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Rip Curl E-Pro Online Surf Contest Opened Up To 48 Surfers

Due to overwhelming demand, The Rip Curl E-Pro online surf event South Africa has opened up from 32 surfers to 48 surfers. The tournament is the second in a virtual global series – the Surf Web Series - that culminates with a global final. Should we not get the required 48 surfers, event organisers will decide on a suitable contest format according to the number of entries

The Rip Curl E-Pro has an R10,000 first prize and an R5,000 runner-up prize. Red Bull has also stepped in to reward our surfers, and there is an R10,000 Red Bull Best Tube Ride award specialty prize. It is up to surfers to work with videographers, and share their prizemoney. 

Oakley has put up R10,000 worth of eyewear as prizes, and the top male surfer and the top female surfer, along with their respective videographers, will each receive a pair of Oakley Sunglasses.

Along with the original list of surfers entered, some fresh names on the list include Shane Sykes, Koby Oberholzer, Simo Mkize, Scott Venter, Mitch Du Preez, Gavin Roberts, Karl Steen Luke Thompson, Nate Plomaritis and Zoé Steyn. Full entry list and flow-chart to be released soon.

Surfers who wish to enter need to do the following:

  1. Contact Craig Jarvis on and enter their names on the entry list.

  2. Submit their first and second round clips by 25 July. A clip can be any wave, under 8 foot, that was surfed in South Africa between 1 March 2019, to 25 July 2020.

Any surfer who has entered but does not submit rides in time will be excluded, and the first alternate will take his or her place. Surfers are also encouraged to send their first and second round entries as soon as possible, to get the competition ball rolling. 

It is a simple format, with surfers entering one wave (one clip) per heat. Every heat they advance they have to utilize another wave and another clip. This is where the strategy comes in, with surfers deciding where to drop their best clips.

Details of the full tour can be found on

The Rip Curl E-Pro is supported by Surfing South Africa. Surfing South Africa is the recognised governing body for the sport in South Africa and is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), the African Surfing Confederation (ASC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA). is the Rip Curl E-Pro media partner. 

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