|SAWSA President:||Dian Esterhuysen||(WP)|
|CSA Representative:||Ant Stott||(KZN)|
|SAWSA Treasurer:||Ken Clements||(WP)|
|SAWSA Secretary:||Trystan Viaene||(Border)|
|SAWSA Contest Director:||Mike Wessels + Schalk Van Wyk||(WP + WP)|
|WP Chairman:||Rory Taylor||(WP)|
|KZN Chairman:||Sheldon Schroeder||(KZN)|
|Border Chairman:||Bruce Viaene||(Border)|
Join the dynamic group of waveskiiers in South Africa, and develop your love for the sport and grow it together!
What is Waveski Surfing?
Waveski surfing is a dynamic sport combining the paddle power of a sit on top kayak with the manoeuvrability and performance of a surfboard. A Waveski resembles a larger surfboard, with the addition of a seat, fins, foot straps, and seat belt, enabling the rider to eskimo roll if overturned. The waveski rider uses a double ended kayak paddle for motion while seated on the waveski.
Waveski began in the 1970s after kayakers and surfers combined and adapted their equipment for riding waves. Further development of the equipment has helped to move the sport forward, with high performance waveskis now weighing only 6-8kg and are custom made using epoxy resin and EPS foam.
What is SAWSA?
The South African Waveski Surf Association (SAWSA) are the governing body association of waveski sport in South Africa. SAWSA help manage the sport and promote the competitive circuit of the sport within the rules and regulations it requires.
SAWSA works hand in hand with CSA, to ensure all representing waveski surfers meet the respective criteria, to compete internationally, representing South Africa on the international competitive circuit.
Waveski Surfing and Canoe South Africa
The Canoeing South Africa federation has a longstanding memorandum of understanding with the World Waveski Surfing Association, making waveski surfing one of CSA’s recognised disciplines on the international circuit for South African’s. Representing members, are able to qualify for their international colours, due to the partnership established with Canoeing South Africa.