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Image: Ben Knoetze in training. Pic by May Knoetze

King Cetshwayo Surfriders have set a date of Sunday 3 March for a fun surfing competition and trials to choose KCS team riders.

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-       Jake Elkington and Liam de Villiers Bow Out Early
-       Eithan Osborne (USA) Takes Maiden QS Victory
 
Matt McGillivray launched his 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) campaign with a fifth place finish on Friday in the first event of the season, the QS3,000 rated Seat Pro Netanya in Israel.
 
The 21-year-old from Jeffreys Bay, who won the corresponding event in Israel last year, narrowly advanced through three rounds where he finished second in each of his four-man heats, before he was ousted in his man-on-man quarter-final encounter with eventual event runner-up Tristan Guilbaud (FRA).

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It is nearly Christmas, and time for the annual LIZZARD HURRICANE KZN SURFING CHAMPS 2018. This event is heralded as one of the most ‘fun’ family contests of the year. We see Moms and Dads, Grannies and Grandpas all surfing with their children. Anton Knoetze and his son Ben from Empangeni cannot wait for this fun contest! They're hoping to see more locals from their own beach break (Alkantstrand), as well as other KZN beaches, join them at this fun event. Pic by May Knoetze.

Pictured: Angelo Faulkner (Jeffreys Bay) on his way to second place in his opening heat and a berth in Round 2 of the U18 boys Main Event stream at the 2018 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in California
Photo: ISA / Evan

VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship
Huntington Beach, California, USA
October 27 – 4 November, 2018
 
The South African team recovered momentum after a difficult start on Day 2 of the 2018 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship taking place in tricky head-high waves at the iconic Huntington Beach pier in California on Sunday.

Beyrick de Vries (uMhlanga) on his way to third place in the HIC Pro in Hawaii yesterday. Photo: WSL / Heff.

In an unprecedented confirmation of the rising presence of local professional surfers on the international stage, four South Africans reached the last 16 of the HIC Pro presented by Vans, a World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) event at Sunset Beach in Hawaii, with two going on to contest the final.
 
Beyrick de Vries (uMhlanga) and Slade Prestwich (Durban) finished third and fourth respectively in the final of the QS 3,000 rated event, the first time more than one South African has featured in a final of an event in Hawaii since the world professional circuit was inaugurated in 1976.
 
The event was won by North Shore local Kiron Jabour with O’Neill Massin from Tahiti the runner-up in a wave-starved final that saw the winner ride just his two counting waves, Massin catching three and the two South Africans just one eac