Tristan Roberts (APB World Bodyboarding Champion and well-known resident of the Onrus community) was hosted at the Whale Coast Mall in Hermanus for an autograph-signing session on 31 January 2020. Tristan also agreed to sponsor a Pride Bodyboard and one lucky surf fanatic had the chance to win this board by means of a lucky draw.
The event was held at the Best of Asia restaurant, which is also an establishment that Tristan and his friends frequently visit for sushi and seafood. As it had been Tristan’s 23st birthday on the 31st, the highly trained sushi chefs from Best of Asia surprised Tristan with a sushi cake and an array of sweet watermelon, beautifully served.
Tristan spent time at the restaurant signing photographs and was definitely a hit with the crowd. Tristan is the first bodyboarder to win both the Junior Word title (2014) and the Men’s World Championship (2019). The lucky draw took place after Tristan had signed some photographs for his avid fans.
Whale Coast Mall gifted Tristan with two vouchers, valued at R1,000.00 each from a store of his choice, a birthday goody bag and Best of Asia gifted him with a R500.00 voucher for their sushi buffet.
Tristan departed for Portugal on 01 February 2020, where he will be focusing on training and preparation for the season ahead. There will also be a video made, based on his bodyboarding career and on him winning the world championship title.
Whale Coast Mall is extremely proud of Tristan and what he has accomplished and applauds Tristan for being such a humble young man and definitely a role-model to all our young rising surfers and our community.