Water sport in Umtamvuna coming up

2017-02-16 06:02
PHOTO: matti buys The 2017 Backyard Sessions Champion takes place on 25 February.

PHOTO: matti buys The 2017 Backyard Sessions Champion takes place on 25 February.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

IF you would like to witness some of the country’s and the world’s best water skaters perform, get down to Umtamvuna River Lodge on 25 Febraury.

That is where and when wakeskaters will compete for the title of the 2017 Backyard Sessions Champion.

“This year sees current WWA World Champion and Wakeskate Tour Champion Andrew Pastura from the USA bringing his expertise to the South Coast along with three-time IWWF Ladies World Champion, Zuzana Vrablova,” said organiser Matti Buys.

They will only compete, but also guide the local ladies in getting in the water and ultimately on a wakeskate. International wakeskaters such as Andrew Roehm and Cole Kraiss together with Port Edward’s Matti Buys and Kaylib Louw, will feature at the event.

“This year has an even better twist on it with the introduction of the junior divisions.”

Last year the Umtamvuna River Lodge noticed a huge growth in the participation of youngsters in the sports of wakeboarding and wakeskating as well as an impressive development in the level of riding from these children.

“One example that been of Creston High’s Kiera Booker who in the past seven months of wakeskating has shown immense growth.”

After competing in his first competition in Johannesburg earlier this month he will return home to ride in front of friends and family in the junior division.

“Hopefully this is a start of more to come from the talented South Coast riders.”

Other entertainment during the day will be children’s slides and a skate ramp. Food and drinks are available at the lodge.

The event starts at 9am and will run throughout the day until the start of pro finals at 5pm.

Entry is R30 for adults and R20 for kids at the gate.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.