Who's representing your country?
South Africa
Jordy Smith
  • Age / 35
  • Born / Durban
  • Resides in / Durban
  • Favorite surf break / J Bay
  • Board / SMTH Shapes Matryx
  • Sponsors / Oneill, redbull,
  • Biggest Achievement / 2 x J Bay winner
  • Hobbies / Looking after my son
Huband, father, proud south african
South Africa
Matthew Mcgillivray
  • Age / 26
  • Born / Jeffreys Bay
  • Resides in / Jeffreys Bay
  • Favorite surf break / Supertubes Jeffreys Bay
  • Board / Smth Shapes
  • Sponsors / Rip Curl, SMTH Shapes Surfboards
  • Biggest Achievement / 3rd place WSL CT, Margaret River 2021
  • Hobbies / Base Jumping, Skydiving, Diving, Climbing, Adventure Sports
Growing up in Jeffreys Bay, home to one of the most perfect right hand point breaks in the world, Matt formed a smooth style in big surf conditions with a powerful rail game and good barrel riding. This played to Matt's advantage when the natural footer charged to the CT with a 4th place overall finish to the 2019 QS after excellent results in Hawaii.

When not surfing, Matt enjoys adventure sports such as BASE jumping and Skydiving.
South Africa
Josh Faulkner
  • Age / 24
  • Born / Jbay
  • Resides in / Jbay
  • Favorite surf break / Supertubes
  • Board / Dutchie
  • Sponsors / Billabong
  • Hobbies / Surfing, mentoring the younger generation
Joshe Faulkner from Pellsrus, Jeffreys Bay, currently competing on the Challenger Series
South Africa
DIVISION: Open Women
Zoe Steyn
  • Age / 19
  • Born / East London
  • Resides in / East London
  • Favorite surf break / Macaronis
  • Board / Channel Islands two happy
  • Sponsors / Billabong, Oakley, Islandstyle, Nixon
  • Biggest Achievement / WSL Africa Womens champion 2022
  • Hobbies / I enjoy spending time with my family as well as being outdoors, exploring nature.
This will be my third time competing at ISA open World Games. It is a huge honor to represent South Africa. I feel like I learn so much from the previous ISA events I competed in so I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of competing against the worlds best surfers as well as seeing a new part of the world.
South Africa
DIVISION: Open Women
Sarah Baum
  • Age / 29
  • Born / Durban, South Africa
  • Resides in / Durban, South Africa
  • Favorite surf break / Macaronis
  • Board / Seth Shapes
  • Sponsors / O'neill, Sanbah, Smth Shapes surfboards, 3 Fingers Zinc
  • Biggest Achievement / 3x SA Junior Champ, 2nd in JQS + QS (2022)
  • Hobbies / Mountain Biking
Sarah grew up on the south coast of Durban, South Africa and is now residing in Newcastle, Australia. She first started surfing at the age of 8, shortly after that she was competing around the country in a number of events. At the age of 14 she started travelling around the world surfing in International Events, then easing her way into surfing on the World Qualifying Series full time. Sarah still competes on the World Qualifying Series with hopes qualifying for the World Championship Tour in 2022. 
South Africa
DIVISION: Open Women
Danielle Powis
  • Age / 31
  • Born / Muizenberg
  • Resides in / Muizenberg
  • Favorite surf break / Cemetery
  • Board / Ihlen Surfboards
  • Sponsors / Ihlen Surfboards, Wetsuit Warehouse
  • Biggest Achievement / Ballito Pro Challenger Series 2022 Wild Card Award
  • Hobbies / Running, Soccer and Photography
To be awarded my National Colours after 17 years of training, hassling, struggling, self-doubt, giving up, getting back up, and now truly believing in myself is an absolute dream come true! I started surfing because my father was a passionate surfer who passed away when I was 4-years-old. Surfing was my way of holding him close to my heart. Before I knew it, I fell in love with surfing and started competing. I decided that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life! I grew up in Delft on South Africa’s Cape Flats, and my mother, Barbara Johnson, made sure I got to Muizenberg Beach (three taxis and a train, or a busted Ford Sapphire that we pushed most of the way) to pursue my passion, no matter the cost or sacrifice. Being awarded Western Province Colours when I was 15 was a highlight. I was number one in the National Rankings. My dream has always been to represent South Africa, but financial and other challenges got in the way, and at that point, I gave up on surfing. After three years of no surfing, I finally got back into the water for fun and to regain my spirits. Soon after, I met my husband, Mark Powis. From the outset, he believed in me and pushed me to get back into competing and taught me to believe in myself regardless of life’s circumstances. This is my debut and, finally, my chance to showcase what a ‘transformation kid’ who grew up with limited funding in an expensive sport can do once we start truly believing in ourselves!
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