PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE FOR THE FISHING COMPETITION IS SUNDAY 4th JUNE.
Coming up – OPBC Annual fishing competition 4 th June 2017
We have some truly amazing prizes to be won thanks to our sponsors. Prizes will be awarded to heaviest edible fish in different species plus other categories. So if you are a Hottie fisherman, you will compete with other Hottie’s. Same goes for Yellowtail etc.
Download entry form here.
Please fill in and submit to Ridwa firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct entry fees for yourself and crew at the club before the day of the competition. You will also be able to submit before entering the water on the competition day. This can be done from 5am on the day of the competition. You will receive a receipt which you need for weigh-in.
Children’s Day Saturday 3rd December 2016
2016 OPENING DAY CRUISE
What a great day. A record turn out of members ensured everyone enjoyed themselves. Even the weather played it’s part. A beautiful hot summers day. The opening cruise was unfortunately not that well attended but those who did attend, I am sure really enjoyed it. This is the only time jetski’s will be allowed into the harbour.
A huge thank you to Ridwa and LeighAnne from events, and whoever else helped on the day for the tremendous effort in the making the clubhouse so special. And of course, thanks to the braai masters.
To view the pics from the Opening Cruise, click here.
2016 Capestorm Oceana Surfski Challenge
This was the second running of the Capestorm Oceana Surfski Challenge. Building on last year’s event, we put in a lot of hard work that definitely paid off. A line of fantastic sponsors pulled through in fine form – Capestorm as headline sponsor, with Crossing Gear, Sea Land Gear, BALLO Sunglases, Holdfast and Revo Kayaks sponsoring additional podium and lucky-draw prizes. The paddlers (sufski and SUP) provided a mountain of support with over a 100 paddlers on the water! Even the conditions transpired to dish up a superb race.
With a brisk south-westerly, the conditions were perfect for a tough grind out to Clifton 4th: enough of a graft to appreciate the bumps on the trip home. A small swell pushed through onto Clifton 4th, but always enough to serve up a bit of carnage and entertainment.
The long course ran from Oceana to Clifton 4th (turning flag on the beach), around Fisherman’s Rock, around Barker’s Rock, and back to Oceana. Kenny Rice took the top of the podium with the cooking time of 1hr12 over the long course of 16km, followed by Kyle Friedenstein and Ian Black. The van Riet brothers snapped up first place in the doubles, followed by Rob Hart & Garth Watters, and Andrew Gillespie and Pete Jones.
Bianca Beavitt took top spot in the ladies, followed by Melanie van Niekerk and Kirsten Flanagan.
The short course ran from Oceana to Three Anchor Bay (around a turning flag on the beach) and back to Oceana. Both SUPs (a new and welcome addition to this event) and surfski’s competed over the short course distance of 6km. The ski podium comprised Antony Gabe; H Wailiz; and Michael MacLachlin. 13 SUP paddlers pulled in; Tom taking top spot, followed by Gary van Rooyen and Rory Smyth.
Prize giving, as usual, was no ordinary affair. Standard lucky-draws were interspersed with prizes that required a bit more effort: classic dance-off for a pair of BALLO shades (Jamie Jacobson took the claim over Gary Kroukamp with a spectacular rendition of Napoleon Dynamite’s routine); belly-flop comp (claimed by Anton Holtzhausen) and 20m breastroke sprint-off (dubiously claimed by Clyde ‘Skinny Cappuccino’ Arendse) for some lekker Sea Land Gear bags.
Once again, a huge thank you to all the sponsors and paddlers for supporting this event – fantastic to see the hard work pay off!! Onwards and upwards for 2017!
A big thanks also needs to go to Oceana Powerboat Club for providing the event facilities, assisting with the organisation, and selling much-appreciated boerewors rolls at the race finish.
Full race results can be found at www.oceanasurfski.co.za/results