J-Bay Firing: 2008 Billabong Pro Ready-and-Raring To Go

Word from the Pepper Street parking lot is that Supertubes is, to use South African parlance, “cooking!” Which not only translates to: “very good,” but also means that the Billabong Pro J-Bay should be kicking off tomorrow morning with the Von Zipper Wildcard Trials. Since South Africa is nine hours ahead, it leaves only the daylight hours today to finalize your Fantasy Surfer Team for this crucial event.

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According to SURFER’s South African correspondent Brendon Bosworth, “It was five foot on the sets this evening, easy, and Fanning was turning it up. Slater was also laying down some smokers.”

Surprise, surprise. But the big question, of course, is will Slater be stopped before he steamrolls his way to a ninth world title? Only time will tell, but in the meantime log on to FantasySurfer.com to make sure you have the best team for the task.

The VZ Trials will feature the likes of Mark Occhilupo and Granger Larson along with a bevy of locals including Warwick Wright, Chad du Toit, Rudy Palmboom, Klee Strachan, Damien Fahrenfort, and Shaun Payne. If forecasts hold true, the main event should kick off immediately after the three trials heats.