- 13 June 2014 | Surfing
Dylan Lightfoot has conquered the JBU Supertrial, earning himself a spot on the 2014 J-Bay Open, in South Africa.
The Jeffreys Bay local knows Supertubes particularly well. In a tight final against Michael February, Slade Prestwich, and Matt McGillivray, Lightfoot secured a ticket to a dream.
"I am so stoked. This is a dream come true. I have wanted to surf in the World Championship Tour event in Jeffreys Bay since I was a kid and winning the JBU Supertrial has given me that opportunity," says Dylan Lightfoot.
Supertubes delivered consistent four-to-six foot waves from beginning to end. Warren Dean claimed "Barrel Of The Day" in the opening heats, and Prestwich won "Best Carve".
Jeffreys is a quality right-hand point break, one of the best in the world, that pumps with unparalleled consistency. Smooth barrels that can break as long as 300 metres before the wave closes out.
Despite its shark-infested waters, Supertubes is an amazing experience. Jordy Smith has stolen the last two titles under the Dream Tour umbrella. Who's claiming it this year?
The 2014 J-Bay Open will be run at Jeffreys Bay between July 10th-20th.
2014 J-Bay Open Round 1 Matchups:
Mick Fanning (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Atkinson (AUS)
Taj Burrow (AUS), Fred Patacchia (HAW), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Michel Bourez (PYF), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Gabriel Medina (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS), Wildcard
Kelly Slater (USA), Mitch Crews (AUS), Wildcard
Nat Young (USA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Aritz Aranburu (ESP)
Adriano de Souza (BRA), CJ Hobgood (USA), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Josh Kerr (AUS), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Tiago Pires (POR)
Jordy Smith (ZAF), Owen Wright (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA)
John John Florence (HAW), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Kolohe Andino (USA), Julian Wilson (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF)