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Wed, 5 August 2020

Some epic waves lit up Round 2 of the Rip Curl E-Pro, with some epic barrels recorded by two surfers in two six-man heats to decide the repecharge round. Four go through. Two bow out.


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TUBE TIME: Davey Van Zyl will face off against some big names in Round 3. Photo Dave Lindemann


Josh Redman from Durban and Billy Payne both revealed excellent barrels, one from the east coast and the other from the west coast, for top scores. In the first six-man heat, Redman jumped into the lead with a solid tube, followed by Manoa Robb in 2nd, Dan Emslie in 3rd and Ari Kraak in 4th. Bowing out of the tournament was Luke Thompson in 5th and Tom Lindhorst in 6th.

In the second heat, Billy Payne from St Francis Bay got first with a solid west coast bomb. He was followed by Eli Beukes, Luke Slijpen in 3rd and Joshe Faulkner in 4th. In this heat, Luke Van Wyk and Simo Mkize were eliminated in 5th and 6th place respectively.

Tomorrow will see round three take place. This will see 16 surfers eliminated and 16 surfers advancing to round four. Remember to vote for your favourite surfers on Instagram @surfwebseries or on the Facebook page Surf Web Series

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ONE FOR THE FUTURE? The event may be setting the platform for surfing forever.


The only surf event of any sort taking place this year for South African surfers, the Rip Curl E-Pro has been well received by surfers and spectators alike. The Rip Curl E-Pro has been supported by Surfing South Africa, the governing body of the sport, from the outset. South African surfers, South African waves.

There is R10k for first place among the men, R10k for first among the women, the R10k Red Bull Best Tube Award, and Oakley eyewear to the value of R10k. The winning male surfer and his videographer, as well as the winning female surfer and her videographer, will win a pair of Oakley sunglasses each.


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The Rip Curl E-Pro is presented by Shaka Surf

Shaka Surf is an eco surf store specialising in 100% sustainable surf products, including surf fins made from recycled plastics. Their mission is to reduce plastic waste and create awesome eco surf fins.

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Oakley is an event partner
Wavescape is the Rip Curl E-Pro media partner
The Rip Curl E-Pro is supported by Surfing South Africa.
The Rip Curl E-Pro is powered by TCS-WiFi
The Rip Curl E-Pro is supported by the Kouga Municipality
The Rip Curl E-Pro is supported by The Travel Collective

 

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