Brazilian Deivid Silva was crowned the winner of the 2019 Ballito Pro after convincingly defeating Australian Jack Freestone in the final of the 51st edition of the world’s longest running professional surfing event on Sunday. The last day of the first QS10,000 rated World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) event was held in 1.3 – 1.5 metre (4-5ft) surf at Willard Beach in Ballito, with occasional larger set waves and a strong Southerly cross-shore…"Silva shines brightest at Ballito Pro"
In one of the big upsets of this year’s Ballito Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 rated event, defending champion Peterson Crisanto was eliminated in an all-Brazilian heat. Compatriots Lucas Silveira and Flavio Nakagima advanced ahead of Crisanto and Rafael Teixeira. The Brazilians are known for their explosive surfing and aerial skills, but it was a surprisingly quiet heat. The crowds gathered on Willard Beach for another full day of world class…"Defending champ ousted at Ballito Pro"
There were big wins and tough losses in the Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill at Willard Beach, Ballito on Wednesday. Organisers and competitors were greeted with clean but small 0.5 – 1 metre (2-3ft) waves for Day 2 of the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 rated event. Former two-time event winner (2010 and 2017) and local favourite Jordy Smith (Durban), who is currently fourth on the World Tour rankings, was happy to…"Jordy starts with a win"
Luke Thompson (Durban) and Piper Harrison (AUS) won the men’s and women’s titles in the inaugural Ballito O’Neill SMTH Shapes Pro Junior at Willard Beach in Ballito on Saturday. In completely different ocean conditions at Willard Beach, with a cross-shore wind grooming the 1.3 metre waves for fun, high-performance surfing in the World Surf League (WSL) Africa Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) 1,000 rated events The final saw the top three men on the regional rankings,…"Thompson & Harrison take Ballito Pro Junior titles"