Durban – the last month has seen a flurry of surfers applying for an entry into the prestigious Cell C Goodwave Surfing event that will take place in Durban next year.

This competition, which is supported by Oakley and California Dreaming, is an invite-only event, but all surfers who are interested in competing in this contest for the R100k first prize need to enter the tournament. No entry – no chance of selection. Recent entries include Ricky Basnett, Warwick Wright, Jason Ribbink, Sean Holmes, Garth Weyer, Mikhael Vawda, Scott Venter, Lee Bisset, Tash Mentasti and Ethan Fletcher.


Ricky Basnett's entry © Nic Aberdein Photography

Surfers need to apply by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a few words as to why they think they should be competing in this event, along with a few images or a video that they might have. If they don’t have, that’s ok but they still need to apply, otherwise they're not entered and can't be selected.

You Have To Be In It To Win It!

Closing dates for entries is 30 November 2016.

All entries will be loaded up on the event Facebook page - and the selection criteria and process are at the discretion of the event organisers, and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Cell C Goodwave surfing event is one of the most prestigious competitions in the country, and it is an invite-only event. The selectors will choose 32 of the best surfers in the country to compete in the event, as well as 32 alternate surfers.

Entrance fee for the selected surfers is one Rand, first place prize is R100,000, and the event will be hosted on the day by California Dreaming, overlooking New Pier on the beachfront. The contest is supported by Oakley.

The Cell C Goodwave is a South African Surfing Legends event, with Jason Ribbink the contest director.

The contest is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa.

The Cell© Goodwave - in loving memory of Lee Wolins.


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