28 May, 2015 28 May, 2015

Heats Drawn for JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA

The heat draw for Round 1 of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA has been finalised. 16 Surfers will be challenging for the J-Bay Open wildcard in Round 1, aiming for first or second in their heat to advance to Round 2, where eight seeded surfers are already waiting.

The JBU Supertrial winner will earn a spot in the J-Bay Open.

Check out the official draw below.




Jeffreys Bay – The first round of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA has been drawn. With the contest waiting period of 1-12 June opening this Monday, surfers will need to be on their toes and ready to head for JBay at a moments notice. There are some big storms lurking, and should the forecast look favorable the contest organisers will have no hesitation in calling the contest on.

Surfers in round 1 will obviously need to be present on the morning of the event, or risk losing their spots to one of the very capable alternates in the event.

With only 24 surfers in the event, all heats are loaded, and the contest is going to be cut-throat and exciting from the get-go.

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. Benji Brand
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

First and second placed surfers will advance to the quarterfinals, where they will come up against the 8 seeded surfers.

Surfers seeded into Round 2:
Dylan Lightfoot, Sean Holmes, Matt Mcgillivray, Beyrick De Vries, Mikey February, Greg Emslie, Slade Prestwich, Dale Staples.

Alternates in ranking order:
1.Shane Thorne, 2.Max Armstrong, 3. Kelvin Zehmke, 4. Llewellyn Whittaker, 5. Sebastian Williams, 6. Koby Oberholzer, 7 Simon Fish. 8. Josh Salie, 9. Grant Baker.

Local surfer Matt McGillivray is seeded into the second round.

The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA is supported by Arbor, Firewire, Stance, Nixon, Monster Energy South Africa, Zigzag Magazine and El Jimador Tequila.

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 precedes the JBay Open WSL Championship Tour event, which takes place during the JBay Winterfest www.jbaywinterfest.com

Event Social Media:

RVCA South Africa on Facebook: facebook.com/RVCA.South.Africa

Event hashtags: #RVCASupertrial #JBU #winterfest


  1. Andre Vorster
    28 May, 2015 at 8:37 am · Reply

    What happened to Mikey Feb?
    Thought he was gonna be part of this joll?

    • Ryan Budden
      28 May, 2015 at 9:50 am · Reply

      He’s seeded straight into round 2. The first list is the Round 1 competitors.

      • Andre Vorster
        28 May, 2015 at 2:24 pm · Reply



  2. Waldorf
    28 May, 2015 at 9:43 am · Reply


  3. Riaan
    28 May, 2015 at 12:29 pm · Reply

    Would LOVE to see franky get into the event.

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