SA's best bodyboarders head to South Coast

2010-11-22 00:00

THERE is less than a month to go until the biggest payday for a single bodyboarder in the history of the sport in South Africa.

The Anytime Holiday Rentals Xtreme Bodyboarding Showdown has attracted entries from the nation’s finest competitors. The bodyboarding event will be one of the highlights of the South Coast FeverX Games in Margate and runs from December 13 to December 17.

“We are incredibly proud to be backing this historic bodyboarding event on the south coast. Sponsoring this event during peak holiday season at a prime location is a perfect fit for our brand, Anytime Holiday Rentals, which is proud to offer accommodation in 200 resorts country wide,” said Neville Beekman, director of the Beekman Group which consists of Anytime Holiday Rentals, The Holiday Club, Body Bliss Spas and the Beekman Management Portfolio.

The Anytime Holiday Rentals Xtreme Bodyboarding Showdown boasts R10 000 in cash for first place. Entries have been pouring in and current SA bodyboarding champion and World Tour campaigner, Mark McCarthy (Richards Bay), has confirmed his place in the event. McCarthy­ will be among the favourites who is tipped to win, but will face a strong challenge from the south Ccoast locals who recently won the team trophy at the SA Bodyboarding Championships in Durban. McCarthy will arrive home fresh from competing at an IBA World Tour Event in the Canary Islands in early December.

The event will be held on the single best day of surf in the waiting period from December 13 to December 17. It is set to be the most hardcore bodyboarding event held in South Africa with the contest area extending from Port Edward in the south all the way to Scottburgh in the north. The specific­ surf breaks have not been named in order to protect their status as “secret spots”.

“Traditionally bodyboarders have been the pioneers of the world’s most extreme surf breaks. We plan to put our sport in the media spotlight at the forefront of extreme water sports,” said bodyboarding event organiser Martin Otto.

For more information, visit or www.feverx. Bodyboarders who are interested in entering can phone 039 315 1814 or submit applications via e-mail at — Witness Reporter.

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