How to enter the JBU Supertrial

The 2015 JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA will see 24 selected surfers competing for one coveted position into the WSL Championship Tour’s JBay Open, where they’ll compete against the best surfers on the planet.

JBU Supertrial

The JBay Open forms part of the annual JBay Winterfest, a multi sport festival that takes place every July at various venues around Jeffreys Bay.

The Supertrial has a waiting period of 1-12 June, and the organisers of the event have announced the entry procedure for this contest.

The entry requirements are strict, and have to be adhered to implicitly in order to be in with a chance of an invite into the contest.

Firstly, surfers need to physically enter the event. You will not be automatically invited into the event based on your surfing skills or contest record unless you physically enter the event. No entry, no invite.

Secondly, all entries will be via the Zigzag magazine website www.zigzag.co.za/supertrial/ – there is no other platform through which to enter.

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Local surfer Dylan Lightfoot won the Wild card into the JBay Open in 2014. Photo: Clive Wright
Local surfer Dylan Lightfoot won the Wild card into the JBay Open in 2014. Photo: Clive Wright

The aim of your entry is to try and convince the selectors why you are worthy of a slot into the Supertrial.

This can be in the form of a video clip, a photo of yourself ripping, a video interview wherein you state your case, a few written paragraphs that will explain your worthiness, or any other form or fancy that you believe will get you entry into the event.

Put some effort in, and you might find yourself with an entry into the most prestigious event on the South African surf calendar.

“We want to see why you feel you are worthy to be in such a significant event,” said event organiser and JBU representative Koffie Jacobs. “We simply want the best 24 South African surfers in the event, the cream of the crop, and we need to work out who you guys are. It’s up to you to tell us.”

Final selection will be via a panel, consisting of representatives from the World Surf League (WSL), The JBU Surf Club and Zigzag Surfing Magazine. The Supertrial is only open to South African surfers.

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