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South Africa names team for ISA SUP World Champs



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National Stand Up Paddling team for ISA SUP World Champs announced

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 November, 2011 : - - Stand-Up Paddling South Africa (SUPSA) are proud to announce the names of the members of the National SUP team which will represent South Africa at the inaugural ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championships. SUPSA are affiliated to Surfing South Africa (SSA), the recognised governing body for surf riding in South Africa and the official member of the International Surfing Association (ISA).

The 2012 South African SUP Team has been ratified by the Surfing South Africa Board of Directors The event will be held in Miraflores, Peru from 20 to 25 February 2012. The inaugural ISA World SUP championships include both SUP surfing and racing disciplines. "Surfing South Africa congratulates each member of the national SUP team on their selection to represent their country in this prestigious International Surfing Association sanctioned event. We look forward to the South African SUP team holding the flag high in Peru," said Robin de Kock, General Manager of Surfing South Africa.

The national team to represent South Africa at the world championships includes the following elite SUP surfers and paddlers.

SUP surfing
Ivan van Vuuren : Melkbosstrand
Justin Bing : Noordhoek
Penny Stemmet : Somerset West

SUP racing
Greg Bertish : Hout Bay
Chris Bertish : Kommetjie
Brigette van Aswegen : Tableview

Bruce Tedder (Hout Bay) has been appointed as Team Manager and Gary van Rooyen (Kommetjie) as Coach. "This will be the first time that we are able to put the best SUP riders in South Africa against top SUP surfing and racing athletes in the international arena,” said Dom Gaud, Stand Up Paddle South Africa President, adding “We are confident that the team will do us proud at this historic event."

For further information on SUPSA contact Dom Gaud on 082 788 2912 or SUPSA Vice President Glen Thompson on 082 412 6834.

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