To be honest I was a little bleak we were on at the same time as the Jbay Open yesterday, but that feeling dissipated real fast as the Under 16 and Junior Boys heats took to the water at Magnatubes in Jbay and the level of surfing went through the roof! Top junior surfers like Matti Mcgilivray and Dylan Lightfoot battled with international super juniors like Seth Moniz and Griffin Colapinto. Matti landing a hail mary air in his quarter final to get a 10 point ride and Griffin getting the first perfect 10 of the event in his Round 1 heat. Check out the video and be impressed! Seriously I reckon you would have been more entertained at the Junior event than at the main event at Supertubes.
I was on site all weekend on the mic and while the groms had pretty difficult and small conditions, they still ripped! Check out the video insert I did for the Expresso Show on SABC 3…
I am about to head off to Mossel Bay for the first of three Billabong Pro Junior events this year. Last year saw my mind blown by the level of surfing amongst our elite junior surfers. I also got to know most of these groms and I can tell you we got a good bunch of boys and gals coming through the ranks in South Africa. This year the series has been cut to three events with Mossel Bay, Long Beach and finally the finals at Seal Point. A great kix with two right hand point venues with an a-frame beachy thrown in the mix. A huge prize pool will ensure that all the countries top groms are there competing and personally i cant wait to get on the mic and get this series started. So cheers and see ya at Inner Pool…
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Mossel Bay – 25th-27th April
Cape Town – 8th-10th August
Cape St Francis – 3rd-5th October