Thandy interviews woman of God, pro surfer and Muizenberg surfing entrepreneur, Roxy Davis, this women’s day on Breakfast With Friends.
Roxy’s passion in life is surfing and teaching people to surf. She is inspired by the opportunity of giving back to surfing all she has received from this amazing sport. Roxy started surfing at the age of 12, which is widely regarded as being rather late in life. However she very soon started achieving exceptional results throughout her competitive surfing career. Progressing from school champion to club champion and then rapidly progressing to both Provincial and National champion.
Today Roxy is a professional surfer. She is seven times South African Surfing Champion and has won numerous awards including the Western Province Surfer of the year and Surfer of the South African Surfing Championships. Roxy has had the honour of captaining and coaching numerous Western Province Surfing Teams to victory at South African Championships.
Roxy has represented South Africa at The World Games in Indonesia achieving 9th place in the World. She has also competed in the World Longboard Championships held in France and China, with her top placing being 9th in the World. Roxy achieved a 4th place at the 2014 La Torche Pro Stand Up Paddle Board event in France as part of the World Stand Up Paddle Tour.
Roxy has an illustrious surf coaching background having coached and managed Development, Provincial and National Teams within South Africa and on tours abroad. Roxy holds an International Surfing Association (ISA) level two Surf Coaching qualification. She achieved the accolade of finishing in the top two of the Cape Town Surf Coaching, Lifesaving and First Aid British Surfing Association (BSA) Coaches Course level one and two.
Roxy has also been an active administrator in the sport of surfing. She served as a member of the Western Province Surfing Committee as Vice-President and acting President for many years. Roxy is currently involved in running the Western Province Inter Schools Surfing League, Western Province Girls Squad as well as the Western Province Surfing Development Programme.
Roxy is the founder of Surf Emporium, home of the widely acclaimed Roxy Learn 2 Surf and Surf with Quiksilver Programmes based in Muizenberg, Cape Town.