Defending Champions S.W.O.T Surf Club host the Sea Harvest South African Interclub Championships at their home break this weekend.
Nineteen teams representing fifteen surf clubs from all parts of South Africa will be in action at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg this weekend in the seventh annual Sea Harvest SA Interclub Championships.
Fourteen 45 minute heats will be held over two days of Tag Team format competition as surfers representing clubs from the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KZN and Gauteng compete for the National Interclub Trophy.
The Sea Harvest SA Interclub Championships is an important Surfing South Africa tournament. It is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa and hosted by the 2017 Champions, S.W.O.T Surf Club.
In winning the 2017 Interclub Championships at Seal Point in Cape St Francis S.W.O.T Surf Club earned the right to not only chose their “stadium” for this year’s event.
The 2018 Sea Harvest SA Interclub Championships presented by Sport and Recreation SA will use the Aloha Cup “tag team” format which sees teams of four men and one woman competing against each other in 45 minute heats.
In this team styled surfing contest all the points scored by each of the surfers count towards the final team score.
Clubs must meet at the Surfers Corner at 8.00am this Saturday for the official briefing. The heats will start at 9.00am on Saturday and at 8.30am on Sunday.
The heats and format will be posted on the Surfing South Africa website www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za from tomorrow ( Wednesday February 21st).
Surfing South Africa is a member of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA). SSA is the recognized governing body for all surf riding in South Africa and is recognized as such by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa.
SA Champion and member of SWOT Surf Club, Brandon Benjamin, in action. Photo Ian Thurtell