Billabong Junior Series fires on Day 1 in Jbay 2015

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.

Benji Brand & Perfect Mentawai Leftovers

Benji Brand lives on two continents, hailing from South Africa, but spending half his life on the North Shore of Hawaii. Thus, it was no surprise to see him popping up on this trip to the Mentawais for Surfing Magazine with the new breed of Hawaiian rippers, Isaiah Moniz, Josh Moniz, Seth Moniz, and Kaulana Apo. The boys scored a number of spots going mental and the level of surfing is absolutely crazy! Sit back and be jealous…

MENTAWAI LEFTOVERS from Orion Owens on Vimeo.