Top surfers head for Cape Town
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.