Local surfers excelled at the South African Junior Surf Champs held in Cape Town last week. Yesterday Gina Smith and Dylan Lighfoot were crowned SA Champions in the U/15 age groups while Emma Smith and Steven Saywer both took 3rd place in the Chmaps.

Our SA Champ, Dylan Lightfoot gets air in Cape Town.

The J’Bay quartet’s efforts saw EP take 2nd place overall at the Champs. Dylan found himself up against three Western Province surfers in the final of the Boy’s U/15 but kept his concentration and despite surfing with a knee brace pulled off a well earned victory that has earned him a deserved South African title.

I came to Cape Town just hoping for the best”, said Dylan after his victory. “I knew it was going to be hard because I don’t have a full range of movement in my knee so just took it one heat at a time. I am so stoked to have won!!!”.

Gina Smith totally dominated the final of the girls U/15 to claim her title as SA Champ. Older sister Emma had a great contest as well and earned a 3rd place finish in the final.

Gina Smith gets carried up the beach after winning the final at SA Champs.

Steven Saywer, surfing with an infected toe didnt get the waves he would have liked too in the final but also did EP proud by coming 3rd overall in the U17 boys division.

The EP team, led by the J'Bay surfers came 2nd at SA Champs in Cape Town

The vibe and team spirit in the EP team this year was awesome and many of the surfers said it was the best contest they had ever surfed in.

It seems to be only a matter of time before Jeffreys Bay produces a surfer who will do the town proud on the World Tour…….we want a local to win the Billabong…….

FULL RESULTS

U20 BOYS
1. MATTHEW BROMLEY (WP)
2. JACO STEYN (BOL)
3. SHAWN DENNIS (CENTRAL KZN)
4. KYLE GALLOWAY (BOR)

U20 GIRLS
1. TANIKA HOFFMAN (WP)
2. FAYE ZOETMULDER (EP)
3. ALICE MCGREGOR (BOR)
4. KIRSTY DELPORT (CENTRAL KZN)

U17 BOYS
1. MICHAEL FEBRUARY (WP)
2. RIGARD SMIT (BOL)
3. STEVEN SAWYER (EP)
4. DAVEY BRAND (WP)

U17 GIRLS
1. SARAH BAUM (KZN)
2. HEIDI PALMBOOM (CENTRAL KZN)
2. EMMA SMITH (EP)
3. SABRINA SCOTT (WP)

U15 BOYS
1. DYLAN LIGHTFOOT (EP)
2. BENJI BRAND (WP)
3. BRANDON BENJAMIN (WP)
4. MAX ARMSTRONG (WP)

U15 GIRLS
1. GINA SMITH (EP)
2. SHANNON MCGEE (EP)
3. NINA WOERMANN (WP)
4. CARRYN MCNICOL (CENTRAL KZN)

U13 BOYS
1. JORDY MAREE (WP)
2. STEFFEN BURROWS (BOL)
3. ADIN MASENCAMP (BOL)
4. MAX ARMSTRONG (WP)

U13 GIRLS
1. CHANELLE BOTHA (SKZN)
2. ANOUSH ZAKARIAN (BOL)
3. RUTH ARMSTRONG (WP)
4. CANA FOSTER (CENTRAL KZN)

 More results can be found at Surfing South Africa

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