Ocean Watch ambassador goes waddling to save African Penguins

Within days of becoming an Ocean Watch ambassador, the winner of Roving Reporters 2017 Soul Surfer Award, Diony Lalieu is in action promoting penguin conservation. Continue reading “Ocean Watch ambassador goes waddling to save African Penguins”

School girl surfers make parents proud

16-year-old Durban school girl, Christy Gilmour, was last night crowned South African Longboard “Surfers’ Surfer  of the Year” after winning the Open Women’s championship title as well as the under 18 woman’s division in challenging surf conditions at Durban’s Bay of Plenty yesterday.

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Roving Reporters 2017 Soul Surfers answer the call of the oceans

In celebrating Freedom Day, Roving Reporters is pleased to announce nominated candidates for Roving Reporters 2017 Soul Surfers Awards  in aid of marine conservation – a new and exciting feature of the 2017 South African Longboard Surfing Championships. Here are brief profiles of the nominated candidates.

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Whale watching trip for two Soul Surfer Award winners

Photo: Ken Finlay

A whale watching trip is now also on the cards for two top contenders of Roving Reporters 2017 Soul Surfer Awards. Sponsored by the World Cetacean Alliance, the trip will enable the two nominated Soul Surfer ambassadors to go whale watching with delegates of the forthcoming World Whale Conference taking place in Durban in June. Continue reading “Whale watching trip for two Soul Surfer Award winners”

Brad Weare – the real deal in longboard surfing

 

While Steve Sawyer, reigning SA longboard surfing champ, helped launch Roving Reporters Soul Surfer Awards in aid of marine conservation at an opening function at Durban’s Hilton Hotel last night, Roving Reporters posted this retrospective profile of Brad Weare – written in 2010 by Joel Burton and Fred Kockott.

The SA 2017 Longboard SA Championships get underway at Durban’s Bay of Plenty today. Continue reading “Brad Weare – the real deal in longboard surfing”

Nominate a 2017 Soul Surfer

ANSWERING THE CALL OF THE OCEAN

All contenders in the 2017 South African Longboard Surfing Championship are eligibile for nomination for Roving Reporters 2017 Soul Surfer Award

The top prize is a custom-made Spider Murphy longboard valued at R4,500, along with a donation from the Human Elephant Foundation to award to a marine conservation cause of the winner’s choice. Runner-up prizes include:

  • A whale watching trip with the World Cetacean Alliance, either in Durban or Port Elizabeth
  • A limited edition Phemba Kahle turtle sculpture made by convicted turtle poacher turned environmental ambassador, Makotikoti Zikhali
  • A weekend getaway for two at Shapes for Africa rustic B&B in Mt Morelands

To nominate a contestant for a Roving Reporters 2017 Soul Surfer award simply send an email to fredk@rovingreporters.co.za and sms or WhatsApp a notification to 083 277 8907 alerting Roving Reporters director, Fred Kockott, to the nomination.

Nominations close at 6 pm on Monday, April 24. Continue reading “Nominate a 2017 Soul Surfer”

Biggest surfing event in Africa comes to Durban

Answering the call of the ocean

More than 200 of the country’s top longboard surfers, including world title holders and legendary veterans of the sport, descend on Durban next week for a seven-day action packed surfing extravaganza that aims to promote marine conservation. Continue reading “Biggest surfing event in Africa comes to Durban”