Globally, Jeffrey’s Bay is regarded to be South Africa’s Mecca for surfing. And now, for the first time ever, it will host a contest that will see locals competing (by inviation only) against each other.

The inaugural Xcel Supertubes Showdown will take part from 5 – 21 June 2009 and will feature sixteen locals and Supers experts who will battle it out for a first-place prize entry into the Von Zipper Wildcard Trials.

The final selection of invitees and heat draws will be announced tonight (June 3, 2009) at the opening function to take place at The Mexican Restaurant in Jeffrey’s Bay.