O’Neill surfer and third-rated Championship Tour competitor Jordy Smith won the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong in front of a packed beach of local spectators, defeating natural-footed Brazilian Willian Cardoso. This is Smith’s second Ballito Pro win, with his previous victory at the event back in 2010.

Read more @ http://www.theinertia.com/surf/jordy-smith-wins-2017-ballito-pro-and-builds-momentum-for-jeffreys-bay/

New Pier perfection and Rick Basnett on a bomb. © FLANAGAN

Rated as a World Surf League specialty event, Durban’s Cell C Goodwave contest has a one-year waiting period, costs one Rand (75 cents USD) to enter, and has a massive first prize of R100k ($75K USD). It’s the largest domestic prize for the sport in South Africa. Contestants need to have a 1 Rand coin to enter on the day (no change will be given) and no entry fee paid means no surfing.

Read more @ http://www.theinertia.com/surf/theres-a-75%C2%A2-entry-fee-and-75k-payout-for-a-contest-at-this-south-african-wave/

Byron Loker

Traveler | Writer | Surfer | (Short) film producer

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