Yew, what a month it was to bring about a wrap to the 2017 edition of the Striped Horse Challenge, presented by Zigzag in association with Hurricane surf. Whilst some of us were sucking back Striped Horse bezza’s and lining up for seconds at the numerous family gatherings that are synonymous with the festive season, others were searching for mistletoe under a different kind of lip. There were waves a plenty in the rear-view of 2017, and whilst the judges swapped their paper christmas cracker crowns for their surf critic caps, you the readers have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the December winner.
Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over and the judges have spoken:
Video: Marck Botha/ Surfer: Josh Redman/ Location: The Rock
Video: Gareth Kaatze/ Surfer: Twiggy Baker/ Location: Sunset
Video: Peter Horlock/ Surfer: Derek Horlock/ Location: KZN South Coast
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Photographer: Grant Scholtz/ Surfer: Mikey February/ Location: Down The Beach