In it's five years in KwaDukuza on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast, the Mr Price Pro Ballito (July 1 - 7, 2013) has witnessed some of the best surf ever seen on this pristine coastline. It's no wonder then, that it attracts an elite caliber of surfer one expects to see competing at this year's event.
South African surfing superstar and former Mr Price Pro Champion Jordy Smith (2010) heads the star studded line-up and is expected to draw record crowds as the firm local favourite in Ballito.
"It is in my home city and I would love to win in front of a home crowd, to be doing the contest at home for once is great, and gets me really excited!" Smith said.
Defending Mr Price Pro Champion and fellow ASP World Championship Tour campaigner World No. 23 Glenn Hall (IR) has confirmed he will be back to defend his Mr Price Pro Ballito title this year.
South American surfers have enjoyed a history of success at the Mr Price Pro Ballito over the years with a total of four of the last 12 winners heralding from Brazil.
The Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Festival will once again boast an array of impressive entertainment including the popular Free Music Concerts taking place at Salt Rock, featuring twenty bands over three days from July 4- 6, 2013.
With numerous beach sports, soccer leagues, fun days and extreme sports demonstrations including wakeskate, breakdance, parkour and BMX all on offer, this years festival offers something for the whole family.
And, if that weren't enough, this year's extravaganza will see the addition of a three day Food and Wine festival running from July 2 to 4, enabling crowds to experience new tastes and ensure that absolutely all of their senses are satisfied.