A former World Champion, a bunch of National champions, current and former South African Team members, and a host of top locals will bring the Surfing South Africa year to a fitting climax when they compete in the Guido’s SA Open of Surfing, at Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape on December 3 & 4.
Two time World Masters Women’s champion and multiple SA Champion, Heather Clark of Port Shepstone, current South African champions Greg Emslie of East London and Nikita Robb of Cape Town as well as Under 20 and Under 17 SA Champion Sarah Baum of Durban are set to top the list of entries in the 2A rated PST event which offers R15,000 in prize money, courtesy of Guido’s.
Emslie and Robb won their National titles at the Billabong SA Championships in Seal Point earlier this year. Baum took the Under 20 crown at Seal Point and then went on to win the Western Province Open in Cape Town and the Under 17 title at the recent Hurley SA Junior Championships in Durban.
Emslie also became the SA Masters Champion at the National Masters Championships held at Nahoon Reef in East London in August and will arrive in Port Alfred as the defending SA Open champion.
Entries are still open and with plenty of prize money and PST points on offer in both the Men’s and Women’s events, a trip down to Port Alfred seems like a good idea.
The Guido’s SA Open of Surfing is hosted by the Kowie Boardriders and presented by Surfing South Africa. It forms part of the 2011 Surfing South Africa Pro Surf Tour.
Entries can be completed online at www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za