The most prestigious surfing event in the world gets underway today. With a record number of entries for this year’s Mr Price Pro Ballito, surfers from around the world will unite during one exhilarating week of world-class surfing.

Surfers are dusting off their big wave ‘guns’ as they prepare for the massive surf to slam the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast at the weekend. High winds and rough seas are expected, from the same storm that pounded the Cape Peninsula this week. The massive cold front is expected to hit the KZN Coast today, with swells of up to 4.5 meters and the possibility of some 6 meter sets as well.

Not only will this year’s Mr Price Pro have a new home in Ballito but it will also have a new look and feel, a full-scale beach festival is set to complement this year’s exciting surfing action.

Good luck to the following South African participants, we are routing for you.

Keegan Nel
Clinton Gravett
Gary Van Wieringin
Matthew Kruger
Lungani Memani

Stacey Guy
Tammy Lee Smith

Date: June 26 – July 5, 2009

Venue: Ballito

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Tammy Lee Smith (Ballito) will be giving back to the sport that has given her so much by hosting the Development Beach Day KwaDukuza as part of this year’s Mr Price Pro Ballito.
Photo by : Kelly Cestari

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