JBay Winterfest
Round 1 Heat Draw Decided For The JBU Supertrial

The first round of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA has been drawn.

Local surfer Matt McGillivray is seeded into the second round © Luke Patterson

Local surfer Matt McGillivray is seeded into the second round © Luke Patterson

With the contest waiting period of 1-12 June opening this Monday, surfers will need to be on their toes and ready to head for JBay at a moments notice.

There are some big storms lurking, and should the forecast look favorable the contest organisers will have no hesitation in calling the contest on.

Surfers in round 1 will obviously need to be present on the morning of the event, or risk losing their spots to one of the very capable alternates in the event.

With only 24 surfers in the event, all heats are loaded, and the contest is going to be cut-throat and exciting from the get-go.

Round 1 Heat 1

1. Dan Thornton

2. Shane Sykes

3. Matt Bromley

4. Brandon Jackson

Round 1 Heat 2

1. Remi Peterson

2. Dan Redman

3. Benji Brand

4. Chad Du Toit

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Round 1 Heat 3

1. Frankie Oberholzer

2. Simon Nicholson

3. Ricky Basnet

4. Ryan Payne

Round 1 Heat 4

1. David Van Zyl

2. Shaun Payne

3. Joshe Faulkner

4. Casey Grant

First and second placed surfers will advance to the quarterfinals, where they will come up against the 8 seeded surfers.

Alternates in ranking order:

1.Shane Thorne, 2.Max Armstrong, 3. Kelvin Zehmke, 4. Llewellyn Whittaker, 5. Sebastian Williams, 6. Koby Oberholzer, 7 Simon Fish. 8. Josh Salie, 9. Grant Baker.

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

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

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