GB Surf 2018 SA Longboard Championship

Hi Everyone!

I hope 2018 is full of prosperity and heaps of waves for everyone!

It’s just three and a half months to our SA Champs up at Lamberts and preparations are well under way. It’s going to be a real big family bash and if the surf plays its part, it’s going to be epic.

I am really stoked and happy to announce that the 2018 SA Champs will be named ‘GB SURF 2018 SA LONGBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS’ thanks to the amazingly generous sponsorship of the event by George Bunting of GB Surfboards. George is one of the original Berg crew and has done so much for Longboarding in WP over the years!!.

To confirm our trial dates are as follows:-

  • Trial 1: 10/11 Feb
  • Trial 2: 24/25 Feb
  • Trial 3: 17/18 March
  • Colours Evening: 14 April
  • SA Champs: 25/29 April

As I have mentioned previously, the Champs have been reduced from 7 to 5 days, at the request of all provinces.
This has resulted in the need to adjust the team as well as division structures. We have consulted all provincial chairpersons and the final format is the most feasible given the time frames allowed.

The event costs escalate significantly each year. To successfully run the Trials, WP Champs as well as SA’s, we need your support. We are aware of the fact that cash is tight, and the Committee agreed last year to retain the level of fees for this year.

Membership fees are now due and will include the following:-

  • Trials
  • WP Longboarding will pay entry fees for team members at SA Champs.

Fees are as follows:

  • Main member: R500
  • Each family member thereafter: R250

Guys, we cannot operate without assistance, so please get those fees paid as soon as possible. If you surf a trial, fees are due, even if you only surf one!
We will be adopting the No Pay-No Surf policy.

I know some folks have already booked accommodation in either Elands or Lamberts for the SA Champs, and we will be sending out some information on options and contact details for different price ranges for accommodation in the next week or so.

Our SA Team leaves shortly for China, so Good Luck to the guys and I am sure you will make Longboarding proud!

Carl Zimmerman | Chairman – Western Province Longboarding
Cell: 078 010 7994