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The Extreme Sports Woman 2006 Calendar was shot on location by FullHouse Imaging (except January and December)

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Wilmarie Janse van Rensburg – South Africa’s fastest woman

Wilmarie Janse van Rensburg of Wilgeheuwel Roodepoort is South Africa’s fastest woman, having set two new South African lap records in the 250cc motorcycle racing championships. In 2003 she was selected to be one of Cosmopolitan magazine’s awesome women for that year.

Wilmarie was South Africa’s first female superbike racer. Her love affair with motor bikes began in high school when she raced in the 50cc class. Having also raced 125cc and 250cc bikes, she prefers the faster and more competitive 600cc class.

Wilmarie is the CEO of Speed Queen Racing Academy which provides bike and ATV training, track days and corporate and team building events. Tel: 011 872 1871.

Rosy Hodge, pro surfer

Rosy Hodge of East London is a pro surfer who has represented South Africa since the age of 11. She has competed in the Wild Card Trials in the world championship tour events such as the Roxy Pro in Hawaii, Australia and Fiji in 2004 and 2005, as well as winning numerous South African titles.
Rosy began surfing at the age of seven and was the youngest female to receive Junior South African colours.
She is one of five surfers from around the world who are sponsored by Roxy International. This sponsorship affords Rosy the opportunity to enter the World Qualifying Series of surf contests in 2006.


Liezel Gené Maree, helicopter pilot

Flying helicopters has been Liezel Gené Maree’s passion since she was 17. Encouraged by her mother’s suggestion to “get a hobby”, she could fly a helicopter before she could drive. Liezel is currently rated on R22 and R44 helicopters and has completed her mountain and coastal flying courses. Originally from Magaliessig Fourways, Liezel has turned her hobby into her career.

Lerato Joy Monareng, racing driver

Lerato Joy Monareng of Mondeor, Johannesburg, is one of the first Black female motor car racers in South Africa. She has raced in the Vodacom Power Tour for three years, in the Sports 2000 and the Gauteng and Natal regional rallies.

Lerato became involved in motor sport in 2002 when she was selected from among hundreds of males who showed up for trials for a development racing programme. Since then she has made her mark in a predominantly male environment. As part of her passion for motor sport she also writes motoring columns for True Love and Y magazines and presents the new A1 Grand Prix on SABC3.

Sam Meyrick, jetski pilot

Sam Meyrick of Kloof, Durban finished the 2004/5 jetski racing season second in the championship, and has been the only female in the National Tour field. She has twice represented South Africa at the Jetski World Finals in the USA and is the youngest and only female pilot to finish the trans Agulhas endurance race.

Samantha began riding jetskis at 10 years of age. She joined the National Tour at 16 and won the SA Championship (1200 runabout) in the 2003/4 racing season.

She completes matric in 2005 before studying for a BSc at Pretoria University in 2006.

Rika Olivier, downhill cyclist

In 2005, downhill cyclist Rika Olivier of Constantia, Cape Town, won three of the four Western Province downhill cycling races, three of the four SA National races and came second in the SA Champs. She was placed 34th in the UCI World Championship.

Rika began riding mountain bikes eight years ago. After seeing a national race in Tokai forest where she rode often, she realised she was not much worse than the girls she saw racing and traded in her bicycle for a full suspension model. She entered the first race that came along, and from then it was a never ending process of trading in bicycles, racing, and the occasional injury such as a broken arm in 2001.

Leandra Le Forestier, 15 times SA water skiing champion

Leandra Le Forestier of Helderkruin, Roodepoort, is a 15 times South African water skiing champion (junior and senior) and 7 times African champion. She has national colours and has competed several times in the World and European championships.

When not on the water Leandra is a registered nurse in neuro surgery at Krugersdorp Hospital and has three young children.

Belinda Webbstock, dirt bike and motoX rider

Belinda Webbstock of Pietermaritzburg is a pit bike, dirt bike and moto cross rider, a scuba diver and a Springbok and South African champion powerlifter. Belinda won the world powerlifting championship title and best overall lifter in Ohio, USA in 1996.

She is a partner in SuperMoto Promotions which organises and runs the National Supermoto series in South Africa.

Nikki Snelling

Nikki Snelling of Fourways began snowboarding in Utah, U.S.A. in 2000. She was placed 2nd in the South African sandboarding championships freestyle in 2004 and 4th overall in the final of the Snowscapes snowboarding competition for 2005. She works as an interior designer/project manager.

Beverly Cosslett, skydiver

Skydiver Beverly Cosslett of Sunninghill, Gauteng is the South African record holder, along with three others, of the most number of jumps in a day (100). She was awarded her Protea colours in 2004 and represented South Africa at the World Championships in Croatia.

Beverly has been skydiving for eight years and has taken part in over 1300 skydives. Her speciality is four-way formation, and she also enjoys wingsuits, freefly and canopy piloting. She is a skydive instructor.

Naureen Goheer, rock climber

Naureen Goheer of Rondebosch, Cape Town enjoys both sport and trad rock climbing and has climbed routes of between 5m and 500m long around the world. Her current hardest redpoint is SA grade 27.

When Naureen is not climbing she is a post-doctoral research fellow at UCT.

Olivia Jones, diver and bodyboarding champion

Olivia Jones of the Bluff, Durban spends as much time as she can either catching waves or under the water. She is a qualified rescue diver and her passion is freediving – cray fishing and spear fishing.

Olivia joined Nippers, the junior lifesaver classes, at 13 and went on to qualify as a lifeguard, performing voluntary duties for many years. After watching her surfer boyfriend in action “for hours on end” she and a friend leapt off the pier with bodyboards, after which there was no holding her back. She went to Hawaii for the 1996/97 bodyboarding season and competed on the South African Bodyboarding Association tour for almost ten years, becoming a KZN bodyboarding champion. Switching focus somewhat, Olivia was on the Southern KZN Surfing Team in 2004.

Olivia still has time to run her own company publicising extreme sports events, and enjoys horse riding.

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