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
Nick van Eeden