Seventeen year old Christopher "Chrizzle" Elliott, from Hout Bay, hopes to carve his name into the history books by claiming his first South African Bodyboarding Association (SABA) title in the Juniors division at The Wedge Classic 2008.

The contest, which will take place in Plettenberg Bay, 8 - 12 July, is the last stop on this years SABA tour and is proudly brought to you by FNB, Robberg Fine Foods, Reef Wetsuits, Science Bodyboards and Pam Golding Properties.

The Wedge Classic is one of the countries most anticipated events and usually attracts more than 200 participants. If Elliott claims the title he will join an elite list of South African bodyboarders who have won this award in this increasingly competitive division. The Juniors division plays host to South Africa's up and coming bodyboarders between the ages of 15 -17 years old and is considered as the testing ground for young riders hoping to one day compete against their hero's in the Pro division.


South African bodyboarder Wes Fischer has won the Number 6 Brett Young Trials with a flawless display of riding in clean 3-4 feet waves at Cronulla point.

He was humble in his victory speech but out in the water showed the other side of his personality with a tradesman like approach to the final. “Thanks to God, my girlfriend and my sponsors” said Fisher.

“Happy to win but the job is not finished yet, its just beginning”. Second position went to Queenslands Mitch Rawlins with Newcastle’s Ben Gohl third and Jonathan Vega from Canary Islands forth.


“Less than one week away from what will be the Greatest Show on Surf”. This was the comment that IBA General manager Terry McKenna proudly started with during a radio interview on a Sydney Metropolitan radio station today.

“It will be like Crusty Demons of the surf, truly death-defying and jaw dropping to watch as a spectator”.

The hundred or so hopefuls lining up in the Number 6 Brett Young Memorial Trials will all be vying for one of twelve spots up for grabs in the main event of what most believe to be the best and most challenging event on the planet.