Tarryn Scoops U20 Roxy Surf Jam

by | Mar 12, 2007

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.

From left to right, Bianca Buitendag (2nd), Lisa Mace (3rd), Tarryn Chudleigh (winner) and Holly Armstrong (4th) were the top 4 contenders of the U20 Pro Junior Girls category of the Cape Town leg of the Roxy Surf Jam on Saturday. Picture: Brenton Geach 

Six heats were held at Long Beach Kommetjie in perfect weather and excellent conditions on the Friday, but thick mist over Long Beach on the second day of competition saw the mobile element of the Surf Jam kick in, as the contest moved over to Muizenberg Pavilion.

The waves at Muizenberg were in the contestable two-to-three foot range throughout the day, and conditions on the beach were warm with little wind.

After a disappointing run in the Under 18 division, WP Junior Surfer of 2006 Tarryn Chudleigh of Kommetjie came good in the premier U20 Pro Junior Girls division to beat a plucky Bianca Buitendag into the runner up spot.

Lisa Mace placed third and fellow Kommetjie surfer Holly Armstrong ended fourth in this super-competitive division, which attracted an entry of 29 surfers.

“I am stoked,” said Chudleigh after the event. “The waves were really fun and I got some good sets.

From left to right, Bianca Buitendag (2nd), Lisa Mace (3rd), Tarryn Chudleigh (winner) and Holly Armstrong (4th) were the top 4 contenders of the U20 Pro Junior Girls category of the Cape Town leg of the Roxy Surf Jam on Saturday. Picture: Brenton Geach

”I had lefts and rights in the final, and they were all pretty good. Bianca (Buitendag) was ripping the whole day, and so was Holly (Armstrong).”

The Surf Jam champion was upbeat about the rest of the year, saying “I’m just going to surf all the events that I can, and keep on winning as many as possible.”

Plucky and talented Adele Nortje of Mossel Bay took honours in the U18 division, beating National junior team member Chantelle Rautenbach of Melkbosstrand into second place.

Tarryn Kyte of Marina da Gama earned a third place in her first ever final while Lisa Mace of Kommetjie came fourth.

Muizenberg local Danielle Johnson won all her heats in the Under 16 Division, including the final where she beat National Junior team member Tanika Hoffman into the runner up spot.

Faye Zoetmulder from Blue Water Bay in the Eastern Cape placed third, and Durban’s Kirsty Delport was fourth.

In the competitive U14 division Roxy Team rider Bianca Buitendag of George beat Bluff visitor Heidi Palmboom, with Alex Morris of St James filling third place and Durban’s Sarah Baum filling the fourth slot.

Over R8500 in prizemoney was paid out to the finalists in the four divisions.

The next and final Surf Jam for 2007 will take place on May 26 and 27 in Durban, and the Roxy Wahine Cup, the biggest stand-alone girls event in the country, will also take place in Durban on the first weekend in December.

Surfers wishing to enter the surf Jam in Durban can complete the online entry form on the Surfing South Africa website.

The Roxy Surf Jams and the Roxy Wahine Cup are all sanctioned by Surfing South Africa with the Under 20 Pro Junior Girl and Women’s divisions part and parcel of the 2007 SSA Pro Surf Tour.

All three will be covered on Boardriders TV, which is set for extensive broadcast time on Supersport during 2007.

U20 Pro Junior Girls
1. Tarryn Chudleigh (Kommetjie, CT)
2. Bianca Buitendag (George)
3. Lisa Mace (Kommetjie, CT)
4. Holly Armstrong (Kommetjie, CT)

U18
1. Adele Nortje (Mossel Bay)
2. Chantelle Rautenbach (Melkbosstrand, W/Cape)
3. Tarryn Kyte (Marina da Gama, CT)
4. Lisa Mace (Kommetjie, CT)

U16
1. Danielle Johnson (Muizenberg, CT)
2. Tanika Hoffman (Kommetjie, CT)
3. Faye Zoetmulder (Bluewater Bay, PE)
4. Kirsty Delport (Dbn)

U14
1. Bianca Buitendag (George)
2. Heidi Palmboom (Bluff, Dbn)
3. Alex Morris (St James, CT)
4. Sarah Baum (Athlone Park, Dbn)

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