Oh, it’s ON… The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA has been given the green light for Thursday, 4 June. Competitors have been alerted and are on their way to intercept the incoming swell.
Here are the match-ups for Round 1. Surfers that finish first or second in Round One will meet up with eight surfers already seeded into Round 2:
Round 1 Heat 1
1. Dan Thornton
2. Shane Sykes
3. Matt Bromley
4. Brandon Jackson
Round 1 Heat 2
1. Remi Peterson
2. Dan Redman
3. Shane Thorne
4. Chad Du Toit
Round 1 Heat 3
1. Frankie Oberholzer
2. Simon Nicholson
3. Ricky Basnett
4. Ryan Payne
Round 1 Heat 4
1. David Van Zyl
2. Shaun Payne
3. Joshe Faulkner
4. Casey Grant
Check out the official announcement below.
JBU SUPERTRIAL PRESENTED BY RVCA SET TO RUN THIS THURSDAY
JBay – The contest organisers of the 2015 edition of the JBU Supertrial Presented By RVCA are all set to go on Thursday 4 June 2015. The swell forecast looks solid, the winds look good and it is all systems go.
“We have been monitoring the swell charts since the waiting period started, and it looks at this stage that Thursday is a good day to run the event,” said JBU’s Koffie Jacobs. “Should there be a change in conditions that were to make Thursday uncontestable, then we still have a back-up day in Friday.”
First prize for the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA is a wildcard slot into the World Surf League Championship Tour’s JBay Open. This surfer will receive a minimum prize of US$9,000 (R110,500). The JBay Open is the anchor event of the JBay Winterfest.
Invited surfer Benji Brand from Cape Town has had to pull out of the event due to travel commitments, and first alternate Shane Thorne is now in the event.
“I’m super stoked to be in the event,” said an excited Shane, busy packing for the drive from Cape Town. “I heard that Benji might be going to Mexico, but I had to wait until it was confirmed. It looks like it’s going to be big and challenging, but it’s the same for everyone. I’m feeling strong. I’ve been training hard and surfing all the waves around Kommetjie, so I’m ready for the event.”
Competitors are asked to gather at the Pepper Street carpark on Thursday morning at 9:00am.
Nixon South Africa will be awarding a Nixon Tangent Sports Watch valued at R6 000 for the surfer who rides the best tube in the event, as well as a Nixon Blaster for the event winner.
The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa. Surfing South Africa is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), and recognised by the Dept. of Sport and Recreation as the national controlling body for surfing.
The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA is supported by Arbor, Firewire, Stance, Nixon, Monster Energy South Africa, Zigzag Magazine and El Jimador Tequila.
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