Dylan Lightfoot from Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the six wildcard for the Ballito Pro pres by O’Neill
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BALLITO, KWADUKUZA, SOUTH AFRICA - Tuesday, June 25 – The world’s best surfers are making their way to the sunny east coast of South Africa for the first World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 rated event of the year, the Ballito Pro pres by O’Neill. The week-long surfing competition takes place at Willard Beach, Ballito, KwaDukuza from 1-7 July.


Event wild card Ceara Knight from Kommetjie advanced to the Round of 32
at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley
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PIPE, POLLOCK BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH – It was a perfect start to the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley, with high performance surfing in glassy, 3ft surf for the first day of competition in the Women’s QS 3000.

Eli Beukes on his way to victory in the Junior Men’s event at the
2019 Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley
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PIPE, POLLOCK BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH – In celebration of Youth Day in South Africa, Eli Beukes (Cape Town) and Piper Harrison (AUS) were crowned as the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres by Hurley Junior Men’s and Women’s Champions. Day 4 at the 6th stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Africa Qualifying Series (QS) and the 4th City Surf Series (CSS) event of five, saw challenging conditions with a fresh breeze causing plenty of bumps on the waves.

Chelsea Tuach, 2019 Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley Women’s Champion
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PIPE, POLLOCK BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH – The cream rose to the top at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres by Hurley when Barbados surfer Chelsea Tuach won the Women’s Qualifying Series (QS) 3000 and South African Adin Masencamp (Strand) won the Men’s QS 1000. The 6th stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Africa QS and the 4th of five events in the City Surf Series (CSS) offered five days of great surfing for competitors and spectators alike.

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