JBay Winterfest
SA’s best junior surfers headed to JBay

The best junior surfers in the country will be congregating in JBay for the first event in the 2015 Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS.

Local surfer Joshe Faulkner will have home ground advantage during the Billabong Junior. Photo: Kody McGregor

Local surfer Joshe Faulkner will have home ground advantage during the Billabong Junior. Photo: Kody McGregor

The contest takes place at the Magna Tubes surf break over three days during a five day waiting period of 13 – 17 July.

The junior contest forms part of the www.jbaywinterfest.com – a multi sport and music festival that takes place in JBay from 8-19 July.

“We are stoked to have the Billabong Junior event included in the JBay Winterfest,” said JBay Winterfest organiser Koffie Jacobs. “Magnatubes is a world class venue for a surf tournament, and we wish Billabong success with their event.”

The tournament has both Pro Surf Tour (PST) and World Surf League (WSL) points as well as prize money up for grabs.

The Infood Blu Cold Water Classic is one of the most extreme events of the JBay WInterfest. Click on image for more information.

The Infood Blu Cold Water Classic is one of the most extreme events of the JBay WInterfest. Click on image for more information.

The contest also has a number of international surfers entered, with a crew of overseas Billabong Junior surfers signed up for the contest namely Ethan Ewing (Australia), Griffen Colapinto (USA), Seth Moniz (Hawai), Shaun Manners (Australia), Eithan Osborne (USA), and Liam O’Brien from Australia.

Amongst the competitors there are five surfers in the current Surfer Mag Top 100 in Sebastien Williams at nr 6, and Ethan Osborne at nr 9 in the groms, as well as Seth Moniz (13), Griffen Colapinto (25) and Dylan Lightfoot (54)

The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS is the longest running junior series in the world, having started way back in 1997.

jbay winterfest logo 2015

“We’re really looking forward to this event.” said Billabong South Africa Marketing Manager Chad D’Arcy.

“The entries have been flooding in with 110 surfers already confirmed. With the best South African junior surfers in attendance and a host of top international groms, this event is guaranteed to be the most exciting junior event on the calendar.

Surfers not yet entered can enter here – www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za/billabong-junior-series-jeffreys-bay-2015/ and here – wsl.memberpro.net

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