Presented by RVCA
Surfing South Africa
Supertubes, JBay, South Africa
10 - 21 June, 2014
JBU Supertrials set to run at Supertubes
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 June, 2014 - The organisers of the JBU Supertrial, presented by RVCA have announced that the event will be held tomorrow at Supertubes. The winner of the JBU Supertrial will receive the coveted Wild Card entry into the ASP JBay Open, a World Championship Tour (WCT) event that will be held at Supertubes from 10 – 21 July and forms part of the JBay Winterfest.
“The forecast is looking good for tomorrow, with solid waves being predicted so we will be running the JBU Supertrial starting at 9 am from the boardwalk at the Pepper Street car park,” said Koffie Jacobs, the contest director.
16 of South Africa’s top surfers will be taking part in the Supertrial with the former WCT campaigner Greg Emslie and Supertubes danger man Shaun Holmes in the mix to win the Wild Card.
Jeffreys Bay youngsters Dylan Lightfoot and Remi Petersen will be relying on all their local knowledge to win the Supertrial and surf against the world’s best surfers next month during the JBay Open.
“The JBU Supertrial is not going to be an easy event with all the surfers capable of winning it, but I am determined to do well and hopefully make my town proud by winning the Wild Card,” said Dylan Lightfoot, who has grown up surfing the winding walls of Supertubes.
There will be 7 heats in total during the Supertrial with the winner being crowned by mid-afternoon tomorrow in Jeffreys Bay.
The JBU Super Trial 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.