The final day of the 2015 Ballito Pro presented by Billabong got underway at 8.45am today (Sunday) in excellent 1.0 to 1.5 metre glassy waves a Surfer’s Beach in Ballito.
The 2015 Ballito Pro champion will be crowned today and his name will be etched on the magnificent new event trophy.
A QS 10,000 rated event on the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS), the Ballito Pro started on Monday featuring 96 of the world’s best surfers. This has been whittled down to the last eight who contest the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Final today.
The Monster Energy Expression Session presented by Zigzag will be run between the Semifinals and Final featuring nine of South Africa’s most progressive surfers in the Ballito Pro and the Ballito pro Trials presented by Billabong, plus local standout Alan Johns. The surfer producing the most impressive performance during the 30 minute session will pocket R20 000.
The winner of the Monster Energy Wave of the Week presented by Zigzag is open all the surfers in the Ballito. Determined by video footage taken during the event, the winner takes home R25 000. See more details at https://theballitopro.com/expression-session/
The Final of Ballito Pro is scheduled for approximately 12.30pm today with the awards ceremony on the beach approximately an hour thereafter.
Ballito Pro Upcoming Quarter Final Match-Ups
Q1: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Kanoa Igarashi (USA)
Q2: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Caio Ibelli (BRA)
Q3: Mitch Coleborn (AUS) vs. Santiago Muniz (ARG)
Q4: Davey Cathels (AUS) vs. Soli Bailey (AUS)
The Ballito Pro presented by Billabong is proudly supported by the KwaDukuza Municipality, Billabong, 5FM, Monster Energy, Zigzag Surfing Magazine, World Surf League (WSL) and Surfing South Africa (SSA).