The Mercury 7HOFM Surf Safari on Saturday 7th November will be the final event in the marathon series. The point score after the Somerset Enduro and the Burnie Downwind events has a number of series winners locked in but many are still to be determined.
The 21 kilometres Surf Safari long course ski race is a real test of endurance with organisers hoping the weather gods will behave and provide good downwind conditions. A race start window of two hours and four course options will provide the best opportunity.
All other events as part of the 52nd Surf Safari will be out and back courses with boards, skis and boats racing over distances from 2 to 21 kilometres.
Open men and women’s ski paddlers, Sam Norton and Phoebe Woodhouse are current leaders along with juniors, Dylan Askew, Je Joon Littler and Elsie Menzies. The master category is a real battle between two pairs of brothers, Jeremy and Adrian Norton up against the Stubbs pairing of Jamie and Greg. Full series results available ……….
Burnie have dominated the surf boat racing so far in the series but can expect strong competition from the Penguin Under 23 crew and the eight times women’s crew, Clifton Krackens.
Board events for Under 11 to Under 17 have been well supported in the two previous events resulting in close racing. Alex Woodhouse, Sam Castle, Jordy Armitstead, Mackenzie Towns and Elka Kuylaars have all enjoined wins. Board races will be conducted off the beach at Lower Sandy Bay.
Important safety and Covid Plan messages will be conveyed late next week.
Full race information is available at www.surfsafari2020.org including safety requirements and courses.
Supporters can book a seat on the luxury boat, Peppermint Bay 2, to get a close view of the action.