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Fri, 3 June 2016

The opening function of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA saw the heat-draw take place, and with 24 of the best surfers in the country, every heat is packed with some serious power.

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SUPERS TRIAL: Mikey Feb on a bomb last year when a epic winter swell came thro. Photo AVG

Two surfers advance out of the first round heats, to meet the two seeded surfers in the quarterfinals. From there it’s straight into semis and a final.

At this early stage in the waiting period there is a little dip in swell activity, and the contest organisers are hoping for some action towards the back end of the waiting period.

The winner of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA gets a wildcard into the JBay Open Championship Tour event, and is guaranteed $8,000 prize money (R124,400). Not a bad knock for a day’s surfing, really.

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THE CONTEST SCENE: Stage set up as waves crank in background. Photo AVG

 Round 1
Heat 1
Dylan Stone
Dan Redman
Greg Emslie
Shane Sykes

Heat 2
Steve Sawyer
Joshe Faulkner
Remi Peterson
Calvin Goor

Heat 3
Simon Fish
Matt Bromley
Ricky Basnett
Warren Dean

Heat 4
Brandon Jackson
Dave Van Zyl
Sebastian Williams
Sean Holmes

Round 2
Heat 1
Slade Prestwich
Beyrick De Vries

Heat 2
Ryan Payne
Dale Staples

Heat 3
Billy Payne
Dylan Lightfoot

Heat 4
Mikey February
Matt McGillivray

The Supertrial forms part of the JBay Winterfest, the sporting and music festival that will take place in Jeffreys Bay from 6-17 July. The JBU Supertrial is presented by RVCA. Co-sponsors include Monster Energy, Stance, Oakley. Wavescape is the media partner. The event is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa and the World Surf League. Check the Facebook event page and join in the fun.

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