Top surfers head for Cape Town

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THE large storm head­ing for Cape Town this week­end not only brings with it huge swell and strong winds but also a tor­rent of stel­lar surf­ing as the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro starts to­mor­row, run­ning un­til Sun­day.

With top riders from Brazil, Aus­tralia, the US, New Zealand, France, Ja­pan, Re­union and Ger­many set to pad­dle out along­side the cream of South African surf­ing, this World Surf­ing League (WSL) Qual­i­fy­ing Se­ries (QS)-rated event has all the el­e­ments of a top com­pe­ti­tion.

The con­test venue is Big Bay at Blou­bergstrand, but with roam­ing beach per­mis­sions and a storm swell push­ing in, Melk­bosstrand is the likely op­tion for to­mor­row’s ac­tion. Dur­ban’s David van Zyl will be look­ing to add a sec­ond 2018 City Surf Se­ries (CSS) ti­tle to his win at the first se­ries stop in Nel­son Mandela Bay.

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