KwaZulu-Natal will hold a surfing event from June 30th to July 6th in the coast of North. The event is titled as Mr Price Pro Ballito. Surfers from across the globe are pouring in for the event in South Africa. A total of 68 surfers confirmed their participation out of 96 surfers from across the world for QS event of the ASP.
The winner takes a prize of 2.7 million R. Out of 34 surfers 11 have confirmed their participation in the event of Mr Price Pro. The participants that have confirmed their presence are- Miguel Pupo from Brazil, Jordy Smith of South Africa, CJ Hobgood of USA, Australia’s Adam Melling, Alejo Muniz of Brazil, Australia’s Adrian Buchan and Matt Wilkinson. These are all the ranked players. Miguel Pupo is top ranked with his fast lightning skill and has won three QS titles. Jordy Smith is top favorite with wins in 6 QS victories.
Apart from the ranked surfers Brazil’s Jadson Andre, Aritz Aranburu of Spain, Sebastian Zeitz, Matt Banting of Australia and others. There are 90 places to be filled and the organizers are confident of all places being filled. The ASP is going to award wildcard entries to three top ranking un qualified surfers from the region while Mr Price will choose two surfers and all 96 position will be completed once the 6th wildcard joins in the winner in the trials.
An expected 100 000 spectators will be seen witnessing the adventure for 7 days. It is hailed as a humungous beach festival in South Africa. The enjoyment will be doubled for the spectators during night as Mr Price and the municipality of KwaDukuza will have music concert for free with the rippling waves on July 3rd and 4th. A dining experience with wine is also one of the event. The official programme is headed by the Redcap Foundation.