It was a mixed bag of surf and results for round one of the Rip Curl E-Pro. There were some big East Coast barrels dominating, and both Dan Redman and Mike Frew’s efforts might see them in consideration for the Red Bull Best Tube Award.
First and Second placed surfers go through to Round 3.
Third-placed surfers go through to Round 2 repochage round.
Fourth-placed surfers are unfortunately eliminated from the event.
JBay local Stevie Sawyer won his heat, while Dylan Lighfoot came second on his and will also progress to Round 3.
St Francis Bay surfer Dale Staples was a clear winner of his heat and is an early favourite in the Rip Curl E-Pro.
Round 2 will be surfed off today.
Round One Results:
Chad Du Toit
Mitch Du Preez
Luke Van Wyk
Bryce Du Preez
Davey Van Zyl
Round Two Repechage heats will be posted on @surfopenleague Instagram account, or find it on the Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/SurfOpenLeague/
Photo: Marck Botha