The Ivan Friedman Memorial

The Ivan Friedman Memorial contest took place at Durban's North Beach this past weekend. South Africa's top Bodyboarders traveled from all over the Kwa Zulu Natal coastline, in order to fight it out for bragging rights of being "KZN Champ", as well as some awesome prizes. All funds raised for the event were donated to the CANSA association of South Africa. They will use the money to educate and raise awareness to others about the causes and effects of cancer.

Factory 7 supplied some awesome prizes for the five divisions that made up the event and Jared Schafer from Umhlanga managed to supply excited event finalists with copies of the South African Bodyboarding production, Pull the Plug 2. We also received vouchers from Surf HQ and shirts from Keiki Bodyboarding. Most of all we would like to thank Charles from ASSESEAL for the money sponsor which went to CANSA Association.

The competition was held at the left-hand side of North Beach, otherwise known as 'Far-bowl', in glassy two to three foot surf. These conditions suited the Junior (under 18) and Boys (under 13) divisions and kept spectators eyes on the water every time a wave rolled in.

Members from the CANSA association brought in Dermatologists that offered competitors and spectators advice on skin treatment, as well as enforcing the law when it came to sun screen application throughout the day.

Results from the Day

Pro
1. Michael Ostler
2. Darren Halse
3. Stuart Bradford
4. Iain Campbell

Womens
1. Aggie Kruger
2. Candice Wharren
3. Robyn Reid

Mens
1. Wayne Du Preez
2. Ryan Pape
3. Billy Tennant
4. Rayner Venter

DropKnee
1. Iain Campbell
2. Nico Muller
3. Stuart Bradford
4. Wayne Du Preez

Juniors
1. Adam Waites
2. Iain Campbell
3. Jaryd Visick
4. Robbie Waites

Boys
1. Robbie Waites
2. Matthew Plumstead
3. Nkhosinathi Shadu
4. Tyler Vorster
5. Steven Waites


SOURCE: Sixty40