Wes Fisher: king of white water bodybaording

The second and final day of the 2010 Sport Unlimited Cape Classic, presented by Reef Wetsuits and Science Bodyboards, got underway in icy, inconsistent surf at the Hoek in Noordhoek on Monday 22 March 2010. The backdrop was one of cloud and wind but the sandbanks didn't fail in dishing up some highly contestable 2 footers as the day wore on.

Once the nitty-gritty of the remaining heats were settled and the finals began to get announced, the crowd got into the spirit and started hooting as the lead in heats seemed to sway regularly. The event was once again well-attended and the crowd listened to talks and checked out displays setup by the Save Our Seas Foundation before taking up various positions along the rocks.

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Makapuu Championships: sunny waves out there

Mapakuu offered up fun surf for all 80 competitors who came out to battle it out for the title of Makapuu Champion.

There were many standouts but none more so than Trevor Kam (Hawaii Kai,Oahu) and JB Hillen (Maili , Oahu) who both made the finals in Open Amateur and 14-18 year old Amateur divisions.

Another big all around proformance came from Jesse Walsh (Maui) who made final in Drop Knee, Open AM, 14-18 and the Stand Up Bodyboard division. Winning the Open Amateur division was Sandy Beach local Keioni Haina (Hawaii Kai, Oahu) with big backflips and clean spins.

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2010 Sport Unlimited Cape Classic: aerial view of aerial move

Competitors were greeted with overcast and somewhat cold conditions on the first day of the 2010 Sport Unlimited Cape Classic presented by Reef Wetsuits and Science Bodyboards. Boland's Koel Bay Caves played host to a mixed bunch of bodyboarders that have made the annual trip to Cape Town from all over South Africa.

This year's event sees a large number of entries from some competitors that know what it's like to compete at IBA level and the standard of riding was evident with a few closely battled heats.

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