Four more invitees announced

2017-05-11 06:00
Jeffreys Bay surfer Joshé Faulkner will compete at the JBU Supertrial for the wildcard entry into the Corona JBay Open.      Photo:SUPPLIED

Jeffreys Bay surfer Joshé Faulkner will compete at the JBU Supertrial for the wildcard entry into the Corona JBay Open. Photo:SUPPLIED

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JBU Supertrial defending champion Steve Sawyer from Jeffreys Bay is set to take to the waves during the JBU Supertrial - the only contest in the country that offers surfers a stake into a World Championship Tour competition.

This goofy-footer recently won the Buffalo City Surf Pro in East London, proving his versatility. Coming into the JBU Supertrial event as a defending champion, he will be determined for another big result this year.

He will be joined by yet another Jeffreys Bay local and goofy-footed surfer, Joshe Faulkner. Growing up surfing Supertubes makes Faulkner a shoo-in as an invitee, and he has a solid and exciting backhand approach to surfing Supertubes. He is strong in the tube and could easily cause an upset at this event.

Matt Bromley from Cape Town is another surfer who will be out to impress. A gifted big wave surfer and all-round charger, Bromley is a tenacious competitor and can often be found up in Jeffreys Bay practising his barrel riding at Supertubes.

Powerful natural-footer Davey van Zyl, who excels in the beach break barrels of Durban, is set to deliver a virtuoso performance at Supertubes. He is confident when the surf starts getting big.

These four surfers will join Mikey February, Matt McGillivray, Beyrick de Vries and Dylan Lightfoot who have already been invited to compete in the event.

The JBU Supertrial presented by Monster Energy is an exclusive invite-only tournament, with first prize being the coveted Wildcard entry into the World Surf League Championship Tour Corona Open JBay. The Supertrial has a waiting period from June 1 to 11.

JBU invitees

1. Matt McGillivray (Jeffreys Bay)

2. Dylan Lightfoot (Jeffreys Bay)

3. Steven Sawyer (Jeffreys Bay)

4. Joshe Faulkner (Jeffreys Bay)

5. Beyrick De Vries (uMhlanga)

6. Mikey February (Kommetjie)

7. Matt Bromley (Cape Town)

8. Davey van Zyl (Durban)

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