De­spite mas­sive storm dam­age across the Cape, thank­fully there were min­i­mal fa­tal­i­ties

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Dale Sta­ples from St Fran­cis Bay has won a cov­eted en­try to the Corona Open JBay af­ter an im­pe­ri­ous dis­play of power surf­ing at the JBU Su­per­trial Pow­ered by Mon­ster En­ergy. Sta­ples was in sync all day, end­ing off with a per­fect 10 point ride for a deep bar­rel in the fi­nal. The Yz­er­fontein MTB race takes place to­day with a 78 km and a 52km route. The course looks flat and fast, with about half on tar and half on jeep track, with a bit of sand. It ap­peals to fit, non-tech­ni­cal rid­ers who can spot os­triches, tor­toises, flamin­gos and eland along the way. Af­ter epic waves for the first two days of the Outer­known Fiji Pro, the surf fiz­zled. As it is, they had to hold over the women’s event to the first day of the men’s. Amer­i­can Court­ney Con­logue beat Hawai­ian Ta­tiana We­ston-Webb in crank­ing 6-8’ Cloud­break. Thre- time fi­nal­ist at the Log­jam, Dy­lan Swin­dale walked off with R10 000, in crum­pled bar money and the Wood­pecker Log float­ing tro­phy af­ter win­ning the third it­er­a­tion of the un­der­ground event at Muizen­berg Cor­ner last week­end. We get more good rain to­day as another cold front rum­bles over us. To­day sees a near gale­force NW pum­mel us, with strong show­ers last­ing un­til to­mor­row. The surf starts a messy 4’ and ends solid 12’+. Waves pick up in False Bay go­ing on 2- 4’. To­mor­row solid 4-5’ in fresh NW winds. Muizen­berg brushed clean by stiff off­shores with 1-2’ waves.

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