Dylan Lightfoot steps it up in Durban
Fox Team rider Dylan Lightfoot lights up Surf City
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 5 March, 2013 : - - Eighteen year old Fox Team rider Dylan Lightfoot (Jeffreys Bay) set Durban alight this weekend by winning back to back titles in the first leg of the Billabong Junior Series held at Durban’s New Pier. Dylan having won the Under 18 division was then given a wild card entry into the Under 20 Division and stunned the crowd by comfortably surfing his way to first place , totalling dominating the older competitors.
He ultimately walked off the beach with a cool Fifteen Thousand Rand for his outstanding effort. This puts Dylan in the lead for both the Billabong Junior Series and the Surfing South Africa Pro Surf Tour (PST) U18 rankings.
“I am extremely excited about winning this event . It has given me a huge confidence boost for the season as this is the first event of the year on the local surfing circuit and will also give me a lead in the ratings. The conditions were tough as the small inconsistent surf and onshore conditions were very difficult ” said Lightfoot . He went on to say “Surfing the New Pier is my ultimate training ground and this is my first win at the surf break.I am also super stoked to have Fox as my sponsor. They have supported me for over 5 years now and they are a great brand to surf for”.
Dylan’s next contest will be the RVCA Junior Series at his home break Jeffrey’s Bay later this month and he will be back in Durban in May to compete in the Quiksilver Pro Junior which take place at Durban’s New Pier. Dylan missed the event last year as he was surfing overseas but is keen to duplicate his performance at the Quiksilver Pro Junior and will be seen as a hot favourite going into that contest.
Marketing Manager for Fox, Jonathan Channing remarked “Everyone at Fox is super happy for Dyl. He puts a lot of hard work and dedication into his surfing and it’s great to see that it is paying off for him. Dylan definitely has a bright future in surfing and we are happy that we can help him to reach his goals.”
Source: Paul Godwin
Author: The Editors
Tags: Dylan Lightfoot, Fox, South Africa