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ISA World Para Surfing Championship Returns to Pismo Beach, California in 2022

December 2, 2022 - December 12, 2022

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ISA World Para Surfing Championship Returns to Pismo Beach, California in 2022

Get South Africa to Para Surf World Champs 

Personal message

Surfing is my medicine. It remains a privilege to share para surfing and surf therapy with thousands of surfers with disabilities and volunteers across the Western Cape through a formalised Para Surfing Programme that started in 2016. I have been selected as voluntary Head Coach to lead the team.

There are a particular group of surfers who, no matter their (dis)ability, come down to the beach, adapt, excel and have earned a spot at the World Para Surf Championships in Pismo Beach California 4-11 December this year.

For the FIRST time South Africa will be sending a team of nine male and five female para surfers and six support team members to the World Para Surf Championships. Each year the team grows in numbers, (dis)ability classifications and skills.

In 2020 the SA team came 6th out of 22 countries and brought home four medals. After missing 2021 (due to the Pandemic), team South Africa 2022 are eager to get out there and show the world their skills and win Para Surfing medals for South Africa!  We need your funding support to get there.

The overall total needed to get the entire team to California is R1 019 000. To date we have already raised R680,724.65, and  WE ONLY NEED R338,276 TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

The opportunity to participate will be making many dreams a reality. Achieving what many didn’t even think was possible. All that now stands in their way is funding.

Our athletes have shown hard work, bravery and commitment and now have the opportunity to fly the South African flag proudly as they tackle the WORLD’S biggest para surfing competition. This group of diverse and differently abled sportsmen and women proudly represent everything South Africa stands for. Together we can make their dream come true. Every rand and cent will be stretched.

South Africa Para Surfing Team 2022: Raemondo Lessing (WC), Noluthando Makalima (WC), Michele Macfarlane (WC), Caleb Swanepoel (WC), Similo Dlamini (KZN), David Williams (KZN), Doug Hendrikz (KZN), Martin Ferreira (GP), Tracy McKay (KZN), Alulutho Tshoba (KZN), Oliver Sinclair (KZN), Asande Sibisi (KZN), Sabelo Ngema (KZN), Jean Paul Veaudry (EC)

South Africa Para Surfing Voluntary Management Team 2022: Fiona Sander (Manager – WC), Roxy Davis (Head Coach – WC), Liza Lucani (Coach/ Physiotherapist – WC), Scott Messenger (Coach – KZN), Yvonne Messenger (Coach – KZN), Owami Zama (Coach – KZN)

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December 2, 2022
December 12, 2022


Pismo Beach California
Pismo Beach
Pismo, CA United States
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