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Help get the South African Para Surfing Team to the ISA World Para Surfing Championships in the USA

Help get the South African Para Surfing Team to the ISA World Para Surfing Championships in the USA

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Strong South African Team announced for the 2020 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships

The Board of Directors of Surfing South Africa has confirmed the names of the surfers who have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2020 ISA World Para Surfing Championships.

This is the strongest and most comprehensive team ever selected for the event.

It is headed up by three team members who have all won medals in the AS1 (Stand) category at previous ISA World Championships. Antony Smyth, who won silver in 2015, gold in 2016 and silver in 2017, is the current AS1 World Champion having won his second gold in California last year. Grace Anderson won silver in 2018 and Jean- Paul Veaudry is a former bronze medal winner in this category.


The experienced Daniel Nel, who recently won a medal and the hearts of many at an adaptive surfing event in Bali, will compete in the AS4 prone division and new cap Tracy McKay is included in the team in the AS4 women's division.


New caps Jared Sacks and Sabelo Ngema have qualified in the AS-VI divisions (Blind and Visually Impaired) as well as Noluthando Makalima winning her first cap in the AS5 Women's Division.

We also have two new caps in Anton Wiersma and Donovan Kanes giving South Africa representation in the AS2 (Kneel) category for the first time.

The Team Manager is Julia Van Zyl and the coaches are Tasha Mentasti and Leon Van Zyl.

Two of our Made for More Adaptive Surfers and two of our staff have been selected to represent South Africa at the World Adaptive Surfing Championships in California, USA.

Now that the team has been announced the hard work of raising the funds required to travel to the USA begins. Each team member is required to pay their own way to the event and while Surfing South Africa are hoping to assist with some of the expenses, each team member will be looking to raise about R35 000 each.

*Disclaimer: Funds will be raised for ALL South African team members  and if we raise our goal of R500 000, the whole South African Team will be covered for the trip. The amount raised will help us to cover visa fees, registration fees, flights and accommodation for all team members. Team members will independly raise their own money to cover food and other costs.  

By donating you can WIN

1st: Signed Jordy Smith A0 framed canvas of a massive air taken and donated by Scott Mitchell Photographicdesign

2nd: Brand New Retro-Design Graham Smith Surfboard

3rd: Weekend stay for two at the Blue Marlin Hotel, Scottburgh

4th: Wildlife Canvas from Leigh Emmy Wildlife for your home or office

R200 gets you 1 entry

R500 gets you 3 entries

R1000 gets you 8 entries 

R2000 gets you 20 entries

More gets you lots of entries and good vibes for being a kind and generous human.  

*Please reference your name next to your donation to WIN

Thank you for backing Team South Africa and for supporting the growth of disability sport in South Africa

#adaptivesurfers #surftherapy #parasurfing #disabilitysport #teamsouthafrica #worldadaptivesurfingchamps #friendsofmadeformoresa

 

Donations

  • Mar 05, 2020 - R 1 010.00
  • "

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    " - Anonymous

  • Mar 05, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    Team Leigh Care wishes the Team all the best!

    " - Team Leigh Care

  • Mar 04, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck guys, go have fun and enjoy the experience " - Beth

  • Mar 04, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Best of luck and may it be an amazing experience

    " - Jenni James

  • Mar 04, 2020 - R 1 012.00
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    I hope you guys all get to go and compete.

    " - Darren Maule

  • Mar 04, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck! " - Melissa

  • Mar 03, 2020 - R 210.00
  • " You've already made SA proud so just go out there and have a kick ass adventure xxx" - Kiks

  • Feb 29, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck!" - Trace

  • Feb 27, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "Here is to achieving your goals within your capacity and inspiring many others. Continue being light by being you and doing what you love ????" - Smirtzzonline

  • Feb 27, 2020 - USD $ 139.04
  • "Shine your lights bright! " - De Klerk family

  • Feb 25, 2020 - R 203.50
  • "Can’t wait to see you guys wearing your blazers with pride!!!! ????" - Lauren Clelland

  • Feb 22, 2020 - USD $ 69.73
  • "Good luck! ????????" - Gary Radley

  • Feb 22, 2020 - USD $ 209.17
  • "Best of luck!" - James Toal

  • Feb 21, 2020 - USD $ 696.53
  • "Wish you all the best.. " - AG 13 Interiors Ltd

  • Feb 21, 2020 - USD $ 348.26
  • "All the best " - Patrick Denton cooke

  • Feb 20, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "Go team!! " - Calv dog

  • Feb 19, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "Have an absolutely incredible trip Team SA" - Buddy and Claire

  • Feb 19, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Good luck

    " - Noel

  • Feb 19, 2020 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Let’s go ???????? " - Petal

  • Feb 18, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "Tracy my hero!! Behind you all the way Cuz " - Cindy Allan

  • Feb 18, 2020 - USD $ 35.16
  • "Good luck to you and the team Jube!" - Vix

  • Feb 18, 2020 - R 305.25
  • "Great cause and good luck guys" - Roonsta

  • Feb 18, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "You guys rock! All the best out there... Love your passion, love what you stand for, love what you do!" - EcoEng

  • Feb 18, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "behind you beautiful people (team SA) all the way!!" - Ash Rich

  • Feb 18, 2020 - R 10.28
  • "lucks" - Justin Marillier

  • Feb 18, 2020 - R 508.75
  • "Good luck and may this experience be a dream come true! " - Raquel

  • Feb 18, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "Smash it" - Leon Van Zyl

  • Feb 16, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "All the best Team SA " - Desia

  • Feb 12, 2020 - USD $ 94.01
  • "I cant wait to see all of you again -- Go team SA !!!!" - MN

  • Feb 10, 2020 - USD $ 17.57
  • "Looking forward to seeing the whole team there. Best wishes Rich, Tash and Noah van wyk" - Rich V W

  • Feb 08, 2020 - R 257.05
  • "Bring home the gold Ant. " - Jenny and Paul S

  • Feb 07, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "" - Andrea Coppola

  • Feb 07, 2020 - USD $ 71.00
  • "Life long dream of being barrelled will happen on this board. i can feel it! " - Lisa McLaughlin

  • Feb 07, 2020 - R 107.96
  • "Ok so now I have officially donated R200.I need the board to be 6’6”, plenty of bouyancy at the back,performance underside and plenty of skeg options.Please! Otherwise just take my old faithful Armst" - Jared Sacks

  • Feb 06, 2020 - R 203.50
  • "Good Luck team!" - Warren

  • Feb 04, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Let's do this SA Para Team

    " - McKay Family

  • Feb 02, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "Let's go Team South Africa " - Julia Van Zyl

  • Nov 12, 2019 - USD $ 36.82
  • "Good luck! " - Sarah

  • Nov 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck! " - Tylers

  • Nov 05, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hope you get the support you deserve! Go make us proud.." - MBE

  • Nov 05, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "All the best ????????????????????????????" - Anonymous

  • Nov 05, 2019 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 02, 2019 - USD $ 70.01
  • "We wish you everything of the best. Go South Africa!" - Lester family

  • Nov 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Go well" - Kelly family

  • Nov 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Team SA.????" - Andrew Grieve

  • Nov 01, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go team South Africa, very proud of you all!" - Hester

  • Nov 01, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go South Africa!" - Annalene

  • Nov 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Go for it! So proud of you all!" - Renee

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best. Be your best and have fun! Happy to close a gap later if funds are short." - Gravity 9.8

  • Oct 01, 2019 - USD $ 3.47
  • "Go get em guys" - Vanessa

  • Oct 01, 2019 - USD $ 24.28
  • "Go Team!!! ??" - Megan Mulcahy

  • Oct 01, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "So proud of this team. We're going to DOMINATE!!!" - Julia van Zyl

  • Oct 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Let’s get this party started!" - Jared Sacks

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 46 133.97

Fundraising target

R 500 000.00
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