Gale force winds, icy conditions and heavy swells in St Francis

Gale force south-westerly winds, and heavy rains have been forecast for Cape St Francis and Port Alfred from today, 31 July 2012. Plus there will be heavy swells with wave heights in excess of 4m west of Cape St Francis on Wednesday, 1 August 2012.  Very cold conditions are expected over the interior Wednesday and…

SA among best in the world – Minister Mbalula

LONDON – The Minister of Sport and Recreation SA, Hon. Fikile Mbalula, praised the first gold medal for South Africa at the London 2012 by the golden boy and swimming sensation, Cameron van der Burgh.  Van der Burgh brought smiles and happiness to the South African hearts.  Not only did Cameron win the gold, he…

Tasha Mentasti clinches SA Masters Surfing Champs woman’s title -updated

Tasha Mentasti  of Durban North, clinched the women’s division of the SA Masters Surfing Championships at Durban’s New Pier today. Mentasti, a former Cape Town resident and Border representative, beat defending champion and former world number two Heather Clark (SKZN), Bianca Bosman (Border) and Julia Rutherford (Zul) respectively to clinch her first ever national surfing…

Greg Emslie wins the Masters Surfing Champs 2012

Former ASP World Tour campaigner Greg Emslie (East London, Border) won the Masters division of the SA Masters Championships at Durban’s New Pier today.  Emslie powered to victory in the final minutes of the final, beating Gary Van Wierengen (SKZN), Justin Maisch (SKZN) and Mike Frew (KZN) respectively to clinch the title. PhotoL Karen Wilson…

Ostriches in the swim in icy sea – photos

Two ostriches went for a dip in the icy sea off Yzerfontein on Wednesday (25 July) this week. Skipper and boat owner, Johan Basson, came upon these two  feathery swimmers in the afternoon and herded them out of the sea and into the harbour. They eventually ended their swim at the slipway. It is unclear…

Fisherman chops off finger while cutting ice blocks (update 7 pm)

A 34 year-old Ceres fisherman completely amputated his left index finger with an ice chopping knife while cutting ice blocks near Hermanus this morning. According to Gideon Loubser, NSRI Hermanus duty controller,  at 9.15 am, 29 July 2012, NSRI Hermanus volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the…

Brave, talented paddlers undeterred by friz weather

(By Bev Mortimer) There was big excitement with quite a few shivers at the start of Pam Golding’s Canal Winter Challenge canoe race at the Cove on the St Francis Bay canals yesterday. The race started off in frosty, wet and drizzling weather in the morning. St Francis Chronicle’s  roving scribe reports that a group…

Stroke victim evacuated from chokka boat off JBay

NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue crew evacuated a fisherman off a fishing boat five nautical miles off Jeffreys Bay yesterday The 53 year-old, local fisherman was reported to be suffering from a stroke (CVA – Cerebro Vascular Accident). Marc May, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, says at midday, 28 July, the NSRI…

ShowMe St Francis launches in St Francis Bay

The exciting new website ShowMe St Francis’ triumphed over the elements to have its first introductory launch in St Francis Bay last night. Icy, windy and wet conditions and a general power failure in many parts of Kouga, kept many people indoors to prepare for the broadcasting of the opening of the Olympics 2012 in…

Forthcoming Event: Robert Kellerman live at Joe Fish!

Solo artist and song writer, Robert Kellerman, will be performing live at Joe Fish restaurant, Cape St. Francis Resort on 9 August 2012 from 7 pm till late. He will be playing songs from his debut album called Africa – each day a better day and some well-known classics. Robert is a passionate artist  who…

New Guinness World Record attempt of most surfers on same wave in September

This year’s  Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’  will attempt to break the record  of 110 surfers . Most surfers riding the same wave’ event at Surfers Corner, Muizenberg 2009. Photo: Kahuna Promotions The event at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg on the weekend of 29 & 30 September 2012 will…