BOS Cape Crown presented by Billabong – Cape Town Venue and Swell Forecast.

BOS Cape Crown presented by Billabong – Cape Town Venue and Swell Forecast.:

Early morning starts at the BOS Cape Crown presented by Billabong Photo: Kody McGregor

Cape Town, May 20 and 21, 2017

BOS Cape Crown presented by Billabong – Venue and Swell Forecast.

Cape Town – this year the BOS Cape Crown will once again return to Long Beach in Kommetjie, one of the most consistent surf spots in the deep south and a popular venue for the local contest organisers.

Local surfers will get a big head-start on their peers from up country, with the Durban-based crew at a disadvantage due to the extreme cold water that is prevalent around Kommetjie.

To be surfing in boardshorts or bikinis all year and to then climb into a 4’3 rubber wetsuit is obviously going to be restrictive, and this will most definitely play a part in the visitors performances.

On top of this, a wetsuit that is holding water will weigh in at about 4 kg, also making a noticeable difference to surfboard performances. Slight adaptations to surfers’ craft might have to be made in order for the upcountry surfers to be able to adapt easily.

Local surfers will already have all of this covered. The Elkington brothers have been on form of late, and will no doubt be ready for a big result at this venue. They will be joined by Eli Beukes, a Long Beach local who can kill it out there on any given day. Luke Slijpen from Llandudno is another surfer who will have no trouble if the water gets cold and the wind gets strong. Similarly Summer Sutton will undoubtedly put on a strong performance at this event as she is attuned to the conditions already.

According to the noted surf forecaster Spike from there will be great waves on tap for the weekend. “There is some swell in the area, mainly from the west,’ said Spike. “This will be combined with southerly breezes, so the competitors are going to get good waves all weekend.”

The 2017 Cape Crown presented by Billabong is already a step up from last year’s event with the addition of QS1000 Pro Junior Divisions for Girls and Boys and forms part of the Billabong Junior Series that along with other WSL events decides which U18 Boys and Girls will qualify for the WSL World Championships in Australia next year. It is also one of the contests Surfing South Africa will use to select the 2017 SA Junior Squad and the 2017 SA Junior Team for the ISA World Championships in Japan in September.

The event thus forms part of the Billabong Junior Series presented by All Aboard Travel. The Billabong Junior Series presented by All Aboard Travel is the longest running junior series in the world, having been around for 20 years, and this year and All Aboard Travel, the new presenting sponsor for the series, will up the ante by providing tickets to Bali for the overall series winners of the U18 Men’s and Women’s JQS Pro Jnr divisions

Summer Sutton will be competing in the BOS Cape Crown presented by Billabong Photo: Kody McGregor

Angelo Faulkner will be looking to consolidate his junior series rankings at the BOS Cape Crown presented by Billabong Photo: Kody McGregor

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