Kommetjie surfers sweep series

2017-10-03 06:05

Jake Elkington from Kommetjie clinched the premier u.18 boys’ Billabong junior series title in Cape St Francis on Sunday.

The 20th annual champions were crowned after the fourth and final event in this year’s series was completed in highly contestable waves and glassy conditions.

Jake’s win earned him a coveted trip to Bali. Elkington also topped the World Surf League (WSL) Africa junior regional rankings and he is this year’s WSL Africa junior champion.

Ceara Knight from Cape Town secured two event victories on her way to the u.14 girls’ title. Caroline Brown, also from Cape Town, placed third.

Kyra Bennie from Vredehoek walked away as the u.12 boys’ series champion, winning three of the four events this year.

The seven finals run on Sunday produced phenomenal surfing, with Ford van Jaarsveldt from Kommetjie capturing his first WSL junior qualifying series men’s event victory after defeating Calvin Goor.

Final series rankings u.18 boys

1. Jake Elkington (Kommetjie)

2. Ford van Jaarsveldt (Kommetjie)

3. Max Elkington (Kommetjie)

u.18 girls

1. Sophie Bell (Salt Rock)

2. Summer Sutton (Kommetjie)

3. Kayla Nogueira (uMhlanga)

u.16 boys

1. Angelo Faulkner (Jeffreys Bay)

2. Saxton Randall (Durban)

3. York van Jaarsveldt (Kommetjie)

u.16 girls

1. Tayla de Coning (East London)

2. Kayla Nogueira (uMhlanga)

3. Summer Sutton (Kommetjie)

u.14 boys

1. Daniel Emslie (East London)

2. Mitch du Preez (East London)

3. Luke Thompson (Durban)

u.14 girls

1. Ceara Knight (Cape Town)

2. Zoe Steyn (East London)

3. Caroline Brown (Cape Town)

u.12 boys

1. Kyra Bennie (Vredehoek)

2. C-Jay Posthumus (Port Elizabeth)

3. Kai Hall (Durban)

Jake Elkington from Kommetjie clinched the premier u.18 boys’ Billabong junior series title in Cape St Francis on Sunday.

The 20th annual champions were crowned after the fourth and final event in this year’s series was completed in highly contestable waves and glassy conditions.

Jake’s win earned him a coveted trip to Bali. Elkington also topped the World Surf League (WSL) Africa junior regional rankings and he is this year’s WSL Africa junior champion.

Ceara Knight from Cape Town secured two event victories on her way to the u.14 girls’ title. Caroline Brown, also from Cape Town, placed third.

Kyra Bennie from Vredehoek walked away as the u.12 boys’ series champion, winning three of the four events this year.

The seven finals run on Sunday produced phenomenal surfing, with Ford van Jaarsveldt from Kommetjie capturing his first WSL junior qualifying series men’s event victory after defeating Calvin Goor.

Final series rankings u.18 boys

1. Jake Elkington (Kommetjie)

2. Ford van Jaarsveldt (Kommetjie)

3. Max Elkington (Kommetjie)

u.18 girls

1. Sophie Bell (Salt Rock)

2. Summer Sutton (Kommetjie)

3. Kayla Nogueira (uMhlanga)

u.16 boys

1. Angelo Faulkner (Jeffreys Bay)

2. Saxton Randall (Durban)

3. York van Jaarsveldt (Kommetjie)

u.16 girls

1. Tayla de Coning (East London)

2. Kayla Nogueira (uMhlanga)

3. Summer Sutton (Kommetjie)

u.14 boys

1. Daniel Emslie (East London)

2. Mitch du Preez (East London)

3. Luke Thompson (Durban)

u.14 girls

1. Ceara Knight (Cape Town)

2. Zoe Steyn (East London)

3. Caroline Brown (Cape Town)

u.12 boys

1. Kyra Bennie (Vredehoek)

2. C-Jay Posthumus (Port Elizabeth)

3. Kai Hall (Durban)

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