Camps Bay High School Grade 9 learner, Holly Smith from Hout Bay, punched way beyond her weight at the SA Surfski Championships held in Durban on 10 and 11 April. Holly, who is just 14 years old, participated in both the S1 (singles) and S2 (doubles) events, competing in the U16 and U18 division.
Holly went home with the Silver Medal in the U16 S1 Division and the Bronze Medal in the U18 S1 Division, paddling 28km in a very humid Durban, which she is not used to.
In the S2 Division she competed with her partner, Tannah Smith from Umhlanga Rocks and the girls went home with Silver Medals in both the U16 S2 Division and U18 S2 Division.
Holly is incredibly committed to her sport and wakes up at 4.30am to train, training 12 times a week, whilst still managing to fit in other sports activities at school and her school work. Her commitment, dedication and discipline is to be commended.