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Roxy Wahine Cup – Durban, South Africa.

Published on June 20, 2020, by in Uncategorized.

I’m hoooommmeeee! ………….. no better welcoming back than Blessing serving you a hot cup of Milo at Mugg & Bean. ….

Roxy Wahine

A great event, great set up and good friends..

….and thank you Roxy for putting on this event for us girls….

My stoke of being home probably helped me win the Pro Junior division at the Roxy Wahine Cup, held at the famous New Pier beach in Durban.

We were blessed with awesome waves, a really cool setup and good prize money at the Roxy. Thank you Roxy and Management for spoiling us and especially Tamara for all your hard work.


Although 5 weeks seemed like a long time when I departed from George, time flew and I found myself landing back where I started in what seemed like a blink of an eye. What do they say? Time fly’s when you’re having fun.

Now back to my schoolbooks…..got to catch up before our “all girls “ boat trip to the Mentawi islands….can’t wait!




Europe - my second home

Published on June 16, 2020, by in Uncategorized.

Cycling in France

The first time I went to France (2007) I fell in love. Since 2007 I have probably been there 10 times. To me France is a lot like home( in the smaller things). The country has lots of culture and history, just like home (although the culture and history are probably direct opposites). So to me, going to France was a pleasure.

Good times with the Roxy Girls

And have you seen the new Quiksilver house? (more of a mansion) - it even deserves its own paragraph! It has three buildings, one of which has three stories and 60 beds, a cafeteria, library, computers, free internet, dvd room, games room, beach soccer field, two high performance trampolines, 20 bicycles, the list goes ooonnnn…

The Roxy Quiksilver House

Our Lounge

Table tennis, soccer, trampoline etc.


Cant help getting side-tracked by the awesome lifestyle that surfing brings. Where was I? surfing and contests.. the biggest women’s only event was on – the Swatch Pro. Wow. What an event – free food, free smoothies, free NUTELLA, and even a sawdust toilet. As you can see I get very excited about free things, mainly because budgeting is one of the many things you learn while travelling.

The Swatch pro

It was awesome to see the girls ripping it up like that, and sponsors supporting such an awesome event. I got a 3rd in the pro junior. A bit of an upset after Peru, but it’s the experience that counts.

The South African girls in Europe

Surfing Portugal

Our next stop was Portugal. We had to drive from France, through Spain, to Portugal. We were welcomed with knee-high waves (if you can even call them that) and an onshore that “skriks vir niks”. The comp didn’t go too well, but had a good time with all the Roxy crew (from Japan to Italy). Oh! Did I mention the “eat-as-much-as-you-can sushi”! – need I say more..

The Roxy Girls

Headed back to France for a couple days before flying home. Went cruising through the little streets of Hossegor with a bag of cherries hanging from the handlebar of my bicycle, iPod in my pocket, heading to the beach to have an afternoon nap on the sand.

Thank you Roxy and all the team Management for all the good memories of the time in France, for the great facilities and support, I really appreciate it.

The Roxy Shop in Hossegor

Signing posters at the Roxy shop

Although I am blessed, I am equally grateful.

Thank You.

Warm regards



Peru - Final Day

Published on June 1, 2020, by in Uncategorized.

Peru - Final Day

Ever since my first ISA event at age 14, making the final of the ISA Quiksilver World jr Champs was a dream. Standing on that podium and waving your national flag above your head. And this event was my last chance to make that dream come true.

Falling into the repo charge event in round three wasn’t a very good idea. But it happens. It meant surfing 8 heats instead of 4 to get to the final, and the final was where I was aiming. According to my matric mathematical knowledge (haha) I had double the risk of getting knocked out of the competetion. See finishing school does help. Anyways, I had an average of 3 heats per day and the final day was coming closer with every heat.

I couldn’t sleep. I woke up 3 times before my alarm even went off (which NEVER happens) and my heart was beating through my chest.

On my way to training

After scoffing down my usual banana and cheese roll I hopped into a “tuc tuc” (a rocket red 3-wheeler with a picture of Mary hanging from the radio) and headed down to “Cabalerros”. Thanks to the South African coaches, my very motivated mother, and “genade van bo” (LOTS of that) I made 3 heats and was walking to get my rash vest for the fiiiiinnnaaaallssss! It all went well and I ended up in second place, a result I am very happy with.

I hopped into a “tuc tuc” and headed down to “Cabalerros”

As I experienced at Narrabeen earlier this year – don’t underestimate God. He’ll surprise you.

See ya,




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