ASP Returns to Jeffreys Bay as the 6th Stop on World Tour
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is pleased to announce the return of South Africa’s Jeffreys Bay to the elite Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) schedule for the 2014 season.
Taking place from July 10 – 20, 2014, the J-Bay Open will serve as the sixth of 11 stops on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP WCT schedule and has signed a three-year agreement to host the world’s best surfers from 2014 – 2016.
“It’s only fitting that one of the world’s premiere waves provides the canvas for the world’s premiere surfers again,” Paul Speaker, ASP CEO, said. “Jeffreys Bay has an incredible heritage with the sport and the local community have been instrumental in returning the ASP Top 34 to South Africa this season. We’re very thankful and we look forward to the 2014 installment of the event.”
The JBay Open enjoys the full support of the JBU Surf Club, the local City Council and Surfing South Africa and will be the major draw card of the JBay WinterFest taking place during the same time period.
“The true test of a surfer’s ability is how he carves turns and J-bay offers the ultimate canvas for pure carving surfing.” Shaun Tomson, Mr. J-Bay
“On behalf of the local surf community and the town of Jeffreys Bay, we would like to welcome ASP back to Jeffreys Bay,“ stated Koffie Jacobs Director of the JBay WinterFest and JBay OPEN event co ordinater. “We obviously believe there is no finer right hand point break in the world and ASP World Tour is not complete without Supertubes on the calendar.”
“We are extremely pleased that the best surfers in the world will be back at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay this July” said Johnny Bakker, Vice President of Surfing South Africa.“ SSA is proud to be working with the ASP, the local surfing community and the Kouga Municiaplity on the J Bay Open of Surfing”
Read more on: ASP World Tour Website