In just over a week the eyes of the surfing world will be firmly fixed on Jeffreys Bay as the World’s Top 34 surfers take to the legendary waves of Supertubes in the Billabong Pro J’Bay.
Current ASP World Title Race rankings leader Adriano de Souza (Brazil), defending champion and local favourite Jordy Smith and 10 X world champion Kelly Slater (USA) will be joined by perennial favourites and previous event winners Taj Burrow and fellow Australians Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning in the powerful waves that break at Supertubes, situated on the southern tip of the African continent.
The Billabong Pro J-Bay 2011 is scheduled for 14 – 24 July in Jeffreys Bay. It is stop No. 4 of 11 on the ASP World Tour, the series of events that determines the World Surfing Champion.
The field comprises the world’s top 34 ranked professional surfers along with two wildcards.
The local J’Bay crew will be throwing their support behind Jordy Smith as the young South African goes about defending the title he won in 2010.