Billabong Boarding Challenge


The Billabong Boarding Challange will be aired on Supersport - see schedule below.

About the Billabong Boarding Challenge:

After receiving hundreds of entries for the Back to School sales promotion, Billabong officially announced the winner as 15 year old Brett Gregory, from Sandton, Johannesburg whose prize included the chance to invite two friends down to the home of Billabong in J-Bay, to partake in the all-inclusive Billabong Boarding Challenge.

The concept of the challenge was to partner the three groms with three Billabong Professional athletes across surf, skate and wake and then run a series of learn to surf, skate and wake lessons followed by a competition in all three disciplines to announce an overall winner.

Last weekend then, saw professional wakeboarder; Shaun Faccio, skater; Christie Wiehahn and surfer; Dale Staples partner up with the three groms, fresh off the plane from Jo'Burg.

What followed was a an incredible weekend of boardriding as three young boys were exposed first hand to the boardsports lifestyle and ultimately were taught to surf, skate and wakeboard like pro's, by pro's.

What was equally impressive was the humbling of the professional’s themselves who too were exposed to sports outside their respective disciplines, further emphasizing the abilities of these professional athletes.

From learning to surf on the infamous waves of St Francis Bay, wakeboarding behind the Billabong wake boat on the Kromme River and skating on the portable Element mini ramp, the groms’s were given a rare insight into the lives and careers of three of the country’s top competitive athletes.

Not only were Brett, Luke and Ryan taught the necessary skills, direct from the pro’s themselves, afforded the privilege of sharing a house with these Billabong team riders for an entire weekend, they were also given the opportunity to compete against each other in authentic competitive scenarios for R2000 in overall prize money and hosts of other prizes from Von Zipper, Element, Kustom and Nixon.

Every waking moment from the entire weekend was captured on film, to ultimately be edited and featured as a 30 min TV show scheduled to be aired on Vuzu TV.

Stay tuned for more details

mark said (7 years ago)
Looks like they had an awesome time
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