The O’Neill Scottburgh Pro which is scheduled to take place in Scottburgh on the Kwa Zulu Natal south coast at the weekend may be postponed due to the onslaught of the mammoth 25 foot swell that has wreaked havoc in KZN over the past few days.
Entries are flowing in at a rate of knots for the upcoming inaugural O’Neill Scottburgh Pro which takes place on March 24 and 25 at Scottburgh beach.
South Africa’s top-rated surfer Rosy Hodge was unexpectedly dumped out of the 5-star Midori Pro at Merewether Beach, in New South Wales, after her two best waves scored a 5.9 and failed to impress the judges, who adjudged the USA’s Kim Mayer best at 8.93, followed by Australia’s Laurina McGrath’s 7.77.
South African girls in surfing action this week in Australia include Nikita Robb, Tammy Lee Smith and Rosy Hodge, who are both entered for the five-star Midori Pro at Merewether Beach, in New South Wales.
The Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour forced Surfing South Africa and hosts WP Surfing to run the early heats of the Roxy Surf Jam on Friday afternoon, and complete the event on Saturday March 10, instead of Sunday.
Pollock Beach in Port Elizabeth will play host to Surfing South Africa’s premier entry-level surf tournament, when the 2007 Reef Wetsuits SA Grommet Games takes place from April 5 to 8.
East Londoner Rosanne Hodge was defeated in round three of the opening event of the 2007 ASP Women’s World Tour, the R580 000 Roxy Pro Gold Coast, after losing to the world number two, Australian Melanie Redman-Carr.
After a mission to scour the coast in search of quality waves, event organizers of the Roxy Pro in Coolangatta, Australia, have decided to call a lay day, delaying SA’s Rosie Hodge’s third round contest in her first ASP World Tour competition.
East London’s Rosanne Hodge marked her debut on surfing’s 2007 ASP Women’s World Tour by defeating 2004 World Champ Sofia Mulanovich (Peru) to move into the third round of the US $80 000 (approx R565 000) Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Samsung in Australia on Tuesday.
On Saturday Nikita Robb recorded the first perfect 10 point ride in the 2007 Billabong Junior Series, but it was local girl Tarryn Chudleigh who prevailed on the final on day four, ending the first of five events at St Michaels-on-Sea.
The 11th annual Billabong Junior Series got off to a blazing start as more than 130 competitors were greeted with consistent overhead one to 1.5 metre (3-5 foot) waves peeling down the famous St Michaels-on-Sea point on day one of the four day event.
More than 130 of the country’s top surfers aged 20 and younger will be taking to the waves at St Michaels-on-Sea on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast from Thursday to Sunday for the first of five events in the R220 000 Billabong Junior Series.