9 April 2012.
Pre-Contest briefing - 4 April at 19:00 - Eureka Meeting Center
Event kicks off on 5 April
Location: Lambertsbay, South Africa
Development / Pro clinic: TBA
Prize giving: TBA

Entry Form: http://www.bolandbodyboarding.co.za/wcc

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