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Help Koby Oberholzer Make It To The World Surf League

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Koby Oberholzer, son of South African surf legend Frankie, needs your help.

You mention Shaun Thompson, Martin Potter and Jordy Smith you feel the Frank fits right in there too. He inspired so many of us and the way we see surfing today.

Frank and Tom Curren helped establish the brand The Search. He graced our screens with his silky smooth style and laid back personality. He broke new ground and was an inspiration to thousands of surfers around the world.

Well the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Koby surfs so much like his dad that makes everything look so easy. Blessed with a fortunate genetic makeup and an abundance of raw talent he has taken on the Oberholzer legacy.

Having had a decent run of late on a few 1000 Qs events he has qualified for a couple  events in The Philippines.

We all know the financial climate in South Africa and the state of the rand coupled with a surf industry that is nearly crippled. Our athletes struggle to get the financial backing to have a chance in the surfing world.

We need our next Jordy and we believe Koby is our guy.

We are setting up this crowd funding to get Koby started in The Philippines and hopefully we can get him on a role that we see him finish the year in Hawaii on the North shore for the season. We want this to be a sustainable effort so that Koby is completely financially self sufficient through money from sponsorships and events but that can only be achieved by providing funding initially to give him a global platform to show what he can do. Koby on the North shore makes sense and he will attract the lenses that is for sure.

We will run a series of crowd fund campaigns based on the event schedule of the World Qualifying Series (from which the top contenders are selected for the World Surf League). Below is the list of 3 events we are raising funding for at the moment.

  • QS #463,000: Sep 26 - 30: Sri Lanka Pro Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka.
  • QS #473,000: Oct 4 - 9: Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup Cloud 9, Siargao Island, Philippines.
  • QS #481,500: Oct 5 - 8: Panama, Panama.
  Quote from Zig Zag (South Africa's Premier Surfing Magazine)

“Koby’s timing is better than a Jazz drummer in Miles Davis band. In fact, Koby’s surfing is much like enjoying a live jazz concert complimented by a spicy glass of Shiraz. Next time you want to take your better half out on a date (not a Tinder date-lame , a proper date) simply lay down a checkered picnic blanket on the beach and hire Koby to surf a couple of waves. Job done. It’ll be the most beautifully romantic date you ever enjoyed.

 

Click below for more jpics & footage of Koby surfing on the WQS
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/search?q=Koby+Oberholzer

  We would like to thank Red Bull for providing the footage in the video link. You can watch the full video on YouTube here https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3ZKq1_nUGr6lbuw_LDq367O5lW78jRSZvkztyl40C0vIwIATYXlbxpEus&v=qsotwO4kpmM  

Donations

  • Oct 05, 2019 - USD $ 29.93
  • "Hi mate! From ya childhood bro, all the best from the UK ???? Ollie Egerton x" - Ollie Egerton

  • Oct 04, 2019 - USD $ 34.74
  • "All the best Koby! Spoke to your mom, she said you’re always starving. So have a proper chow on us! Xx" - Shelley and Phil Egerton

  • Sep 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You got this!" - Chloe & Chad Davies

  • Sep 19, 2019 - USD $ 35.97
  • "Hey Lisa. Hoping Koby makes Hawaii. Choon Frank HOWZIT :)" - Brandon Bradley

  • Sep 11, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Leave no Prisoners my Bru! Best of Luck Cuzzi ????????" - Arrin Walton

  • Sep 09, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Koby , smash it for SA" - Jason Hearn

  • Sep 04, 2019 - USD $ 13.22
  • "My long lost brother always here for you man go rip tf outta indo" - Landen (brother)

  • Sep 04, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Regards Miles" - M Kendrick

  • Aug 28, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Balls to the Wall Koby and Don't look back!!!" - Dewald (Sean) Venter

  • Aug 27, 2019 - USD $ 34.45
  • "Go Koby! Get on tour!! Make us proud china! " - GoKobyYouBiscuit!!

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck." - Mike Grundy

  • Aug 25, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Frankie guided me when I was young where others wouldn't. I will never forget that. Thank you" - Pedro Matos

  • Aug 25, 2019 - USD $ 68.98
  • "Aw Yeah!" - Terry Meehan

  • Aug 24, 2019 - USD $ 9.81
  • "Warner's is backing you ..." - Mel and Gary De Pontes

  • Aug 23, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Good luck little man - do us proud" - Russ

  • Aug 22, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Good luck Koby" - Andre's Auto

  • Aug 22, 2019 - USD $ 103.90
  • "Klap it!" - Kurt

  • Aug 22, 2019 - USD $ 69.26
  • "Train hard and good luck dude ????????" - Tudor-Jones twins

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Ride those waves like never!Go for it. Love The Haggies" - A Haggie

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best" - Gary O'C

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Solace is behind you" - DaxMartin

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Koby????" - Jayne Minne

  • Aug 20, 2019 - USD $ 34.07
  • "All the best Koby!" - Karlien Taylor

  • Aug 20, 2019 - USD $ 33.67
  • "Be awesome " - O’Connor’s

  • Aug 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wish you the best Koby!" - Nico Nyoni

  • Aug 20, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "????????" - Clint

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Good luck!" - Miles Masterson

  • Aug 18, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck " - Anonymous

  • Aug 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Go for it Koby!!" - Bells

  • Aug 16, 2019 - USD $ 69.05
  • "All the best Koby" - Barry Andersson

  • Aug 14, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Smash it bru" - Andrew & Paula Cheary

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "????" - Appy

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Smash it Koby, all the best bru!" - Derek Holt

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Go for it !" - Attenbough

  • Aug 13, 2019 - USD $ 32.68
  • "Go Koby" - Marian

  • Aug 13, 2019 - USD $ 52.84
  • "Do the Warner’s boys proud Koby!" - Clint and Tarryn Hawley

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Get it Koby. Smash it bud!" - Rory

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Best of luck brother, I know you going to do so us all proud." - Matt

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Go Koby " - Marc Doig

  • Aug 11, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Horns ... give it horns ..!" - Lindsay

  • Aug 11, 2019 - USD $ 42.08
  • "Baggies x Pulpit for the GOLD china! " - Brandon Bradley

  • Aug 10, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • "Get it Koby! Good luck bru! Can’t wait to see you shredding with the big dogs! " - James Boon

  • Aug 10, 2019 - USD $ 310.32
  • "Go get ‘em Koby! ????" - Louis

  • Aug 10, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Go Kobie!" - Moose

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Charge on!!" - Marc Bennett

  • Aug 09, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hit the lip ????" - Marcus

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 34.98
  • "All the best Koby " - Matthi

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 209.86
  • "Go be a champ... make us all proud!!! " - Murray Aitken

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 69.96
  • "Philippians 4:13" - Brent&Kerry; Labuschagne

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 69.96
  • "Go get em champ!" - Luke

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 69.96
  • "Wishing you all the best" - Sam Jarratt Huxtable

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck and best wishes." - Pat & Richard Andersson

  • Aug 06, 2019 - USD $ 36.82
  • "Lekker one way my bru" - Gav Keyworth

  • Aug 05, 2019 - USD $ 122.51
  • "Go Koby !!!" - Tony Houldsworth

  • Aug 05, 2019 - USD $ 33.81
  • "Good luck " - Andrew King-Page

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best Koby!" - Sam Kelly

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "????????????" - Dan Odendaal

  • Aug 05, 2019 - USD $ 35.57
  • "Good luck" - Anonymous

  • Aug 03, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Koby you can do this! Lee" - Lee Doig

  • Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 144.40
  • "Get'em Koby.Your Aussie Uncle." - The Shark

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 74.10
  • "Grab me a squid stick while you’re out there" - Chicken Joe

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 74.10
  • "Hope to see you all soon " - Fan

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Every bit helps" - Tight arse

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "The only way to win is if we support each other" - Diogo

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Make SA Surfing proud again " - Rob vW

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Koby!" - Jon Jacobson

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Donations to date

R 59 998.26

Fundraising target

R 250 000.00
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Jon Jacobson and Lee Doig are friends of Koby's dad, Frank Oberholzer, the South AFrican surfing legend.  They are raising funds to get Koby Oberholzer to the World Surf League.