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  • Writer's pictureHermann Vivier

Semi Final Finish at the Outreach Games

The Surfer Kids traveled to Muizenberg, Cape Town, to participate in the annual Outreach Games and made a significant improvement on their result from 2016, by making it all the way to the semi finals before being eliminated from the competition.

Strong winds and onshore surf did not dampen the stoke of 111 young surfers who made their way down to Muizenberg Pavilion to participate in the 2017 Sea Harvest Share the Stoke Outreach Games.

A record twenty two teams from twelve outreach projects took part in the third edition of this great initiative which this year was dedicated to the memory of South African surfing legend, Ahmed Collier, who passed away recently.

The annual event is the brain child of Rory Heard, a 45 year old surfer, adventurer, entrepreneur and Share the Stoke Foundation South Africa Director.

Thanks to Heard’s dedication and hard work the Share the Stoke Foundation South Africa has been gifting Firewire surfboards to disadvantaged surfers for almost five years. After four rounds of enthusiastic competition the Surfshack A Team, from Muizenberg, won the gold medal.

The Share the Stoke Foundation gifted a total seven Firewire Surfboards to the Outreach groups which reached the finals.

The Surfing South Africa sanctioned Sea Harvest Share the Stoke Outreach Games was supported by Firewire Surfboards, Just Juice, the National Lotteries Commission and Zigzag. Surfing South Africa is the recognized as the governing body for surfing by the Department of Sport and Recreation SA and is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).

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