Ryan Sandes on the MTB course in 2015 (c) Kolesky/Nikon/Lexar

Digicape announces partnership with Oakley X Over

In Events, Featured, Latest News, Oakley X-Over Challenge by Kev

Premium Apple reseller comes on board as product partner

JEFFREYS BAY – The winner of the Oakley X Over presented by Seartec distributor of Sharp products – the unique cross-over event which forms part of the JBay Winterfest – will walk away with an iPhone 6s (16GB), as well as an Apple Watch with 42mm Stainless Steel case and Red Sport Band. The total value of the first prize is well over R20 000. In addition each of the 19 invited athletes will receive a Sensor Smart Tracker.

“The event is exciting and different,” commented Craig Parker, Marketing Manager at Digicape on why they decided to support the event, which features a 15km mountain bike race, 9-holes of golf and a surfing contest. “Familiar faces trying something different and pushing the boundaries just like Apple does,” Parker said.

“Digicape has always been a company which promoted a healthy lifestyle, with Apple and Apple Watch our passions for technology and a healthy lifestyle have merged,” he said.

The overall winner is calculated on results across all three events. Now in its third year the event will take place on 13-14 July and experienced X-Over campaigners such as previous winner Butch James, John Smit, Ryan Sandes, Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan, Bob Skinstad and Greg Minnaar will be joined by the likes of Kerim Fitz-Gerald, Schalk Burger, Giniel De Villiers and Seabelo Senatla.

“I am very happy to have Digicape on board as a partner to the Oakley X Over,” commented Oakley SA Sports Marketing and Events Manager, Seth Hulley.

“The Oakley and Digicape brands align perfectly,” he said, “with similar company values as well as premium product offerings. Having Digicape on board adds value to this unique event.

Bob Skinstad at the St Francis Links golf course, 2015 (c) Kolesky/Nikon/Lexar

Bob Skinstad at the St Francis Links golf course, 2015 (c) Kolesky/Nikon/Lexar

The Oakley X-Over presented by Seartec takes place on 13 and 14 July, and forms part of the JBay Winterfest. The JBay Winterfest presented by Woodlands Dairy is set to take place JBay Winterfest from 6-17 July in Jeffreys Bay and environs. It will comprise the Oakley X Over, the JBay Open WSL Championship Tour surfing event, The Quiksilver Junior surfing events, extreme trail running, mountain biking, fishing, music, a kite festival, open water swim events and much more. For more info go to www.jbaywinterfest.com