9 June, 2016 9 June, 2016

2016 JBU Supertrial looking good for Saturday


While you read this, many of the country’s top surfers will be making their way to Jeffrey’s Bay, the world’s best right hand point break, for the 2016 JBU Supertrial.

Supertubes came to life last year for the JBU Supertrial, and Slade Prestwich claimed the wildcard into the 2015 J-Bay Open after clinching victory in a close final.

Highlights from the 2015 JBU Supertrial, where Slade Prestwich claimed the wildcard into the J-Bay Open after clinching victory in a close final.

We all know that swell forecasts can change by the hour, but Saturday is looking like a great day of competition and waves. Competitiors and organisers are frothing on the predicted offshore winds and 14 second SW swell peaking at 15ft.

Two surfers advance out of the first round heats, to meet the two seeded surfers in the quarterfinals. From there it’s straight into semis and a final where the 2016 JBU Supertrial champ will be crowned.

The winner of the 2016 JBU Supertrial gets a wildcard into the JBay Open Championship Tour event in July, and is guaranteed $8,000 prize money (R124,400). Not a bad knock for a day’s surfing, really.

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Jeffrey’s Bay at its finest with Sean Holmes and Kelly Slater during one of the best swells of last season. -Video by: Guy MacIndoe


Round 1
Heat 1
Dylan Stone
Dan Redman
Greg Emslie
Shane Sykes

Heat 2
Steve Sawyer
Joshe Faulkner
Remi Peterson
Calvin Goor

Heat 3
Simon Fish
Matt Bromley
Ricky Basnett
Warren Dean

Heat 4
Brandon Jackson
Dave Van Zyl
Sebastian Williams
Sean Holmes

Round 2
Heat 1
Slade Prestwich
Beyrick De Vries

Heat 2
Ryan Payne
Dale Staples

Heat 3
Billy Payne
Dylan Lightfoot

Heat 4
Mikey February
Matt McGillivray

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