Waitng Period For The Xcel Supertubes Showdown Begins

J-Bay Contest Waiting Period Begins Today


HALEIWA, OAHU, HAWAII – JUNE 5, 2009 – Sixteen invitees representing generations of local J-Bay surfers have been announced for the inaugural Xcel Supertubes Showdown, with the waiting period kicking off today.

From Warren Dean, Craig Els, and other former pros to up-and-coming groms like Bertie Stuurman (champion junior surfer at the recent South Africa Surf Championships) and Dylan Lightfoot, the inaugural event is a prime opportunity for local Supers experts to get experience competing at their home break.

Invitees are competing for an enticing first-place prize of entry into the Von Zipper Wildcard Trials, yielding 3 slots into the main event of the Billabong Pro Jeffrey’s Bay WCT event. The 1-day contest will consist of four heats and a four-man final. The event is presented by Xcel and sponsored by DaKine, Von Zipper, Red Bull, Billabong, Nixon, and Sector 9.

Xcel Supertubes Showdown Heat Draw
Heat 1
Warren Dean
Ashley Walter
Ari Kraak
Steven Sawyer

Heat 2
Ryan Payne
Stuart Shelver
Dane Morris
Dominique Abersalie

Heat 3
Craig Els
Stanley Badger
Drew Thysman
Remi Petersen

Heat 4
Deon Lategan
Berti Sturrman
Nick van Eeden
Dylan Lightfoot