Funduro action © Kody McGregor

JBay – The 2019 edition of the JBay Winterfest is set to begin, and the town of Jeffreys Bay is gearing up for visitors and spectators alike. Professional surfers have started arriving in town, and the likes of two times Corona JBay Open event champion Jordy Smith has already been spotted enjoying the waves of Supertubes. It's a great time of year for surf and this contest is one of the few that always seems to get blessed with good waves.


Sarah Baum from Durban won the Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill Women’s QS 1,000. 
Credit: WSL/Janssens

Women’s QS 1,000 Completed On First Day Of Competition
First South African Women’s Winner Since 2015!

BALLITO, KWADUKUZA, KwaZulu-Natal/South Africa – South African Sarah Baum (Durban) was crowned the Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill Women’s winner after a full day of surfing. The day started with trying and tricky conditions, but improved with a strong offshore and 0.5 – 1 metre (2-3ft) waves. The World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 rated event was the last stop on the WSL Africa Tour.

Dylan Lightfoot from Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the six wildcard for the Ballito Pro pres by O’Neill
Credit: WSL/Thurtell

 

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
Credit: WSL/Thurtell

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
Credit: WSL/Thurtell

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.