Wedge Classic 2009

The first day of The Wedge Classic 09 kicked off with round 1's of all divisions in very trying, but contestable 2 -3 ft conditions at The Wedge, in Plettenberg Bay.

During the day the winds swung from offshore to onshore with swell increasing slightly for riders to give a better show of their contest riding abilities. Using a 3 man panel out of 4 judges, it wasn't hard to pinpoint the standouts of the day.

In the Junior division, Aden Kleve, was the clear standout with smooth clean textbook riding, which saw him advance to the semi final

In the Men's division, Douw Steyn, advanced through to semi finals, with good barrel riding to roll combos, where he will meet winner of the Men's division at The Wedge Classic 2007 and 2008, local lad, Ryan Jucker.

In the DK division Nomad team rider, Sacha Specker, showed his dominance by winning his heat and advancing through to semi finals where he will be up against SABA No 1, Sean Tickner.

Unfortunately Day 1 brought a number of upsets, namely Darren Halse, in the Pro division, who was unlucky to advance needing just another scoring ride sneak past the Brothers Kleve (Joshua and Aden), who both advanced to the Pro quarter finals.

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WBA girls join Drop Knee competition at Sundowner Tiona

The WBA has been invited to join the DK sessions event to be held at Sundowner Tiona (at Pacific Palms, south of Forster NSW), on the 1st -2nd August 2009.

Yes that’s right, all you girls who think you have a bit of skill on the knee, you will be stoked to hear about this specialty event!

We have a separate women’s division from the mens that event organiser, Clayton Pickworth, has kindly created just for us!

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2009 Wedge Air Jam

The 25th July sees the welcome return of the Tolcarne Wedge Air Jam competition; with new sponsors Corona teaming up with Kahuna to provide the party atmosphere, and Overhead Surf continuing their competition support.

The event kicks off with check-in at 4pm and the first competitors hitting the water at around 5pm when Wedge starts to fire up.  The competition is a limited entry event (20) with the BBC retaining discretion on 2 wildcard entries.

The event will culminate with the prize presentation and party hosted by Kahuna and Corona right on Tolcarne beach.

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