Billabong Junior Series – Cape Town

Wow! The waves flared, the weather was great for Cape Town winter and the groms were abusing the ocean with incredible surfing! I spent the weekend at Long Beach on the mic with good mate Dutchie and we were thoroughly entertained. These Junior events just get better and better with every event and I cannot wait for the big final event in Seal Point next month. Who were my picks from the event? Diran Zakarian ripped and punted one of the biggest airs in a comp ever, so he won the Under 20 division. But, my pick from this division was definitely Steven Sawyer, from Jbay, who was on fire on the final day. It was really good to see him surfing his forehand for once and the guy has both directions waxed! Josh Smit took his second Under 18 win for the year and is looking more and more polished every time I see him surf. Was stoked to see my cuz, Britney Linder owning her first heat in the Under 18 girls. I thought she was a little ripped not to make her next heat (And that is not just the blood relative talking!) In the groms, Max Elkington is looking such a good call for the future! This kid charges for a little Under 12 and probably would have given the Under 14 kids a run for their money. The other good news is that we can cancel the use of “development surfers” in the junior ranks. Kids like Ntando Msibi and the Faulkner brothers are caning it and will earn their respect in the water from their surfing and nothing else! So join us next month at Seal Point, which went off for the comp last year and come see our bright junior future ripping!