Over 300 enthusiastic ladies came together on Saturday, 01 December 2018, to celebrate the free annual #RoxyFitness Run SUP Yoga event powered by Surf Emporium – a global initiative motivating women to get active. The event had a wonderful turnout with a diversified field of athletes from all over the country, foreign visitors and Muizenberg locals.
This year, Tracy Ann Duncan, winner of the Mrs Deaf South Africa 2018 title, attended as a special guest to create awareness for deaf athletes and all persons with disabilities as well as to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing. In addition to Tracy attending, there were also some younger deaf ladies who participated and were a true inspiration to all. MC for the day, Roxy Davis, Surf Emporium owner and 9 times South African Surfing Champion, says the event was one of her highlight events of 2018!
With registration opening at 7am, the Vida e Caffè mobile van was on-site satisfying that early morning coffee craving, whilst Peninsula Beverage Co supplied a Powerade Zero stand to ensure participants were continuously hydrated. Upon registration, the first 300 ladies received a gift-bag that was filled with favours from Roxy, Surf Emporium, Red Paddle Co, Women’s Health, Zigzag, Faithful to Nature, Carlton, Benefit Cosmetics, Lil-lets, Peninsula Beverage Co and Island Tribe to name but a few!
The first leg of the event was a 5km fun run that took place along the Zandvlei’s water edge. Followed by the Advanced and Intermediate Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) race and finally ending with a relaxing yoga session on the grass. Surf Emporium Muizenberg, together with their SUP partners including Red Paddle Co, RYD and Fanatic SUP, hosted over 180 ladies for a "how to SUP" session for beginners. Discovery Vitality members were also rewarded with Vitality Points for their participation in one of the three sports disciplines.
1st: Anna Notten
2nd: Brigitte Joubert
3rd: Nadia Mulder
Advanced SUP Race
1st: Monika Wohlgemuth
2nd: Melissa Volker
3rd: Elleni Smith
Intermediate SUP Race
1st: Sunne Hutchison
2nd: Camryn Beaton
3rd: Emielke Borst
Social Media Winners
On the day: Michelle van der Merwe
Carissa Bosman: 5 Person SUP Lesson from Discovery Vitality
Jenny Nicholls: Roxy Hamper
Prudence Adams: Faithful to Nature Hamper
Monique Sham: Faithful to Nature Hamper
Sarah van Borek: Havaianas Hamper
Tammy van Nierop: Havaianas Hamper
“Well done Surf Emporium Muizenberg! Your event on Saturday was truly exceptional - the organisation was smooth and seamless, you managed the flow of hundreds of people into the different disciplines well, the free swag from your sponsors was EXCEPTIONAL - I have to admit that I have willingly PAID for events of a less quality in the past, where as to participate in such an awesome, well managed and fun event for FREE was a real privilege. It was wonderful to see women tapping into their confidence and ability in all levels of fitness - well done on creating a powerful event for women! A true pleasure and I will be back next year!” – C. Davidson
To continue the spirit of ladies coming together and getting active, Surf Emporium Muizenberg has rewarded all event participants with free December Surf Club membership as well as a free month of Surf and SUP Divas lessons for January 2019. Ladies can sign up online here: https://surfemporium.co.za/rsy2018/.