The women’s surfing world is gearing itself up for the latest annual Roxy Wahine Cup, set to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Durban this December. The event is always hugely popular, with both pro and amateur competitors travelling from far and wide to take part.
This year you can expect to see local surfers such as Kirst Delport and Sarah Baum mixing it up with bigger household names Heather Clark (Port Shepstone) Tanika Hoffman (Cape Town) Tarryn Chudleigh (Kommetjie) and Nikita Robb (East London).
The three day event will take place from 5-7 December 2008, a weekend that is historically always warm and sunny. Suncoast beach, the chosen site, has almost perfect surfing conditions so expect to see some awesome moves.
In addition to the entertainment on the water, crowds will be treated to some top quality live performances across the entire weekend, with Stealing Love Jones, Shannon Hope (former lead singer of Ketamine), Dave McMillan, Roly Struckmeyer, Thirty Three and Cornel Meyer all putting in an appearance. There will also be sets by top DJ’s – head to the lawns to check them out – and if all the excitement gets too much then the chill-out tent is the perfect place to unwind.
The Roxy Wahine Cup is a must in the ladies surfing calendar and all the top names in the industry want to compete in this important event. Former World Tour surfer and last year’s open champion Heather Clark will be among the list of competitors, providing some stiff competition and nail-biting rounds. The winner of the open division will receive R10,000, a prize that is definitely not to be sniffed at.
Another very popular part of the event is the Novice Division, aimed at those who have never competed in previous contests. First prize for this is an amazing one-year sponsorship with Roxy, nerves will definitely be running high...