Final Leg of Quiksilver Takes One To Know One Series

South Africa’s best open men and junior surfers will soon be making their way to Victoria Bay in the Southern Cape to compete in the final leg of the Quiksilver Takes One To Know One series. The event is the third of a three-part series and will take place on the 20th and 21st of September at the popular and picturesque point break setting of Victoria Bay. The event is a 3A Surfing South Africa Pro Surf Tour event that offers R30 000 in prize money.
11. 9. 2014

With two of the three events already completed at Long Beach, Cape Town and Umdloti, KZN, the final stage in Victoria Bay is set to attract some top level competitive surfing. David Van Zyl of Durban North put on an impressive performance in Cape Town to take out his first open mens victory while Beyrick De Vries of Umhlanga Rocks stole the show in Umdloti and was crowned the KZN north coast champion. Both Van Zyl and De Vries won’t have it all their own way in Victoria Bay with the likes of Slade Prestwich (Durban), Michael February (Kommetjie), Dylan Lightfoot (Jeffreys Bay) and Dan Redman (Durban North) looking to impress and take home some silverware. De Vries has been focussed on the ASP Prime Tour and believes that the event will be a nice breather in between his hectic international schedule;  he said, “I can’t wait to get to Vic Bay, have a few heats with the boys and just have a good time down there. The local guys have been surfing really well and I can’t wait to battle it out in some fun waves on the point." 

In the U20 junior division Diran Zakarian of Melkbosstrand will be keen to repeat his previous result in Umdloti where he performed a series of radical manoeuvres to win the junior division final. He will be up against rivals Slade Prestwich (Durban North), Jarred Veldhuis (Kommetjie), Shane Sykes (Salt Rock) and Matthew McGillivray (Jeffreys Bay).      

The series has offered a total of R90 000 in prize money as well as some incredible prizes from sponsors DRIFT CAMERA’S, TECHNIBLOCK SUNSCREEN, SCULLCANDY HEADPHONES, ZIGZAG SURFING MAGAZINE and RED BULL.

Quiksilver’s Marketing and Sales Manager Dane Patterson has been very happy with the series and looks forward to the final event in Victoria Bay, saying, “We have seen a really good response from the surf community, the series has been welcomed with open arms. It is the perfect platform for South African surfers to gain a competitive edge and it’s a good stepping stone to bigger things. Let’s hope that the surf delivers for the final event.”  

To find out more about the series visit the event website. Surfers wanting to take part can visit to enter.

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11. 9. 2014
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