Locals to surf in JBU Supertrial

2015-05-21 06:00
Dylan Lightfoot.

Dylan Lightfoot. Photo: SUPPLIED

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EIGHT hopeful local surfers is set to compete in the prestigious JBU Supertrial in a bid to win the wildcard slot into the WSL JBay Open of Surfing - the anchor event of the JBay Winterfest.

These selected surfers, who have been seeded directly into the quarterfinals of the event, are Dylan Lightfoot, Sean Holmes, Matt McGillivray, Beyrick de Vriess, Mikey February, Greg Emslie, Slade Prestwich and Dale Staples.

“I am stoked to get into the event,” said Lightfoot. “I have been surfing Supers non-stop the last few weeks, so I have loads of practise. I always look forward to surfing Supers with just three other guys out. Hopefully we get a good run of swell this year.”

Sean Holmes, still recognised as the best wildcard at Jeffreys Bay and known throughout the surfing world as The Nemesis, is equally excited about his inclusion.

“I’m super excited to be selected for the JBU Supertrial. It’s such a cool event with a real local feel,” said Holmes on hearing the news about his inclusion. “The fact that it presents an opportunity to possibly surf against the best in the world on local soil is the cherry on the cake!”

Nixon South Africa will be awarding a Nixon Tangent Sports Watch valued at R6 000 for the surfer who rides the best tube in the event, as well as a Nixon Blaster for the event winner.

The JBU Supertrial precedes the JBay Open WSL Championship Tour event, which takes place during the JBay Winterfest from July 8 to 19

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