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Saffa series offers chance for JBay World Tour event entry



Future Legends Coaching Series

Surfing South Africa
New Pier & Dairy Beach, Durban South Africa
23 January - 19 March 2016

Future Legends Junior Coaching Series champ gets JBU supertrial entry

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 January, 2016 - Durban - Everything is set up and ready for the inaugural Future Legends Coaching Series, developed by the South African Surfing Legends.

New Pier and Dairy Beach will be the location for this first event, and the 36 invited surfers, boys and girls U13 and U16, will be meeting at 7 am for the start of this very exciting chapter of South African surfing. The three events in the Future Legends Coaching Series will take place tomorrow 23rd January, 27th February and 19th March. 

The big news is that the winner of the U16 division in this series will be awarded a slot into the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA in JBay. The JBU Supertrial is a prestigious invite-only trials event for the annual JBay Open World Surf League contest that takes place at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay. 

The winner of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA gets a slot into the main event, and an opportunity to surf against the worlds best. It is feasible that the winner of the Future Legends Coaching Series could get into the main event of the JBay Open.

“We’re stoked to offer the one slot to the Future Legends Coaching Series winner,” said JBU Supertrial contest director Koffie Jacobs. “Our junior surfers need experience, and surfing against hungry and more experienced surfers at Supers in a bid for that slot into the main event will provide just that experience. I also think it’s a very positive thing to be working with the South African Surfing Legends on this initiative. ” 

On completion of the series, the South African Surfing Legends (SASL) High Performance Surfing Academy (HPSA) will be ready to open for business. Their first clients will be the winners of the Future Legends Coaching Series, but the HPSA will be open to anyone who wants to improve their surfing skills, and work on their surfing performance levels.

The HPSA is committed to helping those surfers in the country who want to improve their skill set. Courses will include state of the art training methodology and techniques including heat surfing, equipment fine-tuning, mental conditioning, nutritional analysis and sport psychology, as well as video analysis and strengths-and-weaknesses evaluation. The HPSA will be open to the public, and more details on course timing and pricing will be released shortly 

“The High Performance Surfing Academy is excited about this next step in the sport of surfing in our country,” said HPSA’s Jason Ribbink. “We have a lot of work to do, but we do have the tools as well as the people to do the work. We’re just proud to be here from the start as we get going on reclaiming our rightful place as one of the dominant surfing nations in the world."

For further SASL info please contact Pat Flanagan on

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Craig Jarvis

South Africa Surfing Legends, Coaching Series, Durban, South Africa, Surf Training
Craig Jarvis

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