Sponsored by Cell C and sanctioned by the World Surfing League as a specialty event, South African Surfing Legends presents The Goodwave, a surfing event that in 2017 will see thirty two of the best South African surfers challenging for a first prize of R100,000.00 in what is regarded as the ultimate surfing shoot-out to be held on the best day of waves that Durban has to offer.
AN INVITE ONLY EVENT
The best 32 surfers in the country and 32 alternates will be invited to compete.
The event is a one-day event, with four man heats and a sudden death format.
HIGH PERFORMANCE SURFING
The event thus comprises fifteen heats of insane high performance surfing.
JET SKI ASSIST
The contest has jetski assist for all and guaranteed excellent surf conditions, usually the day of the year at New Pier, Durban, arguably one of the best beachbreaks in the world.
A ONE YEAR WAITING PERIOD
The decision to call the event ‘on’ will be made on the advice of surf forecasting guru Spike from www.wavescape.co.za.
There is a 48-hour heads-up call, and a 24-hour green light call.
Two large storms are starting to from from Friday and peaking into the weekend. The first deepens below the country with a massive 1,500 mile fetch that points up into the underbelly of the country. This is a strong and long South swell that won’t impact too much on Durban.
The next storm has an inkling of hope for the Good Wave depending on how the forecast transpires in the coming days. A fierce SE fetch forms around the storm, as it interfaces with the unusually southern situated Indian Ocean High, but the storm is forecast to be too far to the east by then, with the wind fetch pointing more towards Madagascar or the Maldives, and not properly towards Durban, although some residual periphery swell from the propagation arc may be felt.
If it changes, by deepening earlier and facing more towards South Africa, we’re looking at a long range SE swell in the middle of next week. We’re watching that one.