July 14, 2011

Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay begins today

Even with the controversy of the final day, the last contest on surfing’s World Tour seems bloody ages ago. Although it’s only been seven weeks since the last stop in Brazil, we can’t wait for the Billabong Pro at Jeffreys Bay, which begins today and runs to July 24.

South Africa’s Jeffreys Bay is one of those waves on every natural-footer’s dream list, and last year it got close to flawless as home-grown wonderboy Jordy Smith beat Lennox Head’s Adam Melling in a classic final.

“When your timing’s right out there, there’s no better feeling in the world,” says 2008 Jeffreys winner Joel Parkinson. “When a wave goes according to plan out there, it’s a better feeling than riding pretty well any other wave anywhere in the world.” Can’t argue with that.

Right now, the world’s best surfers are on hold for a possible start. Until the event begins broadcasting on billabongpro.com, have a look at these classy little trailers to wet your whistle, and indulge in some pure, unadulterated mindsurfing madness before the Billabong Pro gets rolling.

Webisode 04 – Local Hopeful Jordy Smith Ready to Defend his Title from Billabong USA on Vimeo.

Webisode 03 – Joel Parkinson talks about what J-Bay means to him from Billabong USA on Vimeo.

Webisode 02 – What It Means to Win the Billabong Pro J-Bay from Billabong USA on Vimeo.

Billabong Pro, J-Bay 2011 Webisode One from Surfing Life on Vimeo.

by POP Magazine