Matt in action at Haleiwa © WSL/Heff

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii – World Qualifying Series (WQS) surfer Matt McGillivray from Jeffreys Bay is primed to qualify for the elite World Surf League’s (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) for 2020 after placing third at the Hawaiian Pro 10,000 tournament on the weekend.

Pictured: Daniel Emslie was South Africa’s top performer at the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, finishing fifth overall in U16 Boys division at Huntington Beach in California
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The South African team finished ninth among the 44 nations who competed in the 2019 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships at Huntington Beach in California, with Daniel Emslie (East London) posting the best performance of the 12 team members when he narrowly missed out on medal in the U16 Boys division.

Zoe Steyn. Photo ISA - Ben Reed

Brad Scott made it three out of three in the U16 Boys Round one heats yesterday when he joined teammates Daniel Emslie and Luke Thompson in Round Two of the Vissla ISA World Junior Championships in Huntington Beach, California.

Zoe Steyn made a good start when the U16 Girls Division took to the surf for the first time in the event, cruising through to Round Two where she was joined by team mates Ceara Knight, who dominated a wave starved heat, and Kayla Nogueira.



The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South African surfing team on the podium receiving their Silver medals for second place in the Aloha Cup at the closing ceremony for the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans at Myazaki, Japan.LtR:  Isaac February (Cape Town, Manager), Greg Emslie (East London, Coach), Zoe Steyn (East London), Bianca Buitendag (Victoria Bay), Sarah Baum (Durban)
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Miyazaki, Japan, September 15, 2019 – The Mercedes-Benz Buffalo City South African surfing team finished fifth overall and earned two medals and one surfer qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans which ended at Myazaki in Japan on Sunday

The Silver Medal winning South African squad wait in their ‘box’ while Jordy Smith is surfing in the final of the ISA Aloha Cup at the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans at Myazaki in Japan

(LtR) Team Coach Greg Emslie (back to camera), Michael February, Bianca Buitendag and Sarah Baum
Back row (without vests) Beyrick de Vries and Zoe Steyn
Photo: ISA / Evans