Mark McCarthy: eyeing gold | Photo: Lee-Anne Curtis-Cox/SABA

Mark McCarthy claimed the 2015 Cape Classic, at Yzerfontien and Derde Steen, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Over 60 bodyboarders attended the event which was initially run at Yzerfontien and later moved to Derde Steen. The finals had waves for all, allowing for inverts, backflips and carves.

In the Women's final, the new star of South African bodyboarding Robyn Nutt forced Pamela Bowren to give her best to take the overall title. Nutt finished second; Georgi McKeone and Francoise Joubert kept third and fourth.

Sacha Specker once again dominated the Drop-Knee final and stole the second consecutive event of the South African Bodyboarding Tour. Iain Campbell, Dune Barker and Terence Pieters finished in the remaining podium places.

The Pro Men's final saw two experienced riders fighting for the most coveted trophy: Mark McCarthy and Storm Prestwich. McCarthy pulled an impressive backflip and continued riding the wave to the shore break. Later, he landed two clean rolls and was crowned winner of the 2015 Cape Classic.

2015 Cape Classic | Results

Pro Men
1. Mark McCarthy
2. Storm Prestwich

Women
1. Pamela Bowren
2. Robyn Nutt
3. Georgi McKeone
4. Francoise Joubert

Drop-Knee
1. Sacha Specker
2. Iain Campbell
3. Dune Barker
4. Terence Pieters

Junior
1. Tristan Roberts
2. Garryd Ensor-Smith
3. Codi Butterworth
4. Sean Wilson

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