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(JBay) – As the contest organisers of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA come to the back-end of their event’s waiting period, it looks like there is a chance of great Supers this weekend.

A pulse arrives on Friday, and goes over until Saturday, and the contest organisers have decided to call the event on for Friday or Saturday. The 24 surfers, from all over the country, have started mobilizing for JBay, and a full turnout of invitees is expected.

According to official swell forecaster Spike from Wavescape, the weekend swell holds good potential.

“A large storm, which reaches a massively powerul 924mb at its core, is forming SW of South Africa along the ice shelf of Antarctica," said Spike. "A large fetch area of galeforce SW wind is focusing swell towards the JBay area. With 2 days travel time, it will start filling in on Friday, peaking late Friday and early Saturday. It's looking like there is enough power and size to run the event at this stage, with Saturday looking like the best winds."

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Last year enjoyed some great conditions. ©Van Gysen

Contest organizer Koffie Jacobs has been monitoring the approaching storm. “It’s the last storm of the waiting period, and it looks like it has great potential to produce the surf we want,” said Jacobs. “We’re looking at possibly running on Friday, but we still have good waves on Saturday, should Friday’s predicted swell arrive a little late.”

The winner of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA wins a wildcard into the World Surf League's JBay Open Championship Tour event, and will bank a minimum of $8,000 (R120k)

The JBU Supertrial forms part of the JBay Winterfest, the sporting and music festival that will take place in Jeffreys Bay from 6-17 July.

The JBU Supertrial is presented by RVCA. Co-sponsors include Monster Energy, Stance, and Oakley.

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Wavescape is the media partner.

There is a Facebook Event Page

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The JBU Supertrial is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa, the recognised governing body for the sport in South Africa.

SSA is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).

The World Surf League (WSL) also sanctions the JBU Supertrial.

About the World Surf League

The World Surf League (WSL), formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The League, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a truly global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.

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Koffie Jacobs

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