Top surfers lining up for JBU Supertrial

2016-05-05 06:00

WITH only five slots remaining, tension is running high among world class surfers as to who all will be taking on the Supertubes in an attempt to qualify for the coveted JBay Open in July.

The latest five surfers invited to the JBU Supertrail are an admirable mix of surfing proficiency, flair and hard-earned Supers-stripes. Included among some of the young blood coming through the surfing ranks in South Africa, are Dale Staples who was a quarter-finalist at Jeffreys Bay in 2012, World Qualifying Series competitor Beyrick de Vries and Shane Sykes from Salt Rock who was the team captain for the 2015 South African Junior Surfing Team that competed in California in the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. Sykes was the highest placed South African in the u.18 Boys Division.

Also on the invitee list is natural footed Sebastian Wil-liams who was crowned the 2015 Quiksilver King Of The Groms, and is part of the new crew represented in this event.

The lone goofy-footer out of the crew, JBay surfer Joshe Faulkner has excellent local knowledge out at the Supers line-up, which he will no doubt use to his advantage.

They will be joining Ricky Basnett, Calvin Goor, Mikey February, Slade Prestwich, Ryan Payne, Shaun Payne, Matt McGillivray, Dylan Lightfoot, Davey Van Zyl and Sean Holmes.

The waiting period for the JBU Supertrial is June 1 to 12, with one full day needed to surf the event to completion.

The JBU Supertrial forms part of the JBay Winterfest, the sporting and music festival that will take place in Jeffreys Bay from July 6 to 17.

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