Mr Price Pro Ballito Almost Here

by Pierre 22. June 2010 10:59


Well there’s not much waiting left now for the Mr Price Pro Ballito, with just over a week to go before competition kicks off and some of the best surfers in the world take to the waters of Ballito!
Action will commence with registration and a press conference on Sunday July 4 at La Montagne Hotel starting at 2pm. The press conference will include surfers such as current world number 2 Jordy Smith, Taylor Knox, who is the oldest surfer on the World tour, currently still in the top 16 and winner of the Mr Price Pro in 2000, along with 2006 Mr Price Pro Winner Ricky Basnett and myself.
Then at 6pm on July 4, will be the 2010 South African Surfing awards where South Africa’s best surfers will be recognised for their amazing achievements in the surfing world. To top this all up, the guest speaker for the evening will be Californian Taylor Knox, who better to credit South Africa’s best surfers than Taylor, one of the most successful surfers in the world and the oldest surfer currently on Tour at age 38!
Warming up to the Mr Price Pro Ballito is the Sri Lankan Airlines Pro at Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka, which is currently underway. The waves thus far for the event have been great with really fun right hand point conditions. The South African contingent have not had a great showing at the event except for Ricky Basnett, 2006 Mr Price Pro winner who seems to find his form this time of year. Ricky had this to say to me via facebook:
“I am loving Sri Lanka, it’s an awesome place and Arugam bay is a super fun wave! I am feeling really good and I think I have finally found my rhythm again, so it will be great to get a good result before coming home to the Mr. Price Pro Ballito, a contest I really love!”
That’s it for this week, to all the competitors, train hard and bring you’re A-game, and to all the spectators, get ready for some hot action, its going to GO BALLISTIC!
Greg Emslie


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