The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA will see 24 of the country's best surfers compete for that one slot into the WSL Championship Tour's JBay Open, and a minimum prize of US$9000 (ZAR109k).

The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA has a waiting period of 1 - 12 June, and the entries for the event close Monday 11 May 2015. There is a strict policy of No Entry No Invite - surfers will not be automatically invited into the event based on surfing skills or contest records. All entries via the Zigzag Magazine website event portal

First up is the Supertubes aficionado Sean Holmes from Cape Town. The blurb accompanying his entry reads, "I would be super stoked to be considered as a candidate for the JBU Super Trial. I’m fit, surfing well, and ready to lay down some ruler-edge carves." Sean has defeated world champions at Supertubes including Kelly Slater and the late Andy Irons, has the nickname 'The Nemesis' and is known world-wide as the best wild card in the sport.  
Slade Prestwich is a big-hitter from Durban who won the Volcom VQS Global Championships at Cloudbreak, Fiji in 2013. That year he also placed third in the JBay Open, and is no slouch when it comes to riding the perfect walls of Supertubes. Slade is currently competing on the WQS and is set for big results. His entry into the JBU Open Of Surfing presented by RVCA can be found

Umhlanga Rocks surfer Beyrick de Vries made a huge statement when he snagged a giant wave at Sunset Beach in Hawaii in 2013. The wave was in the Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing event, and the resultant barrel saw him score a deserved 10-point ride and have the crowds screaming their appreciation. Beyrick was a JBU Supertrial trialist last year and has dropped a solid video entry for this year's tournament here
Simon Fish from East London is one of the best backhand surfers around, and was named as SA's most under-rated surfer in a vote by his peers in Zigzag Magazine. According to his entry, his strong points are his backhand tube riding, drawn-out carves and vertical surfing. His entry can be viewed here

"It has been great to see some of the best surfers in the country submit their entries into the event," said event organiser and JBU representative Koffie Jacobs. "We're looking forward to the rest of the entries."
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 Championship Tour event, which is the anchor event of the JBay Winterfest.

The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA is supported by Monster Energy South Africa and El Jimador Tequila.


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