Novice surfers Constance Haas (Plumstead, U12), Sabrina Scott (Glencairn, U14) and current U16 girl’s ratings leader Kirsten Kingma will be looking to push home their advantage as the second of three Kahuna Surf Series events kicks off at Melkbosstrand this weekend.
Entries for the event closed on Monday 30 October, and more than sixty surfers who have not previously qualified for a final of a national surfing event have submitted their names for the seven categories to be contested.
Following the completion of the first event in the series at Muizenberg Corner earlier this month, newcomer Constance Haas (Plumstead) is top of the U12 girls standings, and Sabrina Scott (Glencairn) will be keen to add a second U14 girl’s title to the inaugural win she posted at Muizenberg.
In the U16 categories, current girl’s ratings leader Kirsten Kingma finished runner-up at Melkbos last year, and going one better at the same venue next weekend would put the Hout Bay teenager in pole position for the series title.
The finalists in KSS events receive prizes sponsored by a broad range of the country’s top surf and youth brands, including Reef Wetsuits, Kustom footwear, Puma sports, Island Style accessories, Palmers surfwax, Cobian sandals, Zigzag surfing magazine and Lifestyle Surf shop.
The series champions are determined by the total points accumulated over the three events, and they will receive commemorative medals, custom wetsuits from Reef, Freestyle watches and a three-day intensive surf training camp at the Kahuna Surfing Academy in Kommetjie.
There are also specialty prizes of Von Zipper eyewear for the top U16 girl, as well as a custom-designed DVG surfboard shaped by Kommetjie-based Dave van Ginkel for the best overall performer in the series.
Spectators and competitors are invited to participate in plenty of other beach activities and competitions during each event with great prizes of sponsors’ products.
Weather permitting, aircraft owner Manel Avela has offered to fly over the contest site on both days to photograph and video the event as well as keeping an eye open for any sharks that may be cruising in the vicinity of the competitors.
The Kahuna Surf Series is sanctioned by WP Surfing, the provincial governing body of the sport, and further details are available at the Kahuna Surf Acadamy website, where the Entry Form can be downloaded.
Kahuna Surf Series
Western Province Surfing sanctioned contests for novice surfers
Muizenberg – October 7 & 14
Melkbosstrand – November 4 & 5
Kommetjie – December 9 & 10
Click here to view gsport’s coverage of the first Kahuna Surf Series event.