Knight claims Cape Crown in Kommetjie

2019-09-17 06:00
Ceara Knight in action during the Cape Crown surfing event at Long Beach over the weekend. PHOTOs: WSL/Ian Thurtell

Ceara Knight in action during the Cape Crown surfing event at Long Beach over the weekend. PHOTOs: WSL/Ian Thurtell

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Kommetjie’s Ceara Knight won the women’s BOS Cape Crown presented by Sea Harvest World Surf League (WSL) Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) event at Long Beach in Kommetjie on Sunday 15 September.

This was the first internationally-rated surfing event to be held at Long Beach in 10 years.

Knight used her local knowledge and experience at Long Beach for a critical performance, defeating Durban’s Kayla Nogueira, East London’s Aimee du Preez and fellow Kommetjie surfer, Sarah Scott.

This was also Knight’s second Pro Junior career win. Luke Thompson from Durban won the men’s event, edging out the local favourites; Eli Beukes (Kommetjie), Luke Slijpen (Llandudno) as well Mitch du Preez (East London) in a close final to secure his second Pro Junior win of his career. With this win, he secures the number one position on the WSL Africa Junior rankings.

The fourth edition of this event, supported by the Western Cape department of culture and sport, also featured a 4A South African Surf Tour event presented by Surfing South Africa and hosted by the Cape Town Surfriders.

Results:

Men:

1. Luke Thompson - 9.60

2. Eli Beukes - 9.40

3. Luke Slijpen - 9.30

4. Mitch du Preez - 8.75

Women:

1. Ceara Knight - 12.75

2. Kayla Nogueira - 6.40

3. Aimee du Preez - 2.25

4. Sarah Scott - 1.45

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