TEAM ROSTER AND BIOS
Who's representing your country?
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 16
Rory Dace
  • Age / 15
  • Height / 184cm
  • Born / Cape St Francis
  • Resides in / Cape St Francis
  • Favorite surf break / Seals
  • Board / Pyzel
  • Sponsors / Vissla Pyzel Hurricane Big wave drops Ocean freedom JbayTV
  • Hobbies / Surfing Golf Kite boarding
Born and raised in Cape St. Francis . Lives with parents and older brother Joel. Started surfing at age 3, loves competing and travelling .
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 16
Kai Hall
  • Age / 16
  • Height / 510cm
  • Born / Durban
  • Resides in / Durban
  • Favorite surf break / New Pier
  • Board / SMTH Shapes Maytrix
  • Sponsors / Volcom, Oakley, SMTH Shapes, Hurricane, Scarfini, Surf Mud, Bukit Praia DeRosa, KP Aviation
  • Biggest Achievement / Ballito Pro 1st U18 and U16
  • Hobbies / Jiujitsu
I discovered my passion for surfing from the age of 2 when my dad popped me up on his board at snake park (his local break).  We have been travelling to get iternational surf experience and living in places like JBay and Bali.  Travel to big wave destinations like Hawaii and Tahiti is what I think, live and breathe every day of my life.  Taking my surfing to the next competitive level is my goal.
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 16
Louise Lepront
  • Age / 15
  • Height / 165cm
  • Born / Scottburgh
  • Resides in / Scottburgh
  • Favorite surf break / Scottburgh Pipe
  • Board / Smth Shapes
  • Sponsors / Smth Shape, Roxy, Ultra, Ocean Freedon and Lundun eyewear
  • Biggest Achievement / SA OPEN, U16, U14 Champion
  • Hobbies / Crotcheting and baking
I come from a fantastic Right hand Point break, and in winter we are spoilt with world class waves.  I followed my brother Luc onto a surf board from the age of 8, also as a goofy foot and have never looked back.  We travel all over South Africa to compete in our SSA Comps, and enjoy getting so much experience on our countries varies breaks.  With SA East Coast majority of our waves are right hand point breaks, and I enjoy blowing up on my back hand.
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 16
Anastasia Venter
  • Age / 16
  • Height / 173cm
  • Born / Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Resides in / Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Favorite surf break / Supertubes
  • Board / Arakawa
  • Sponsors / Sisstrevolution, Oakley, Arakawa surfboards, Ryd, Ocean Freedom, Leus, Hose Solutions, The StoreSA, Roberts Inc
  • Biggest Achievement / 2x South African Junior champion
  • Hobbies / Surfing,
Comes from a surfing family with two brothers and one sister. All surf. Grew up on the west coast of South Africa in a small surfing community  in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town. Recently moved to Jeffrey's Bay with her family. 2x SA Junior champion. 
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 18
Lily Heny
  • Age / 16
  • Height / 163cm
  • Born / Port Alfred
  • Resides in / Port Alfred
  • Favorite surf break / Supertubes / Jbay
  • Board / Smth Shape model V12
  • Sponsors / Sisstrevolution, Smth Shapes, Island Style
  • Biggest Achievement / Qualifying for the SA Junior Team
  • Hobbies / Surfing, surfing and surfing
My first name is Anna but i am known as Lily. I am 16 years old but surfing in the u18 girls division. Im from a small town on the east coast of south africa called Port Alfred, which is only 2 hour drive from the famous jbay. I love charging bigger waves espessially at my local which is more of a right hand point break. I do online school so most of my time is spent in the water and i only started competing 2 years ago. 
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 16
Indiphile Osinachi
  • Age / 16
  • Height / 511cm
  • Born / Durban
  • Resides in / Durban
  • Favorite surf break / New Pier
  • Board / Spider
  • Biggest Achievement / SA Junior Team 2022
  • Hobbies / Surfing
I love surfing New Pier Durban with all my friends.
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 18
David Emslie
  • Age / 16
  • Height / 59cm
  • Born / East London, South Africa
  • Resides in / East London, South Africa
  • Favorite surf break / Nahoon Reef, Port Alfred and Queensbery Bay
  • Board / Spider Murphy, 5'10 GE01
  • Sponsors / Reef Wetsuits, Island Stlye, Spider, Scarfini
  • Biggest Achievement / Winning the Rip Curl Grom Search in Port Alfred U/18. The waves were cranking 4 -8 Foot.
  • Hobbies / Football, Waterpolo, Hockey.
My Dad is Greg Emslie and my Cousin Daniel Emslie. Our family is close so we all surf together and train heaps. I love surfing, its my pasion, but I also enjoy team sports, and it helps me with my fitness. I have been a Provincial Waterpolo player and Non travelling provincial reserve for Hockey. I attend Merrifield School, and we are privledged enought to have all these sports, and they have surfing as a School sport!
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 18
Luc Lepront
  • Age / 16
  • Height / 18861cm
  • Born / Scottburgh
  • Resides in / Scottburgh
  • Favorite surf break / Scottburgh Point
  • Board / Smth Shapes V12
  • Sponsors / Smth Shapes, O’Neill Ultra, Lundun eyewear, Oceanfreedom sunscreen
  • Biggest Achievement / 1st place South African surfing champs (U18)
  • Hobbies / Fishing
Living in Scottburgh, I am spoilt with a exellent Right hand point break, and Winter we have world class waves.  I have been surfing from the age of 10, first starting out with nippers and then taking on the waves.  I love being out in the water, feels like I am one with nature.  I love the thrill you get after a good wave
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 18
Surprise Maphumulo
  • Age / 17
  • Height / 50cm
  • Born / Durban
  • Resides in / Durban
  • Favorite surf break / New pier
  • Board / Almerick fever
  • Sponsors / Vissla ,Oakley , Grit , Almerick , FCS
  • Biggest Achievement / Seal point Junior QS winner
  • Hobbies / Surfing, skateboarding,soccer ,waterpolo Gym
Surprise Maphumulo here 

well rounded person 

respectful 

Keen to have fun 

and thankful 
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 18
Gemma Hanafey
  • Age / 17
  • Height / 164cm
  • Born / East London
  • Resides in / East London
  • Favorite surf break / Tubes J-Bay
  • Board / Rebel 5.6
  • Sponsors / Rebel Surfboards, RYD Brand, Rip Curl
  • Biggest Achievement / Ballito Rookie Rippers U16 Champion 2021
  • Hobbies / I play provincial waterpolo and have been invited to the SA national U16 training squad. I enjoy hanging out with my friends.
I am 16 years old, I attend Stirling High School and play 1st team and provincial waterpolo. One thing you should know is that I love my coffee!! I am mad about surfing and fulled with the surfing stoke! My local break is Nahoon Reef with a super consistant right. Its always super fun surfing out there with my friends and competitors Zia, Adriel and Aimee who are also competing in the ISA World Games. I stay a few hours from Jefferies Bay and love surfing Supertubes.
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 18
Zia Hendricks
  • Age / 17
  • Height / 152cm
  • Born / East London
  • Resides in / East London
  • Favorite surf break / Yellows secrets
  • Board / Rebel 5.5
  • Sponsors / Rebel surfboards,Seki ,Sea Harvest
  • Biggest Achievement / Won S.A Grommet Games twice
  • Hobbies / Playing cricket
I am Zia Hendricks I live in East London I am currently 15 turning 16 in October and I play waterpolo, Girls Cricket and tennis at school and I am a goofy foot surfer.I love medium -Big waves .I love surfing with al my friends and I enjoy the peaceful and refreshing ocean .
South Africa
DIVISION: Under 16
Levi Epenetos
  • Age / 16
  • Height / 18cm
  • Born / Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Resides in / Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Favorite surf break / Elands Bay
  • Board / Arakawa Soop Bowl model
  • Sponsors / Oneill, RYD accessories, Arakawa Surfboards, Oakley sunglasses, Slnko sunscreen
  • Biggest Achievement / Won 2023 u16 SA Junior series title , Won the 2023 SA Rip Curl Grom Search Series , 2nd at 2023 SA Champs
  • Hobbies / Surfing and Golf
Favorite surfer - Gabriel Medina
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