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Thu, 4 May 2017

Steve Sawyer, Matt Bromley, Joshe Faulkner and Davey Van Zyl are the next four surfers to be invited to the JBU Supertrial powered by Monster Energy in June.


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The talented young surfers join Mikey February, Matt McGillivray, Beyrick De Vries and Dylan Lightfoot in the mix for the prestigious event, the winner of which gets a wildcard entry into the World Surf Leagues's Corona Open JBay, one of the top events on the global dream tour. There will be an announcement shortly regarding the rest of the invited surfers.

Gifted big wave surfer

JBay surfer Sawyer won the event last year, and has had numerous good results in JBay over the years. The young goofy-footer also won the recent Buffalo City Surf Pro in East London, proving his versatility. Coming into the JBU Supertrial event as a defending champion, he will be determined for another big result this year.

Bromley, who hails from Cape Town, is another surfer who will no doubt be out to impress. A gifted big wave surfer and all-round charger, Matt is a likeable guy but has a strong Big Match Temperament. Matt is a tenacious competitor and can often be found up in the JBay area practicing his barrel riding at Supertubes.

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LOADED LINEUP: This iconic view always makes surfers start randomly frothing. Photo AVG


Another goofy-footed surfer in the mix is young local surfer Faulkner. Growing up surfing Supertubes makes Joshe a shoo-in as an invitee, and he has a solid and exciting backhand approach to surfing Supertubes. Joshe is also strong in the tube and could easily cause an upset at this event.

He revels in the big stuff

Davey Van Zyl is a powerful natural-footer who excels in the beach break barrels of Durban, but translates that skill set to virtuoso performances out at Supertubes as well. Van Zyl is also confident when the surf starts getting a little bit bigger. He revels in the big stuff when other surfers might be feeling a little uncomfortable. Should we get a solid swell for the event he could come out on top.

The JBU Supertrial presented by Monster Energy has a waiting period from 1st – 11th June, and always scores great surf at Supertubes. The Corona Open JBay has a waiting period from 12th – 23rd July, and is part of the JBay Winterfest

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The JBU Supertrial is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa, the recognised governing body for the sport in South Africa.

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