• Short Summary

    DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

    Australian Mark Richards won the final of the Gunston International Surfing Championships held at Durban's Bay of Plenty on July 4.

  • Description

    1. GV Surfer on crest of wave, rides wave into beach as second surfer crosses behind. (2 SHOTS) 0.21
    2. GV Spectators on the beach. (3 SHOTS) 0.28
    3. GV Surfer rides wave in and applauds. 0.48
    4. GV Surfer 'wiped out' in wave. 0.52
    InitialsDF/JRS

    SPORT: SURFINGAVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL SALE
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

    Australian Mark Richards won the final of the Gunston International Surfing Championships held at Durban's Bay of Plenty on July 4. Richards, the reigning world champion was competing against many of the world's top surfers for the second highest prize money in the international calendar; 7,500 rand (8,550 dollars). Fellow-finals held in two-metre (6 foot) high surf on July 3 produced a number of upsets. Three of the favourites -last year's winner Cheyne Horan of Australia and South Africans Martin Potter and Shaun Thompson - were eliminated. Even more surprising, two unseeded South Africans, Mike Savage and Dave Hansen knocked out many of the big names to reach the semi-finals Savage and Hansen were however outsurfed in the semi-finals by the more experienced Australians. Mark Richards is the only surfer to have taken the world professional title two years in succession in 1979 and 1980.

    Source: REUTERS - LOUIS BREYTENBACH

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1CG3C20LWJT89LMNF3MTL698P
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CG3C20LWJT89LMNF3MTL698P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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