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Marno Langeveldt Surfing 02 WBHS

Westville Boys’ High School is traditionally one of the strongest schools in KZN surfing. We have a proud record of producing competitive surfing teams.

Surfing as a school sport happens in the second term, and the members our two teams can be found practicing at Dairy Beach each Friday afternoon during the surf season.

WBHS has longstanding surfing rivalries with DHS, Northwood and Glenwood, and in more recent times with Clifton, Crawford La Lucia, Crawford Durban North and Amanzimtoti.

WBHS competes in the KZN Schools Surfing League. This competition is run on a tag team format. Each team consists of 5 surfers and 1 judge. In competition the team has 45 minutes for all team members to complete the minimum requirements. Each surfer paddles out and catches 2 waves. These scores are added together to achieve a team total. A panel of 3 judges score the waves on a scale 1 – 10 and points are deducted for the team not completing the required amount of waves in the allotted time. Things get really exciting, especially towards the end of a 45 minute period when time is running short. There is a lot of shouting and indicating from the team members on the beach to the remaining surfer in the water.

All the teams have an opportunity to surf against one another during the term culminating in the finals during the July school holidays where the league winners are announced.

An interhouse surfing compeition is usually run in the fourth term. It allows a greater number of surfers to participate, and is a good opportunity for new surfing talent in the School to be identified.

A number of WBHS Old Boys have gone on to surf competitively. Among them Pierre Tostee, is arguably our most famous old boy surfer. He competed in the World Pro Tour from 1986 to 1989, and won SA colours for surfing. He is now a prominent surfing photographer, and writes a regular column for the Daily News. Other Old Boys who have won SA colours include Dale Bamford, Wesley Hall and Justin Saunders.

Surfing is one of those unique sports that can be enjoyed by participants late into life. Many friendships made by surfers at WBHS last for many for decades after school.

Internationals

Dale Bamford

Wesley Hall

Justin Saunders

Pierre Tostee

Marno Langeveldt Surfing WBHS

Sport Results

June – Week 2

Rugby results vs Maritzburg College at Westville: 1st 35-27 Win 2nd 17-28 Loss 3rd 12-55 Loss 4th 0-36 Loss 5th 5-42 Loss 6th 0-47 Loss 16A 32-22 Win 16B 17-22 Loss 16C 0-34 Loss 16D 0-36 Loss 15A 15-24 Loss 15B 7-0 Win 15C 13-12 Win 15D 5-43 Loss 15E 17-40 Loss 14A 14-48 Loss […]

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June – Week 1

Rugby results vs DHS at DHS: 1st 14-24 Loss 2nd 16-20 Loss 4th 22-0 Win 5th 51-0 Win 16A 48-0 Win 16D 10-17 Loss 15A 26-7 Win 15C 0-14 Loss 15D 42-0 Win 14A 3-10 Loss 14B 17-22 Loss 14D 53-0 Win 14E 52-5 Win Hockey results vs St Benedicts(JHB) at Westville: 1st 4-1 Win […]

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May – Week 3

Rugby results vs Hilton at Hilton: 1st 7-36 Loss 2nd 14-29 Loss 3rd 5-51 Loss 4th 0-48 Loss 5th 0-53 Loss 16A 35-28 Win 16B 41-3 Win 16D 28-8 Win 16E 24-17 Win 15A 15-20 Loss 15B 33-5 Win 15D 31-5 Win 15E 55-0 Win 14A 6-24 Loss 14B 17-14 Win 14D 33-22 Win 14E […]

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