Sea Harvest SA Grommet Games supported by Sport and Recreation South Africa

Sea Harvest SA Grommet Games supported by Sport and Recreation South Africa 
The Pipe, Pollock Beach, Nelson Mandela Bay
March 22nd to 25th 2018


Surfing South Africa celebrates the 26th edition of the South African Grommet Games at Pollock Beach in Nelson Mandela Bay from Thursday to Sunday.

Over 120 surfers representing eight Districts out of three Provinces will compete in the 26th edition of the Sea Harvest South African Grommet Games at the Pipe, Pollock Beach in Nelson Mandela Bay from this Thursday to Sunday.


This unique surfing tournament, which is sponsored by Sea Harvest and supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa, will officially get under way on Wednesday March 17th at 7.00pm when the opening function takes place in the Victoria Park Grey Primary School Hall in Walmer.


The South African Grommet Games was Introduced into South African surfing culture after unification in 1991 as part of Surfing’s commitment to transformation and development. The primary objective of the event 26 years ago was to give young surfers from different backgrounds, communities and cultures the opportunity to participate in a an event that not only had a competitive element but also focused on fun, camaraderie and social interaction.. 


Many South African surfers who began their competitive surfing careers at this event have gone on to compete at National and International level and are evidence that the strategy behind the presenting of the annual Grommet Games is sound.

The Sea Harvest SA Grommet Games continues to secure its place as a premier event on the annual national calendar and is regarded by Surfing South Africa as a vital and important tournament in the growth of the sport.

The 2018 Sea Harvest Grommet Games will feature eight age divisions for girls and boys with the youngest surfers in the contest competing in the Under 8 Division and the oldest taking part in the competitive Under 16 Boys and Girls group.

The annual Grommet Games highlights the ongoing transformation process within the sport with Districts adhering to strict criteria set by Surfing South Africa when it comes to selecting their teams.


While much of the focus is on surfing, events such as a paddle battle, beach relays and the Sea Harvest Aloha Cup tag team surfing competition are included in the activities that take place over the four days.


The Team that posts the highest combined points total will take home the Mandela Bay Trophy, which has been won by Cape Town Surfriders every year since 2014 and travel to Port Elizabeth as the defending champions.

In addition to the team that displays the most spirit and support during the contest will win the coveted Team Spirit Trophy.


Teams competing at this year’s event represent Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Eden, Buffalo City, eThekweni, iLembe, King Cetshwayo and Nelson Mandela Bay.

Daily heat results and photos will be posted on


Surfing South Africa is the recognized governing body for the sport in South Africa and a member of the South African Confederation of Sport and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).



2017 Surfer of the Contest ​Ntando Nqadala of Cape Town Surfriders. Photo Petronel Posthumus


Compiled by:


Robin de Kock

General Manager

Surfing South Africa



2018 WP Junior Trials

The WP Junior trials to select the team to represent Western Province in The Sea Harvest SA Junior Champs ( 3 – 7 October at Lower Point, Jeffreys Bay.) will be held on the following weekends:


Trial 1:                   17-18 March

Trial 2/3:              5-6 May

Trial 3:                   21-22 July (if required)

We have allocated three weekends, but if the conditions and the participant numbers allow us, we may well surf two trials over the weekend of 5-6 May.

The venue will be a roaming venue and a decision will be made before the trial dates or worst case early morning on the day. Please note that there are various factors that restrict us to certain locations only.

All surfers that want to surf in the trials need to be paid up members of WP Surfing/Cape Town Surfriders. The membership fee is R150. Please click here to enter your membership details

In addition to the membership fee, the trial entry fee is R500. The cost to surf trials is R500 whether you surf one two or three trials. 

Please click here to enter the trials

Bank details :

First National Bank, Fish Hoek Branch – Branch code: 202309 – Account number: 50210861429

(Please use your name as the reference when depositing money into the account.)

Please email the proof of payment to


The team allocation is as follows:

1 x U12G

2 x U12B

2 x U14G

4 x U14B

3 x U16G

4 x U16B

3 x U18G

4 x U18B


We hope to see a good turnout for the trials.


2018 Masters and Open Trials

The 2018 Open and Masters Trials to select the team to represent Western Province at the 2018 Mercedes Benz SA Championships and the 2018 Vic Bay Quad in Memory of John Pfaff are coming up on the following dates:


Trial 1 – March 3/4

Trials 2 – March 17/18

Trial 3 – March 24/25

Venue to be confirmed closer to the time


In order to enter the trial you need to be a paid up member of Western Province Surfing. The cost of Membership for 2018 is R150 please fill in the membership form here

There is an entry fee of R150 for each Trial this is on top of the membership fee. So in order to compete in all 3 trials the total cost will be R600. R450 for all 3 trials plus R150 for membership.

Bank details :

First National Bank, Fish Hoek Branch – Branch code: 202309 – Account number: 50210861429

(Please use your name as the reference when depositing money into the account.)

Please email the proof of payment to

Click here to enter