BILLABONG PRO J-BAY : How to follow the action in Jeffreys Bay, wherever you are
The Billabong Pro J-Bay is expected to get underway in the fabled waves of Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay on Thursday morning (15 July) with forecasts of solid two metre plus surf and favourable weather conditions. Stop No. 4 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour presents a wide range of options on how to follow all the action as the world’s top ranked surfers go to work at the planet’s premier high performance point break between now and 25 July.
Nothing beats the atmosphere of being there and first prize goes to those fortunate enough to be on the beach or the dunes in the superb natural amphitheatre that overlooks the 300 metre rock-lined point at Supers, listening to the expert commentary, real-time scoring and cheering as the competitors carve their way down the liquid runway.
But even those unable to smell the sweet scent of Aloes will be able to catch every moment of the action portrayed as it happens via the internet, mobile phones and for the first time via live television on the Fuel TV channel. The coverage features half-a-dozen camera angles, live scoring, commentary from some of the sport’s foremost experts (with whom you can interact via email), along with interviews, action replays and video-on-demand services that enable you to go back and replay every wave surfed.
The comprehensive website at www.billabongpro.com already carries plenty of background information and when the contest is running the live webcasts come with English commentary by the likes of Ronnie Blakey, Luke Egan, Joe Turpel and former ASP World Champ Mark Occhilupo while Claus Kaiser and Ze Paulo bring it all to you in Portuguese.
Once again the legendary Greg ‘GT’ Tomlinson will be handling the roving Mic, conducting impromptu interviews and providing behind-the-scenes snippets.
And all that content is also available everywhere there is mobile phone signal! Simply log onto www.asptogo.com from your 3G or WAP enabled phone, or sign up for the ASP IPhone application “ASP ToGo” at www.apple/itunes to access all the action live from Jeffreys Bay
For those who prefer watching the world’s best surfers shredding in the comfort of their living room, the Fuel TV channels in North and South America, Australia, select countries in Europe and on Top TV in Southern Africa will be carrying live television coverage of the 2010 Billabong Pro J-Bay! Check your TV schedules for broadcast details.
Likewise for those with access to the SuperSport channels where there will daily 10 – 15 minute package of the day’s highlights broadcast at 10pm each evening, while SABC TV provides excellent coverage in their News and Sports Highlights packages after every day of action.
Many radio stations in SA will carry up-to-the-minute reports on the state of affairs in Jeffreys Bay and there are literally dozens of websites providing reports, images, podcasts and video footage that is uploaded shortly after it occurs.
And you will be able to catch up on the previous day’s action in print with images and in-depth analysis of the state-of-play produced by the more than 100 A-list surfing and mainstream media personnel accredited at the event to service the daily and weekly newspapers and the glossy magazines globally.
So wherever you are, join the tens of thousands of fans worldwide who will have their eyes firmly fixed on the Southern tip of Africa while the 2010 Billabong Pro J-Bay plays out in the phenomenal waves of Supertubes at Jeffreys Bay.
The 2010 Billabong Pro J-Bay has a waiting period that runs from 15-25 July and is proudly supported by Eastern Cape Tourism, Virgin Atlantic, Monster Energy, Vida e Caffe, Corona and Tavcor
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