JBay Day 1…. Surfing Is So Awesome

15 07 2010

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HEALTHY CROWD AT SUPERTUBES

Today marked the start of my SECOND favorite event on the ASP World Tour. The Billabong Pro at Jeffreys Bay South Africa.

Although my boy, and regular SJ comment poster Matty Evans thinks I was sleeping all day, rest assured I was keeping up to date while doing laundry and eating Quiznos!

When JBay is firing it is one of the best-looking, cleanest waves on tour. Although it is bigger, and therefore “gnarlier” it is still a close second for me when stacked up again the September venue of Trestles. (Thanks to Mike Haney and Surfride Foundation for that!)

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GLAD TO SEE ANDY BACK!

That does not however mean that JBay plays second fiddle to any wave on tour when it comes to awesomeness. And today was a perfect example of why. Perfectly clean, crispy 4-6 footers peeled down the right-handed point break all day setting the stage for absolute gnar-awesome groovy-ness!

And of course my boys were on fire. 9, 9, 9-time ASP World Tour champ Kelly “Greatest Surfer of ALL-TIME” Slater put on a show hacking chunks out of the top of his waves, and getting under the lip like your 2 front teeth. Kelly spent his heat against Damien Hobgood and Shaun Joubert showcasing his skills and walked away on top with a heat score of 15.93.

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KING KELLY - GOING FOR 10

Red Bull team rider, current World #2 (behind Kelly) and Oneil Hyperfreak Jordy Smith was also fire today at his hometown point break. Jordy showcased his signature aggressive powerhouse style with clean turns and hard-breaking manoeuvres throughout. No easy feat considering the pressure he must be feeling sitting near the top of the tour and surfing at home.

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RED BULL GIVES YOU WIIINGS!

Those 2 weren’t the only ones absolutely fisting the waves at JBay today. Solid mid-teen scores went up in respected heats featuring Jeff’s second favorite Irons brother (Andy), Bobby Martinez, Taj Burrow, former World Champ Mick Fanning and Quiksilver’s Dane Reynolds. Needless to say this is shaping up to be one fantastic freakin’ JBay.

As always keep it stuck on streetjesus.net as when I am not at work, or sleeping you can expect more love towards awesome wave número dos.

Chea!

Also, peep ASP WORLD TOUR and BILLABONGPRO.COM for a shit-ton more!

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