Jeffreys Bay hots up

2015-06-03 06:01

WORLD class surfing returns to Jeffreys Bay over the next two months with the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA having kicked off on Monday with a waiting period through until June 12.

The event runs prior to the JBay Open World Surf League event which will take place during the JBay Winterfest. The winner of the JBU Supertrial will win a wild card slot into the first round of the JBay Open.

The JBay Open is event six out of eleven events on the World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour, (CT) and will take place from July 8-19.

The tournament will have a prize pool of US$525,000 (R6,360,435).

This year the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA consists of 24 of the best surfers in South Africa, and includes guys who know how to surf Supers, and surfers who have a proven competitive track record.

Last year the event was won by local surfer Dylan Lightfoot, who went on to surf against Kelly Slater in round 1 and Gabriel Medina in round 2 of the JBay Open, gaining valuable World Tour experience in the process.

The event is a JBU Surf Club event, with club members having the final say in the list of invited surfers.

“The JBU Surf Club are excited about the return of this event,” said JBU chairman Arthur Joubert. “It’s also great to be working with RVCA again, and we’re looking forward to this event, the surf season and this year’s JBay Winterfest.”

For further information on the upcoming surfing events in JBay, check out the JBay Winterfest website

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