JBay Winterfest
Final list of surfers for JBU Supertrial announced

The final 16 surfers in the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA have been selected.

Dan Thornton is a Supertubes local. Photo: Robbie Irlam

Dan Thornton is a Supertubes local. Photo: Robbie Irlam

They are once again a mix of young talent alongside hard-earned experience, of new school aerial antics against smooth carves and power arcs.

One of the selected 24 surfers will win a slot into the World Surf League Championship Tour’s 6th event of the year, the JBay Open.

Along with getting to surf against the best surfers in the world, this surfer will also win a minimum of R 109 000. The JBay Open is the anchor event of the JBay Winterfest 

The 16 surfers to join the 8 seeded surfers already selected are in no particular order:

Dan Thornton, Remi Peterson , Frankie Oberholzer, David van Zyl, Shaun Payne, Shane Sykes, Simon Nicholson, Matt Bromley, Casey Grant, Ricky Basnett, Chad du Toit, Dan Redman, Brandon Jackson, Benji Brand, Joshe Faulkner and Ryan Payne.

JBay local Jose Faulkner will represent his town in the JBU Supertrial. Photo: Alan Van Gysen

JBay local Jose Faulkner will represent his town in the JBU Supertrial. Photo: Alan Van Gysen

Joshe Faulkner from JBay was surprised but elated at his inclusion in the event. “I’m so stoked to be in the JBU Supertrial, and I can’t believe that I will possibly get a chance to surf in a Championship Tour event,” said Joshe.

“I hope to make all my friends and family in Jbay proud when I compete in the event.”

Alternates for the contest are, in no particular order:

Sebastian Williams, Max Armstrong, Shane Thorne, Josh Salie, Koby Oberholzer, Grant Baker, Lewellyn Whittaker, Kelvin Zehmke and Simon Fish.

Alternate seedings will be announced when the heat draw is finalised.

Dylan Lightfoot, winner of the 2014 JBU Supertrial. Photo: Clive Wright

Dylan Lightfoot, winner of the 2014 JBU Supertrial. Photo: Clive Wright

The eight seeded surfers are:

Dylan Lightfoot

Sean Holmes

Matt Mcgillivray

Beyrick De Vries

Mikey February

Greg Emslie

Slade Prestwich

Dale Staples

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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 content, as well as a Nixon Blaster for the Event Winner.

The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA precedes the JBay Open WSL Championship Tour event, which takes place during the JBay Winterfest.

The JBU Supertrial is supported by Arbor, Firewire, Stance, Nixon, Monster Energy South Africa, Zigzag Magazine and El Jimador Tequila.

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