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The Ballito Pro 2016

The 2016 Ballito Pro gets underway!

Jun 292016

The first WSL QS10, 000 event of the year is currently underway in South Africa at the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong. These are the highest ranked Qualifying events only open to the worlds top 100 surfers from around the world. The Ballito event has a strong history of epic tuberides and airs in amongst the hunt for massive points on offer. Typical winter conditions in Durban are morning groomed offshores and then hi-f air conditions as the wind switches mid morning. This morning the action heated up with the Round of 96 getting underway. Last year’s Zigzag Wave of the Week winner Michael Rodriguez threw down a 9.57 to set the pace for the day.

Nic Von Rupp was an early casualty to World Tour surfer Jeremy Flores and Australian Kai Hing rolled through his first 10K event heat stoked! The biggest cheer of the morning was for home star Beyrick De Vries. The Durban local picked off the best waves and attacked them with a wide variety of critical hits, fin throws, air reverses and a huge alley oop to take the win ahead of Hiroto Ohharra. The packed beach at Willards erupted with every ride. Check out the live feed as upcoming heats to look out for are Marc Lacomare, Noe Mar McConnagle, Griffin Collapinto and Frederico Morais.

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“Beyrick -"It was a rad heat. That first wave lined up perfect and felt too good to be true. After that I just had fun. It felt rad to win in front of that cheering beach"  <br>”