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JBU Supertrial will grant wildcard into World Tour JBay event

JBU supertrials at Jeffreys Bay © Van Gysen
Jeffreys Bay © Van Gysen



JBU Supertrial

Surfing South Africa
Jeffreys Bay South Africa
1 - 11 June 2017

Dates Announced For 2017 JBU Supertrial Presented By Monster Energy

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 February, 2017 - JBay – The much-anticipated JBU Supertrial event that happens every year at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay will take place sometime during their normal waiting period slot of 1-11 June. The event organisers have traditionally held these dates as a prime time for early winter swells, and this year will see the contestants on stand-by for a suitable swell during that 11-day window.

The event is an exclusive invite-only tournament, and the winner receives a wildcard into the World Surf League Championship Tour event that takes place every year in JBay, the Corona JBay Open. It is the only contest in the country that offers a stake into a Championship Tour competition, and a win here could very easily launch a young South African surfers’ pro career.

The value of a chance to compete against surfers like Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina, John John Florence or Jordy Smith cannot be measured, and that sort of experience is absolutely vital in a surfer’s bid to compete at the top level of our sport.

“This year we will see a change of format, which will be announced shortly, along with the list of invited surfers,” said contest organizer Koffie Jacobs. “The JBU Surf Club is looking forward to hosting this event again, and being part of getting a South African surfer the chance to compete at a Championship Tour level. Good luck to all competitors.”

The waves for the 2016 event were all time, and this year looks set for more of the same ©Van Gysen

The JBU Supertrial is a precursor event to the JBay Winterfest that takes place in Jeffreys Bay from July 12- 23. The JBay Winterfest is anchored by the Corona JBay Open Championship Tour competition.

Craig Jarvis

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