The Billabong Pro, Jeffrey's Bay

The first day of the event's waiting period, Thursday July 15, saw some of the best swell of South Africa's winter thus far. Roping four-to-six foot swell (that often looked considerably larger on the face) poured down the point all day long and had competitors frothing. Ironically, the swell showcased the best and the worst of the "Dream Tour," beginning as it did with dream-like conditions that slowly petered out over the course an event that ran as fast as is possible ... and left the final to be contested in inconsistent, small waves. (Joli)