Tag Archive: St Francis Chronicle newspaper

2011 Earthwave Beach Festival postponed

 Despite substantial support from surfers, the public, media and a handful of product sponsors, organisers of the Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ have been forced to… Continue reading

Muni fast tracking pothole repairs

By Bev Mortimer Kouga Municipality’s road repair project has made great strides recently to fix the nastiest sections of the town’s potholes. The section between Harbour Road and the tennis courts along St Francis… Continue reading

Beyrick de Vries is Vic Bay’s Junior champion

An elated top seed Beyrick De Vries was crowned the Billabong Pro Junior Vic Bay Champion for 2011. Having consistently posted huge scores all weekend, charging the heavy surf and wowing the judges… Continue reading

Safari Challenge Classic cars visit the Resort

Three Classic cars from the Safari Challenge event arrived at Cape St Francis Resort today for a coffee and pitstop before continuing onto Knysna. The three teams from Italy, Netherlands and Britain are… Continue reading

Rock revetments given green light

 The long awaited approval from the Department of Environmental Affairs  to place rock revetments at the Dune Spit on the St Francis Bay canals has finally been received. Now the St Francis Bay… Continue reading

Lay day with massive surf and dangerous conditions

With huge, incontestable 8-10 foot waves closing out across the bay, officials had no choice but to call off all scheduled competition for day 3 of the Billabong Pro Junior at Victoria Bay… Continue reading

Quarter finalists decided in stormy conditions at Vic Bay

With  7-8 metre swells  and gale force South-Westerly winds expected to batter the entire Southern Cape coastline, contest officials decided to make best use of the calm early morning conditions with an 8… Continue reading

Staples and Godfrey stake their claim in Billabong Pro Junior

Pro Junior standout, Dale Staples (St Francis Bay) takes to the air en route to an impressive heat win on Day 1 of the Billabong Pro Junior Vic Bay.  Photo: Patterson/Billabong South Africa’s top… Continue reading

Chimpie celebrates 75 years

Well known Kouga Councillor, Chimpie Cawood  celebrated his 75th birthday together with his wife Hester, family and friends at a splendid party hosted and organised by his son and daughter-in-law Pieter and Mynie… Continue reading

Kelly Slater takes Billabong Pro Tahiti title (with photos)

 Kelly Slater (US), 39, reigning 10-time ASP World Champion, claimed the Billabong Pro Tahiti . And South Africa’s Travis Logie , Equal 3rd place finish at Teahupo’o moves the South African up to… Continue reading