SWOT Surf Club win 6th annual Billabong Interclub Championships
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 February, 2017 - The SWOT Surf Club A team has won the 2017 Billabong SA Interclub Surfing Championships beating 2016 runners up CYOH Surf Club by a mere 4,4 points in tough conditions at the Seal Point beach break in Cape St Francis.
The Muizenberg based Club, whose full name is “Surfers With Original Talent”, travelled to the national Interclub Championships with an A and B side determined to improve on their semi final result last year.
Determination, team spirit, good organization and hands on coaching paid off and the SWOT Club returns home knowing that the 2018 National Interclub Championships will be hosted at a venue of their choice. Led by Danielle Johnson, the winning team included her brother Craig, Brandon Benjamin, Papi Makanyane and Dillon Fernandez and was coached by Mark Powiss. The SWOT B Team also did well to finish 10th overall.
This was the third year in a row that Port Elizabeth based CYOH Surf Club has finished as runners. The JBay Boardriders Surf Club of Jeffreys Bay were third and the defending champions, Seal Point Boardriders, were fourth.
Durban based Sisonke Surf Club A team put together a massive performance to reach the semi finals and had to settle for joint fifth place with newcomers Tripout Surf Club of Buffels Bay but Sisonke improved on their seventh place result in 2016.
A record twenty four teams representing twenty surf clubs from as far afield as Johannesburg participated in this annual club get together which has grown in numbers over the last six years.
The event was hosted for the second year in a row by two time champions, Seal Point Boardriders,.
The South African Interclub Championships is a Surfing South Africa event made possible support from Billabong and Sport and Recreation South Africa.
Surfing South Africa (SSA) is a member of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA). SSA is the governing body for all surf riding in South Africa and is recognized as such by Sport and Recreation South Africa.
1. SWOT SURF CLUB A TEAM 139,1pts
2. CYOH SURF CLUB 134,7pts
3. JBAY BOARDRIDERS CLUB 127,0pts
4. SEAL POINT BOARDRIDERS A TEAM 120,9pts
5. SISONKE SURF CLUB A TEAM
5. TRIPOUT SURF CLUB
7. KOWIE BOARDRIDERS
7. JBU SURF CLUB
7. VIC BAY SURF CLUB
10. EDEN UPRISING CLUB
10. SWOT SURF CLUB B TEAM
10. BLUFF SURF CLUB
13. JEFFREYS BAY SURF CLUB
13. SEAL POINT BOARDRIDERS B TEAM
13. SISONKE SURF CLUB B TEAM
13. JAMMIN SURF CLUB
13. MADIBAZ SURF CLUB
19. JOHANNESBURG SURF CLUB
19. SUBMERSIBLES SURF CLUB
19. 9 MILES SURF CLUB A TEAM
19. 9 MILES SURF CLUB B TEAM
19. GRAVITAS SURF CLUB
19. GROMBLITZ SURF CLUB