Young Ben makes his mark

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO SPORT - Richard Springo­rum

YOUNG lo­cal surfer Ben Knoetze not only racked up 850 points for his prov­ince, but landed the Sports­man­ship Award on his de­but per­for­mance at the 2018 Sea Har­vest Grom­met Surf­ing Games held in Port El­iz­a­beth last month.

The nine-year-old surf­ing prodigy def­i­nitely stamped his mark on the com­pe­ti­tion, while also gain­ing heaps of ex­pe­ri­ence at his first na­tional event.

Knoetze was the King Cetshwayo Dis­trict’s sole rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the games, which saw more than 120 boys and girls com­pet­ing from eight dif­fer­ent dis­tricts at the 26th an­nual event, which is Surf­ing South Africa’s pre­mier en­try level in­ter­provin­cial tour­na­ment.

Em­pan­geni’s Ben Knoetze was su­per stoked with his achieve­ments at the re­cent na­tional games

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