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Huge entry for Pro Ballito

2012-06-08 14:20
Jordy Smith (File)

Cape Town - The Mr Price Pro Ballito will host 23 of the world's top 32 surfers at this year's event on South Africa's East Coast next month.

With entries having officially closed this week, the organisers said on Friday they had 147 competitors representing 21 countries.

"The entries have been fantastic," said ASP Africa Operations Manager Colin Fitch.

"We are looking forward to hosting some of the finest international surfing talent.

"With 26 South African surfers pitted against them in the main event, surfing fans can look forward to some exciting competition."

The event will feature three of the top 10 surfers in the world including current world No 4 Adriano de Souza from Brazil and world No 5 American John John Florence.

South Africa will be represented by Jordy Smith, the 2010 winner.

Also included in this year's line-up are 2001 ASP world champion CJ Hobgood from the United States, and his equally talented twin brother Damien.

Portuguese powerhouse Tiago Pires and Australian Matt Wilkinson, who is fresh off a Prime event victory in Brazil, will also compete.

Durbanite and ASP No 21, Travis Logie, will join Smith in leading the South African break.

The week long competition will take place from July 2-8.

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