After more than two decades, the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) will stop on the Garden Route of South Africa for the inaugural Vic Bay Classic QS 1000 from 20-22 June.
As an exciting new addition to the WSL Africa tour and City Surf Series for 2019, the event was born after the last minute cancellation of the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro in May.
Victoria Bay is one of the best right hand point breaks in South Africa and gets quality surf during the winter months from May to July. The Vic Bay Classic will conclude the 2019 City Surf Series.
South Africa's Bianca Buitendag, former WSL Championship Tour (CT) competitor and Vic Bay local, has confirmed her entry for this historic event in her hometown and the event is sure to attract a top field of local and international surfers.
The last event in Vic Bay was back in 1995 with the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Town and Country Surf Classic, that was won by Buffalo City surfer Greg Emslie.
"Tom Curren (USA), 3x ASP World Champion was quoted in Surfer Magazine referring to Victoria Bay as one of the best right hand point breaks he had surfed in the world, but also noted to respect the locals as they were built like rugby players," said Colin Fitch, WSL Africa Regional Manager.
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