September 14th, 2015
The inaugural Tigers Milk Surf Classic was completed on a high note at Muizenberg Corner yesterday (Sunday, September 13th) and the large crowd who gathered to watch the unique multi-discipline event were treated to some top class performances in each of the divisions.
As the strong southeaster backed off conditions at Surfers Corner improved and the competitors posted some high scores. South African Men’s SUP Champion Justin Bing showed his class, scoring the only 10 point ride of the event while two time World Longboard Champion Matthew Moir came close with a couple of 9 point rides as he worked his way to the Final.
Others who impressed on the final day of competition were four time South African Surfing champion Nikita Robb, Jeffreys Bay sisters Emma and Gina Smith, talented young surfer Jordy Maree, Muizenberg locals Dillon Fernandez and Paul Sampson Chudleigh, longboarders Tristan Lev, Alfonso Peters, Kay Holt and Simone Robb and SUP exponents Chris Bertish, Tammy Robarts and Roxy Davis.
The inaugural event celebrated a number of firsts. These included a shark sighting which brought a premature close to the proceedings on Saturday, a dispute with local law enforcement officers who issued Tigers Milk with a fine for displaying advertising banners on the beach, the introduction of a Varsity Division into a surf contest and the running of a surf event from inside a restaurant.
Gina Smith, Womens Varsity Winner
Chris Bertish, Justin Bing, Dylan Frick
Mens Longboard Final – Michael Grendon,matthew Moir,tristan Lev & Alfonso Peters
Woman Longboard Finalists – Kay Holt, Jessie Marjaan Goodman, Angela Craemer and Simone Robb
Women Sup Finalists; Left To Right – Penny Stemmet, Roxy Towill, Tammy Robarts, Khara Thompson
Craig Johnson & Chris Bertish
Deon Bing & Simone Robb
Mens Surf Finalists; Left To Right – Dillon Fernandes, Jb Maree,
Brandon Benjamin, Paul Sampson Chudleigh
Varsity Men Finalists
Womens Surf Finalists ; Left To Right – Nikita Robb, Pippa Jones,
Tarryn Chudleigh, Emma Smith
Commentators Dutchie Louw And Kai Linder
Gul Wetsuit For The Winner Of Varsity Men’s
Roxy Davis In Pink & Tammy Robarts In Blue
Tiger’s Milk Classic T-shirt, R150
Mens Longboard Final
Mens Sup Final
Mens Surfing Final
Varsity Mens Final
Varsity Women Final
Women Longboard Final
Women Sup Final
Womens Surfing Final