The second and final trial for the Springbok surf team will take place in St Francis Bay this weekend.
The Eastern Cape has a strong line up of surfers with Dane Staples from St Francis Bay, Steven Sawyer, Emma Smith and Gina Smith from Jeffreys Bay all determined to surf well and gain their Springbok colours.
They will be competing against the top surfers of South Africa, to make up the final team. Michael February, Sarah Baum and Dylan Lightfoot (Jeffreys Bay) have already gained their selection and are the first seeds in the Springbok Junior team for winning their respective divisions at SA Champs in 2010.
Graham Hinds, from St Francis Bay, one of the most respected coaches in South Africa and highly regarded internationally, will be the National coach for the Springbok team this year. The team will travel to Peru to take part in the World Games at the end of May.