Local hero Jordy Smith (RSA) will be coming up in Heat 12 of the Opening Round at the Ballito Pro Presented By O’Neill. Photos: © WSL/Tostee

The Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill, the third stop of the 2022 World Surf League (WSL) Challenger Series (CS), has been called on in two-to-three foot surf at Willard Beach in Ballito. The men’s opening Round of 96 will start competition at 8:05 a.m. (GMT +2). There will be no competition for the women today.

The men’s opening round will see some exciting matchups, starting with former Championship Tour (CT) competitor Ezekiel Lau (HAW, above) in Heat 1 against Keanu Kamiyama (JPN), Taichi Wakita (JPN) and Daniel Emslie (RSA).

In Heat 5, the 2019 Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill winner Deivid Silva (BRA) will be up against Te Kehukehu Butler (HAW), Mihimana Braye (PYF) and John Mel (USA).
The 2022 Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill Challenger Series will run at Willard Beach July 3 – 10, 2022. For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com or check the free WSL App.

This event is proudly supported by O’Neill, KwaDukuza Municipality, Surfing South Africa, People’s Weather, SMG Rocks, Monster Energy, North Coast Courier, Coco de Mer and Fiamma Grill.

Watch LIVE
All Challenger Series events will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com, WSL’s YouTube channel, and the free WSL app. For fans watching in South Africa, the Ballito Pro will be live on People’sWeather (DStv Channel 180 and Openview Channel 115) from 7-10 July at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, visit WorldSurfLeague.com