Surfing Season in South Africa 

It’s that time of the year again when we embrace international visitors to our shores and watch them compete against each other and against all the South Africans in a host of surfing tournaments along our coastline. 

The action kicks off in Durban, starting at the New Pier before moving up to Ballito for the Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill Challenger Series competition.

After this, the next big event is the Corona Open JBay, a Championship Tour event for men and women that will have world champions past and present in attendance, including Gabriel Medina, Filipe Toledo, John John Florence, Kelly Slater and Italo Ferreira amongst others.

In the women’s, we will see the likes of Carissa Moore, Steph Gilmore, and Tyler Wright all competing.

When the CT action has calmed down, the Rip Curl GromSearch Series – the most popular surfing series in the country – moves to Port Alfred. The Rip Curl GromSearch Port Alfred, presented by The Royal St Andrews Hotel, will be another sold-out event. Surfing South Africa has already extended it to three days from the initial two days on the calendar. 

Rip Curl GromSearch Port Alfred

The waves at Port Alfred are consistently good at this time of the year, and surfers, sponsors and organisers are looking forward to yet another brilliant tournament for the best junior surfers in the country.

Surf Season Calendar

June 24 @ 8:00 am – June 25 @ 5:00 pm  Sea Harvest ESA Junior Open, New Pier, Durban 

New Pier, Durban, South Africa 

June 27 @ 8:00 am – July 1 @ 5:00 pm O’Neill SMTH Shapes Rookie Ripper, Ballito 

Ballito, KZN, South Africa 

June 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm  Sea Harvest Ballito Outreach Tag 

Ballito, KZN, South Africa 

July 2 @ 8:00 am – July 9 @ 5:00 pm  Ballito Pro 

Ballito, KZN, South Africa 

WSL Challenger Series – Men & Women

July 13 @ 8:00 am – July 22 @ 5:00 pm  Corona Jbay Open 

Supertubes, Jbay 

WSL CT – Men & Women

July 29 @ 8:00 am – July 30 @ 5:00 pm  Rip Curl Gromsearch #4 Port Alfred, Eastern Cape 

Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa