Goor wins JBU Supertrial Wildcard

2016-03-24 06:00
Kirsty McGillivray. Photo: CRAIG DOVE

Kirsty McGillivray. Photo: CRAIG DOVE

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WORLD-class surfer Calvin Goor from Salt Rocks is the stoked winner of the wildcard slot into the JBU Supertrial by RVCA, after claiming victory in the u.16 Boys division at the South Africa Surfing Future Legends Coaching Series held in Durban last weekend.

This event is the most prestigious invite-only event, and it awards a wildcard into the JBay Open WSL event, which forms part of the annual JBay Winterfest that is set to take place from July 8 to 19 this year.

“I’m over the moon about winning the wildcard into the JBU Supertrial,” says an elated Goor on hearing the news. “It is all I have dreamed of. To be able to paddle out at Supers with three other guys is going to be amazing. The Future Legends Coaching Series has been amazing for me as well. I used to know the judging criteria, but not fully understand it. The Legends coaches have clearly explained it to me and told me how to make it work during heat conditions. I feel as though I have a massive advantage now.”

With a many-tiered coaching system in place during the Future Legends Coaching Series, the surfers were put through their paces throughout the day, with surf and heat coaching, video review and analysis, skateboard correction and stretching and other physical conditioning techniques, all under the guidance of South African Surfing Legends Simon Nicholson, Paul Canning, Spider Murphy and Jason Ribbink, to name a few.

“This is not a surf contest,” says coach Bruce Jackson. “It’s a coaching day, using contest structures as a platform. We’re here to coach and motivate, educate and inform these surfers, and the best way to do this is to have them surf heats for us.”

Head judge Jono Hutchison, says, “Over the three events all the surfers have shown improvement. It’s clear that they have understood what is expected of them, worked towards their goals and have made steps forward, which is what this coaching series is all about.”

According to SASL’s Barry Wolins, this is the first step in the South African Surfing Legends vision. “The High Performance Surfing Academy is where we are going to start seeing results as our surfers start going through our professional coaching system and start developing mental and physical attributes that will elevate their surfing performances and get them onto the podiums.”

The series winners of the three divisions all received an invite to attend a course at the High Performance Surfing Academy. These series winners are:

U.13 Boys

1. Mitch Du Preez (EL)

2. James Ribbink (DBN)

3. Nate Spaulding (DBN)

4. Alex Townsend (CT)

U.16 Girls

1. Kirsty McGillivray (JBay)

2. Anna Jellema Butler (CT)

3. Sne Makubu (DBN)

4. Olivia Izzard (DBN)

U.16 Boys

1. Calvin Goor (Salt Rock)

2. Koby Oberholzer (DBN)

3. Angelo Faulkner (JBay)

4. Luke Slijpen (CT)

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