Whilst the J-Bay Open got off to a great start with many shocks and a great deal of excitement, the swell dropped a little and it was decided that a few lay days were needed whilst we all wait for the bigger stuff to arrive. We thought we would take a look at what happens on the ASP Pro Tour when a lay day is called and it’s not all about waxing boards and lounging around waiting for the swell to increase.
Although the waves dropped a little in size, J-Bay has still been receiving a swell that the likes of you and me would be frothing about and would have been out there all day on. The pro surfers have taken the opportunity to get out and practise their air game and enjoying a free surf, in particular Filipe Toledo and Taj Burrow have been putting in some extra time out in the Surf.
Many of the Pro’s have been getting involved with the Waves for Water project and have been finding out just how easy it is to create clean water and the obvious benefits involved. Another excursion saw Kelly Slater, Martin Potter and Jordy Smith take in the impressive sites of the African coastline and visit a local Rhino Foundation.
For many of the fans waiting for the swell to pick up again the highlight of their week has been a concert overlooking the world famous pointbreak that was headlined by none other than Tom Curren.
With the biggest swell of the season on its way and the J-Bay Open set to resume today, the whole of Jeffery’s Bay, which must be getting a little bit twitchy now, will breath a sigh of relief as normal service will be resumed. To watch the event live or to see more images from the lay days and high days on the Pro Tour head over to the official ASP website here.
Let us know who you think will take the J-Bay Open and also your predictions for overall tour winner for 2014? For me Fanning seems to have a glint in his eye and a fire in his belly that makes me think he will walk away victorious from J-Bay.
Featured Image courtesy of ASP / Kelly Cestari