This surfing tournament is supported by Billabong, Sea Harvest, the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa and the National Lotteries Commission and will get under way on 17th March 2017 when the official opening function takes place in the Victoria Park Grey Primary School Hall in Walmer.
The Grommet Games highlights the ongoing transformation process within SSA and districts are set strict criteria by SSA when it comes to selecting their teams.
While much of the focus is on surfing, events such as a paddle battle, beach flags and the Sea Harvest Aloha Cup tag team surfing competition are included in the activities that take place over the four days.
The team with the highest points total will take home the Mandela Bay Trophy, which has been won by Cape Town Surf riders since 2014 while 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 are from the City of Cape Town Surfriders, Cape Winelands Surfriders, Eden Surfriders, Buffalo City Surfriders, eThekweni Surfriders, Ugu Surfriders, the newly formed iLembe Surfriders and the hosts, Nelson Mandela Bay Surfriders.