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Final Results of the Siemens Wave Tour

An inspiring success - this is the verdict on the Siemens mobile Wave Tour - the first major event to take place at the Wave House at Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga Ridge, Durban South Africa.

The nine international athletes who went through to the crowd-thrilling Siemens mobile Wave Tour finals, this evening, gave a spectacular display of superb boarding techniques showing off their incredible skills as masters of their individual board disciplines. The evening was not without its crazy side: spectators were treated to some mad on wave antics which included Jason Prior riding with a blow up doll, bodyboarding on a blow up doll, in a wave-duel with Peter King using injured athlete Brian Talma's crutches….culminating in five riders on the double wave at one time.

The first South Africa Siemens mobile Wave Tour champion was crowd favourite eight times world champion skimboarder Bill Bryan followed extremely closely by the legendary skateboarder Chris Miller in second place and American surfer Rush Randle in third. Fourth and fifth place went to 6 times X-Games gold medalist skateboarder Andy Macdonald and German snowboarder Kai Junghans.

In addition eight local athletes took part in the South African flowboarding competition - these eight had only tested the D-Rex five days earlier. Local favourite Grant "Twiggy" Baker was the first South African Siemens mobile Wave Tour champion with Grant Lazarus and Steve Benton taking the honours in second and third place respectively.

Close on 45 000 people visited the Siemens mobile Wave Tour from Thursday through to Saturday this week to witness the first flowriding competition to take place in South Africa. The thirteen top international board- riders who braved the 3 metre high double point break wave loch or D-Rex stunned capacity crowds with their incredible exhibition of flowboarding which combines a range of boardsports executed on an artificial wave.

Awe-struck South African spectators cheered and applauded as these new sports heroes battled each other for the inaugural title of South African flowboarding champion as 1 million litres of chlorinated water pumped up the wave at 45km an hour.

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