The Northern KZN Bodyboarding Association will be holding Trial 3 this weekend at Alkantstrand, Richards Bay. This is event three out of five to choose a team for SA Champs in October which will be held locally.

Trial 2 took place in Ballito on Sunday 8 March in great conditions and good 4 foot surf. The Ballito locals did much better in their home territory than at the first trial with results to show. Michael Cooper from Richards Bay ended up washed over the rocks and has some war scars to tell his kid about and Izan “Basta” Leibbrandt bust an ARS over Stefan Coetzees head for a perfect 10 point ride. (Pictured)

Ranking leaders going into Trial 3 are: Alex Nutt in the Boys division followed by M Venter and J Folker. In the Junior Division its E Prenzler followed by R Sharp and then D van Hemelt and D de Kock close behind in tied third. In the Dropknee division we see Alex Nutt on top again followed by M Jansen van Rensburg and then Rheinhard du Toit in third even with missing a trial. In the Mens Division the old guys are really pushing it with the most entries. Top four here so far are Nick Phillips, Stefan Coetzee, M Janse van Rensburg and then three riders tied for the 4th place spot in Giovann Muller, Niel Steenkamp and Jonathan Bernon. In the Money Division (Pro) we have E Prenzler, X Farrel, I Leibbrandt and A Nutt up front but with Reinhard du Toit and Mark McCarthy having missed the last trial this division is still wide open.

Conditions look good for Sunday with a bit of an offshore blowing, good banks and some swell around. The trial will start at 8am. Note that Facebook updates and news are at the NKZN BodyboardingSA Champs RBAY 2015 and Surf Alliance Pages.

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