The Zigzag Durban Surf Pro, set to take place from 10-12 May, has been CANCELLED due to a sewage leak at the Durban Harbour.

The extent of the contamination poses a serious health risk and threat to the marine life alongside the marina and along the beachfront. The World Surf League (WSL), the global sanctioning body for professional surfing, and the organisers of the City Surf Series (CSS) took the decision to cancel the event for the safety of the surfers and event staff.

“It was not an easy call to make and we looked at many alternatives,” said Colin Fitch, WSL Africa Operations Manager. “We need to maintain the safety standards associated with an international sports event and we have the support of Surfing South Africa, the national surfing federation, on this call,”

“Our domestic tour is so important to us, our sponsors and especially our members but we will not take any chance with the future of our sport and organisation by not doing the right thing,” said Fitch.

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Jordy Smith (Durban), the current World No. 3, will be promoting his new SMTH Shapes surfboard brand at the
2019 Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill at Willard Beach in KwaDukuza in June. (
Photo: (c) O’Neill / Wez Lewis)

Events:
Men - Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill (QS10,000)
Women - Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill (QS1,000)
Juniors – O’Neill SMTH Shapes Junior Pro (JQS1,000)
Venue: Willard Beach, Ballito, KwaDukuza, South Africa
Dates: June 27 - 7 July, 2019

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 Matthew McGillivray (Jeffreys Bay) is the top seed for the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro
starting in Durban on Friday, 10 May.  (
Photo: WSL / Thurtell)

South Africa’s top men and women surfers head to the warm waters of KwaZulu-Natal for the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro taking place from 10-12 May 2019. Stop no. 4 of 8 on the WSL Africa Tour and the third of four events in the City Surf Series (CSS), comprises World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 rated events for Men and Women and Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) 1,000 rated events for Men and Women aged 18-and-younger.

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John John Florence, Bells Beach © WSL/Cestari

JBay Winterfest – Two times world champion John John Florence from Hawaii and eleven times world champion Kelly Slater from America will both be competing in the Corona JBay Open this year. With thirteen world titles between them, the surfers were absent from the perfect waves of Supertubes for one of the last two years as a result of serious injuries at the time, but both are now fully recovered and are surfing with all the skill, talent and passion that they are known for.

Dylan Lightfoot and Ariane Ochoa

Dylan Lightfoot (Jeffreys Bay) and Ariane Ochoa (Spain) clinched the Men’s and Women’s titles
at the Royal St Andrews Hotel Port Alfred Surf Classic on Wednesday.  
Photo: WSL / Thurtell

 South Africa’s Dylan Lightfoot (Jeffreys Bay) and Ariane Ochoa from the Basque region of Spain took out the Men’s and Women’s Qualifying Series (QS) titles at the Royal St Andrews Hotel Port Alfred Surf Classic in Port Alfred on Wednesday, with Thomas Lindhorst (East London) and Ceara Knight (Kommetjie) crowned the Junior Men’s Junior Women’s champions respectively.