Brazilian Deivid Silva was crowned the winner of the 2019 Ballito Pro after convincingly defeating Australian Jack Freestone in the final of the 51st edition of the world’s longest running professional surfing event on Sunday. The last day of the first QS10,000 rated World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) event was held in 1.3 – 1.5 metre (4-5ft) surf at Willard Beach in Ballito, with occasional larger set waves and a strong Southerly cross-shore…"Silva shines brightest at Ballito Pro"
For the first time since the inception of the Totalsports Women’s Races in 2001, South Africa’s largest Women’s Day Celebration will be hosted on one day across South Africa’s three major cities. The event will all take place in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town on National Women’s Day, Friday, August 9. The Totalsports Women’s Races proudly support PinkDrive, a non-profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education and providing and offering…"Hat-trick for Totalsports Women’s Races"
In one of the big upsets of this year’s Ballito Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 rated event, defending champion Peterson Crisanto was eliminated in an all-Brazilian heat. Compatriots Lucas Silveira and Flavio Nakagima advanced ahead of Crisanto and Rafael Teixeira. The Brazilians are known for their explosive surfing and aerial skills, but it was a surprisingly quiet heat. The crowds gathered on Willard Beach for another full day of world class…"Defending champ ousted at Ballito Pro"
There were big wins and tough losses in the Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill at Willard Beach, Ballito on Wednesday. Organisers and competitors were greeted with clean but small 0.5 – 1 metre (2-3ft) waves for Day 2 of the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 rated event. Former two-time event winner (2010 and 2017) and local favourite Jordy Smith (Durban), who is currently fourth on the World Tour rankings, was happy to…"Jordy starts with a win"
Luke Thompson (Durban) and Piper Harrison (AUS) won the men’s and women’s titles in the inaugural Ballito O’Neill SMTH Shapes Pro Junior at Willard Beach in Ballito on Saturday. In completely different ocean conditions at Willard Beach, with a cross-shore wind grooming the 1.3 metre waves for fun, high-performance surfing in the World Surf League (WSL) Africa Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) 1,000 rated events The final saw the top three men on the regional rankings,…"Thompson & Harrison take Ballito Pro Junior titles"
FULL RESULTS HERE The first edition of the 24 hour Achilles Hope & Possibility Hand Cycling Relay Race at the Moses Mabhida Stadium over the weekend was a resounding success sparking interest in the event that is poised to expand country wide. With over 500 participants and spectators on hand for the 24 hour relay around the People’s Park track, the event achieved its goal in raising funds and awareness for Ethembeni School and Achilles…"Hand cycling relay a huge success"
FULL SPAR WOMEN’S CAPE TOWN RESULTS Commonwealth Games marathon champion Helalia Johannes (Nedbank Namibia) beat an international field in a record time at the Cape Town SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge at the Greenpoint Stadium on Sunday. Her time of 31.45 was a race record and also a Namibian national record, beating the record of 31.50 she set up in the Port Elizabeth Challenge earlier this month. Ethiopian Sofia Chegen (Nike) was second in 32.09 minutes…"Record time for Spar 10km winner"
This weekend will mark the first 24 hour Achilles Hope & Possibility Hand Cycling Relay taking place at the People’s Park at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday morning starting at 10am. The event, which is the first of its kind in South Africa, has been set up to help the Ethembeni School and the Achilles South Africa organisation. Achilles has been set up in South Africa to help people with various disabilities to take…"Inaugural Achilles relay ready to go"
Morris Gachaga took line honours for the third consecutive year when he won the 2019 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in Cape Town on Sunday May 19. In cool and near perfect conditions 14 300 runners took part in the 12km run from Woodbridge Island in Milnerton to Cape Town. With probably the strongest field ever assembled, the race was either going to turn into a fast and furious affair with the course record of…"Gachaga makes it number three at ONERUN"
After some exciting racing on the final day in both the men’s and women’s categories at the KAP sani2c, it was the overnight leaders, the PYGA Euro Steel duo of Matthys Beukes and Phil Buys and dormakaba’s Sam Sanders and Robyn de Groot, who wrapped up their respective titles on Saturday. With a large three-minute lead in the men’s race at the start of the final day, the PYGA pair of Buys and Beukes held…"All change, but no change at sani2c Day 3"