Over 120 competitors will surf in the 2018 Tigers Milk Winter Surf Classic which gets under way at Surfers Corner, Muizenberg on Friday morning.

Of these, 21 have represented South Africa at International events, four have surfed for Great Britain and one has competed for New Zealand.

 There are 31 National Champions in the mix and 49 of the surfers competing this weekend have earned provincial and district colours.

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WHAT:  The third annual Vans Surf Pro Classic, Stop No. 5 of 13 on the 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Africa Qualifying Series (QS), features a QS1,500 rated event for Men, a QS1,000 for Women and a Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) 1,000 Men’s event for surfers 18-and-younger.

John John Florence, Supertubes 2017. © WSL/Tostee

JBay – With the JBay Winterfest a mere six weeks away, plans are in full swing to get the town of Jeffreys Bay ready for the throngs of tourists, athletes, fans and spectators that will be in attendance for the event.

 winners girls

Zoe McDougall (Hawaii) and Kai Woolf (Jeffreys Bay) won the women’s and junior women’s titles respectively at the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro pres. by G-Force in wind effected one metre waves at North Beach in Durban on Saturday.

winners

Capetonians Adin Masencamp (Strand) and Luke Slijpen (Hout Bay) mastered the testing conditions to take the men’s and junior men’s titles respectively at the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro pres. by G-Force at North Beach in Durban on Sunday.