JBU Supertrial Presented By RVCA Set To Run This Thursday

In Press, Winterfest 2015 by Liam Bradley

JBay – The contest organisers of the 2015 edition of the JBU Supertrial Presented By RVCA are all set to go on Thursday 4 June 2015. The swell forecast looks solid, the winds look good and it is all systems go.

“We have been monitoring the swell charts since the waiting period started, and it looks at this stage that Thursday is a good day to run the event,” said JBU’s Koffie Jacobs. “Should there be a change in conditions that were to make Thursday uncontestable, then we still have a back-up day in Friday.”

First prize for the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA is a wildcard slot into the World Surf League Championship Tour’s JBay Open www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2015/mct/1244/j-bay-open. This surfer will receive a minimum prize of US$9,000 (R110,500). The JBay Open is the anchor event of the JBay Winterfest – www.jbaywinterfest.com

Invited surfer Benji Brand from Cape Town has had to pull out of the event due to travel committments, and first alternate Shane Thorne is now in the event.

“I’m super stoked to be in the event,” said an excited Shane, busy packing for the drive from Cape Town. “I heard that Benji might be going to Mexico, but I had to wait until it was confirmed. It looks like it’s going to be big and challenging, but it’s the same for everyone. I’m feeling strong. I’ve been training hard and surfing all the waves around Kommetjie, so I’m ready for the event.”

Competitors are asked to gather at the Pepper Street carpark on Thursday morning at 9am.

Nixon South Africa will be awarding a Nixon Tangent Sports Watch valued at R6 000 for the surfer who rides the best tube in the event, as well as a Nixon Blaster for the event winner.

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.

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

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For JBU Surf Club info contact – 

Koffie Jacobs

e: koffie@silverbullet.co.za

For RVCA info contact – 

Melissa Willams

e: melissa@rvcasouthafrica.co.za

t: 072 488 4279

For media enquiries contact – 

Craig Jarvis

e: info@craigjarvis.co.za

t: 082 376 4443