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thumb_IMG_4751_800x568Tue, 27 March 2012

Bodyboarders will be out of town for the Easter Weekend. Where will they be? Up the WesKus, doing battle on secluded slabs and beachbreaks to see who will be crowned king of the Kumba West Coast Classic 2012.


 

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Kumba Iron Ore, a mining division of Anglo American, has once again raised the bar and pushed the total prize money up to bring a 6A rated SABA event back to the South African circuit. This will be the richest event on the circuit this year. This year’s pro division prize money adds up to R40 000 with the winner taking  home  R20 000 in cash. The overall prize money for the event exceed R75000.

Kumba Iron Ore Limited is a leading value-adding supplier of the highest quality iron ore to the global steel industry. Kumba is a member of the Anglo American plc group. Kumba engages with surrounding business partners like Boland Bodyboarding  to promote sports and recreation, health and wellness with the aim of promoting positive, mutually beneficial outcomes in the areas where it operates.

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REEF South Africa, once again will be the main product sponsor making sure this event is enriched with their high quality bodyboarding  products. The familiar Coke Cola truck will be providing us with lots of entertainment again.

The latest big news is that this year’s event will be live streamed to the internet creating lots of excitement for  South African Bodyboarding.   This enables us at last to showcase our country and our talent to the rest of  South Africa and the world.

The event will be held as a roaming event spanning over 4-5 days. The dates for the event is the 4th-9th April 2012.  Like in 2011,  the same area of  coast will be utilised for the event which stretches from the start of the gravel road before Muisbosskerm to the start of the toll road towards Elandsbay. The Cederburg Municipality has given the event exclusive access to this area of coast for the duration of the event.

A Development / Pro free surf session will be held during a time when the event is not running or on hold. This will give the event riders a chance to “adopt a grom” and to give back to the sport which has enriched us in so many ways. It is also a chance for the local kids to surf with their favorite bodyboarders, and  have pictures taken with them. The event is also introducing sport massage services for the first time which will be available to the riders throughout the event.

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A new division for the local Lamberst Bay development riders will be introduced this year. These riders will compete in the main event but in their own division. This will give them a feel for competing in bigger events. Next year  they will slot into the normal divisions.

For accommodation enquiries  contact Eureka Accommodation. You can choose from units of  2, 4, 6 or 8 sleepers. Please make sure you fill a unit where possible before making a booking. You need to book fast as it is over school holidays and Easter.

Go to http://www.eureka-accommodation.co.za/accommodation.html

and speak to Edith or Tel : +27 027 432-1211 Fax : +27 027 432-2627 or Email : info@eureka-accommodation.co.za. This accommodation is on the beach, so get calling!

Get your entries in now to compete in some of the best waves the west coast has to offer.

Kumba West Coast Classic 2012Hosted by Boland Bodyboarding and Reef South Africa. Main Sponsor: Kumba Iron Ore

Product Sponsors : Reef South Africa, Coca Cola, Powerade, BONAQUA, Glider Sunglasses.

Other Sponsors: Eureka Holiday Accommodation, Cederburg Municipality
SABA 6A rated event

Dates: 4 April - 9 April 2012.

Pre-Contest briefing  - 4 April at 19:00 – Eureka Meeting Center

Event kicks off on 5 April

Location: Lamberts Bay, South Africa

Development / Pro clinic: TBA

Prize giving: TBA

Entry Form: http://www.bolandbodyboarding.co.za/wcc

Comments  

 
Clint Cooper
0 #1 Clint Cooper 2012-03-30 13:44
So wishing i was home right now for this!!
To all competitors, good luck!

I see this will be a live webcast, kudos to the organisers, but where is the link as i would like to publish this on as many boogie websites and networking sites i can?

Thanks
Coops
 
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