Northwood is KZN’s Top Surfing School for 4th Consecutive Year

KZN Schools Surfing Results Letter:

The 2017 KZN Schools Tag-team Surfing Championships went down at Dairy Beach in clean 2-3ft contestable surf. Our generous sponsor -O’Neill Clothing’s banners were gently flapping in the westerly that was trickling through, making for the perfect setting for a Final, between the best surfing schools in KZN. Up for Grabs was the annual bragging rights of being KZN’s top surfing school and the awesome floating trophy that comes with it. On top of that, R6000 product Hamper from O’Neill for each surfer in the winning team, FANTASTIC! The semi-final got underway with the schools from the repechage heat fighting for a place in the finals. With some fine surfing from Crawford North Coast and Westville 1, they comfortably placed themselves into the finals to join Northwood 1, Clifton and Northwood 2. The battle was on. Crawford North Coast opened up with a bang, with two solid rides from Anthony Pottow, putting them in the lead of the 45 minute heat. Clifton and Northwood responded also posting strong scores. Until Northwood 1st‘s third Surfer Jared Hook posted a huge scoring ride which boosted his team into first place. Clifton’s Karl Steen kept his team in the running; following close behind, as Crawford’s surfers struggled to find the right waves. Brayden Bergset however, sealed the deal for Northwood 1st’s posting the highest scores of the day. Northwood 2nd team showed their consistency and came through strong at the end placing a respectable third to join their first team on the podium. With Westville 1 having a tough heat and just not finding the waves to post the scores that were needed to take the day. It was a fantastic afternoon as parents, coaches and surfers enjoyed the fine display of surfing on offer from all the teams, what a great contest! At the end of the day it was Northwood Boys 1st team who would be taking home the title and bragging rights for their fourth year in a row as undefeated champions amongst the KZN schools!! Once again, a huge thank you goes out to all the parents and coaches who endlessly support the surfers and to O’Neill clothing for supporting KZN Schools surfing, where we stoke the fire for young surfers to keep charging hard. Last but not least, thank you to all you surfers who come down week after week to feel the stoke of just getting in the water and keeping healthy competition alive, this is for you. Till next week where we will be finishing off with the title of KZN Schools Individual Champion, have a great week and keep surfing.

The KZN Schools Surfing Team







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