West Coast Classic South Africa: perfection on Earth

Contestants woke to expectations of a clean swell with offshore winds and what we found on arrival at “Bones” was probably better than what most people would have imagined.

Super smooth 3-4ft lines peeled down the spongy reef at Bones. The waves were some of the best seen for a SABA event and seeing that it was the first event of its kind on the west coast, organisers couldn’t have asked for better.

With a looming 5m swell predicted on Monday and Sundays conditions looking a bit onshore, organisers used today’s conditions to run as much as the contest as possible.

Stand out riders from the Mens division were Dean Van Der Pool, Josh Kleve, Ruan de Bruin, Rupert La Grange.

Stephen Roos, Adam Morley, Bjorn Coetzee, Simon Heale, Darren Halse and Mark McCarthy opened up their attacks on fellow Pro division riders by winning their heats. Mark McCarthy looks the man to beat in the Pro division. He scored two 10 point rides in his Quarter and Semi final heat.

The Juniors was as usual a fierce affair between competitors and making it into the final day of competition is Storm Prestwich, Andrew Raath, Stephen Du Preez and Matt Fowle.

Lets hope for more of the west coast goodness tomorrow!

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