Adaptive surfing champs crowned

THE Triggerfish Animation South African Adaptive Surfing Championships, hosted and organised by Durban-based non-profit company, Made for More and Surfing South Africa, took place at New Pier in Durban on Sunday, 5 August.

The waves were fun and contestable, with two to three foot set waves rolling through the iconic New Pier.

“The vibe on the beach was absolutely electric. We had a total of 27 competitors, 22 South Africans and five internationals showcasing their skill in the water. The wheelchair access mats were out and the accessible water chairs were ready to rock to make the competition and the day fully inclusive for all surfers and spectators,” said Julia van Zyl from Made for More.

Van Zyl said spectators had been inspired by the contestants who were admired and honoured for their bravery and surfing abilities. “Watching them shred and experience the stoke and the freedom of the ocean is why we do what we do. Well done to everyone and especially to all our newly crowned South African Adaptive Surfing Champions,” she said.

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