South Africa’s top surfers enter JBU Supertrial

The entries for the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA have been flowing through consistently, with some big-hitters dropping video highlights to get into the event.

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The Supertrial will see 24 of the country’s best surfers compete for that one slot into the WSL Championship Tour’s JBay Open, and a minimum prize of R 109 000.

The JBU Supertrial has a waiting period of 1 – 12 June, and the entries for the event close Monday 11 May 2015.

There is a strict policy of No Entry No Invite – surfers will not be automatically invited into the event based on surfing skills or contest records. All entries via the Zigzag Magazine website event portal www.zigzag.co.za/supertrial.

Sean Holmes at the 2012 Billaong Pro. Photo: ASP
Sean Holmes at the 2012 Billaong Pro. Photo: ASP

First up is the Supertubes aficionado Sean Holmes from Cape Town.

The blurb accompanying his entry reads, “I would be super stoked to be considered as a candidate for the JBU Super Trial. I’m fit, surfing well, and ready to lay down some ruler-edge carves.”

Sean has defeated world champions at Supertubes including Kelly Slater and the late Andy Irons, has the nickname ‘The Nemesis’ and is known world-wide as the best wild card in the sport.www.zigzag.co.za/multimedia/sean-holmes/

Slade Prestwich is a big-hitter from Durban who won the Volcom VQS Global Championships at Cloudbreak, Fiji in 2013. That year he also placed third in the JBay Open, and is no slouch when it comes to riding the perfect walls of Supertubes.

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Slade is currently competing on the WQS and is set for big results. His entry into the JBU Supertrial can be found here

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Simon Fish from East London is one of the best backhand surfers around, and was named as SA’s most under-rated surfer in a vote by his peers in Zigzag Magazine.

According to his entry, his strong points are his backhand tube riding, drawn-out carves and vertical surfing. His entry can be viewed here

“It has been great to see some of the best surfers in the country submit their entries into the event,” said event organiser and JBU representative Koffie Jacobs. “We’re looking forward to the rest of the entries.”

The Supertrial forms part of the JBay Winterfest which takes place in Jeffreys Bay from 8 – 19 July.

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